A tipster emailed me to point out that the lightsaber in General Grievous' Attack Cycle is actually modeled after Sha'a Gi's unique weapon from the original Clone Wars micro series. I did not notice that before! "The More You Know," and all.
More translations! This new Hasbro Clone Trooper blaster was shown at Comic-Con with a lot of words on its body-- but what do they mean? The top row is "CC-2224," and that's Clone Commander Cody's identification number. The bottom is "Republic." Exciting!
We update our Image Bank with additional photos of the ROTJ Deleted Scene and TPM waves as well as the ToysRUs exclusive The Force Unleashed II and Droid Attack on the Coronet
The Clone Wars television series Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be at the Hasbro Comic-Con booth (#3213) this Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm to sign a special edition of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is designed specifically for the autograph session and free for fans. Hasbro will be distributing a limited number of tickets on a first come first serve basis for fans to participate. The tickets will be distributed Saturday beginning at 9:30 in the Hasbro booth while supplies last.
Galactic reader Mike M. finds the ToysRUs exclusive Geonosian Warrior with Speeder and Rebel Technician with Transport along with Clone Commander Blackout at a local store in the Toronto, Ontario area. These hopefuly will begin hitting the lower continent soon!
It's a Clone Pilot! This is the one that comes with the brand-new Y-Wing Scout Bomber, and has more than a passing resemblance to Warthog. With ball-jointed hips and great helmet deco, it's a nice figure-- but is it worth buying with the vehicle? Read on!
ToysRUs.com has posted their exclusive Commander Blackout aka Stealth Operations Clone Trooper on their website to pre-order for $7.99 each!
Hasbro has increasingly referred to their vehicle-with-figure assortment as "Mini-Rigs," and for a while it seemed baffling why. These vehicles were mostly bikes and guns, not exactly tiny versions of big-screen vehicles or off-camera hardware. Well, we got a couple of samples-- Y-Wing Scout Bomber and a Republic Scout Speeder-- and we will kindly eat our words now. Each vehicle includes an exclusive Clone Trooper figure and includes play features generally unseen in Hasbro's vehicles of this size. They're small, fun, and are arguably more than worth your cash if the word "mini-rig" gets you excited.
UPDATE: Added some notes on weapons storage and compatibility with other large vehicles.
Click through for images and impressions, after the break.
The new Deluxe Mini Rigs have been spotted at ToysRUs in Chandler AZ for $18.99 each. These include the Republic Scout Speeder with ARF Trooper, Speeder Bike with Castas, Separatist Droid Speeder with Battle Droid, and Attack Cycle with General Grievous. Thanks to Mickey Gunslinger for the news and Happy Hunting!
The official site has a story about The Clone Wars Complete Season 3 home video release, which means DVDs and Blu-Ray discs on October 18. Lots of deleted scenes. It's going to be an expensive Fall, kids!
Looking to see something new for Star Wars on TV since the live-action show may be a ways off? The Official Site added a preview video showcasing some new characters and situations from the upcoming fourth season of The Clone Wars show. How is it? Well, go look.
The figures of Star Wars Clone Wars Wave 9 are hitting stores now, as I have just seen the wave at a Glendale, AZ area Toys "R" Us. Also, select online stores have received and shipped orders as well, so this might be a good time to go hunting for the new guys.
From the fan favorite Season 3 episode "ARC Troopers", Commander Colt gets his own figure with unique experimental Phase II armor and Rancor Battalion markings, which should make him a hit on the pegs. View all the detailed photos now in our Image Bank!
More new Clone Troopers and all sorts of craziness can be seen in this new 30-second spot shown to fans at Wondercon over the weekend. Since my crack research team tells me that, statistically, you were not likely to be there, you may wish to see it.
And to think, the season 3 finale of The Clone Wars just aired in the USA last night! Wasting no time, the official site posted a 30-second teaser showing off season 4. R2-D2 & C-3PO get hit by some net, we see a Mon Calamari warlord (heck, it might even be Ackbar) and loads of Clones. In short, it looks good! Check it out.