SW Rebels Hasbro vehicles

JediTricks

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So, Hasbro has 3 vehicles in the Toy Fair display for us, and keep in mind that the price has gone up to $25 on these but while they are still a tad smaller, they have more going on than last year's hollow crap...

Inquisitor's TIE Advanced Prototype:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showroom/p47106-hasbro.html

The Phantom:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showroom/p47462-hasbro-star-wars.html

AT-DP:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showroom/p47100-hasbro.html


The Inquisitor's TIE Advanced, I don't really like the design of the ship, it seems too much like a baby Vader's TIE, which obviously it is, but that's not Hasbro's fault (I assume). Their toy has an opening cockpit, firing missiles, and fold-down wings. Oddly, the wings folded down looks really cool and is likely what would sell me this item, it looks sleeker and different while still TIEd :p to the brand. See that look here: 1, 2, 3 That said, I'm still not really excited about this one.

There's no more angles of the AT-DP that I've seen, nobody was able to get around it or open it in the Hasbro showroom, and it's not part of the first wave. This design is a Joe Johnston walker that didn't get used for ESB, and it has that Johnston/McQuarrie feel to it which has charm, but at the same time there's a reason those didn't get used originally. Hasbro's toy seems to have a movable turret, firing missile, opening hatch, and movable hips and neck, but not knees or ankles, so it's a lot more like the AT-ST of the '80s, but this looks taller and leaner. If they had knee and ankle joints, I would be very excited for this piece, but without them it's likable but not a must-buy yet.

The Phantom oddly is the one I expected not to care about, it's a fairly simplistic shape, and yet it has more going on than it lets on. The cockpit opens, it looks like the aft section opens, there's a turret with firing missile, fold-down landing gear, and the sides unfold to become weapon-carrying wings, all of which has a classic GI Joe ARAH feel to me. See more here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
I would have liked to have seen more dynamic coloring on this, it's a bit too Y-wing, but overall it's got a lot of what I like about action figure vehicles, and is my number 1 interest right now in this line.
 

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If they aren't priced too high, I'll add these to my collection.
Right on. $25 MSRP, I am not sure if that's too high yet, it really will need further study - basically, seeing how they size up in person, I think. Those last vehicles were clearly not worth the $20 asking price, but they had nothing going on, they were just hollow, tiny junk.
 

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The AT-DP is interesting, but mostly because of the design's pedigree. If they release a figure of the driver, then I might buy the vehicle. Without the driver, then it's mostly likely a pass.

The other two are vaguely interesting designs, but I'm not likely to buy them.
 

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The AT-DP is interesting, but mostly because of the design's pedigree. If they release a figure of the driver, then I might buy the vehicle. Without the driver, then it's mostly likely a pass.

The other two are vaguely interesting designs, but I'm not likely to buy them.
I remember a time when Stormtroopers piloted vehicles. :p
 

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I picked up all three vehicles from the first wave last night at the Times Square TRU. There were one each of the AT-DP and Phantom and two of the Inquisitor's TIE, which I assume is the case assortment. They were priced at $26.99.

It's nice to get new vehicles for the first time in quite a while, and they're all pretty sweet. Quality-wise, they're somewhere between the cheapo $20 vehicles from the Yoda and Vader boxes and the prior $25-$30 Class II vehicles. For whatever reason, the boxes open from the top and bottom instead of the sides, which I believe is the first time Hasbro has done this, at least for SW. All three will be repackaged with relevant basic figures as Target exclusives.

The Inquisitor's TIE Advanced Prototype does indeed feel like a smaller version of Vader's ship. I won't be able to compare their sizes for about a month but the pod itself feels a little smaller and the back half is much shorter. The hinged wings allow for a variety of positions; hopefully they won't warp or fall in on themselves after some time on a shelf. The seat is flat to fit the 5POA Rebels figures, similar to the cockpit of the pre-2009 TIE Fighters but with a high amount of detail. Kanan's legs are a little too long for him to fit in there comfortably, so I wonder how the Inquisitor himself will do. The ship has two green projectiles that launch with the press of a single button. This ship has not yet appeared on the series.

The AT-DP (All Terrain Defense Pod) is tall and awesomely funky-looking. The legs are only articulated at their connection to the body so their display options are limited to one. This is a little unfortunate but at least it means the legs won't buckle under their own weight, which can happen to Hasbro's AT-STs. The feet are separate pieces, so I'm not sure why those couldn't have been articulated. The legs are more hollow than the CGI model but are detailed throughout. The cockpit opens to fit one seated figure and one standing figure, who can also poke out of a small circular hatch. The chin gun rotates and fires one projectile.

