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Title: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Jeff on December 7, 2007, 09:11 PM
Let the speculation begin!   :)

From Hasbro (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1197079195,2618,):

Wave 3 will feature one character that will be an upgrade over a previous character released in an early 2007 Battle Pack. The rest of the characters in the wave will be from the same source (movie or otherwise) as that character. That's more than enough hint to get started, and that's all we'll say for right now!

Guesses?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 7, 2007, 09:16 PM
Rebel Fleet Trooper.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: evenflow on December 7, 2007, 09:25 PM
My first thought was Snow Bunny Padme but i am pretty sure the clone wars line isnt starting up that early. A rebel fleet trooper would be good and needed. What other battlepacks came out this year?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 7, 2007, 09:33 PM
My first thought was Snow Bunny Padme but i am pretty sure the clone wars line isnt starting up that early. A rebel fleet trooper would be good and needed. What other battlepacks came out this year?

Well, the Tantive IV pack came out early, combine that with Wave 3 repeatedly rumored to be ANH - I think the Rebel Fleet Trooper is the slam dunk here.

The early battle packs were Ilum, Felucia, Tantive IV.  I guess you'd have to count Treachery on Saleucemi as well.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Artoo on December 7, 2007, 09:37 PM
I think the Rebel Fleet Trooper is the only choice. Maybe Aayla, but I think that would be saved for the CW line.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Jeff on December 7, 2007, 10:06 PM
The early battle packs were Ilum, Felucia, Tantive IV.  I guess you'd have to count Treachery on Saleucemi as well.

The "Dagobah Training" and "Battle of Geonosis" sets shipped in Jan/Feb 2007, so those could be candidates as well...
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Nicklab on December 7, 2007, 10:24 PM
I think it might be alluding to an ANH wave.  And given the hint, I'm thinking it might actually be a Lieutenant Pello Scambras.  He's probably the single most recognizable Rebel Fleet Trooper.

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/pelloscambras/img/eu_bg.jpg)


And there have been rumors along the way that we might see figures like Commander Praji, too.  I have been waiting for a black tuniced Stormtrooper officer for a LONG TIME.
Title: JediDefender Hasbro Q&A question number 3 Wave 3 speculation.....
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 7, 2007, 11:11 PM
 
My guess too is the the Rebel Fleet Trooper will get new arms & legs for 2008 Wave 3.

Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2007, 11:36 PM
Rebel Fleet Trooper.

If you're right, I'm going to start collecting names of people who want to help me compile an army of 500 POTJ Rebel Fleet Troopers to send to Jesse.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2007, 12:00 AM
Rebel Fleet Trooper.

If you're right, I'm going to start collecting names of people who want to help me compile an army of 500 POTJ Rebel Fleet Troopers to send to Jesse.

At last count I had close to 30. 

We're off to a good start.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2007, 12:07 AM
I think the two of us should put it at around 75... for the Tantive IV Battle Pack version though, do you think he'd mind if I kept the helmets?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 8, 2007, 12:20 AM
Rebel Fleet Trooper.

If you're right, I'm going to start collecting names of people who want to help me compile an army of 500 POTJ Rebel Fleet Troopers to send to Jesse.

Oh, he's just going to LOVE that. We all know how much JJ loves the RFT!
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 8, 2007, 12:22 AM
Other than the RFT, I was hoping it would finally be a correct scale Greivous, but then he wasn't in an early 07 battlepack.  :(
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2007, 01:15 AM
I was thinking of laying a stone-work front to my gf's driveway in the spring/summer next year.  I could easily mix them into the cement base... 

My immediate first thought was to the Tantive IV pack and the Rebel Fleet Trooper...  Curto's mentioned it in a rumor recently, it's clearly long overdue for a resculpt ( ;) ), and well even after all these years I still am always hopeful for the best.

Jeff, don't you rain on my parade with those other battlepacks! :)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: IshiTib on December 8, 2007, 04:44 AM
i think it's the rebel fleet trooper as well, bu i don't like this figure, all those soldiers and troopers -.-
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 8, 2007, 09:02 AM
I'd guess the RFT as well. Crossing my fingers.

I can also contribute 10 or so to the Jesse fund.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: JangoTat on December 8, 2007, 07:05 PM
i think it might be a RFT but what if its a new SA obi wan? he was also in the earlier BP.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2007, 07:38 PM
i think it might be a RFT but what if its a new SA obi wan? he was also in the earlier BP.

Wave 3 is going to be ANH.  Probably.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 8, 2007, 09:33 PM
I can also contribute 10 or so to the Jesse fund.

85 and counting...

Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2007, 09:51 PM
I can also contribute 10 or so to the Jesse fund.

85 and counting...



How hilarious would it be if the figure sucks, and we want to keep the POTJ ones because they're superior?

I never felt it was that hideous of a figure, I remember being really excited about it when it first came out.  Don't get me wrong, it's not great.  But if you compare it to the POTF2, obviously the POTJ was an improvement.  If the new RFT makes as many improvements on the POTJ, as the POTJ did on the POTF2, I think we'll all be happy.

Dare I say, even Jesse  :D
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: BrentS on December 8, 2007, 11:32 PM
I think I have 6 left for Jesse.  I sold a few on eBay last month or I would have had more!
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on December 9, 2007, 01:03 AM
I don't have any major problems with the POTJ RFT, but I would certainly take a resculpt.  However, I hope the wave they refer to is a TESB one since it was so underrepresented in TAC (aside from the VTAC figures).  They could be talking about a Dagobah training Luke, though the one with 2 sets of arms and heads was good.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2007, 02:45 AM
I never felt it was that hideous of a figure, I remember being really excited about it when it first came out.  Don't get me wrong, it's not great.  But if you compare it to the POTF2, obviously the POTJ was an improvement. 

That can honestly be said for just about anything though... 

The same analogy applies to Ceremony Luke for instance.  It's a far superior sculpt in every way, it's got far better features, it's got got articulation that rivals some of the better figures of the year I think, and the stance/"pose" is nice and neutral...

But the paintjob on the skin sucks.  I dare say the headsculpt isn't even bad, it's just the deco that is throwing people off.

