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#26 pr0visorak

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:08 PM

Great review! Any chance we are able to buy it online? As in from your shop at sweden?
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

View PostWhiteFang, on Dec 2 2008, 02:00 AM, said:

Ras, thanks! Finally, this is not some box art review that we have earlier.  :grin:
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:48 PM

Wow, thanks for the review. I guess Christmas came early for some...

It does look much better than the older versions. Especially now that th'ey've finally decided to do it in its original colour scheme...
Somehow I got the feeling that it's going to give them an excuse to re re release every Tie Fighter they've already done but in grey... Oh well, if they improve the design the same fantastic way they did for everything else this year, who am I to complain
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:56 PM

I had hoped they would release this set in the U.S in time for Christmas, along with the other new sets, but I guess not. Thanks for the review! I think I'm sold on this set once it comes out. It looks very nice and the build seems easy enough.  :thumbup:
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

View PostRas, on Dec 1 2008, 08:46 PM, said:

First time a new sets hit Sweden first, so I will just say a modest...

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Just to bad it only seems to be at certain select toystores in larger cities. It doen't seem to be available in my "state" (län) at all... :(

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for the nice review, Ras.  :thumbup:

Seriously, this new version of Vader's Tie Advanced is MILES better than the original. Better colors, better shape, better detail - and a better Vader fig! I won't get it, as I've decided that Starwars is far too expensive for me to invest in at all, but it's good that we've gotten a great redesign. I voted above average, as it is just that - not especially amazing, but better than normal.  :wink:

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:45 AM

it looks awsome. i cant wait to get mine and a few of those super rare vaders.....
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:41 PM

Holy freakin cow! In the comarison pic do I see 3 MISB Darth Vaders?! You lucky b-----d!

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:56 AM

Wow. I'm officially sold on buying at least one of these fantastically redesigned TIEs. Very nice indeed.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:19 AM

Thanks for the great review, Ras! :sweet: I'm really looking forward to this one, especially with the new DV (and hopefully in the future, a chrome DV promo in moire countries). This looks really good, but I am somehow disappointed after seeing some close-ups. The back seems very plain, especially with those ridiculous juniorized curve-slope pieces. I think this could be a lot better if the designers had some more effort into it instead of focusing only on the new CW sets... some greebling would suffice, but that's nothing that some modding won't fix. Another disappointing factor is that the lightsaber hilt is not chrome, even though this is an anniversary set... :sad: The metallic silver is a good substitute for bley, but I still think that chrome hilts should be included in special sets such as this.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

It's still not clear for me. The fig in the set is chrome black too, or only the extrta one?
I hope, it will be in the box too, otherwise I wont have any chance to get one... :(

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

View Postpkp, on Dec 10 2008, 12:24 AM, said:

It's still not clear for me. The fig in the set is chrome black too, or only the extrta one?
I hope, it will be in the box too, otherwise I wont have any chance to get one... :(
The one in the box is the same Vader as the one in the Death Star (Set#10188)
The extra is part of a PR stunt and 85000 will be handed out at different places in the world.

So no-can't-do about the chrome Vader being in the box.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:58 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 10 2008, 12:27 AM, said:

The one in the box is the same Vader as the one in the Death Star (Set#10188)
The extra is part of a PR stunt and 85000 will be handed out at different places in the world.

So no-can't-do about the chrome Vader being in the box.


Thank You KimT! It's a bad news for me, but lets be positive! I don't even have money for the Death Star, so this is a chance to get a DS Vader with this set.  :classic:

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:10 AM

In the last picture, it looks like Vader has a lightsaber hilt in the new silver color. Is this correct, or just a camera effect?  It'd be nice to see, at least if not a chrome hilt, a silver one.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:12 AM

View PostDark Wanderer, on Dec 16 2008, 01:10 AM, said:

In the last picture, it looks like Vader has a lightsaber hilt in the new silver color. Is this correct, or just a camera effect?  It'd be nice to see, at least if not a chrome hilt, a silver one.
That Vader is the Chrome Black Promotional Vader figure.
He's not part of the set.
The hilt appears to be pearl-silver.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:02 AM

View PostDark Wanderer, on Dec 16 2008, 01:10 AM, said:

In the last picture, it looks like Vader has a lightsaber hilt in the new silver color. Is this correct, or just a camera effect?  It'd be nice to see, at least if not a chrome hilt, a silver one.

As far as I can see it looks like metallic silver.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:38 PM

View PostMirandir, on Dec 16 2008, 09:02 AM, said:

As far as I can see it looks like metallic silver.
Yeah, it is.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:47 PM

View PostDennimator, on Dec 16 2008, 05:38 PM, said:

Yeah, it is.
Since that has now been answered, I'd like to remind everyone that this is a review topic on 8017 Vader's Tie.
The question on the fig was called for, but please remember to ask questions on the Chrome Vader in the dedicated topic.

I've gotten mine today and as Dennimator says, it's metallic silver.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 16 2008, 03:47 PM, said:

I've gotten mine today and as Dennimator says, it's metallic silver.
Chrome :vader: ON!
Do you mind if I ask where you got this?
Did you have it send from Sweden or did you find it at a store in Denmark? I suppose you had it send from Sweden, but I think its worth asking.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:59 PM

View PostChristian, on Dec 16 2008, 05:57 PM, said:

Do you mind if I ask where you got this?
Did you have it send from Sweden or did you find it at a store in Denmark? I suppose you had it send from Sweden, but I think its worth asking.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

Looks fine to me.  It's on the list... When does that come to Japan?  March or something? :cry_sad:

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