In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Friday, March 30th, 2018 10:45am CDT

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Courtesy of Japanese toy blogger Alfes2010, currently posting on Twitter before updating the Snakas blog, we have a nice series of in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Star Wars Powered by Transformers Tie Advanced X1 / Darth Vader figure.

Shown in both spaceship and mecha Darth Vader robot thing mode, the images below also give us a look at the Vader and Stormtrooper minifigures that come with the toy, plus the lightsaber accessory, some poseability, fan features for the wings and a possible gerwalk-esque mode, as well as compatibility with the current Takara Diabattles line, too. Check it all out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1949248)
Posted by Shegotron on March 30th, 2018 @ 11:07am CDT
Well, Alfes2010 was certainly creative with those poses...

It's just weird seeing the TIE Advanced X1 in such a light gray color, when we're so used to seeing toy versions in that bluish-gray color that dates all the way back to the original Kenner toy from about 40 years ago.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1949249)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 30th, 2018 @ 11:36am CDT
That's pretty cool that it's compatible with the diabattles line, and I love the wings on it
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1949255)
Posted by Rated X on March 30th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
Hideous. Somebody pop off the ugly head and replace it with a Megatron head.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1949261)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 30th, 2018 @ 12:37pm CDT
Wow, that is actually really good looking! Compared to the stock images, he looks better.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1949306)
Posted by Yweggo on March 30th, 2018 @ 2:21pm CDT
I love that headsculpt.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1950850)
Posted by Va'al on April 5th, 2018 @ 5:38am CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, a regular source for this type of news, we have an in-hand video review of the first in the new line of Takara Tomy Star Wars Powered by Transformers figures - the Tie Advanced X1 that turns into Darth Vader.

Take a look at the clip embedded below, including chuck's thoughts on the toy, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

Takara's take on a Darth Vader that Transforms into a Tie Advanced fighter is really solid. The plastic feels good while the transformation is simple but fun. Unfortunately, the overall price of the figure makes it hard to recommend to anyone but the most dedicated fan.


Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1952459)
Posted by shajaki on April 12th, 2018 @ 5:46pm CDT
I got Vader. I got thoughts ;;)

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He's fun. But he's more "toy" than "collector piece". Which maybe I should have expected, and is right for it, but he's just simpler than I thought he'd be. All around, it's a decent figure, but nothing to rave about. Robot mode is posable enough to do some fun stuff, but lacks a couple joints (like a wrist swivel) to make him fantastic. And the tie wings, while quite movable, can't move every way you'd like. His shoulders like to fall out of place, but it's no deal breaker. The Tie mode, is very much a Tie. Not much else to say about that :lol:

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I mentioned somewhere that he was slightly bigger than a Deluxe I think? Getting side by side with a current Deluxe, now I see he's more than slightly bigger.

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Final thoughts:
He's a good opener if not slightly underwhelming. But he is light years ahead of the old SWTF's and I look forward to the continuation of the line. Bring on the Falcon, and please make an X-Wing Luke!
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1952467)
Posted by bodrock on April 12th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CDT
From the pics, I can see what you mean about this CHUG-style Darth Vader, Shaj -- I would have expected him to be taller as well. He still looks fun, but I absolutely get why one might be underwhelmed.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1952470)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 12th, 2018 @ 6:44pm CDT
Nice pictures! for his price point, I do wish he did do more. But he still looks good, and like you said, miles better than the previous SWTFs
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1952516)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 13th, 2018 @ 2:13am CDT
Nice pics shaj! My interest in this toy is getting higher :D
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1952590)
Posted by shajaki on April 13th, 2018 @ 1:21pm CDT
Thanks guys!

The more I play around, the more fun I have with him. I think he'll become more relevant when he's got some proper bros to hang with.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1953449)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 16th, 2018 @ 7:46pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Thanks guys!

The more I play around, the more fun I have with him. I think he'll become more relevant when he's got some proper bros to hang with.

Falcon baby 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964058)
Posted by shajaki on June 9th, 2018 @ 2:53pm CDT
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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964176)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 10th, 2018 @ 9:21am CDT
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Source of this and other related images to news?
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964184)
Posted by shajaki on June 10th, 2018 @ 10:23am CDT
"Star Wars powered by Transformers Millenium Falcon (Han Solo / Chewbacca), on display at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2018, c/o @singgg4 on twitter."

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964285)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2018 @ 1:52am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian shajaki has pointed us towards another image that had been almost missed in the flurry of excitement from Tokyo Toy Show 2018 over the weekend, featuring the Takara Tomy Star Wars Powered by Transformers toyline and its new Millennium Falcon mold!

I still cannot not see IDW Publishing's original character Anode in the supposed Han Solo facesculpt, but the addition of the crossbow and revamped packaging are a nice touch to the set, after the rebooted Darth Vader. Check out the image below, courtesy of singgg4 over on Twitter, and let us know what you think of the two scoundrel bots the ship turns into in the Energon Pub discussion boards.

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964288)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on June 11th, 2018 @ 2:39am CDT
So... it hadn't occurred to me... are the Darth Vader Tie Advanced and the Falcon to scale? also... I feel that Falcon really needs a good dry brush wash to pick all that panel detail out. Also a missed opportunity to do the Solo (Lando?) version with a bonus escape pod/bonus accessory. (though I'm sure these were in production before Solo was finalized).

Back to scale briefly... how big are these guys? I know they're not cheap.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964306)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 11th, 2018 @ 6:16am CDT
I was wondering where the news for this guy(technically guys) were. Anyways, not bad. Definitely an improvement over the original in both bot and Falcon mode. Falcon mode looks really awesome and the bots look cool too. I don't think I would get it, maybe on sale, but that Darth Vader is a must have for me. I just wish his lightsaber was longer
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964316)
Posted by BumbleDouche on June 11th, 2018 @ 7:45am CDT
That Falcon looks like it shat itself
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Star Wars Powered By Transformers X1 Tie Advanced (1964344)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on June 11th, 2018 @ 12:16pm CDT
STAR WARS IS DEAD!

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