Would any of you say though, that Ceremony Luke was a standout to you this year?  Now, to me it has just about everything I enjoy, but I see a LOT of complaints about this figure. :)

The POTJ figure was flawed...  Way more than Ceremony Luke this year by comparison.  The helmet, the belt, the holster, the gun, the articulation...  My point being, "Better than the POTF2 figure..." isn't a very good argument, and it wasn't a good argument then either.  It's not like Hasbro's abilities have changed by any means, they simply have improved the line through demand to do so.  And now it's high time a new Fleet, and subsequent Hoth/Endor, Troopers get made to the higher standards. 

And by all means I'll take helmetless Fleet Troopers if they're the ones from the Tantive Pack.  ;)  I, of course, have my reasons for that.

And piss on those other battlepacks.  Brad, where are you to do that?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2007, 11:24 AM
I'm pretty convinced its a new RFT as well as the other two early 2007 BPs don't have a lot of resculpt canidates (outside of a SA AOTC Obi-Wan)

Praji was also rumored at one point and is a pretty easy head swap with Jerjerrod or the DS dudes...so here's my guess:

Rebel Fleet Trooper
Commander Praji
Cantina Alien (my hope is Bom Vimdin)
Darth Vader of some kind
Han Solo (Stormtrooper)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 9, 2007, 12:47 PM
And by all means I'll take helmetless Fleet Troopers if they're the ones from the Tantive Pack.  ;)  I, of course, have my reasons for that.

How about headless ones?   ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 9, 2007, 12:52 PM
I can also contribute 10 or so to the Jesse fund.

85 and counting...


I never felt it was that hideous of a figure, I remember being really excited about it when it first came out.  Don't get me wrong, it's not great.  But if you compare it to the POTF2, obviously the POTJ was an improvement.  If the new RFT makes as many improvements on the POTJ, as the POTJ did on the POTF2, I think we'll all be happy.

For when the figure came out, I was excited too.  At that time, sculpting wasn't nearly as nice as it is now, and articulation was severely lacking on most figures I though.  The figure had a lot more articulation than I expected, and was very cool 6 years ago. 

Of course by today's standards, it's not all that.  I consider it pretty comparable to THIS (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/tsc/050/lf7.html)... good enough articulation, terrible sculpt.

If we are getting a new RFT, Dear God please have Hasbro give it the attention that they gave THIS FIGURE (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/tac/44/lf12.jpg).
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Nicklab on December 9, 2007, 01:14 PM
I'm pretty convinced its a new RFT as well as the other two early 2007 BPs don't have a lot of resculpt canidates (outside of a SA AOTC Obi-Wan)

Well, Hasbro also dropped some other hints in other Q&A answers.  Namely that the Saga/TAC wave themes will only run from Episode III through Episode VI for 2008.  With that in mind it helps narrow down the early 2007 Battle Pack characters that might get revisited.  So what does that leave us with in terms of eligible candidates?


___  Betrayal On Felucia - w/ Aayla Secura, Clone Commander Bly & 3 x 327th Star Corps Clone Troopers - TARGET EXCLUSIVE
___  Treachery on Saleucami - w/ Commander Neyo and Saleucami Clone Trooper on BARC Speeders - WALMART EXCLUSIVE
___  The Capture of Tantive IV - w/ Darth Vader, 2 Stormtroopers & 2 Rebel Fleet Troopers (individual head sculpts)
___  Jedi Training On Dagobah - w/ Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Yoda, Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi & Dark Side Spirit Darth Vader


I think we can rule out the ROTS themed Battle Packs since Wave 1 is a ROTS wave.  Plus that Commander Neyo is due out in a Saga Legends wave.

That leaves Capture Of Tantive IV and Jedi Training On Dagobah as the likely sources.  Based on that I think we're looking at either a new Rebel Trooper or possibly the Obi-Wan Kenobi Force spirit figure with an opaque paintjob.  And either one of those figures would fit into an A New Hope themed wave.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 9, 2007, 03:34 PM

Rebel Fleet Trooper
Commander Praji
Cantina Alien (my hope is Bom Vimdin)
Darth Vader of some kind
Han Solo (Stormtrooper)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)

Now that's a wave.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 9, 2007, 07:44 PM
I'm hoping a 2008 ANH wave would be absent of Vader... how about throwing in a repacked VOTC Leia instead?  Or Early Bird Chewbacca?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Desfiy on December 10, 2007, 02:34 AM
I hope its the Rebel Fleet Trooper as well, and I hope the throw in a EB Chewbacca instead of a Darth Vader, could use another nicely sculpted Chewbacca.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 10, 2007, 09:10 AM
I wouldn't mind if it's another Vader so long as there's nothing new to it like #16 from this year. I can see Hasbro's need to keep one always in the line, I just wish they would make it appeal to people who already have 70 Vaders.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2007, 09:59 AM
I'm hoping a 2008 ANH wave would be absent of Vader...

Me too... especially since there is a "Darth Vader" (according to the card anyway  :P) in Wave 1 and Battle Damaged Vader in Wave 2.

I fully expect them to do 3-5 Vaders in the basic figure lines again in 2008 (3 in 2006, 5 in 2007 [6 if you count Anakin/Vader in Legends]), but having a Vader already again in Wave 3 would be very annoying...  not impossible or unexpected, just annoying.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: CHEWIE on December 10, 2007, 11:04 AM
Very annoying.   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 10, 2007, 01:35 PM
Vader is so played out now.

Not every kid needs or even wants a Vader action figure. And it's not like you can't find him on the pegs now at any given time.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Arctic Ackbar on December 14, 2007, 03:22 PM
Though a SA rebel fleet trooper would be nice, I want to see them do a new C-3PO.  I want Hasbro to give us an authentic EP2 3PO.  They can fill out the wave with Beru, Owen, and Clieg.  I can't see Hasbro doing it though as it would be an entire wave of collector figures.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 16, 2007, 09:42 AM
I want Hasbro to give us an authentic EP2 3PO.  They can fill out the wave with Beru, Owen, and Clieg.  I can't see Hasbro doing it though as it would be an entire wave of collector figures.

Those would be nice, but waves 3 and 4 are all but confirmed to be OT, ANH and ROTJ respectively.  :P
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 16, 2007, 10:07 AM
Vader is so played out now.

Not every kid needs or even wants a Vader action figure. And it's not like you can't find him on the pegs now at any given time.

