CT What's with the B-wing Hate?

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  1. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    I LOVE the B-wing, anyone else? As a kid was a cool toy/ship to play with. As I got older and talked star wars with friends I found out the B-wing was either hated or forgotten about. WHAT??? Even now Hasbro released a Bwing to Kmart and it most places it did not sell. Saw them marked down from $30 to $10! Back in the old days the B-wing figure did not sell great but it was the end of the line. It is one of the cheapest and easy to find POTF figures. Most of the other POTF go for new $100, it tops out at like $30 I think
  2. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    It's not featured very prominently in ROTJ, it's a bit of a confusing design, plus it doesn't simply sit upright. Not factors that are going to help toy sales.

    I'm surprised Kenner didn't go with the more conservatively designed A-wing for the ROTJ line instead, rather than holding off until the Droids line.
  3. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Not hate, I don't think, just indifference.
  4. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    The B-wing rocks ;)
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  5. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I thought the description of the toy was neat but I never had it and have yet to see it in action. I think by the time it came out, my STAR WARS toy collecting was waning. The Y-Wing finally came out around the same time or later and I preferred to get one of those.
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  6. StarWarrior92 Jedi Master

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    The A-Wing is my favorite but the B-Wing is still pretty darn cool.
  7. Yunners Force Ghost

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    Hate? I love the thing!
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  8. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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    Does anyone know why it is called B-Wing? It doesn't look like the High Galactic Alphabet "B" or Aurebesh "Berek".
    Then you should marry it.^^
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  9. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Because it's B-class in the eyes of fans
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  10. Yunners Force Ghost

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    Isn't be because it looks like a Blade?
  11. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Or because it's unBalanced.
  12. Yunners Force Ghost

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    Wouldn't that be a U-Wing?
  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    [IMG]

    I own that. Still in the box. It's awesome.
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  14. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    It does look like a B! Not a big B but a little b

    The x wing makes a x
    Y wing looks like a y
    A wing kind of like a A
    B wing is a b
  15. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Loved the B-Wing, I wished it was featured more
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  16. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    I don't hate it. It's preety cool & all. Kinda slow in the Rogue Squadron games, though, but still better than Slave 1.
  17. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Well I never 'hated' it (it's a spaceship, not an irritating or evil character), but as I pointed out above, there's a few reasons it wasn't as popular as the others. I never even saw any for sale in the old days (in Australia, we didn't seem to get the whole line - rarely got some of the less popular vehicles or playsets).

    The B-wing pilot figure always just seemed like an X-wing pilot with wonkier looking headgear. I had one, though, so I'll always have a soft spot for the B-wing fighter, even if I never had the vehicle.
  18. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    B wings are good for attacking capital ships, but not so much for dogfighting.
  19. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I don't have a problem with the B-wing, or the Y-wing for that matter, I just have a tremendous preference for the X-wing and the A-wing.
  20. jedimikey Jedi Master

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    Nothing wrong with a B-wing...but it's kinda on the chunky side of the starfighter scale, and doesn't offer much protection considering it's size. It sure isn't a snubfighter! On the other hand, it offers the most firepower of any starfighter in the rebel fleet at the time. Plus, they're hard to maintain. All those gyros and power converters...
  21. luvlucas-com Jedi Knight

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    I love the b-wing remember being able to fly it in rogue squadron games on GameCube shame if didn't get more screen time always remember that picture of Death Star 2 in background with a star destroyer about to blow with 3 b-wings at forefront of picture
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  22. artooo Jedi Master

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    Agreed, it's just not as aesthetically pleasing as the others, it just seems clunky.
  23. Trebor Sabreon Force Ghost

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    Unbalanced? U-wing?

    No, in this case it would undoubtedly be classified a Myex-girlfriend-wing.
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  24. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    It's a cool ship, I've always liked it.

    [IMG]

    I'm sure you've all seen that image, but that's some epic **** right there.
  25. Exomnius Jedi Padawan

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