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CT What's with the B-wing Hate?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by WhiskeyGold, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. WhiskeyGold

    WhiskeyGold Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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

    WhiskeyGold Jedi Master star 4

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    The B-wing rocks ;)
     
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  5. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  6. StarWarrior92

    StarWarrior92 Jedi Knight star 3

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

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    Or because it's unBalanced.
     
  12. Yunners

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    [​IMG]

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

    WhiskeyGold Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Ichor_Razor Jedi Master star 3

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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

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    jedimikey Jedi Padawan star 2

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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

    luvlucas-com Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    artooo Jedi Knight star 1

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

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV star 4 Staff Member Manager

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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

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Exomnius Jedi Padawan

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    B-wing = awesome. :D