There has been a lot of commentary out there about the helmet size of the new Captain Rex (#09) figure from The Black Series being too small. There is a very easy “fix” that most people can do if you have some older Clone Wars Rex figures laying about. Click on through for a quick fix on bringing that shrunken head version back to the front lines of your collection.
Tonight we take a look at one of the coolest customizing projects ever posted in our forums – The Box Project – by forum member Peakob1. This Clone Wars themed project entails customs of 12 of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. Check it out after the jump!
Personal Note: It’s a shame that Hasbro let the Clone Wars line die with such a whimper, starting in 2012 they had pretty much abandoned the line and their last efforts included completely unnecessary resculpts of characters like Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. This project just goes to show how much potential that line had.
This March, Netflix will be expanding to Australia and New Zealand and with it comes a wide selection of Disney live-action and animated series including The Clone Wars. Check out DailyMail.co.uk for the details.
PROS: Again, this was one of the figures I missed in early 2014 due to the last wave of the previous line look not being released in the US. Here Hasbro offers another Obi-Wan, this time in his armor as seen from the early seasons of The Clone Wars. A solid looking figure overall with a crisp sculpt. Again, I’m glad Hasbro found a way to get this back out to collectors, but I think it’s high time we received an old Ben Kenobi in the 5POA line to round out the A New Hope character line up.
CONS: Where this figure falls short is the paint. This sample suffers from paint apps that are very sloppily applied, especially the legs. My guess is that this is the last “new” Obi-Wan figure, in this particular outfit, that we’ll ever receive and that’s a bit sad.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
This weekend we run a well overdue Customizer Spotlight on the amazing work of forum member Peakob1. Just imagine how much more exciting the Clone Wars line would have been in 2012 with attention to detail (and variety of characters) like this!
Check out his latest work in our forums by clicking here!
— Jesse M (@Jesse_James77) September 16, 2014
Jesse from JediDefender was able to find several sets of the Special Value Offer vehicle packs at his local Kmart including the more rare Jedi Speeder set. Here is a link to another image of his haul.
Continuing the popular Star Wars Art series, Amazon has up for pre-order Star Wars Art: Posters
Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.
This week Flyguy and I discuss new products arriving in stores and on doorsteps, the recent rumor list posted by Jedi Temple Archives, customizing, Disney merchandise announcements, plus the latest in The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels news and much more! Click on over to YouTube to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.
This week, Toys”R”Us is having a Buy 1, get 1 40% off sale on all their Hasbro Star Wars merchandise. Sale includes all figures, playsets and role play items.
The Clone Wars Republic Attack Shuttle Vehicle/Playset is on clearance at Target.com for $38.48 plus get 5% off and free shipping if you use your Target Red Card.
Thanks to Darth Chuck for the heads-up.
Marshalls stores are now getting in the both the older Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon and Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter, priced at $14.99 each. Head on over to the forums and let us know if you have been able to score these as well.
Personal Note: The cannon was cool; even at full price collectors and parents seemed to purchase them. The repainted Jedi Starfighter that has been rehashed over and over? We all know the answer to that and how those things kept the Mandalorian ship from hitting like it was intended. I would assume that Marshalls stores will sell the cannons fast, but the Plo Koon ship… not so much. They’ll continue to sit at this discount store just like nearly all Jedi Starfighters have for the past several years and will end up having to be clearanced.
Sideshow has just announced the Clone Wars Savage Opress Premium Format figure. Click on through for the preview!