Forum member Peakob1 continues his relentless drive in creating amazing custom figures that Hasbro overlooked in their Clone Wars lineup. Check out his latest update after the jump!
Those of you who watch Star Wars Rebels are more than likely familiar with one of the highlights of Season 2… Captain Rex’s modified AT-TE!
Customizer Raylen has gone to great lengths to customize an AT-TE that would definitely give Hasbro a run for their money if they ever decided to update their Clone Wars version of this awesome vehicle.
Head on over to the forums for a closer look!
As a follow up to our exclusive announcement of three new Droidfactory/Bulld-A-Droid astromechs coming soon to Disney Park locations, we can reveal R2-C2 as the fourth droid that should complete the 4 droid “Clone Wars” set. Interestingly, we just received a version of this figure in Entertainment Earth’s exclusive last month.
Click on through for a closer look and a comparison to EE’s version.
Today while exploring the seedy underbelly of the internet, I came across three as-of-yet to be announced astromech figures that look to be part of a Clone Wars themed Droidfactory set for Disney Parks (note the missing wires on the feet). It is unclear if these will be offered together or individually, or if there is possibly a fourth droid to join them. Click on through for a closer look at R5-S9, R5-P8 and R5-U8/R5-013.
Again, these aren’t Hasbro products.
Our latest Customizer Spotlight takes us back to one of the greatest times in modern Star Wars collecting – great figures on vintage style card backs!
Check out more in the forums, courtesy of forum member mrjedi1977 after the jump!
Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels looks to be getting A LOT more intense with this new trailer posted on EW.com. Check out the return of characters from the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, The Clone Wars and nods to The Force Awakens.
Updated with YouTube embed
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.