Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Pomse2001 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:55 pm

Tie Interceptor Vehicle:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by StarWarsFan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:58 pm

Have it but in the loft some where :(
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Pomse2001 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:02 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:Have it but in the loft some where :(
don't worry you have a whole week to get it down from the loft :lol: :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by StarWarsFan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Have it but in the loft some where :(
don't worry you have a whole week to get it down from the loft :lol: :wink:
lol cheers best I can do
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Capetown » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:32 pm

Mine:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:07 am

StarWarsFan wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Have it but in the loft some where :(
don't worry you have a whole week to get it down from the loft :lol: :wink:
lol cheers best I can do
A good example. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:08 am

Capetown wrote:Mine:
Brilliant, as always! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:34 am

The TIE Interceptor. Basically a neat way for Kenner to reuse the same old Darth Vader's TIE Fighter body and wing connectors yet again, this time slapping on some new (and frankly enormous!) wings... and yet it works really, really well! The Lucasfilm design for the TIE Interceptor is a thing of real elegance and beauty, IMHO, and the Kenner version cannot help but capture some of that same magic. I do wish they'd come up with something more movie-accurate with respect to the rear of the ship and its clunky battery compartment, but you can't have everything. Make no mistake, this is a great ship and a terrific toy!

On the downside for collectors however, the box it comes in is frankly over-sized and rather flimsy, which makes finding a good one (like Capetown's superb example above) really difficult. Mine's a perfectly respectable example, but like most these days it's a very long way away from being mint, so it's another tick in the 'try to upgrade one day' box! :-D
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by StarWarsFan » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:15 am

Snaketibe wrote:
Capetown wrote:Mine:
Brilliant, as always! Thanks for sharing :-)
Cheers pal.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Alisdairmac » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am

That's a couple of great examples Capetown and snaketibe

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Alisdairmac » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:47 am

I have these 2. Slightly hard to photograph where I have them on the wall.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Alisdairmac wrote:That's a couple of great examples Capetown and snaketibe
Thank you.

Your pair of Interceptors look terrific, and is that a Glasslite example as well?! Great stuff! :)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:08 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Have it but in the loft some where :(
don't worry you have a whole week to get it down from the loft :lol: :wink:
lol cheers best I can do
That is good enough for me :lol: , cool loft 8) and a great box that you have :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm

Capetown wrote:Mine:

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Wow that is what I call a complete and mint tie interceptor 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 44, 2019

Post by Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:18 pm

Snaketibe wrote:The TIE Interceptor. Basically a neat way for Kenner to reuse the same old Darth Vader's TIE Fighter body and wing connectors yet again, this time slapping on some new (and frankly enormous!) wings... and yet it works really, really well! The Lucasfilm design for the TIE Interceptor is a thing of real elegance and beauty, IMHO, and the Kenner version cannot help but capture some of that same magic. I do wish they'd come up with something more movie-accurate with respect to the rear of the ship and its clunky battery compartment, but you can't have everything. Make no mistake, this is a great ship and a terrific toy!

On the downside for collectors however, the box it comes in is frankly over-sized and rather flimsy, which makes finding a good one (like Capetown's superb example above) really difficult. Mine's a perfectly respectable example, but like most these days it's a very long way away from being mint, so it's another tick in the 'try to upgrade one day' box! :-D

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Wow another nice Tie Interceptor 8) I agree the box could be better, the picture on the box could have been better. Could have been cool if they had used a space background, I have never understood the orange background on the box.

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