The rumors are true! Today Toys"R"Us emailed little ol' us pics and info on a new Republic Commando Delta Squad Action Figure set which will be sold at Comic-Con in San Diego, via Toys"R"Us, at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. And yes, there are new molds in here. More pics after the jump.
It was not explicitly stated if these will be sold at retail after the show, but based on some previous items it seems likely. Let's start with the loose shots.
And now, the packaging.
Notables: the figures now have visible ball joints in their shoulders and ankles, and it looks like the knees as well. The deco is different than the previous release, and the Geonosian seems to be painted differently than Sun Fac and previous figures which used the mold. In short: you'll probably want to upgrade to this set, while not paying the high eBay prices for the Saga Collection shared-exclusive release from about 5 years ago.
Here is the press release, edited down to the Star Wars parts:
Toys"R"Us Captures Collectors' Consciousness in Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego
The World's Greatest Toy Store continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth at this year's annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show's forty-second year, and the company's thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys"R"Us will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year's magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys"R"Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.
Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys"R"Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.
Toys"R"Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro
"May the Force be with you." The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the 2005 video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation's droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch. The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3¾ inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.
All Toys"R"Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
* Please see the official Comic-Con International guidelines for additional information about appearances and signings.