Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.12

56. 501st Clone Trooper -Phase 2-
Should this Clone variation be made, it would most likely be like the upcoming January 30th generic phase 2 Clone release but with markings painted over it. Detail-wise, I hope they do a good job. Hasbro have tended to get the colours on some 501st Clone figures wrong in the Clone Wars line, so I would hope for an improvement here. Articulation, the Stone sculpt which appears to be what all the phase 2 Clones will have. Accessories, could be two DC-15 blasters, a blue jetpack and a Z-6 rotary cannon. I expect to see this one released next year, perhaps as an exclusive like the phase 1 release, or in the basic line.
57. Clone Pilot Hawk -Phase 2-
This would be a really cool figure if made. The helmet would have to be an all-new design, so if Hasbro made this I would be delighted. Detail-wise, they would need to do a great paint-job, especially on the helmet, to impress me. The design of the helmet would prove vital with this one if made. Articulation, the Stone sculpt. Accessories, perhaps a Z-6 rotary cannon, DC-15 blaster and one Hasbro invented accessory. I would be surprised if this one got made, as his phase 1 version still hasn't been made and probably won't. If this does get made however, I would definitly try to purchase one.
58. ARC Trooper Fives -Phase 2-
This would be similar to a phase 1 ARC Fives should a phase 1 version be made. Only different would be a different helmet sculpt/design. Detail-wise, I would expect good from Hasbro. There is a lot of paint-applications on him, so I hope Hasbro would do it well. Articulation, depends on if they gave him the Srone sculpt, or used the usual ARC Trooper sculpt. Hopefully the ARC Trooper one, it was created especially for them, and kids and collectors alike both really like it. Accessories, two DC-17 pistols, a DC-15 blaster, a ARC Trooper backpack and removable helmet. I expect we could see this in the future, maybe basic line or battle pack.
59. Jedi Master Halsey:
Halsey would have to be an all-new sculpt if he is made, and would not re-use any parts from other figures. Detail-wise, I hope Hasbro would do a good job, especially on the head, with it being something different and all that. Articultion, I'd say Hasbro would include everything except the ankles, as usual. Accessories, his lightsaber. Other than that, I don't know, as I don't there would be anything else he could come with. Maybe we could see him in a two-pack with Knox or Trauma, but I don't hold out much hope for Halsey.
60. Jedi Padawan Knox:
Knox would also have to be an all-new sculpt if made. Detail-wise, like Halsey, the main part would be the head sculpt, and no re-using any parts. Articulation, everything except the ankles. Accessories, like Halsey, Knox's lightsaber is the only accessory I can think of. Again, a two-pack with Halsey is plausible, but I don't hold out much hope for this guy either...

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.11

51. Clone Trooper Hardcase (Phase 2):
Hardcase would probably look exactly the same as the generic phase 2 Clone coming out in January, only with Hardcase's markings as well. Detail-wise, I expect them to do a great job. Hardcase doesn't have many markings, so I'm not buying any excuse should they mess up here. And if they at least had a go at the face tatoo's, I'd be happy enough, even if they didn't make it removable helmet. Articulation, definitly the Stone sculpt, it appears all phase 2 Clones will have that sculpt, though some may be SA Stone and some may not be. Accessories, two DC-15 blasters, a Z-6 rotary cannon (massive part of the character) and a Republic backpack. I could see a basic figure release for him, or in a battle pack, perhaps even a mini-rig. I expect to see him though.
52. Clone Trooper Jesse (Phase 2):
Like Hardcase, generic Clone build but with markings painted over the body. Detail-wise, they did an excellent job on the phase 1 version, so I hope they would do just as well if not better here. Hopefully they would at least give his face tatoo a go, as it is a very important part to the character, and therefore we could get a Jesse with removable helmet. Articulation, would be the Stone sculpt. Accessories, DC-15 blaster, DC-15 blaster rifle, Republic backpack and maybe a random Hasbro-invented accessory. I expect we will see Jesse as well, perhaps in a mini-rig again. Though he could also appear in the basic figure or battle pack lines.
53. Clone Trooper Kix (Phase 2):
Again, Hasbro did an excellent job on the phase 1 version of this guy, so I hope they would make a phase 2 and do a great job on it. Detail-wise, they did a fantastic job on the phase 1 version, more of the same here neccessary. Perhaps a removable helmet as well next-time. Artculation, the Stone sculpt. Acessories, two DC-15 blasters, his specialized Republic packpack, and maybe one or two Hasbro invented accessories. I'd say he will be released, perhaps in a mini-rig, battle pack or basic figure release.
54. General Pong Krell:
Should Pong Krell be made, every part of him would have to be all-new, as there is no resemblance to any other characters on the show. Detail-wise, I hope they do an excellent job, Krell has a lot of excellent detail on him, and hopefully Hasbro could reproduce this on a figure, especially his lightsabers and four arms. Articulation, I think Hasbro honestly might go the full-length and would include even ankle articulation with this release. Ankles similar in design to the Jar-Jar Binks figure, that is. Great arm articulation neccessary for lots of action poses Hasbro. Accessories, his two double-bladed lightsabers of course. And if that's not enough, perhaps the hologram he took out at one point in the episode, of the battlefield. I expect him to be in the basic line within a year or two.
55. Umbaran Warrior:
Should this one get released, he would also have to be all-new, as no Clone Wars Umbaran figures have been made before. Detail-wise, I hope they do a good job, this would definitly add something different to the line, so they had better do a good job. Articulation, everything except ankle articulation I would say. Accessories, the Umbaran gun pictured above. Also, those sort-of creatures in the episode. The very tiny ones that electrocuted a few Clones, and/or those bigger ones that Krell destroyed. Maybe also a Hasbro-invented accessory. I'd say we might see this guy released, perhaps in the basic line, or a mini-rig.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hasbro New-York Comic-Con 2011 Reveals

