Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hasbro Prepares for July 26th

New Hasbro page, inspired by The Clone Wars.

With Star Wars collecting D-day less than 2 weeks away, the official supplier of toys has overhauled their website. Hasbro's Star Wars section now sports a cool Clone Wars deco. On the site you can download the Official Hasbro Handbook for The Clone Wars as well as a complete checklist of all things coming from the toy factory through mid-November! The checklist includes everything for The Clone Wars and The Legacy Collection plus roleplaying items and more.

The cover of the Official Hasbro Handbook for The Clone Wars series.

Looking over the checklist, some highlights include:
  • 3 different Clone Trooper voice changer helmets. The plain white version will be on shelves starting 7/26. The Target exclusive red painted (Captain) helmet with headlight is set to debut 9/7. The third and final helmet looks to be the Wal-Mart exclusive blue (Lieutenant), which does not include the headlight.
  • We have known for a while now what would be included in waves 1 and 2 of The Legacy Collection. With the checklist we now see wave 3. Here they are: Coruscant Clone Trooper, Jodo Kast, Yaddle & Evan Piell, Saleucami Clone Trooper, Holographic Count Dooku, Imperial Engineer from Battlefront II. 3 more clones, w00t! Wave 3 is set to hit shelves on 9/25.
  • Waves 2 and 3 of The Clone Wars has also been announced through the Handbook/Checklist. Wave 2 of The Clone Wars collection is only 4 figures: Ahsoka Tano, Clone Commander Cody, Clone Pilot Oddball, and Super Battle Droid. They are due on shelves 10/8. Wave 3 hits a little over a month later (11/15) with Count Dooku, Plo Koon, Asajj Ventress, C-3PO, Destroyer Droid, and IG-86 Assassin Droid.
  • An upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive: 501st Legion figure, 8/17
  • Upcoming Target exclusives: Clone Commander Fox, 7/27; Yoda & Coruscant Guard Battle Pack and Obi-Wan Kenobi & 212th Attack Battalion Clone Troopers Battle Pack, 11/23
Here is a snippet of the Hasbro Fall 2008 checklist.

The guides are a big help but there are definitely things absent. Hasbro didn't list some of the battle packs and there is no mention of the Republic Gunships. Hmmmmm....

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