New SWTF Captain Rex and Clone V-19 Torrent starfighter Toys out

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  1. MegaHavok

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    Pic: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers...ne-v-19-torrent-starfighter-out-in-us-166727/

    Captain Rex and the Torrent starfighter were purchased today at the yorba linda, Ca. Target. They were out with a reissue of the Darth Vader Tie Advanced.

    I will update with pics in a little.

    Quicky Review: Rex is a very accurate At-Te that is solid and has a lot of guns to point and turn. Robot Mode is solid but has kibble issues on his arms and legs due to the fact that the walker legs don't really fold up or any thing

    The torrent is solid and makes a good robot but he suffers from the same issue as the imperial shuttle in that he has a bunch of wings hanging off of him. The face sculpt is horrible on this mold it looks smudged and just like a knock off

    Both toys felt dirty and used. So much so that I checked to make sure they weren't returns. But they are out for those that are interested.
     
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  2. Pravus Prime

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    I want to get Rex/AT-TE, he looks rather nifty.
     
  3. Bgrngod

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    Woohoo! West Coast first, that bodes well for a Portland, OR release of these soon.
     
  4. Beastbot X

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    Where's the other guy-- the V-Wing? Isn't he in this assortment, too?
     
  5. Super_Megatron

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    Where are these pics?
     
  6. Gears

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    I found them today, pics coming soon.
     
  7. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'm happy with just my Vader/Death Star and Millennium Falcon/Han/Chewie. Fundage needs to go to the ROTF line!
     
  8. Shin Densetsu

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    How did they turn out? Can the V-19 in robot mode, move his shoulders to the side?
     
  9. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    So is the V-wing or whatever that Shocktrooper turns into not in this wave, then? I was under the impression it was...
     
  10. Gears

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    He's not on the cross sell on the backs. Just these two new ones. Haven't opened them yet.
     
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    I think we need a new millenium falcon, but awesome this time. A star destroyer would be nice to.
     
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    *sigh* Why is it always Target? I never find anything at Target. My Targets didn't even get the new Universe voyagers in yet.:( 
     
  13. Autobot Burnout

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    That V-19 Torrent Starfighter actually looks interesting to me, and I usually don't like Crossovers because they're too skimpy or badly designed *cough*snowspeederX-over*cough*. The V-19 still has some skimpy legs, but for some reason I'm okay with that on this figure. Add a little blackwash , more detail, and maybe some battle damage, and he'll be a nice addition to my TF collection. I'll probably re-name him from the generic "clone pilot" to something like "Commander Tom" from some song who's title I can't remember.

    But when's that other neat red Clone Pilot comming out? I have no clue what he turns into, but I know he's got large sonic cannons or something like that on his arms, and he's probably the only crossover I want right now that isn't going to be modded by me in any way.
     
  14. Railguard

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    I will look at them in person to see if I will pick them up or not.
     
  15. seeker311

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    sweet, finally some new molds. Ill be looking out for these
     
  16. Jason Blue Boost

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    The Target SWTF pegs have been empty for awhile. Good news, now where is that 3rd one? It looks like I definitely have to get that extra shelf now for the Star War section in my collection.
     
  17. WhiteMocha

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    Not to continually shoehorn these Crossovers figs into Transformer-based kitbash ideas.... but I think that, spindly legs aside, that Torrent fighter could make a pretty decent base for a Triggerhappy kitbash.

    It has the same overall top-heavy body-shape, the same chest canopy, and with some copper paint those shoulder thrusters would look an awful lot like Triggerhappy's signature shoulder cannons. And they both turn into spaceships, if admittedly somewhat different-looking ones. Check it out:

    Torrent Robot Mode

    Triggerhappy at TFU.info

    I dunno... just my opinion.
     
  18. Alexander Quinn

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    Yeah...pretty much the trend for the SW Crossovers. It's a shame they can't do as nice a job on the Star Wars 'formers as they did with the Marvel Crossovers. I think the SW 'formers need a massive re-vamping. They could be awesome, but there are just too many clunkers in a line that has real potential.
     
  19. AutoCon2076

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    Is it me, or do these "Clone Wars" packages have the little Diaclone-sized Actionfleet pilots omitted? The pilots were displayed in the open on the older card style; I don't see em here. Are they hidden behind the logos by chance?

    ~Z
     
  20. Optimus_Priest

    Optimus_Priest Autobot studying humanity

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    You're probably thinking about David Bowie's Space Oddity. I was thinking about calling it Major Tom also :lol 
     

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