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The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 pm

Well, it seems like the vehicles are getting pretty stale at retail already in my area...

I did notice tonight that an area Walmart had put out the Force Link TIE Fighter:

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The packaging looked very sharp, much better than the TFA version. If I was convinced that the wings on this thing were properl contructed (not flimsy), I'd probably pick one up! But it's hard to when so many of the previous version were on clearance for $10 range not too long ago and these could very well have a similar fate...?

I didn't see a price tag for them, and I didn't feel like walking around the store for a scanner.

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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby GrandMoffHux14 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:33 pm

I would also pick this up if I knew for sure that the wings were sturdier...Hopefully someone holds the key to that answer! :D
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby darthmadonna » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:55 pm

I want to know about the wings really bad also. I also want to see and hear more about the Poe Xwing. I would buy both if they are improved.
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby nighthawk » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:20 pm

The wings are still warped. It might be hit or miss just like the TFA ones. My TFA one was relatively straight. However, someone posted pics on Rebelscum forums of how the new one looks and the wings are warped.
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby Imaculata » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:54 pm

I was lucky enough that my TFA one had straight wings. I'm curious to hear what the state of the wings is on this Last Jedi version.
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:14 am

I ended up buying quite a few of the TFA TIE Fighter on clearance at Walmart... I think I ended up with 3 that had decent wings - the other 3 I ended up taking apart for custom vehicle wreckage.

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Postby Jodo » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:08 pm

Maybe for the next film they will release the TIE with the larger nice wings from way back when...
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:15 pm

Jodo, a part of me thinks that they might do that too - bring out a better all-around line to close out the trilogy, like they did with ROTS in 2005.

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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby Lance Quazar » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm

What I find odd with this film's vehicle releases is that none of them really "go together."

The Ski Speeder isn't a spaceship and doesn't appear alongside any of the other vehicles in the line. Did it even really fight much in the movie? Seems like they were picked off from far away without ever actually accomplishing anything.

I guess the A-Wing sorta goes with the TIE Silencer, (though the A-Wing barely even appears) as does the X-Wing. But the Police Speeder also has no toy counterpart. I know Hasbro got out of the creatures game a while back, but it would have made sense to have a Fathier beast to play along with it.

It all feels pretty random and slapdash.
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:16 pm

Agreed... and this movie to me doesn't feel so "kid toy line friendly" to begin with.

Stormtroopers and resistance troops never clash. Stormtroopers really only even fire their weapons during the pretty goofy Finn/Rose battle sequence.

The walker scene was too short - we should have seen the ski speeders at least go in between their legs once, or something. Maybe somehow they at least land a shot on an AT-AT, at least. But no, we see none of that.

I also thought the Canto Bight scene could have been a lot better if there was a First Order presence there - have a Stormtrooper garrison there - something to really make the First Order seem bigger and badder. It's implied in the movie, but we don't really see it at all in the film.

And speaking of the A-Wing... I loved Tallie. I wish she had lived. She was absolutely adorable in the movie - would have made for a great love interest for Poe:

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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby darthvlad » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:49 pm

Definitely agree about Tallie.
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Re: The Last Jedi Vehicles (Spoilers!)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:18 pm

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^ Red A-Wing (coming to Walmart soon) looks awesome. Pic from the FB Group "Toy Run"

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