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 Post subject: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:28 am 
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The eFX ANH TIE Fighter will be available for pre-order 10.18.10 - 11.7.10.
The edition size will not exceed 1000 pieces worldwide.
Shipping: Q1-2011

For more info check out website: http://www.efxcollectibles.com/p-92-imperial-tie-fighter.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:51 pm 
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Cool, what is the scale on this and is it studio scale?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I think it's a safe bet that it's studio scale.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:22 pm 
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What scale is studio scale?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:08 pm 
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From my recollection... generally 1:24th scale or depending on what size is needed for a particular shot.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Thanks Carsten.

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This pic gives you a pretty good idea about the size.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:45 pm 
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I've had my eye on this for a while, but unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to afford it within the limited preorder timeframe. Oh well...

Maybe they'll have some extras to sell sometime after these start shipping from people backing out of their order.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:19 pm 
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They offer a payment plan... so maybe there's hope?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:42 pm 
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The payment plan would definitely be feasible, especially by the time it starts shipping, but it's the $350 deposit that's keeping me back. Getting together an extra $350 by the 7th (if it doesn't sellout beforehand) and so close to Christmas time is a bit too much out of my range regrettably.

I'm sure these will sell well though. With how well received the prototypes have been and how much work they've put into it, I'm sure there will be plenty of happy buyers. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I almost forgot when I pre-ordered this... :pale :slp :slp


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:11 am 
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Yesterday i got my efx Tie .
I pre-ordered from Toypalce. This vendor i can only recommend.
Great service , great communication.

The good things on the Tie:

-It was very well packed from efx.
-All parts were ok , nothing got broken or damaged.
-The overall look of that prop is great.
-Nice details, very clean paintjob.
-Also got a battery for free from my vendor.

The not so good things oj the Tie:

-The screwholes for the wings,do not fit exactly with the screws if you mount the wings on the tie.
They are not centric to the hole in the wings.
You have to be very very carefull if you not want to damage the screw thread or the wings.
-The cover plates go very very taut on the wings.
I don't think that you can remove them without to destroy them.
-All decals are updside down and mirrored on the tie compared to the screen used.

Overall i would give this prop a 7,5 from 10 points.

In that price range , those negligent mistakes ( like the wrong decals placement) are realy dowdy.
Also if you look how long it has taken to develop that product finaly.

Now i will look where i get a cheese cover for that monster :lol


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:24 am 
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My TIE is on its way to me as we speak. But really worrying about the wing assembly. So was it hard to install the wings? I've heard some horror stories about the screws and wing placement. As for the cover plates, too bad they didn't consider a way to remove them cleanly. What do you do if moving and need to unassemble the TIE or want to sell it?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:45 am 
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As written on the RPF:

Yes it was a horror to put those wings on.
You can not push hard on the wings to make them flush better.
They are hollow and would crack easy.
I carefully recut the screw thread with a screw tap.

Also i carefully sanded the inside of the plates down a bit.
The inside ring of the plates have a diameter of 28,5 mm and the inside of the wingmount has 28,3mm!! :rolleyes
That's absolute idiocy.
If they both would have the same diameter it would sit more than tight enough.

I also not set the plates flush on the wing, that i can remove them by use a scalpel without damage the wing or make some scratches in the paint.

I would recommend to use a second person to assemble the Tie on the base.
( As written in the instructions)
And remove the acrylic cover after you have assembled the Tie.


Well maybe is that a " hardcore collector insurance". :dope

If you think on selling this Tie and want the highest price as possible.
Never unpack the Tie cause you not can assemble it without scratch paint, sand parts down or recut some screw threads.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:07 am 
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Quite disappointing for this $$$. :pale


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH TIE Fighter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:38 am 
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Totaly agree.
For 1000 Euro i haven't expected such a dowdy manufacture what belongs to those stupid errors.
This was my first and last collectible from efx.


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