Here is a post stating my thoughts on all the 'new' figures shown at New-York Comic-Con!

Wave 1: I look forward to this wave! I already have Plo Koon and the Aqua Droid, so I'll pass on those two. I will also pass on that new Anakin Skywalker, because while the 2011 CW45 one has it's faults, I feel I don't need to purchase a figure which is just a re-tool of it. I will however, pick up the two new Clones. Cody sports the SA Stone sculpt, which is the Stone sculpt WITH ankle articulation. The detail on him is fantastic, and I'm extremely hoping to get him. The Phase 2 Clone is the normal Stone sculpt, which is disappointing but what can you do? I like the generic one, and I also hope to get him at some point. Random note: This wave is released 30th of January, which just happens to be the date of my birthday :)

Wave 2: While it is great that Aayla Secura is being re-packed for those who missed her before, I personally already have Aayla so I will pass on her. I will also pass on this Obi-Wan, as I consider the current season 3 outfit Obi-Wan to be good enough for me. Like the previous wave, I will purchase the two clones of the wave. Phase 2 Rex has nice detail, and is a worthy Clone figure. I just hope that the reports that he has a non-removable helmet are not true, as there is NO excuse why Rex should NOT come with a removable helmet. Boss looks absolutely superb, and is anything but your usual Clone.

Out of the stated 19 figures for 2012, 14 (including re-pack wave/waves) were revealed at New-York, so that leaves only 5 figures for 2-3 Fall waves. Mhmm...

Republic Troopers: I really look forward to this battle pack. Aside from "Defend Kamino", it is the only 3-figure battle pack where all three figures are new. Cutup looks nice, and it would be nice to give Cadet Hevy some company, so I hope to get Cutup. Hardcase would go well with the Jesse and Kix figures, and while he has a pretty basic paint-scheme, Hasbro have done it well. Hardcase has the Stone sculpt, like Jesse and Kix. The real prize, is the Bomb Squad Clone. Many fans have been wanting a Bomb Squad Clone since their only appearance, so it is great for fans that Hasbro have finally released one. Really nice paint-job Hasbro have done. Only problem is the Stone sculpt, but that's to be expected. This is a bit of a random battle pack, as in they just decided to make three random Clone figures, amd put them together. I would have liked to see Comet and a Wolfpack Clone here, but oh well. Maybe later in the line...

What was your opinions on what Hasbro showed and told us Clone Wars fans?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.10

