« on: November 26, 2011, 08:52 AM »
My first thought on the commando droids was, here comes another deluxe pack with no cost to Hasbro that no one will buy. My "No Prize" answer is that production is up at the facility where they are manufactured, and after a careful cost to productivity analysis they were deemed a good choice for general battle. This could also open up the opportunity for a new droid factory assault (wherever they are being made) arc to explain why we don't see any commandos in ROTS. Palpatine would want to cripple the droid production right at the end of the war. (also evidenced in their disappearance from episodes 4-6).
The sniper destroyers were cool, but how hard would it be to slap a shield generator on there?
I know I won't be buying any "new sidecars" but they worked well in the episode.
I think we got to see a little dark side Obi when he crushed the droids. After taking a beating from Wolverine's cousin for most of the episode, I could imagine he was ready to force choke everyone else in the tower.
The only thought I had on the slaves issue was they had little cost, capture insert hidden explosive and sell. That would keep the overall cost down and allow for a small business owner like Watto to own one or two instead of a droid.