I feel the same way when main characters (especially poor renditions) are released over and over again.  But I must say one thing - that Wave 3 Vader in the 30AC with the Obi Wan cloak is sweet.  He's tall, the likeness is great, great sculpt, removable helmet, SA.  Nice accessory.  I don't mind him being on the shelf for a while.  I think I've picked up about 6 or 8 of them here and there to use in this scene, and that scene, in my eternally under-construction star wars room.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - ?
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 16, 2007, 10:48 AM
While wave 3 couldn't include the AOTC versions of Owen and Beru, I wouldn't mind seeing at least a new version of Uncle Owen in Wave 3. Another cantina alien (or two) would be nice as well.

I definitely think a Vader in this wave would be overkill especially since every time they seem to do a ROTJ wave there's Vader/Anakin in there in some form or another, so I'm expecting a Vader in Wave 4 if that's a ROTJ wave.

While I'm okay with them completely ignoring EP1 in the basic line in 2008, I'm hoping that in 2009 they at least dedicate a pair of waves in celebration of the 10th anniversary of TPM.
Title: Official Clone Wars Figures Pics
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 11:41 AM
Saw these thanks to a RS forum member, Sallah.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/clonewars.jpg)

AWESOME.......
Title: Re: Official Clone Wars Figures Pics
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2008, 11:43 AM
Wow, thanks for posting that CHEWIE.  This looks like a great wave of figures, looking forward to it.
Title: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Rune Haako on January 30, 2008, 11:43 AM

From, http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3042281

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/sallah4life/clonewars.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 30, 2008, 11:46 AM
Nice find Rune! These look really sweet!
Title: Re: Official Clone Wars Figures Pics
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 11:47 AM
No problem Brian... I was having a bad day (well, week) at work... this gets my mind of it some.   :)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2008, 11:48 AM
This looks like a great wave, looking forward to it.  I'm really happy to see a spiffy version of the Obi-Wan in Armor figure, as well as all of the others.  It seems to cover many of people's "want lists" from the original Clone Wars series.  Nice lineup.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Ghost of QG on January 30, 2008, 11:50 AM
Great set. Some real good army builders in there.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 12:01 PM

From, http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3042281

For the first time ever, I beat you by two minutes (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16768.0).   :P

Edit - Looks like my topic got deleted. 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2008, 12:02 PM
Edit - Looks like my topic got deleted. 

No, it was merged into this one.

Just an admin note, since the "Clone Wars" section is now being used for the new Clone Wars 3D show, let's keep the talk of this wave in this (30AC) section for now...  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CaptainYoda on January 30, 2008, 12:02 PM
Those whole wave looks great.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 12:03 PM
Just an admin note, since the "Clone Wars" section is now being used for the new Clone Wars 3D show, let's keep the talk of this wave in this (30AC) section for now...  ;)

Can we still discuss the AT-TE over there?   :P
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2008, 12:04 PM
Can we still discuss the AT-TE over there?   :P

Yes, because it is intended to be a part of the "new" Clone Wars cartoon line and not the "old" Clone Wars cartoon (like these are)...

(yes, I know - confusing  :-[)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 12:05 PM
No, it was merged into this one.

Damn you're high tech!   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 30, 2008, 12:14 PM

From, http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3042281

For the first time ever, I beat you by two minutes (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16768.0).   :P

Edit - Looks like my topic got deleted. 

Nice Job Chewie for beating Rune by 2 minutes! Rune, still many thanks for the post, let's give Justin the credit on this one!

Sweet wave, time to fodderize the older ones I already have.......or trade them off.
Title: Re: Official Clone Wars Figures Pics
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 12:18 PM
I don't mind... Rune can have credit... but it's really Sallah at RS who came through with these.  What a great surprise!

Onto figure discussion... what does everyone think based on these pics?

Here's my initial reaction...

Vader - I'm pretty sure there will be high demand for this beat up version of the Dark Lord, so I think this is a solid repack.  Wouldn't mind seeing a FU Stormie in this too, but this is ok.

Kenobi - A very nice looking figure, though his beard looks very full... almost like a blend of the Animated style in the face.  Hard to tell though with such a small pic.

Scuba Clone - To me, I don't like the concept of underwater battles in Star Wars. I don't really know why that is.  I still think this looks like a solid figure though.  I see it as some interesting custom fodder more than anything.

Sae Sae Tiin - He looks wicked with the helmet.  I might get an extra for custom fodder... glad to see they decided to make this one.

Padme - Hoochie Mama!  Looks a lot better than the one we saw in the Battle Pack last year.  Definite upgrade. I hope she has nice articulation.

Lancer Droid - Rock on!  Very cool Hasbro.  I'm so glad they're making this.  I want several.  Those droids are wicked.

Mon Calamari - Perhaps my favorite of the wave... I love this species!  Reminds me of Freelo.   :)  But really, this looks fantastic.  Count me in for about 5-6.

Quarren - Again, looks wonderful.  Will be nice to have a few of them square off against the Mon Cal or some clones.

Quad Cannon Clone - Looks good, but I'm not that interested in it.

Durge - Hard for me to tell, but this could be the same sculpt as we saw before, but with a new head... hopefully two heads to represent his demise in the comics.

Anakin - I can't tell if this is a new sculpt or not.

Overall... WOW!  I need to save some money for these because I want multiples.  And these are scheduled to be out in April! 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jayson on January 30, 2008, 12:25 PM
Nice stuff overall. With the discovery of this image, what is really left for Hasbro to reveal/announce at Toyfair?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2008, 12:25 PM
Quote
Mon Calamari - Perhaps my favorite of the wave... I love this species!  Reminds me of Freelo.     But really, this looks fantastic.  Count me in for about 5-6.

Granted, we haven't seen close up pics of these yet - but this brings to mind the reason why I'd really like to see a resculpted Admiral Ackbar.  Sculpts have come a long ways since the POTF2 days, we're due for a new one.  Anyways, back to the Clone Wars discussion ;).
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2008, 12:27 PM
Nice stuff overall. With the discovery of this image, what is really left for Hasbro to reveal/announce at Toyfair?

2008 Wave 4?  Clone Wars 3D toys?  Indy 4?  Other Vehicles?  More from TFU?
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 30, 2008, 12:27 PM
Nice stuff overall. With the discovery of this image, what is really left for Hasbro to reveal/announce at Toyfair?

