DCSWCC Picnic This Weekend

The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) will have a great Fall picnic on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 in Gambrills, MD.

The pavilion of the Bell Branch Athletic Complex will be the site of the club’s annual Anniversary celebration, which will feature the usual food, fun, and fellowship. Special events at this year’s picnic will be a “Death Star Trench” mini-golf course and a wampa cave photo-op, which were featured attractions at the club’s booth at Celebration 5 last month.

If you’re in the Washington DC / Baltimore / Annapolis area this Saturday afternoon, please stop by, meet your fellow collectors, and join in the fun! Check out our website www.dcswcc.org and emailpress@dcswcc.org for more information.

New Battle Pack Images Surface

Our friends over at Sandtroopers.com have gotten there imperial mitts on a couple new Battle Pack images. Previously a rumor floated by Mr. Curto at Rebelscum, these new sets consist of the Battle of Orto Plutonia from the Clone Wars featuring Cold Weather Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex and Chieftan Thi-Sen. The second is the Invasion of Utapau from Episode III featuring Commander Cody, Airborne Trooper, General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although the figures in these packs are repacks, they do include the Galactic Battle Card and Mat for added play value – if you are into that kind of thing that is. Head on over to Sandtroopers.com for a closer look.

Clone Wars Happy Meals Return Next Week

In preparation for the return of the Clone Wars on September 17, McDonald’s will be offering a series of 9 Clone Wars themed Finger Skateboards. Each board will include a temporary tattoo and a code to unlock a virtual lightsaber or starfighter on the McWorld/HappyMeal.com website. Collect all 9: Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Captain Rex, Cad bane, Commander Cody, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous and Mace Windu.

You can see a preview on our facebook page.

CW09 Mandalorian Police Officer

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Mandalorian Police Officerfrom the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A nice looking figure for the most part, a little “TRON”-like, but cool. Well armed in the accessory department and the flip-up face shield is nice touch as well.

CONS: Lacks knee and ankle articulation.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

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