How good is the SWTF Jedi Starfighter mold? (Obi, Anakin, Mace Windu...)

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  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I've been wanting to buy one to offset this lack of new TF's in stores lately. Is it good? Also pics showing how good it's poseability is would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Valandar

    Valandar Dilettante and Dabbler

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    I don't care about the quality of the joints or anything at all, myself. I can't get around the Humpty-Dumpty bodyshape.
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    It's my least favourite of the SWTF designs, bad arms, spindly limbs, and overall just looks awkward in robot mode.

    Decent vehicle mode, though.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Well I decided to buy the mold. I picked up Anakin since I like his colors the best out of the ones released. I must say that I like the figure. Definitely glad that the wings can peg into Anakin's back so they don't flop around. Also the wings help balance him in some cool poses. Arms could be better but hey, it's a SWTF afterall.:) 
     
  5. Orodruin

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    I have the Vader and I think it pretty much blows. Can't stand, floppy as hell, and pretty ugly. Doesn't even hold together in ship form very well.
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    the last swtf i bought was the x-wing. that one blows too :( 
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I dig the Imperial shuttle and I'm okay with the ARC-170s. Griveous tricked me into buying him. The others tempted me for the same reasons (consolation prizes when unable to find something else), but I held off 'cause I just really can't stand some of those molds.

    Definitely looking forward to the new Jedi Starfighter mold and especially the Clone Tank and Gunships.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    I got that one too. It's leg broke off the day I got it.

    I forgave the SWTF line and got the ARC179 and Millenium(sp?) Falcon...

    I love 'em! The MF in particular is amazing in articulation, detail and design.
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Im having a blast with their alt modes. Feel like Action Fleets with more weight to them.
    All I can say to their robot modes is :lol 
    Not very fun, lazy transformations & flimsy
     
  10. Gears

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    They must of improved it, because my Anakin is solid like a rock in both modes. :D 
     
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    I have been pleasantly surprised with them all so far, even the X-wing...

    The Jedi Star fighter has been used way to much imo...
     
  12. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    More like the mold is showing it's degredation after it's third use. Vader came after Anakin. Molds been used four times thus far in this order: Obi-Wan, Anakin, Vader & Mace Windu.

    Personally, I think all the SWTFs stink, but that's just a personal opinion. I bought the majority of the first couple of waves, the Falcon and the ARC-170. I stopped after that. While the Faclon and ARC showed that the line was starting to improve they're still subpar pieces for their price. I mean, they cost as much as the old school megas/voyagers and they're not even designed half as good IMPO. Frankly, I'd be a little less dissapointed with them if they were the prices of deluxes, but sense they are closer to voyager price I'm much more critical of them and frankly have many other -and much better- things to spend my money on.
     

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