Wave 4 & maybe 5 (they should be summer release not fall CW) and the rest of the comics packs and maybe the new evo sets.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 30, 2008, 12:28 PM
2008 Wave 4?  Clone Wars 3D toys?  Indy 4?  Other Vehicles?  More from TFU?

Sorry Jeff for the double post, you beat me to it and I missed the TFU stuff.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2008, 12:31 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking that we'll see at least another wave beyond this one (plus, better pics of this one), and then a big preview of the Clone Wars line.  We'll (finally) see the AT-TE, and probably some other vehicles, and most likely the Evolutions sets we've heard about this week.  We'll probably see some comic packs as well.  The way Hasbro has been talking in Q and A's (and not revealing anything on their site), it sounds like Toy Fair would be a big deal for them, but we'll see.  Everything so far has looked pretty good, but I have to say I kind of hope we see something OT at Toy Fair :).  Like we've discussed before, another example of Hasbro not breaking their own news.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 30, 2008, 12:42 PM
SHIITE, now THAT'S a wave I'm looking forward too!

Clone Armored Obi! Sweet, put me down for one.
Scuba trooper! YES. 5 for me!
Clone Armored Saesee Tiin! Sweet, put me down for one of him as well.
Snowbunny Padme-hmmm, this one looks like it's better-note the possible knee articulation. I'll prolly get it, if it's a new fig.
IG-Lancer droid! YES. 5 for me!
Mon Cal Warrior. YES. 5 for me.
Quarren Soldier. YES. 5 for me!
Clone Heavy gunner (or whatever he's going to be called).  Sweet, put me down for one.

So that's 24 figs from one wave....whew, I'm glad I'm NOT massive army building any more. I could have easily seen me getting 10 scuba troopers, and 15-20 of the MonCals and Quarren.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: evenflow on January 30, 2008, 01:31 PM
I have to say of the 3 waves we have seen so far, this is by far the best one. They all look pretty cool. I hope toy fair shows us the ROTJ wave.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: ctonra on January 30, 2008, 01:48 PM
OK this makes up for the disappointing toy run i just came back from.   and found nothing.   this wave all i can say is wow.  I want them all.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 02:03 PM
Nice stuff overall. With the discovery of this image, what is really left for Hasbro to reveal/announce at Toyfair?

Ultimate.

Death Star.

Playset.

 :P
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2008, 02:28 PM
Um, yeah, no.  (on the playset ;))

As for this wave, looks neat.  Why am I not surprised that there are better versions of Obi-clone/Padme snowbunny now given I actually bought the battlepacks to get them previously ::)  I think I've finally learned my lesson and I'm no longer jumping on anything in a pack to get a single figure, unless it's been clearanced.  Sigh.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: ctonra on January 30, 2008, 02:36 PM
Morgbug
Yeah, I guess we will see alot of those figures for sale or trade.   as people get these two far better new ones. 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 03:07 PM
Um, yeah, no.  (on the playset ;))

I know, I know.  Let's see how the AT-TE does though... maybe if they see a large scale item sell through, they might try something crazy.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: MetalJedi on January 30, 2008, 03:49 PM
Well looks like I'll be getting a couple of cases of this wave as well.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2008, 05:57 PM
Outstanding set-up of figures there...  Guess the rumors held true on it.  It really worries me as to what the CW3D line's going to look like though now.  :-\ 

Good stuff, now if only it's easy to find.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darby on January 30, 2008, 06:09 PM
This without a doubt, no hyperbole, is the best wave ever.   :)  Finally the Clone Obi and Padme's we've been asking for (good versions anyways) for years.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JangoTat on January 30, 2008, 06:11 PM
This without a doubt, no hyperbole, is the best wave ever.   :)  Finally the Clone Obi and Padme's we've been asking for (good versions anyways) for years.  Fantastic.

i wont be saying that about those figure just yet. i mean these are not exactly the most clear of pics. But if all those are SA or close enough to it then i am super happy for it. Best part is it is only wave three....so Canada has to get them in.....right? :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: speedermike on January 30, 2008, 06:13 PM
I think it's just so cool to have so many "new" sculpts that have never been made in any form.  And I don't count the other Obi-Wan with the drape over. clip on armour.  That thing was horrible.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 06:14 PM
I just can't believe how many great army builders are in this wave... and the variety!   8)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 30, 2008, 07:11 PM
oh sweet Moses.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Reid on January 30, 2008, 08:08 PM
While the figures look nice, I'm just not interested in this wave. Might pick up a couple figures, but i'm far more pumped for the ROTJ or ESB waves.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on January 30, 2008, 08:08 PM
Crap.

I was really hoping there wouldn't be a wave impressive enough to warrant buying each figure and multiples. This is that wave. I think that this is without doubt by far the best wave ever.

It has Saesee, a figure I've wanted ever since I first saw him on the show. A new Obi-Wan to replace the piece of **** from the battle pack. An improved (I would hope so) Illum Padme. SCUBA Trooper, which I will need several of as the Mon Calamari episode and its scenes may quite possibly be my favorite of the entire Star Wars universe. But what I think the best part of this wave is is the diversity and coolness of the army builders (Mon Calamari, Quarren, and IG Droid) rather than a ****load of ridiculous made up clone repaints, which they could have easily gotten away with throwing in a wave like this.

