SWTF Millenium Falcon Released In The US

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  1. Jonesy

    Jonesy Well-Known Member

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    I was extremely surprised to have found this set yesterday at Wal-Mart, but am very happy to have done so.

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    The figures come packed in robot mode and after taking about 15 minutes to undo a bunch of twisty ties, Han and Chewie were free to roam the table!!

    ROBOT MODE:

    First impression...the plastic used is MUCH better than other SWTFs like Luke Skywalker/X-Wing fighter, for example. Each figure has a lot of articulation: Han can bend his arms at the shoulders, hands, knees, head, however the mid-arm area is somewhat limiting; VERY similar to how Energon Wing Saber's arms were molded. Chewbacca also has the same amount of articulation as Han, except his hands cannot pivot.

    Weapons? PLENTY!!! Chewie has his bow-caster, while Han is carrying a rather hefty blaster which can fire two large missiles. His left shoulder also has a missile that can launch as well.

    The pilot figures included in this set are also very durable with hard plastic and look fantastic!!!

    One VERY important thing I want to point out about Han Solo: the heels that fold out in robot mode to help him stand were installed wrong. I had to push the tabs through the feet in order for them to fold properly so that he could stand AND in order to transform him later. I don't know if this is going to be a common issue, but I felt the need to point it out.

    The paint apps on both figures are very detailed and pleasing to the eye. Han primarily has navy blue details to his arms and legs, while Chewie has a lot of brown and metallic brown paint apps.

    MILLENIUM FALCON:

    I do not have a pic of this, but after a somewhat challenging transformation, Han and Chewie's combined vehicle mode of the classic Millenium Falcon is just AWESOME to behold!!! It looks just like the ship in the classic films, except that the guns on top are WAY too big for the ship. A necessary change for Han in robot mode, of course.

    This set features lights and sounds which is a new addition to the SWTFs... by pressing the button on Han, each time results in a different vocal sample from the movies. If you hold down the button, sounds of the Millenium Falcon firing blaster shots can be heard until you let go. The area lights up red.

    The section of Chewbacca is the blue hyperdrive engines and acts very similar; tapping the button results in Wookie speak, while holding it down gives the rumble of the hyper drive. Once the button is pressed, the entire engine area lights up bright blue, which looks quite impressive.

    CONCLUSION:

    Overall, I feel that the $37 bucks I threw down on this set was WELL worth the price of admission. I am already quite the fan of Star Wars Transformers so far and I feel that this is by far the best of the bunch. My only gripe is the feet tabs on Han, but i'm hoping that it was only my toy and not a result of the entire run being mis-constructed!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Cool! I've got a soft spot for the SWTFs, and it sounds like Hasbro has done plenty to justify the larger size and price on these two.
    Thanks for the review!
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Sounds cool, can't wait to see this set in stores.
     
  4. KA

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    i am so getting it for the L&S.

    and sombrero chewie.

    does it have the flyby sound effect?
     
  5. Rattrap587

    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    They are really interesting... But their faces...
     
  6. KA

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    hehe. yeah.

    i kinda think chewie is cool tho.

    you came in that thing?! youre braver then i thought.
     
  7. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    The MILLENIUM FALCON will make a fine addition to the SWTF collection. I've decided to give these TFs the new Neo-Classic Symbols from Repro Labels.

    http://www.reprolabels.com/Symbols/

    It seems only fair with the cross-overs in Attacktix and all the Light Sabers is those Binal-Tech Arming kits.
     
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    han shoots first!
     
  9. rattrap007

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    I can't wait to get this. I want these most of all..
     
  10. airfox

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    Great review!

    This is one of the SWTF that I'm most looking forward to.

    Can't wait to get mine. :( 

    -airfox
     
  11. Pimpimus Prime

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    Are they larger than the normal SWTF toys? They had better be for $37.
     
  12. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm guessing the $37 quote included tax. I think the MSRP was reported to be $34.99. The $5 hike from two single SWTFs is likely explained by the electronics. (They do look bulkier, though.)
     
  13. Pimpimus Prime

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    Ah yeah.. forgot about the electronics.
     
  14. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    With completely different heads, I'd be all over that. Right now I can only shake my head.
     
  15. Foster

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    I'd put Rollbar and Ricochet's heads on these.

    And vice versa. Wookie Subaru, anyone?
     
  16. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    "What a piece of junk!"
     
  17. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wookaru? Chewbaru? Subarookiee? Subacca?

    Actually, what with Wookiees living in forests, Chewy's head should probably go on the Jeep....
     
  18. Foster

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    Can't argue with that logic. I like the Falcon, except for the heads. And I like the Alt repaints, but they need new heads. I think that's what I'll do.

    Chewbaru lolz...
     
  19. NIDARAM12

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    i thought it was no receipt no purchase? people must be nice today :) 

    jk awesome find man
     
  20. Gears

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    I saw this set at Walmart today. They are bigger than the normal SWTF's about the size of Vector Prime (Voyager size). I really wanted to buy it but man, Han's head sculp is horrible. Like someone mentioned before he looks like a robotic Gary Shandling and the robo-toupee' he's wearing isn't helping.
     

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