8088 ARC-170 Starfighter
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The ARC-170 is possibly my favorite ship to come out of the Clone Wars. Even though it didn't get a lot of screen time in Revenge of the Sith it left enough of a good impression to warrant a redesign this year (OK, maybe the CW cartoon helped a bit). First let me say that I never picked up the first version of the ARC-170, despite the fact that I like the ship. They just didn't get it right in my eye. This starfighter's appeal, to me, is how it pulls off the retro Rebel fighter look while being a clean modern design. It's a sleek beast of a fighter and the older set didn't really convey that well. Thankfully, this one did. See what I mean? Nice sleek look, just as it ought to have. The bracketed stripe along the fuselage looks great and the SNOTed slopes round off the nose...(read more)
- MrCRskater writes:
Pros: Exclusive figs, impressive size
Cons: Impressive Wingspan + Big Guns = Saggy Wings. Flick fire missiles are lame. Also, no landing gear? What gives?
Comments: The overall look of the ship is pretty solid, and the build more interesting than it looks. Comes with a few neat pieces. But the stickers proved difficult to apply accurately and it's hard to get over the saggy wings.
- Draykov writes:
Pros: great figs if you like pilots and astromechs
Cons: large wingspan makes for some droop; stickers
Comments: overall, a fairly accurate representation of the Prequel era ship, but the minifigs were the real draw for me