I'm thinking that the Mon Calamari, Quarren, and SCUBA Trooper are probably gonna be among my favorite figures ever. I'm really excited.  ;D


Oh yeah...everyone in that wave has some good customizing potential as well. Ugh, I'm gonna be broke for a long time after this... :P

Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 30, 2008, 08:20 PM
I'm thinking that the Mon Calamari, Quarren, and SCUBA Trooper are probably gonna be among my favorite figures ever. I'm really excited.  ;D


Oh yeah...everyone in that wave has some good customizing potential as well. Ugh, I'm gonna be broke for a long time after this... :P

Agreed 100%...
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: manglord on January 30, 2008, 09:20 PM
Good grief man! Those all look so good..gonna have to get 'em all. Hope the head sculpt for Padme is better......It's funny, I never thought Natalie Portman was hot until i saw all the various figures and how they just fell short of capturing her likeness. I really like the Scuba Clone, Just hope the make some kind of sea creature for the clone to battle with like those seal type dudes. Can't wait!
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: King_Maul on January 30, 2008, 09:33 PM
Yup, this is a nice looking wave.  I'm most eager to see the new Snowbunny and clone armored Obi to see how much improved they are.  I guess the same can be said for the ARC Trooper w/Quad Gun.  I'm looking forward to these new figures although my pocketbook isn't. 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Rune Haako on January 30, 2008, 09:43 PM
Bigger pic,

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/tac08-wave3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Artoo on January 30, 2008, 09:46 PM
Might pick a couple Scuba Clones & ARCs.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JangoTat on January 30, 2008, 10:22 PM
wow all figures look SA :o and is it just me or does it also look like its a cloth kama on the clone   ???
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JediJman on January 30, 2008, 11:34 PM
wow all figures look SA :o and is it just me or does it also look like its a cloth kama on the clone   ???

I tink its just you.  All three of the aliens in this wave are incredible - great to have the cal armies to fight with shirtless kit, who is probably one of my top 5 figs ever.   :-*
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 31, 2008, 09:09 AM
Don't me wrong, I think any give episode of the CW cartoon is far superior to ROTS, however, this wave just doesn't excite me at all. I look forward to the Obi-Wan and the Quad Clone, but that's it.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JangoTat on January 31, 2008, 10:42 AM
I just hope Tinn has a removable helmet.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on January 31, 2008, 01:24 PM
^ So do I... but it looks like it's not nearly bulky enough to be removable... let's hope it is though.

Looks like Padme's hood is sculpted, that's awesome.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: ctonra on January 31, 2008, 03:32 PM
So which figures looked like they are kitbashed or have some parts from existing figures.

General Obi-wan looks to be a mod clone with arc boots
Lancer looks like vitage IG-88
and the quad gun trooper is a given

Not that it makes them any less cool, or will it stop me from buying them on sight
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 31, 2008, 04:29 PM
So which figures looked like they are kitbashed or have some parts from existing figures.

General Obi-wan looks to be a mod clone with arc boots
Lancer looks like vitage IG-88
and the quad gun trooper is a given

Not that it makes them any less cool, or will it stop me from buying them on sight

It seems very minimal. If you look closely at the quad gunner it appears he has the ball jointed hips, the stance is too wide. He has a new karma and gun to boot so outside of the head he seems new. Same goes for Obi he also appears to have ball jointed hips to ride a speederbike. Outside of the legs & lower arms it appears the Lancer is 80% new.

This wave is really exciting, to me by far the best EU/non-movie stuff yet.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Ben on January 31, 2008, 11:51 PM
Well, I guess I'm in for this whole wave.  :P
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JediJman on February 1, 2008, 12:00 AM
Don't me wrong, I think any give episode of the CW cartoon is far superior to ROTS, however, this wave just doesn't excite me at all. I look forward to the Obi-Wan and the Quad Clone, but that's it.

Amazing - these are two of my least favorite, though the lancer droid and Scuba clone are actually worse. Sounds like little consensus on which figs people are most excited about, which is my definition of a well put together line (less chance of HTFs and peg warmers).
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2008, 12:13 PM
Someone has posted High_Res shots of these over in the RS forums...wow Padme looks amazing!
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2008, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the heads up Scott!  Wow, this wave really does look great to me.  That might be the best Padme figure we've ever gotten.  The others look really good too - seems to be a lot of use of soft goods - which I guess some people like and some people don't.  The sculpts and articulation look pretty nice overall to me though.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2008, 02:34 PM
Galactic Hunter (http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=3607&fullsize=1) has the full scan up (the same pics from the RS forums, but all together) for anyone interested.  Here's the regular sized version, with the large one at the linky:

(http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/albums/2008/normal_Wave3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JangoTat on February 1, 2008, 02:42 PM
All the figures look great. however i really am not liking that head on obi...does look right at all...and i doubt he will come with a helmet.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 1, 2008, 03:47 PM
Is it me or does the heavy clone gunner look like he has a removable helmet?? It sure looks like there is a flesh colored neck there.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2008, 03:48 PM
Quote
Is it me or does the heavy clone gunner look like he has a removable helmet?? It sure looks like there is a flesh colored neck there.

I kind of thought it looked that way too.  I also wonder if SaeSee Tiin's helmet slides down over his head, which would be pretty cool.  Hopefully we'll see at Toy Fair.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on February 1, 2008, 03:57 PM
When vintage IG-88 came out, I immediately said how easily they could adapt that figure with its modular construction style to making an IG-Lancer droid...  I think that's what they've done by the looks of things.  If that's the case, that's one poseable droid coming.

I love them all so far...  The Obi-Wan's head isn't ideal, but at the same time it very much looks like the cartoon...  I'm ok with that then.  I have clone helmets here in abundance too, so I may just try fitting one to him or something. 

A great wave top to bottom.  The kind you order a case of.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on February 1, 2008, 04:16 PM
The kind you order a case of.

I'm thinking about 4 cases...
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on February 1, 2008, 04:28 PM
Padme is looking really great. I do hope Obi-Wan comes with his helmet and Saesee comes with his cape. I hope I can control myself with this wave, but...doubtful.  :-\

It's gonna be another expensive year.  :'(
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: MetalJedi on February 1, 2008, 04:44 PM
The kind you order a case of.

I'm thinking about 4 cases...

Unfortunately I was thinking the same.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jeff on February 1, 2008, 06:00 PM
Breaking news from Hasbro.... we're going to be waiting a while for these figures.  :(


"We have previously announced that there would be three waves of our 30th Anniversary basic figures in Spring. That has now been changed - there will be only two. The last wave (on shelf approx. early March) will be The Force Unleashed wave. Due to some last minute delays, the previous third wave has been picked up and moved to the new Fall basic figure line. Nothing will be bumped from the Fall line....these will just be added in.
 
