JediTray wrote:Like I stated at DSP2 where I report, HasBLO really screwed up. AGAIN. This vehicle would have had SO much potential, were it larger and electronic. Folks would rather have lights, sound, and storage than gimmicks.
I'll definitely get the V-Wing since it is a small vehicle to begin with and HasBLO hopefully will keep it's size in check, but the Infiltrator.... I'll wait for clearance. Thumbs DOWN.
Wow. Since your contempt for their product is so high that you resort to using stupid and childish nicknames, perhaps you need to take a break from collecting SW toys. Or just grow up...
Once again, the Sith Infiltrator does not DESERVE or JUSTIFY a larger vehicle. It's from "PHANTOM MENACE", the worst-received SW film ever. Given that reception and it's age (going on 8 years), the has all but disappeared from the public's consciousness.
Even still, the ship appears on screen for TEN SECONDS and does NOTHING.
That is not something Hasbro should be investing (and gambling) a large amount of money on. Period.
The fact that we're getting the vehicle at all is great. It shows that, within limits, Hasbro IS listening to collectors and is still willing to take some (reasonable) risks. EVERYONE should rush out and buy this toy for the health of the line.
On its own, it is a very cool-looking vehicle, although a small one. Yes, it has a "gimmicky" action feature, which will only help it sell to the kids (helping ensure its success and the success of the line.) Thankfully, this gimmick doesn't affect the aesthetics AT ALL.
Electronics? Personally, I never cared about them, though I respect that some do. However, when was the last time we got them at all? Falcon and AT-AT re-releases? Before that, don't we have to go all the way back to the Queen's starship?
I can't fault Hasbro for trying to modulate their risk by not including this expensive feature.
The fact that, with the SW films over forever, Hasbro is still putting so much thought and effort into the line (even with its flaws and occasional frustrations) is nothing short of amazing. It's a great time to be a collector with many terrific products due out this year and beyond.
Bravo, Hasbro. Keep up the great work and you'll continue to get my business.