With the return of The Clone Wars next year it would probably be fitting to get a new clone trooper or two into collectors’ hands. You hopefully caught our report back in May of the rumored Clone Commander Bly, now there is comm chatter that there will be another Clone Commander joining the ranks and probably be a fan channel/online exclusive. There are plenty of commanders yet to be made and with the existing tooling coupled with some stellar paint work and new accessories, Hasbro should be able to knock a few out rather easily.
There is one more thing that I neglected to mention before. Recently Hasbro decided to reissue 6″ Black Series Commander Gree as a fan channel exclusive. Don’t be too shocked if we see some other in-demand main line and previously exclusive figures make their way to collectors via fan channel releases.
Just in time for May 4th, the 6″ Black Series Commander Gree is once again available to order via sponsor DorksideToys.
Hasbro has updated their info for the new Retro Collection assortment of figures. They now state (via press release) that Target will have these this month but online/fan channel retailers will offer them in the Fall.
Update 2: These figures are now available for purchase in-store (at those stores that have them anyway) as they have been removed from “register-locked” status.
Hasbro.com has also posted new glam shots of the specialty/fan channel wave of Vintage Collection figures featuring new Photoreal versions of Han Solo (Echo Base), Princess Leia Organa (Hoth), Luke Skywalker (Endor) and Darth Vader. Click on through for a closer look.
Robot Kingdom has posted new carded shots of the upcoming re-released (fan channel exclusive) Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard #VC21.