Fans should not worry as all figures will be coming to the shelf, including General Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Saesee Tiin, Clone Scuba trooper, and more. More details on this assortment will be released at Toy Fair. Similarly, due to production delays, we are pushing back the debut of the next wave of comic packs (including Anakin/Durge and Asaaj/Tol Skorr) until fall as well, but all announced packs *will* be coming out. "
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on February 1, 2008, 06:04 PM
DAMNIT!!!!!!!  That's ok though.  I'm thinking a lot of these will show up on ebay loose this summer...
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: ctonra on February 1, 2008, 06:06 PM
So basicly everything is comeing out at the end of the year and nothing will be out through the summer except for one wave of legends?  
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: ctonra on February 1, 2008, 06:07 PM
And I guess we will all be racing around tring to get these waves as they hit two at a time in the fall ( i have afeeling this is going to be wave 5 all over again. blink and you will miss it.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: evenflow on February 1, 2008, 06:08 PM
Maybe they rethought it and will putting them in the clone wars packaging.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JangoTat on February 1, 2008, 07:08 PM
It sucks that we will only be seeing two waves of figures until clone wars comes out. What was hasbro thinking!?!
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darby on February 1, 2008, 07:36 PM
I can wait for this, the greatest wave ever, but I'm not looking forward to repeat of last year's 5 waves in 4 weeks adventure.  So from March to... August?  No figs? 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on February 1, 2008, 07:36 PM
I think there are two reasons for this.

1) Like evenflow said - packaging, packaging, packaging.

2) There's still a lot of retailers with TAC stuff clogging pegs, and TAC is still shipping.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2008, 07:45 PM
I don't think this means we'll only have 2 waves until late summer, it's more like there will be 5 waves instead of 6 by the time Comic Con comes around.  We'll find out for sure in 2 weeks but I don't think we're going to have that much of a dry spell.  Seems like horrible planning to me though, they have known the Clone Wars stuff was coming out this fall, not sure why they wanted to shoehorn this wave in here anyway

And...I'm surprised TFU wave wasn't pushed back as well
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2008, 07:52 PM
I don't think this means we'll only have 2 waves until late summer, it's more like there will be 5 waves instead of 6 by the time Comic Con comes around.  We'll find out for sure in 2 weeks but I don't think we're going to have that much of a dry spell.  Seems like horrible planning to me though, they have known the Clone Wars stuff was coming out this fall, not sure why they wanted to shoehorn this wave in here anyway

And...I'm surprised TFU wave wasn't pushed back as well

I hope that Scott is right about this (although the break, along with the Indy stuff hitting in that time, wouldn't be so bad I guess).  It just seems like a long time to go with only two waves on the pegs.  Granted, there will be exclusives (like Order 66 packs), Evolutions, and some comic packs as well - but even so, the basic line is the bread and butter.  I hope there is something else in there and that just this wave is getting pushed back until later (although I'm sad to see that, because the wave looks amazing).  Man, I'm really looking forward to Toy Fair to see what's on the way this year for sure.  I can't remember stuff getting so juggled around and pushed back as there has been the past couple years.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Diddly on February 1, 2008, 08:13 PM
GOOD. This gives me time to catch up on SW stuff (haven't seen anything past Endor wave 07, not that I've been looking hard though) and to get hooked on the Indiana Jones line.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth Broem on February 1, 2008, 08:15 PM
Well it makes sense that this comes closer to the launch of the CW series.  I like each figure in the wave.  I'll definately buy each one.  I really like the SCUBA figure, but I always wanted and underwater stormtrooper since I was a kid.   A geeky and goofy fantasy but oh well.  All in all pretty cool stuff in my opinion.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 2, 2008, 09:19 AM
Interesting new on the delay. While it doesn't bother me due to wave content, in the end it'd just going to come up an bite us in the end with an expensive fall.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 2, 2008, 09:37 AM
I think the delay might be healthy for the line.

They said they are still shipping Waves 6, 7.5 & 8 (odd that they skipped over Wave 7, but oh well).

We know there will be LOTS of Saga Legends, there are so many variants coming, our heads are going to spin - forget the five new figures, they'll be the easy ones - the three new pit droid sets, the SA 501st and the two remaining Sandtroopers will have us all scrambling to complete our SL sets.

There will be four more Evolutions sets, the second round of Order-66 2-packs and some exclusive vehicles/beasts if the rumor reports are to be believed. Not to mention the two 3-packs for TFU.

What was supposed to be the final Comic 2-pack wave for 2007 is finally shipping now and I'm sure there will be another wave in between these and the wave with Anakin/Durge.

And to top it all off, they are going to ship 2008 Waves 1 and 2 between now and the fall.

As far as I'm concerned that's plenty of product, especially when you factor in the IJ onslaught in April/May.

In fact, I'm willing to bet that the machines/assembly lines that make Star Wars figures had to be "lent out" to the IJ line so they could have enough product on the shelves for the launch of that line. And I'm MORE than fine with that - with the way Hasbro has been talking in recent Q&A's it looks like they have plans to make the IJ line MASSIVE and as much as I would love to get into it, I'm starting to think I might pass.

After the heavy fall/x-mas season last year, I will welcome the break, save up some $$$ and make the impact of the 2008 fall/x-mas SW offerings less painful.

 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 2, 2008, 10:37 AM
...
In fact, I'm willing to bet that the machines/assembly lines that make Star Wars figures had to be "lent out" to the IJ line so they could have enough product on the shelves for the launch of that line. And I'm MORE than fine with that - with the way Hasbro has been talking in recent Q&A's it looks like they have plans to make the IJ line MASSIVE and as much as I would love to get into it, I'm starting to think I might pass...

I've already had to make that decision. Really it's not that bad. And think of it this way, with many other people scrambling to get IJ stuff, that should make it easier for you to get SW stuff. That's what I'm hoping for at least.