46 Commander Wolffe (Phase 2):
Commander Wolffe would be a kit-bash/re-paint. Re-paint if other phase 2 clones are made before him, but the helmet would have to be an entirely new mold. Detail, I hope they do a great job. In my opinion, the phase 1 Wolffe is the best Clone figure made so far, so should they make this one, my expectations will be high. Articulation, depends on which sculpt they go with: Stone or original. Accessories, could be two DC-17 pistols, a DC-15 blaster, a hologram table and holograms of Padme Amidala and Yoda. I'd say we could see this in the basic line next year.
47 Clone Trooper Sinker (Phase 2):
I hope we see the phase 2 versions of Sinker and Boost made, though not as exclusives. I probably will never be able to get the phase 1 versions because of where they were exclusive too. Detail. It's not much different from a generic one, just grey on the sides and back of the helmet. So, I think Hasbro should get it right. Articulation, again depends on the sculpt. Accessories, for Sinker, I'd say two DC-15 blasters and one computer. Maybe a removable helmet. I think this could go well in a battle pack with Boost and C-3PO.
48 Clone Trooper Boost (Phase 2):
Boost has a pretty nice helmet design, so I would hope Hasbro would do a good job on it. Detail, hopefully a nicely-detailed helmet if made. Other than that, it's really the same as a generic Wolfpack Trooper. Articulation, depends on the Stone or original sculpt. Accessories, probably just two DC-15 blasters. I could see a battle pack for this one.
49 Wolfpack Trooper (Phase 2):
I really hope they release this one. Hasbro have dissapointed me in that they haven't released a phase 1 version yet. Detail, hopefullya  really good paint-job and attention to detail on this one. Articulation, again depends on the sculpt. Accessories, a DC-15 blaster, a DC-15 blaster rifle, and one or two of those boxes in the above picture. I would be utterly devesatated and shocked if this doesn't get released. I hope for a basic figure release sometime.
50 C-3PO (Dirt Markings):
I would be completely speechless if Hasbro made this over many other important characters and designs they should make. Detail, same as the old C-3PO, just with dirty markings painted over it. Articulation, same as the 2008 Clone Wars C-3PO. Accessories, I believe none actually. I don't believe the C-3PO figure made had any either. I don't see this happening, though it would be pretty funny if they did make this...

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.9

41 ARC Trooper Echo:
Should this version of Echo be made, I believe it may have to be a bit of a kit-bash as well as re-paint. The reason being, that Hasbro must include a removable helmet with this one. So, Hasbro would just need to kit-bash the current ARC Trooper helmet into a removable one. Detail, I hope it would be good. Hasbro did a great job on the 501st version, and would just need to carry that over into this one. Articulation, same as the Blitz and Colt figures, with that specialized full articulation for them. Accessories could be a DC-15 blaster, two DC-17 pistols, and maybe one of those Commando Droid shields. I'd be really surprised and gutted if Hasbro don't make this, and make it right, as Echo is a favourite of mine. I'd say we should see a basic figure release next year.
42 ARC Trooper Fives:
Again, Fives would have to be kit-bashed with a removable helmet to keep me happy. Detail-wise, like Echo, they did a superb job on the 501st version, and I hope a version of this would be just as good. Articulation, again, same as Blitz and Colt. Accessories, similar to Echo with a DC-15 blaster and two DC-17 pistols, but could also include a hologram of Clone Captain Rex. I'd say we can expect Fives in the basic line next year as well.
43 Citadel Commando Droid
This has got to be my favourite Commando Droid model so far in the show! So I really hope it gets made, and that Hasbro do a good job on it if it is. Detail, I expect a really good paint-job should this be made, as it has some really bright and awesome colours.  Articulation, very-well articulated like the other Commando Droids. Accessories, I'd say two E-11 blasters, and one of the shields pictured above. I could see a basic figure, mini-rig and/or battle pack release for this one!
44 K2-B4
I reckon this Tactical Droid would look very interesting as a figure! Some pretty nice colours on this one. Detail, should K2-B4 get made, it would need a really good paint-job considering all the purple and yellow colours. Articulation, same as the other two Tactical Droid figures. Accessories, a E-11 blaster, hologram of Osi Sobeck and maybe a table with a map of the Citadel. I'd be surprised if this gets made, but maybe a battle pack release could happen.
45 Security Battle Droid:
This would be nice to see in animated form, given the movie versions of it. Detail, shouldn't be too hard, all Hasbro would need to do is add red paint to a normal Battle Droid. Articulation, either the sculpt with or without knees will appear. Preferably the one with knees. Accessories, probably two E-11 blasters. Also perhaps an Anooba. Again, I'd be surprised if this is released, but I would pick one up. Perhaps a battle pack or mini-rig release...

