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Star Wars Transformers Strikes Back! TakaraTomy To Release Darth Vader TIE Fighter in March - Updated!
ExVee - Monday, October 02, 2017


Remember that time Hasbro made transforming Star Wars vehicles based on major movie characters? It looks like TakaraTomy may be interested in picking up that project now. In addition to the Legends and Encore God Fire Convoy reported earlier today, March 2018 is seeing a new release of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced, and the first run will include a squad of Storm Trooper mini figures in addition to the Darth Vader pilot figure. For those who remember these as being less than amazingly designed, you might want to keep reading, because it seems not to be a simple reissue...


UPDATE: Autobase Aichi has two more pictures of Vader's TIE Advanced. This was apparently on display at a recent event in Japan, but may not have had immediate indications of being a Transformer. This gives us more looks at the vehicle mode, including from beneath. A poster featuring the Millennium Falcon was also shown, so that may be following close behind the TIE Fighter.

A post on Loopaza's page on Facebook shows images of the Vader TIE Fighter toy, and while the vehicle form is as you might expect very similar to the original release of the toy, and to the base design itself, the robotic form is noticeably different from the toy released over a decade ago now. It doesn't seem different enough to say that it's an entirely new mold, but it does seem to have been overhauled, gaining stronger proportions than the really awkwardly structured humanoid form of the original release.

This seeming remodeling comes at a cost, though: What sold between $15 and $20 in 2005 is now going to run you almost ¥6000. If the toy has been significantly improved, it might prove worthwhile for enthusiasts of both properties, but it's looking a little prohibitive for a casual pick up for novelty purposes.

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Indeed, "Star Wars Powered By Transformers" appears to be the staggeringly unweildy line name for the new iteration of Star Wars Transformers. Toys R Us Japan has added a product page for Darth Vader TIE Advanced featuring out first color images of the toy. Naturally it sticks to mainly grey, favoring the vehicle colors, but the Vader chest piece and helmet do add a bit of the needed black. The Toys R Us page notes a retail release of April 2nd and a slightly reduced price of 4,999 Yen, or about $45. Keep reading to see the photos!
TFSource have informed us the new line from Takara that features famous Star Wars vehicles that transform to Star Wars figures has just been announced! The first figure is Tie Advanced X1. This is a prototype version of the tie fighter that transforms into Darth Vader! Includes 5 mini Stormtrooper figures, and presumed to include a mini Darth Vader figure as well as a Lightsaber.
Hasbro has posting an offical product page for the Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader that transforms into the Sith Fighter as well as Saesee Tiin’s that transforms into a Jedi starfighter. Both products are listed with their character bio summary as well as images of the figures in robot and fighter modes as well as on the front of the cards. Check out the full details and share your comments after the jump?
Thanks to The Arker, just out are new images of Transformers Crossover action figures Captain Rex - Freeco Speeder and the Yoda - Republic Attack Shuttle. Get looks at these figures on the card and out of the packaging in robot and Star Wars alternate modes.
Thanks to TFG2.com member Coffee who has posted a bunch of new images of unreleased Tars Wars Transformers Crossover action figures. The images give us some looks at Captain Rex, Freeco Speeder and AT-AT. Anakin Skywalker to Y-Wing Bomber. Finally Yoda makes the grade as the Republic Attack Shuttle. Check out all these figures in the package.











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