Others will be broke trying to get both lines...lol.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 3, 2008, 09:01 AM
Good point on all points Sal. I'm planning on picking up an Indy, but that's it, and if this all saves me some gas by getting easily caught up on SW, I'll be even happier.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on February 3, 2008, 11:04 AM
Yeah, at this point with the Heroes line coming out as well, and Mighty Muggs, I will probably have to just buy SA Indy and maybe only a couple others from IJ if I have any hope of being able to keep collecting the basic figure line.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 3, 2008, 01:05 PM
As much as I am looking forward to this wave (since it's pretty much every figure I could have ever asked for from the original CW series), I have to agree with Pete that I think it's going to be healthy for the line.  While I don't think that everything is going to stop completely after Wave 2 (TFU), I think that no actual new basic figures for a few months might be a good thing.  It'll help fulfill demand for figures a lot of people still have not found, get some of the later run variants (such as the SL Pit Droids and the SA 501st) out in better numbers, and also give Hasbro a chance to do some true refresher cases with figures that are still somewhat difficult to find (i.e. Wave 5, amongst others).  Since the CW line will probably be starting in August or so (alongside what I assume will be a new ongoing Saga-inclusive line), Hasbro can ship 30AC stuff until May of 2008 (making it truly the end of the 30th year), and then everyone can clear out the previous SKUs for Saga Legends/2006 TSC and 30AC, and the pegs will be bare for the Clone Wars and Inclusive Saga lines.

Hasbro's still going to have a lot outside of basic figures on the way, though, since another wave of comic packs (Thrawn/Karrde and a few other non-CW related characters) was announced (although not confirmed), and we still have Grievous' Starfighter and the AT-AP (as well as the Utapau and Mustafar JSF rereleases) to look forward to in the vehicle range.  Then you figure in the Target exclusive Order 66 sets, the four upcoming Evolutions sets, and probably a few other exclusive items in the Spring, and even though there isn't a lot of "new" stuff being released, the schedule is still quite full.

So yeah, bring on the "drought" so that way we can prepare for the deluge in the fall. :)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JediJman on February 3, 2008, 02:51 PM
I disagree.  If they were going to take a breather, they should have done it a few months back when W5-W8 were all hitting at once.  We already have '08 W1 hitting retail, so that means one more wave of new figs for 6-7 months?  That's a pretty long time for collectors and kids to wait, and I can certainly see people losing interest when the gap gets that large.  Marvel Legends was kicking out new figs pretty regularly, but with the W2 stall last year, a bunch of people lost interest ...I can definitely see that happening with SW.  My ideal timing would be a new batch of figs every 8 weeks or so.

Personally, I'm happy to have a break on my bank account and will still collect whenever the stuff comes out, but I don't think waiting this long is a good thing for the line in the long run. 
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 3, 2008, 08:50 PM
Another possibility that occured to me is that for both AOTC and ROTS, Hasbro released "sneak preview" waves. So if we're getting wave 1 now, wave 2 in March, SL '08 in April - I'm willing to bet we might see a CW sneak preview wave in June and then the onslaught of CW product in August to coincide with the theatrical release of the first three episodes of the series.

When you look at it that way, that's plenty of new waves plus the other lines like comic 2 packs, battle packs (a big seller with kids), and exclusives - there is plenty of product coming between now and the fall IMHO.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: JediJman on February 4, 2008, 09:39 PM
Another possibility that occured to me is that for both AOTC and ROTS, Hasbro released "sneak preview" waves. So if we're getting wave 1 now, wave 2 in March, SL '08 in April - I'm willing to bet we might see a CW sneak preview wave in June and then the onslaught of CW product in August to coincide with the theatrical release of the first three episodes of the series.

When you look at it that way, that's plenty of new waves plus the other lines like comic 2 packs, battle packs (a big seller with kids), and exclusives - there is plenty of product coming between now and the fall IMHO.

Comic 2-packs were listed as delayed as well.  :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jeff on February 4, 2008, 10:06 PM
Once again, a reminder that according to Hasbro this wave of figures is based on character designs from the old 2003-2005 Cartoon Network cartoon series and has nothing to do with the new 2008 cartoon...

All the posts about the new cardback for the new cartoon figures have been removed from this thread and merged into the The Clone Wars (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16805) thread on the same topic.
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: Nathan on February 4, 2008, 11:09 PM
Hot damn ... this is easily one of my favorite waves ever. (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/ValinKenobi/Forums/booyahdance.gif)

But at the same time ... "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in." I had just resolved to go cold turkey for a while since I no longer have the money or time to keep up with even my minimal want list. But now they come out with this wave of awesomeness that I've been waiting 4 years for? Couldn't these have come out in like 2004 or 5? :'(

Hasbro, why must you torture me? (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/boese/n046.gif)
Title: Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
Post by: IshiTib on February 5, 2008, 10:28 AM
both warriors are looking good, the calamari is a must-have, i like padme and the lancer droid, too
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2008, 02:01 PM
JediInsider (http://jediinsider.net/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FLegacy_Collection%2FWave_2) has carded (front and back) pics of this wave up.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2008, 02:04 PM
Those appear to be mockups.  It doesn't look like it's the final printing on the cardbacks.  But it does reveal the numbering for this wave.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on June 10, 2008, 02:14 PM
Not sure why numbering matters, but is this wave going to be out on July 26?  It's not supposed to be, is it?

These new pics are a treat to see.  I really am going to be spending a lot of dough here... maybe the most anticipated wave for me since the original VOTC stuff.

Scuba Clone - Originally I wasn't too hot on this idea, but it's starting to grow on me now.  Count me in for 3-4 probably.

Heavy Weapons Trooper - Still not that excited by this, but it does look cool... probably want 2 of them.

IG Lancer Droid - Gulp!  This looks even better now... I want at least 5-6 of them.  Damnit!!!

Mon Cal Soldier - Ugh... this might be my fave of the wave... gimme 5-6 please.

Quarren Warrior - Curses!  I want 5-6 of this too!

Padme - Who doesn't want this hottie?  I'll take two please.

Obi Wan - Might actually be able to pass on this... stupid looking.

Saesee Tiin - I want 2 of them, but really just for customs.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jayson on June 10, 2008, 02:28 PM
Not sure why numbering matters, but is this wave going to be out on July 26?  It's not supposed to be, is it?

From JI:

Wave 2 of the "Legacy Collection" is due out on 8/10/2008 with 8 figures.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on June 10, 2008, 02:45 PM
Thanks... that's two weeks about after the initial launch... something tells me we'll either find a few leaks of them on July 26, or they won't be found until at least September.   ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2008, 02:50 PM
Not sure why numbering matters, but is this wave going to be out on July 26? 

Some of us keep and/or administer checklists.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jayson on June 10, 2008, 03:06 PM
Not sure why numbering matters, but is this wave going to be out on July 26? 

Some of us keep and/or administer checklists.