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.8

36 Greedo:
Greedo would have to be an all-new sculpt should Hasbro make him. Detail-wise, I hope for some some good detail should Hasbro make Greedo, especially on the head-sculpt, as that would have to be an all-new head-sculpt and face-sculpt in the line. Articulation would most likely be everything except the ankles, with bending knees. Accessory-wise, I expect they would include the blaster in the above picture, maybe a spare one too. Also that thing that one of Papanoida's daughters hit him with. Plus a random bulky accessory to go with the figure. I'd like to see Greedo made, as he would add something different to the line. But I don't see much chance for him, but maybe in the basic-line, if made.
37 Sugi:
Sugi would have to be an all-new sculpt if made. No kit-bash from the other Zabrak figures in the line (Savage Opress figures) as she is smaller and much different to the Savage Opress figures. Detail-wise, I hope she has an excellent face-sculpt, plus for the head I hope they include the horn mold from Savage Opress, which had a harder, better horn mold. Articulation, very similar to the CW35 Padme Amidala, and without ankles of course, but everything else. Accessories: her blaster shown in the picture, a EE-3 carbine rifle and her vibroblade. Hopefully Hasbro get around to making her, she was a really cool Bounty Hunter, plus they already have Embo and Seripas made. She could come in the basic line, or mini-rig with a mini version of her ship, the Halo (Well, they made a mini version of the Y-Wing, so why not?).
38 Rumi Paramita:
Rumi Paramita would have to be an all-new sculpt, considering her species has never been made in figure form before. Detail-wise, I hope for some nice detail, I'd say Hasbro would make her hood stuck to her head, as I don't recall she took her hood down. It would certainly be interesting to see Hasbro try to do the detail on this one. Articulation-wise, everything except the ankles, as per usual. Accessories could be her blaster pistol and blaster rifle, both wielded in the episode. I don't see much chance of us seeing this one, Rumi only appeared in one episode as more of an "obscure" character, and she died. I can't see Hasbro releasing this one. Pity, it could make for a great figure.
39 Chata Hyoki:
Chata Hyoki would also have to be an all-new sculpt should he get made. Detail-wise, I hope Hasbro would do a really good job on this category, as Hyoki has a lot of detail to him, especially on the head. Articulation-wise, I don't except much here, if knees were included, they would likely be similar to those of CW53 Plo Koon, and not bending ones. Accessories, could be his small hand knife, also removable parts to his armour, such as removable wrist blasters and grappling spike launcher. I'd be surprised, yet pleased, should Hasbro make this one, considering how they are with "once-off characters" so chances are we won't see him. However, he could still appear as a basic figure or in a mini-rig.
40 Aurra Sing (Assasin Gear):
Should Hasbro make this one, it will most likely be a straight-out re-paint of the current Aurra Sing figure released last year. Detail-wise, I hope Hasbro would do a good job on the new colours to this Aurra Sing, especially the detail on her eyes, with those dark parts to it. Articulation, exact same as the other Aurra Sing figure. Accessories, again likely the same as the other Aurra figure, but an extra Hasbro made-up one maybe. Considering how small this gear is and not appearing very much, I don't see any chance for it. Unless there was to be a battle pack of the episode, then Aurra Sing could be re-painted into it...

Monday, 3 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.7

31 Dar:
Should Hasbro make Dar, he would have to be an all-new sculpt. I really hope Hasbro do make at least a few of the Trandoshans, they were really cool, and I'd hope to see Dar amongst any ones made. Detail-wise, all new-sculpt, so it would have to impress collectors a lot. I hope Hasbro would study the attachments closely on him, such as the ammunition holders on his shirt and shorts. Articulation, all the neccessary except any ankle articulation. Hasbro would cheat us out of that again. Accessories, a couple of Trandoshan guns, one would be his hunting rifle, and maybe two Trandoshan shotguns. Should Hasbro make Dar, I would say a basic figure release or in a mini-rig.
32 Lo-Taren:
Lo-Taren would also have to be an all-new sculpt. Detail-wise, I hope they would do a pretty nice-job, especially as Lo-Taren has a lot of colour to him, and a cool face design. Articulation, again everything except the ankles. Same as Dar in that department. Accessories, would actually be quite a lot! If I'm not mistaken, he used or held every single Trandoshan gun known during his two episodes. So, he could be given a stun blaster, shotgun, hunting rifle and/or the dual-wield Trandoshan pistols he used in the final battle. Preferably the stun blaster and pistols as those are what are most associated with him. A mini-rig appearance could be possible, but so could a battle pack (if they've made the mold already) or a basic figure release.
33 Sochek:
Sochek would definitly have to be an all-new sculpt, even if the likes of Garnac, Dar etc are made before him. This reason being, is because he has more a fat/chubby design on him, along with others like Gilas. Detail-wise, I hope they would incorporate his design quite well, and make sure they make him quite different-looking to the other ones, especially in the body area. Articulation, same as mentioned above for Dar and Lo-Taren. Accessories, probably a shotgun and hunting rifle, the two weapons he used throughout the two episodes. Perhaps even removable glasses/goggles as pictured above. Seen as Sochek is one of the lesser-known ones, there may not be much chance for him. So, a slim chance of either a battle pack or mini-rig release.
34 Tarfful:
Tarfful would most likely be a kit-bash of the recent CW63 Chewbacca figure. I hope they might give us a new sculpt, seen as the Chewbacca one just doesn't do it for me. Detail-wise, I hope they would do a great job, as I can be very picky with details, especially on a favourite species of mine. Tarfful has a lot of excellent detail, I especially like the thing on top of his head. Articulation, I'd expect the same as the Chewbacca figure. Accessories, I'd say the Wookiee weapons from the Chewbacca figure, and maybe one of those Wookiee weapons used by generic ones in "Wookiee Hunt". I hope for a basic release of this one in the future.
CW35 Wookiee Warrior:
Again, like Tarfful, these would more than likely be a kit-bash of CW63 Chewbacca if made. Detail-wise, I would hope for some good detail. Especially with the face sculpt, as that is an important part of a figure. Articulation, same as CW63 Chewbacca. Accessories, probably a Wookiee bowcaster from CW63 Chewbacca and one or two of the weapons in this picture. I also hope to see a basic figure release in the future for this one.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Hasbro Possible To Make Clone Wars Figures no.6

