Best known to American audiences as Elaine's boss Mr. Pitt on the long-running sitcom Seinfeld, English actor Ian Abercrombie was reported dead today at 77.
Lucasfilm Animation has posted a 3 Day auction for the AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco featuring a rare Clone Wars art poster by none other than Supervising Director Dave Filoni.
New packaged and loose images of the upcoming Republic Attack Dropship and Clone Pilot have been posted at Sandtroopers.com.
A preview of this Friday's next The Clone Wars Episode #4.16: Friends And Enemies, is now online with video and images. Fleeing across the galaxy with criminal fugitives, a disguised Obi-Wan, Cad Bane and Moralo Eval are tenaciously pursued by Anakin and Ahsoka, who have no idea they're chasing their friend.
New carded and boxed images of the upcoming Clone Wars Aayla Secura, Republic Commando Boss, Captain Rex, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, The Republic Assault Submarine, and Attack Recon Fighter have been posted by Sandtroopers.com!
A preview of this Friday's next Clone Wars episode #4.15, Deception, is now online with video and images. When the Jedi learn of a Separatist plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine, one of them must go deep undercover as a hardened criminal to extract information from the conspirators.
A preview of tomorrow night's latest Clone Wars episode, A Friend In Need, is now available at StarWars.com. A peace conference between Separatists and Republic delegates is interrupted by Lux Bonteri, the son of a late Separatist Senator, who involves Ahsoka in his dangerous search to find justice for his mother's death.
What street date? Walmart continues to put out Star Wars 2012 merchandise while Target and ToysRUs stores remain barren. I'm not a market economist or a bean counter, but if I have product lingering in the back stock not selling, it's hurting the bottom line. It's not like it's going to spoil a 12 year old movie for us. But I digress.
Clone Wars Wave 1 consists of mostly re-issued figures with the new being Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper Phase II, and Commander Cody with Propulsion Pack. Chewbacca has been repainted lighter from his 2011 version to be more accurate to the series character. We present all of them except for CW3 Savage Opress, who continues to be the elusive one for hunters even with this re-issue.
Just a reminder that The Clone Wars returns from holiday hiatus this evening with the all new "Escape from Kadavo". Anakin tries to convince the Zygerrian Queen that she too is a slave and pawn in an evil Separatist plot. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan toils in the slave camps of Kadavo, a grim situation that grows increasingly bleak. The episode airs tonight at 8 pm/ 9 pm Central! Click here to view a preview at StarWars.com.
In light of new toys shipping, the Blu-Ray bonanza, and everything else going on which may or may not involve a certain blonde star's backside on a cell phone, you no doubt forgot that the two-part season premiere of The Clone Wars aired on Cartoon Network earlier tonight.
Also important: Cartoon Network has two episodes of The Clone Wars airing this coming Friday, and it seems we're being treated to a massive quantity of water battles. Be sure to set your DVRs!
In stores right now is the Droid Attack on the Coronet, exclusive to Toys R Us stores and retailing for $24.99. But if you only look in the big display in the front of the store, you'll miss it.
Ready for another trailer for The Clone Wars? The new season premieres September 16 and it looks like we're up for a giant water-based battle... or two. Or three if previous seasons are any indication. Want to see more?
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!