Today we get Q&A answers about those characters who are just on the cusp of getting the green-lights (some pretty cool ones, too) and some not-so-good news for fans of Duchess Satine. Also, Hasbro sends along some exciting news about some more new and very cool product for The Vintage Collection. You know you want to know, so read on!
Our sponsors got a new Star Wars Army of the Republic Battle Pack up for order, with official pictures from Hasbro. This looks like to be a mix of white and colored Clone Troopers, plus accessories. Neat! More after the jump.
Seen in the premiere episode of Season 2, "Holocron Heist", Cato Parasitti shares the same Clawdite heritage as one Zam Wessel and shapeshifts her way into the Jedi temple. Her well sculpted and finely painted figure includes a molded helmet with a movable visor.
From the super intense and action packed "Landing at Point Rain" episode from Season 2, Clone Trooper Draa bears distinct markings as a member of the 41st Elite Corps. While the figure is a repainted version of the basic Clone Trooper mold and comes with several weapons and accessories including a missile launcher and backpack.
MMMM…BRAINS! This Season 2 storyline about zombie Geonosian Warriors had that sci-fi horror twist to it and “jumping the shark” potential, but it somehow worked. With removable wings and body parts, the figure has nice pose and play ability, but the cool factor would have been upped a notch if Hasbro somehow could have included a brain worm accessory.
Inspired by Kurosawa, the samurai-esque Kyuzo bounty hunter Embo includes an articulated bowcaster, throwing knives, a boatload of paint detail, and plenty of bushido spirit (or is that boshuda?). The excellent “Bounty Hunters” episode in Season 2 had plenty of nods to Seven Samurai, which in turn was one of Lucas’ inspirations for Star Wars.
Hasbro has sent over some carded photos of the 2010-2011 "bridge wave" from Attack of the Clones (the last "themed" wave) included in The Vintage Collection. (Missing in action is the Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) figure, but he'll undoubtedly surface at the last minute to save the day — or something.) What do you think of these modern/retro cardbacks (and logos)? Comment away...
Behold, the lost Hoth Rebel Trooper of 2009! This was the variant Hasbro meant to release but through one reason or another, didn't until this year's big Target exclusive gift sets. Is this head and hat variant worth your hard-earned cashola? Read on!
Fan favorite Jedi Quinlan Vos gets his Clone Wars plastic treatment just in time for his recent appearance in the excellent “Hunt for Ziro” episode. Featuring nifty painted tats, a soft goods skirt, and additional hip articulation so that you can pose him nicely on his speederboard, which we assume will be seen in a future episode, Vos will not disappoint.
Sandtroopers.com has posted new images of upcoming Target exclusive 2 packs featuring ARF Trooper Waxer and Battle Droid and Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone.
Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a new rumor list of upcoming Vintage Collection figures for waves 6-8. After the master strokes of Wave 3, we can't wait to see what Hasbro has in store for Bom Vimdim, Kithaba, the Rebel Blockade Trooper and others!
The little Ewok warrior gets a superb sculpt upgrade with nice paint detail and includes an additional green cowl as you saw him wear in the Eighties animated series. The scale is also pretty close to where it should be and the superior work done by Hasbro on Wicket and the rest of the ROTJ wave instantly renders previous iterations obsolete. Pick one up, or two, because you'll want to display both cowls for sure!
The latest Deluxe Figure and Vehicle sets have been found by Mickey Gunslinger at the Scottsdale, Arizona Super Walmart. These include the AT-RT with ARF Trooper Boil. Clone Trooper with Freeco Speeder, BARC Speeder Bike with Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Armored Scout Tank with Tactical Droid. The pricepoint is $16.97 each. Happy Hunting!
I've been throwing up all day so I'll make this brief: Admiral Ackbar is a fantastic figure. Heck, the whole wave is really excellent-- find out what you're missing when you read on!