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AusGeorge5
05-02-2013, 08:11 PM
Surprised to see no thread about this....

Up for Pre-order and Est. Ship Date: December 2013
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=902037&ref=learnmore_902037
http://s12.postimg.org/ybjf6z2zt/Tie_Pilot2.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ybjf6z2zt/)

Looks like another run on this guy featuring the upgraded RAH 301KAI body.
Still not to SSC scale.... :pfft:

OSCORP
05-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Will totally get this since it's on the newer body. (But from amiami for about 60$ less)

Gipetto0812
05-02-2013, 08:32 PM
Saw this earlier when browsing. Didn't know if it was new or thought. If it's on the new body, it's more than likely a little taller than the older ones

DarthTrafford
05-02-2013, 08:36 PM
Not quite 1:6 scale and Medicom prices = pass.
I was excited thinking Sideshow made it at first.

Jayrod88
05-02-2013, 09:09 PM
Not for $199.99... I was about to get it when i saw the newsletter, but I'll hold off for Vader 2.0 from SS.

AusGeorge5
05-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Having another look at this guy. :doh
Seems to be a couple of changes/ upgrades other then the body.

http://s4.postimg.org/nh1xbzau1/Tie_Fighter.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nh1xbzau1/)

Looks like a few added details. White/ gray stripes down the mask.
Top of the helmet has more detail and they added a hose to the filter control box.

I'll bite..... for now.... :gah:

sithlord13
05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
Want one but ..... It's dear And I have a marmit.

DocBrown
05-03-2013, 12:33 AM
It is a different Tie Pilot. - its the Black 3 "Backstabber" Pilot with a different paint scheme.

"DS-61-3, nicknamed "Backstabber," was an Corellian Imperial TIE pilot, known for his viciousness in combat, and Darth Vader's right wingman in Black Squadron. He flew Black 3 during the Battle of Yavin, flanking Darth Vader, where he successfully defended the station's Thermal exhaust port up until he got behind Luke Skywalker. At the end of the battle, he was shot down by the Millennium Falcon."

shocktrooper_au
05-03-2013, 12:58 AM
Like it, but its a pass on scale and price, if I find it cheap the scale will be less bothersome :)

Lejuan
05-03-2013, 01:06 AM
Yeah, but... I look at the official pics and the figure appears to have that original RAH301 puny thing going on.

OSCORP
05-03-2013, 01:10 AM
For sure different than the old one. Nice, this will be like 150$ on amiami.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmedicom%2Btoy%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1600% 26bih%3D714
old
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/WI/upimage/tie_05_sakao.jpg


new

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=902037&ref=learnmore_902037#

shocktrooper_au
05-03-2013, 01:28 AM
I have the marmit so I am content, and top off that I had my jango medi disintegrate on me the other night

RobertLP
05-03-2013, 01:53 AM
Sigh.. another medicom release.
I really want to see the pilot done by sideshow.

Medicom made a few mistakes.
- The 3d hose on the side of the box is supposed to be grey, not black.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/ozurr/sw/rotj-cc1.jpg

- The chin piece is way to flat. it should be round like the stormtrooper.

I really want to see a sideshow tie pilot to go with vader!:panic:

jkno
05-03-2013, 03:44 AM
It is a nice figure, and the helmet looks nice with the new paint apps. They should have changed the chest box rockers, and the 3rd hose should have been gray though. Not sure if I'm going to get it, I'll see... BTW seems Marmit is ROTJ and the previous Medicom was ANH.

anwe
05-03-2013, 07:39 AM
So larger body same helmet size? The helmet on the old Medicom while looking huge was about right compared to the figure I always thought.

But still an almost guaranteed buy from me.

lerath666
05-03-2013, 07:52 AM
As for the height.. weren't the tie pilots kinda short anyways?

anwe
05-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Pilots are often tiny. A fully grown man doesn't fit so good in the cockpit. Normal people look like giants by comparison. :-)

sithlord13
05-03-2013, 10:30 AM
I have the marmit so I am content, and top off that I had my jango medi disintegrate on me the other night

Having always defended medicom one of my stormies just lost his foot the other day !!

lerath666
05-03-2013, 11:59 AM
transplant medicom stormies to female bodies = profit.

nexus
05-03-2013, 12:15 PM
I'll likely pick up one, but actually would have preferred an all black helmet, but those seem to be going for $300+ so I don't think so. Are the Marmits better?