26 Padme Amidala (Battle Gear):

This Padme could be a kit-bash of the one from 2009, but I think this one would have to be an all-new sculpt. It does have rather big differences in comparison to how the 2009 one looked. Detail-wise, should this get made, I hope Hasbro put a lot of effort into detail for this one. There is a lot of really awesome paint applications, and some really nice parts like the holster and skirt part, that need to be designed right, and I think Hasbro could do a good job at it. Articulation, same as the 2009 CW35 Padme Amidala, without any ankle articulation. Accessories, her usual pistol which could fit in her holster, plus a spare pistol in case, as Hasbro sometimes put spare ones in with figures now. Hasbro probably would also throw a big, bulky accessory in here too. Cool accessories included would be holograms of Tarpals and Dooku, but that's highly unlikely. If made, I can see her getting a basic figure release.
27 General Tarpals:
General Tarpals would have to be an all-new sculpt, and no kit-bash's from Jar-Jar Binks, as from my point of view, there's no similarity in design in the Clone Wars between the two. Detail-wise, I hope they get it spot on, considering how the character has grown on me due to his epic performance in "Shadow Warrior". Those little whisker type things on his face, would be interesting to see Hasbro design those sometime. Articulation, I'd say the same as Jar-Jar Binks, but with bending knees included. Accessory wise, I'd say a couple of Gungan spears, a couple of Gungan energy balls, and possibly a hologram of Padme Amidala could be included. Should Hasbro make this, I'd see him slotted in the basic line...
28 Gungan Warrior:
Like Tarpals, I feel these would have to be an all-new sculpt. Detail-wise, I hope they do really well and get the colours right, Hasbro can often mess up on colours, but I'd love to see them giving a go to trying to capture the lighter/yellowish coloured ones pictured here. There are actually two variants of Gungan Warrior they could make, but I'd rather take the lighter coloured one above. Articulation, same as I posted for Tarpals above. Accessory-wise, also the same as Tarpals, but without the hologram of Padme. I believe we could see a Gungan Warrior in the foreseeable future, if not the yellow one. Perhaps in the basic line or mini-rig.
29 Magnaguard:

Hopefully, these Magnaguards will be re-paints of the early 2010 variation, and not the terrible first Clone Wars version in 2008. Detail-wise, I hope they get the colour of these spot on, the characters above are very bright, so hopefully Hasbro can re-create this, possibly making it into a kind of "glow-in-the-dark) feature. Articulation-wise, same as CW49 Magnaguard. Accessory-wise, a couple of electro-staffs that they use. Maybe re-straints for Anakin, but I'd say two electro-staffs is enough. I can see a basic figure release sometime.
30 Tactical Droid (Naboo):

This one would definitly be a re-paint should this one be made. Detail-wise, should Hasbro make it, I hope they get the colours right, as they did well on that part with the two previous Tactical Droid figures. Articulation, same as the other Tactical Droids. Accessory-wise, one E-11 blaster, maybe a couple of Hasbro made up accessory should it be in the basic line. I don't overall see much chance of this one getting made, but if it does, possibly a mini-rig with either a Flitknot Speeder or randon Hasbro vehicle...