The Phantom Attack Shuttle is my favorite out of this bunch. When the hinged wings are folded up, it looks like an intergalactic Winnebago, perfectly fitting the aesthetic of the OT (and/or Spaceballs). When the wings are unfolded, it looks like a distant relative of the lambda-class Imperial Shuttle. The cockpit opens from the mid to the front, and the aft section opens from the mid to the back, with seating for multiple figures (though it won't be able to accommodate the entire Ghost crew as shown in "Rise of the Old Masters"). One cannon on the top of the ship rotates and fires a missile, two non-firing cannons slide out of the wings, and two more slide out of the front of the ship as one piece. Even if it's a little underscaled, it's more along the lines of previous $25-$30 Class II ships than the recent $20 ones.
 

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I picked up the Target-exclusive Phantom with Kanan, so my first Rebels vehicle and figure for less than the price of the vehicle. The Phantom is pretty cool, you can see the cost-cutting but they made it work here where they really didn't with the Jedi Starfighters and Slave I, there are still a good amount of features. The sculpting is very nice, even the ugly hollow underside actually has nice detail sculpting. The stickers weren't too difficult to apply, only 10. Kanan fits well in the cockpit and has plenty of space in the hold. I really like the fold-down wings, it makes a somewhat bland box ship into a mini-Imperial Shuttle. The slide-out weapons on the wings are a fun addition that Hasbro made up. I'm glad the huge nose cannons have a stop halfway out, they look too much all the way out for a fighter. I think the scale here is about 1:2 so it's not outrageous.
 

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JT, on the scale of Kenner Minirigs (with a 10 being "sure, it's just like one of those Vintage toys," and a 1 being "Bel-Cam, where did you get that idea?" ), where would you put this Phantom?
 

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That is a very odd scale. It's bigger than a mini-rig and feels more complete, definitely closer to a modern vehicle in terms of scope. The weapons and gimmick design do keep it feeling like a mini-rig in that respect though, which is a good thing as I like gimmick vehicles. So I'd say on your wacky scale of Mini-Rigness, it'd be a 5.


There's a slot in the cabin between the seatback and the bulkhead that is sculpted like a droid goes there, but the R2 I tried is way too big, and I don't think Chopper will be that much smaller around. So what's this about?
 

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I just saw that there'll be a Target exclusive version of the AT-DP with the Driver, I'm hoping I'll be able to find that one. The more that I've seen of the AT-DP the more it's enticing. I was kind of expecting it to only be slightly larger than an AT-RT with the ways things have been going, it's been good to see they gave it some decent height - especially with the miniaturization they did to the Imperial Troop Transport.

Even though I want to wait while holding onto thin threads of naive optimism that Rebels will become popular enough for a larger Phantom to be made, I'll probably be picking it up as soon as I find it. Though most likely without Kanan given that there's about a half dozen releases of him already between what's out and planned; did we really need a new figure to suffer Tatooine Luke syndrome? At the very least, the minirig callback of this little clunker is too easy to see and so it wins me over there.
 

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I like the AT-DP so much I'll probably get a second one when Target gets the one in with the driver. Sure it has a lot of room for improvement, but it's a nice toy for the price. I still haven't seen any of these in stores. I got mine from EE a while back.
 

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I like the AT-DP so much I'll probably get a second one when Target gets the one in with the driver. Sure it has a lot of room for improvement, but it's a nice toy for the price. I still haven't seen any of these in stores. I got mine from EE a while back.
Really? I've spotted them fairly early at Target and then at TRU a few times as well. Unfortunately the ugly Jedi Starfighters and Slave 1's have taken over lately.
 

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If the Phantom ever goes on sale (if it goes under $20, I'd take one), it looks cool, especially with the "Offre speciale! Incult une figurine!" of Kanan.
Thought that Target had a 50%-off whatever's left in toys sale this morning... but not only wasn't that true, there was quite a bit left in the dept. I touched the box, even walked around with it in my bag a few minutes, but put it back. It seems cool, but not $25 cool, sorry. :( I'm getting toy-ed out in my ol' age...
 

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Got the lego at-dp and TIE advanced today at TRU. Hasbro is having so much trouble getting what I want to retail (nothing new there) that I've just about given up on them. At least one toy license is still coming through.
 

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I got 2 Phantoms today - for $24.99 each (Target w. Kanan)

I haven't opened one yet.

I'm going to see if it's worth it and maybe take the other back, or even buy a third one.

I don't know what I'm going to do yet.

I wonder what it would be like to chew on it. You know? Like a dog chews on things.

Has anyone eaten any part of their Phantom?

Maybe the packaging even tastes satisfying?

Why buy this stuff if you can't eat it?

Did you put ketchup on yours?

I'm hungry.
 

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It seems cool, but not $25 cool, sorry. :( I'm getting toy-ed out in my ol' age...
... but not so much that an item return to reduce the price ($6 less) would prevent me. If I were a 10-year old when this toy came out, I would play with it all the time. I'll admit; I made some sound effects and flew it around the room a couple times. Don't like Kanan's molded-to-the-holster gun, though ('cause I've always liked the Lando skiff guard gun).