Matt S
05-03-2013, 07:57 PM
This is the first Medicom to tempt me, cause I love the ANH look. How much smaller than SSC is this updated body? Tie Pilots were smaller compared to the rest so if this is close, I'll be temped

Darkarn009
05-03-2013, 09:47 PM
I saw this on the sideshow website first and suddenly got really excited... and then i saw it was medicom.

NUTS!

On a positive note it looks cool for those who collect medi

MidnightClad
05-04-2013, 03:07 AM
I'll likely pick up one, but actually would have preferred an all black helmet, but those seem to be going for $300+ so I don't think so. Are the Marmits better?

Personally from seeing the marmit and the medicom in person I would go with the marmit if you can get it for a good price. I like it better and if you want to mod it you have extra funds to do it. Plus I tend to hate the medicom bodies (doesn't matter which one they all suck) so there is a slight bonus there.

*Edit: I love the look of the medicom pilots but they are not worth the price tag in my opinion.

jkno
05-04-2013, 03:08 AM
I have both Medicom and Marmit, and the Medi looks to be ANH Pilot and Marmit ROTJ. The new Medi seems like a combo.

toystales
05-04-2013, 08:04 AM
I only have the Marmit TIE Pilot. I am tempted to get this although I have stayed away from Medicom figures for quite some time now.

The height difference of Medicom RAH body and other 1/6 figures is an issue for me but if they are using the new body then hopefully the height difference with other 1/6 figures won't be too obvious.

Very close to placing a pre-order for this with my LCS... :-)

toystales
05-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Pre-ordered using the $20 "MAY4TH" code. :)

OSCORP
05-21-2013, 11:21 PM
Where the f are all these codes coming from? LOL. (as cool as this is, pass for me)

jkno
05-22-2013, 01:06 AM
Medi uses this variant of the TIE helmet (out of 4 variants):

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2434/tiehelmetpaint4.jpg

My recently arrived Laws TIE lid with the same pattern:

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/9339/lawstiefighterpilothelm.jpg

galactiboy
05-22-2013, 11:22 AM
Jnko... between the Marmit and Medicom; which would be your preference?

jkno
05-23-2013, 03:45 AM
Jnko... between the Marmit and Medicom; which would be your preference?

Medicom TIE Pilot is ANH and Marmit is ROTJ, so in a way they are different. I prefer the Medi in this case (I mean the old one I can compare the Marmit with), but may be because I had to fix the Marmit I got. The black suit fits the Medi better, even if the body is smaller. I also prefer the hands/gloves on the Medi. But if talking about Stormies then Marmit is above Medi, no discussion about it

JonEl
05-23-2013, 05:46 AM
I like the marmit, however I have a few nitpicks I need to address and eventually fix

1- the gloves are ugly and suck..I plan on porting the figure onto a sideshow body(prob clone since TA has them cheap all the time)

2- the belt is super tight and hard to get on- ill swap it with an imperial sideshow belt if I can ever find one

3- the neck can sometime be exposed- this would be corrected with a spare neck seal from a clone or sandtrooper

If the figure is Posed with consideration of the neck issue and with the hands behind the back(which is a good pose anyway in my opinion) then only the belt issue is visible.
I dot mean to rip on this figure, I do really like it just have to nitpick those few things

kaponokeona
05-24-2013, 02:18 PM
Just saw this...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10808&mode=retail

VASith
05-24-2013, 02:22 PM
Just saw this...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10808&mode=retail

Got a thread on this already.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127086

Niltusk
05-24-2013, 02:35 PM
This figure looks bad ***, but unlike most people I don't want a pilot standing around jerking off. Someone needs to produce a poly 3 sided TIE cockpit. :lecture

VintijDroidGutzz
05-24-2013, 02:46 PM
^ That's a great idea actually!! :lol

Yeah, the Imperials need to be posed dynamically (ERGs perhaps as an exception) - I can see this guy running to his fighter after an announcement over the Death Star intercom. :rock

RIDDICK
05-24-2013, 03:15 PM
I'd buy it for $150 shipped. Damn you Medicom with your ridiculous prices and terrible bodies.

jkno
05-25-2013, 01:04 AM
I like the marmit, however I have a few nitpicks I need to address and eventually fix

1- the gloves are ugly and suck..I plan on porting the figure onto a sideshow body(prob clone since TA has them cheap all the time)

