A few of you have written in asking which Fighter Pods were exclusive to the series 3 blind bags. A good question! But let's do you one better and give you a Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 Checklist!
The Naboo Starfighter Pack is the sole carded "vehicle pack" in Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3. (There's a boxed one too, so don't fret too much.) It includes an exclusive Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Naboo Starfighter while introducing the new "Spinfire Launchers" which aren't half bad. Despite the series being more than 50% repaints, the new elements are actually a heck of a lot of fun in this set. See the video and figures after the jump... or don't. Whatever.
There are many, many C-3PO figures and this is one of them. Based on a retooled and redecorated 2005 mold, the Resurgence of the Jedi release has some extra smudging and black oil paint. Is it cool? Read on!
Good news, everyone! Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 are here! I got a box of blind-bagged figures the other day and made a short video highlighting the new packaging and new figures like Savage Opress, Ahsoka Tano, and Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise. Several awesome new figures are included, as well as an obscene number of new holographic figures... including Jabba the Hutt. Want to see more? Check out the video after the jump.
This Plo Koon was built off a modified 2002 release with some changes made from the waist on down, allowing the figure to sit. Sort of. Is it worth getting? Should you complete the Jedi High Council?
It's R5-D8! I know it looks like R5-D4, but it's not. Trust me. This redeco uses a build-a-droid body and creates Jek Porkins' trusty droid in a different paint job than they did for Galactic Heroes.
Given the nebulous nature of what constitutes an actual full figure, the Red R9-Series Astromech Droid is more than a little arbitrary. We'll be viewing the Star Tours Droid Factory figures as unique characters, defined by the dome. (The body is, of course, up to you.) This one is bright red, almost orange, with a rich silver texture and a softer sculpt than his brothers. Is it worth the trip and obscene price on eBay?
Let's look at Dagobah Darth Vader. The funny thing about this one, there are two other versions of the "character" but all of them are a little different. Why is this one the best?
Hasbro has provided us with official images of what was revealed at Celebration CVI on Friday for next year's Droid Factory Wave 2, 2013 Clone Wave 1, 2013 Movie Heroes Wave 1, Class I and II Vehicles, and Fighter Pods. Here's the breakdown:
The Galactic Battle Game campaign officially comes to an end in 2012 and will not be included as a pack-in feature for the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortments in 2013.
Legacy Collection in 2013 will be including the Build-A-Droid parts for Droid Factory as its pack in and the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortment packaged in the new Yoda line look will only include an action figure stand.