It has been said that the Clone Wars was the most successful Boys Property in 2008, but you wouldn’t know it by the amount of effort put into the presentation at Hasbro. According to the presenter, more than half of the line was not ready to be shown at Toy Fair, but would be shown at Comicon.
Even without the key items at the showroom, its clear what the coolest items coming up are.
You can’t ignore the Turbo Tank. The thing is pretty freakin’ massive. It’s got ten wheels, lights and sounds, detachable gunner port, opening insides, launching speeder bike and more. At the show, they told us a cool little story about this. When the Turbo Tank was designed by Lucasfilm, they did not design the inside. When Hasbro went to make the toy, they were the first to design the insides, which then Lucasfilm approved and it’s now the basis of the inside of the vehicle in the Clone Wars.
Shown in the presentation was the new Y-Wing from the clone wars. This is basically how the Y-wings looked before they were stripped of all that armor. The toy has room for two pilots, an astromech, features lights, sound, and missile firing gimmicks. As a bonus, there are also doors on the back that open up to reveal missile launchers. This is a MUST HAVE for me.
Other vehicles include the
- Magnaguard Fighter
- TX-130 Republic Fighter Tank
- Vulture Droid
Mini-Rigs are back, with vehicles “inspired by” ones seen in the TV series. The best one out of the lot is the Crab Droid, hands down. Awesome. Included in this line will be:
- Anakin Skywalker with Can-Cell
- Battle Droid & Scout Tank
- Clone Trooper with BARC Speeder
- Crab Droid
Clone Wars figures are going strong into 2009 with 37 new figures planned, most in the back half
- Padme Amidala
- Clone Trooper (Space Gear)
- Clone Trooper
- R3-S6 (Goldie)
Wave 2 (April)
- Kit Fisto
- Jar jar (Bombad Jedi)
- Clone Trooper
- Battle Droid (Jet Pack)
- Mace Windu
- Admiral Yularen
- Commander Gree
- ARF Trooper
- Super Battle Droid
Wave 4(Late August)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Space Suit)
- Clone Trooper Echo
- Commando Droid
- Whorm Loathsom
Wave 5 (Late September)
- Anakin Skywalker (Space Suit)
- Ahsoka Tano (Space Suit)
- Clone Trooper Denal
- Cad Bane
Figure and Vehicle Packs will include Turbo Tank Gunner Crew and Count Dooku with Speeder Bike
Build-A-Droid figures are back, as well as battlepacks. There will be exclusives for Wal-Mart and Target.
Wave 1 of the Droid Factory will include parts to build U-3PO
- Luke Skywaker (Medical Frigate)
- Princess Leia (Medical Frigate)
- Captain Needa
- Hoth Rebel Soldier
The Hoth Rebel Soldier and Ugnaut will be sold in two different assortments, and there will be two versions of each.
Wave 2 (June) will build HK-47 and includes:
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Owen Lars
- Tarados Gon
- Captain Typho
- Beru Lars
- Concept Art Series Anakin Skywalker
Wave 3 (September) will build L8-L9 and includes:
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Queen Amidala
- Gungan Warrior
- Darth Sidious Hologram on Mechano Chair
- Rum Sleg
- Podracer TBD
Fall will also have a mail in program for Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie
Walmart gets some more Droid Factory Exclusive 2-packs.
- Anakin & Cortosis Battle Droid
- General Grevious & CB-3D
- Darth Maul & I-5YQ
- Boba Fett and BL-17
- Corran Horn & Whistler
Get all the sets and you can build a HUGE Dark Trooper Phase II.
Star Wars Comic Packs returns with figure sets from the following comics
- Legacy #22 includes Darth Krayt and Imperial Knight Sigel Dare
- Star Wars Tales #21 includes Kyle Katarn & Yuzhan Vong
- Marvel #96 includes Luke Skywalker and Lumiya!
- Marvel #94 includes Meoulkeech, Machook, Ketth (Walmart)
- X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1 includes Nrin Vakil and Ibtisam (Walmart)
- Empire #16 includes Lt. Sunber and Amanin (Walmart)
New Battlepacks were announced
Star Wars Evolutions 3-Packs will be Walmart Exclusives in Sept. and will be
- Evolution of the Commandos:
- Fi Skirata (Omega Squad)
- Imperial Storm Commando
- Imperial Pilots #2
- V-Wing Pilot
- EpII Clone Pilot
- Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot
- Rebel Pilots #3
- John D. Branon (Red 4)
- Shira Brie
- Jake Farrell (A-Wing Pilot)
Scramble on Yavin will include Red Leafer Garven Dreis, R5-K6 and a Rebel Ground Crew member.
Jabba the Hutt set (Clone Wars ver) will include Jabba and TC-70
Geonosis Assault comes with two Ep II Clone Pilots and a ball turret that can attach to the gunship
Search for R2-D2 (Clone Wars) includes Gha Nachkt, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker and IG-86 Assasin Droid
Star Wars Transformers continued for some ungodly reason.
Mighty Muggs become Toys R Us exclusives
Comic-Con Exclusive will be “Smiling” Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot which includes a ladder for the X-Wing.
Geonosis Arena Figure Pack will have six figures and cool packaging, available in October only at Target.
Those cool RC Tomy Astromech droids will be coming to the states, those should be pretty cool. They will be Target Exclusives