2- the belt is super tight and hard to get on- ill swap it with an imperial sideshow belt if I can ever find one

3- the neck can sometime be exposed- this would be corrected with a spare neck seal from a clone or sandtrooper

If the figure is Posed with consideration of the neck issue and with the hands behind the back(which is a good pose anyway in my opinion) then only the belt issue is visible.
I dot mean to rip on this figure, I do really like it just have to nitpick those few things

Indeed, the Marmit TIE Pilot is my less favorite from all the Marmit figures I own. I used a bit of black tape to cover the neck joint for now - maybe a neck seal in the future. The gloves are too shiny, otherwise ok in size and appearance - though they fall off quite easily. He could use a set of Praji gloves. I also display my pilot with hands behind his back. My belt came glued and with some glue marks on it (don't ask :slap) so I needed to fix it as good as I could. But between the Medi and Marmit TIE Pilots I prefer the Medicom

potato
05-25-2013, 09:51 AM
Wanted to get the Medi Tie Fighter when they released it but it was a limited release so i hesitated with the price and off they went. Prices are crazy now.

Was exited when i saw the release of another tie fighter but was disappointed that they chose the high rank pilot with the white stripes. The original full black helmet looks much nicer.

So guess the force wasn't strong enough.

Eapo_q42
05-26-2013, 02:24 AM
I'd buy it for $150 shipped. Damn you Medicom with your ridiculous prices and terrible bodies.

I own several figs with the new Medi body, and I can attest it is significantly improved.

I have the Vader 2.0, the Darth Maul Reissue, the ROTJ Boba Fett and the Geonosis Jango, and none of them has given me a single issue, body-wise.

I feel confident in saying no longer a problem. They're bigger than before, too.

Unclechopchop
01-14-2016, 07:14 PM
I know I'm bringing this back from the semi dead, but I was wondering if anybody could fill me in of how the helmet is made on this fig. Is it rubber/vinyl like the Marmit or is it hard plastic?

ZE_501
01-15-2016, 07:30 AM
I know I'm bringing this back from the semi dead, but I was wondering if anybody could fill me in of how the helmet is made on this fig. Is it rubber/vinyl like the Marmit or is it hard plastic?

Hey dude. I had the first version briefly. The helmet was hard plastic, if I recall correctly. Also looked a touch under-sized relative to the body.

Matt S
01-28-2016, 04:32 PM
Has no one done a vid review on this figure or the Backstabber variant? I seriously am tempted on the backstabber, but I am aware of Medicom's scale issues

XxStrait-EdgexX
01-29-2016, 06:45 PM
Do some digging on the sideshow tie pilot thread, there was someone that did a side by side comparison pic between sideshow's and the medicom.

The medicom looked like a midget toothpick in comparison

Matt S
01-29-2016, 07:13 PM
Ok, thanks - will go a lookin'

Found it:

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Thanks

jkno
01-30-2016, 03:43 AM
^ That's a big difference in size. I like my Medi TIE Pilot but he is on shelf with his Medi brothers.

Matt S
01-30-2016, 09:28 AM
Yeah, it sure is.....the Sideshow Tie Pilot almost seems huge in comparison......I just like the extra hose, though not sure if that chest hose is accurate; pics I've seen made it look like a grey hose...

This matches pics I've seen of the proto suit:

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jkno
01-30-2016, 09:49 AM
^ That's my pic above :D

Matt S
01-30-2016, 10:08 AM
Really? How funny - well nice work!!!!!!

jkno
01-31-2016, 04:18 AM
Really? How funny - well nice work!!!!!!

Mine on display:

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And the original protos:

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Matt S
01-31-2016, 10:39 AM
Ok, that cabinet is full of AWESOME.

Not gonna lie: that Tie Fighter is amazing.

Who are the autographs on the At-At Pics?

jkno
02-01-2016, 08:14 AM
Ok, that cabinet is full of AWESOME.

Not gonna lie: that Tie Fighter is amazing.

Who are the autographs on the At-At Pics?

Thanks. :) On AT-AT photos there are sigs from Ian Liston (AT-AT Driver) and Julian Glover (Veers). The TIE plaque and photo are signed by John Dykstra.

Matt S
02-01-2016, 08:46 AM
Very nice....yeah, that's pretty great....

gbskidmarks05
03-16-2016, 05:04 PM
Size comparison to the Luke Red 5[ATTACH=CONFIG]252927