Yep.  ;)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on June 10, 2008, 03:11 PM
I'm not a completist by any means... never kept a Star Wars checklist (or any toy checklist) before... just did for some baseball cards back in the day when trying to fill in holes for card sets.  :)

For those folks though, and for toyguide maintenance, I can see the relevance.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on June 10, 2008, 08:52 PM
From JI:

Wave 2 of the "Legacy Collection" is due out on 8/10/2008 with 8 figures.


That's what Hasbro's Powerpoint thing said, but those are notoriously inaccurate.  Also, in movie years-- and this is a movie year-- a lot of times figure waves have arrived early, with numberous ROTS and AOTC releases showing up-- at some stores-- on launch day.  With packaged samples arriving now, it's entirely possible these MAY be available, if not widely, on 7/26.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 11, 2008, 09:16 AM
Does it bother anyone else that the IG Lancer droid is using weapons that may not have been created yet?
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth Broem on June 11, 2008, 09:31 AM
All that bothers me is that they did not release the Lancer droid on a speeder bike.  I think they had to put in some weapons to help spice it up a bit.  Although they will probably release a 2 pack some day with bikes I assume?
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on June 11, 2008, 09:33 AM
Although they will probably release a 2 pack some day with bikes I assume?

I hope so, and I can see them doing it. That's why I'm not gonna buy too many of the single-carded bikeless version.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2008, 10:19 AM
Does it bother anyone else that the IG Lancer droid is using weapons that may not have been created yet?

(http://jediinsider.net/g/albums/Hasbro/Legacy_Collection/Wave_2/IG_Lancer_Droid_01.jpg)

^ Nah, I'm not going to let an accessory to a figure bother me.  It's an easy swap with countless other weapons I'd think.

I just hope that the lance doesn't warp.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 11, 2008, 04:25 PM
The Sae See Tin is a bit disappointing to me. the body looks too thin and the head sculpt appears to be the Saga 2002 sculpt. The Obi Wan is much better that the BP versions but not a home run. the rest of the wave is friggin awesome!!!

The Lancer is turning out to be my favorite in this wave thus far.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Diddly on June 11, 2008, 04:55 PM
Great wave, a rare one where I'll have to make sure I get everything in it. Looks like Padme uses parts from the Evolutions figure.

And be honest, how many of you are going to take the Scuba Troopers into the bathtub?
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2008, 05:10 PM
And be honest, how many of you are going to take the Scuba Troopers into the bathtub?

 :D
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedipurge on June 11, 2008, 05:51 PM
And be honest, how many of you are going to take the Scuba Troopers into the bathtub?

Just don't sit on him  :P
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on June 11, 2008, 06:04 PM
Uh oh! Big gooberfish!!! :D
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on June 22, 2008, 05:04 AM
A few new photos of the figures loose popped up tonight... 

Check out the full story (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1214125159,92733,) to see pictures of the ARC Quad-Gunner, Quarren Soldier, and Armored Tinn all loose.  The Quad Gunner's cannon is one BFG.  ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_ARCGunnerLoose_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_QuarrenLoose_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_TinnLoose_TN.jpg)

The more I see this wave, the more I think this may be my "go broke" wave of the year.  Every figure in it looks like such a winner...  I hope they're all as good in person.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 22, 2008, 09:52 AM
That Quad gun is huge! The figure looks like it has a bunch of new parts. That's kind of a surprise.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 24, 2008, 02:41 AM
Those pics definitely showcase how great this wave is going to be.  The Quarren soldier looks fantastic and I'm very excited to get Saesee Tiin with his helmet.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedipurge on June 24, 2008, 12:29 PM
That Quad gun is huge!

That's what she said  :P
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on June 24, 2008, 05:45 PM
I'm gonna go broke just army-building the Mon Calamari critters and SCUBA Troopers! I've been dying to have figures based on that episode since...well, since that episode. :)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 16, 2008, 09:31 AM
Opened this wave last night. Here are my impressions:

General Obi-Wan - one of the best figures of the wave and a nice surprise to find he has ball jointed hips. Great sculpt, good design, near maximum articulation and the head sculpt has attitude.

Scuba Clone - I have to admit that I like this figure better than I thought I would, well designed, though standard hip articulation.

Saesee Tin - Great figure. Hip motion is limited but the plastic skirt, but still well done.

Snow Bunny Padme - very decent figure. Working holster with the new standard articulation (ball knee and elbow joints.)

IG Droid - pretty much the VATC IG-88 with new shoulders. A tad frail and the arms fall out easy.

Mon Calamari - It's alright. No knee articulation.

Quarren soldier - nice sculpted but again jipped on the knee articulation.

Clone Gunner - one of the other best figures of the wave, totally cool and the gun is well designed.

R4 Droid - I like it better than I thought, though both have only removable third legs.

R7 Droid - Again, much better in person than in pictures.

Overall - surprisingly good wave.

Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedipurge on July 16, 2008, 11:18 AM
Opened this wave last night. Here are my impressions:

and what no pics  ;)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 17, 2008, 09:08 AM
I'm having issues with posting pics. The pictures are okay at first, but then my host site does something and they go away. :(
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 17, 2008, 09:51 AM
A few new photos of the figures loose popped up tonight... 

Check out the full story (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1214125159,92733,) to see pictures of the ARC Quad-Gunner, Quarren Soldier, and Armored Tinn all loose.  The Quad Gunner's cannon is one BFG.  ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_ARCGunnerLoose_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_QuarrenLoose_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/08Legacy_TinnLoose_TN.jpg)

The more I see this wave, the more I think this may be my "go broke" wave of the year.  Every figure in it looks like such a winner...  I hope they're all as good in person.

I hear ya Jesse. I'm getting a squad of 5 for each of the Quarren, Mon Cal, IG and Scuba trooper. I'm limiting myself to that.  Used to be I'd go crazy army building. But thankfully, I've all but cured myself of that trend. No more 20-40 of certain army building type figures. Hell that wave alone would have cost me over a thou. Instead it's closer to $250 for my wants for that wave. Still a bit, but MUCH less than usual.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on July 17, 2008, 07:06 PM
Used to be I'd go crazy army building. But thankfully, I've all but cured myself of that trend. No more 20-40 of certain army building type figures. Hell that wave alone would have cost me over a thou. Instead it's closer to $250 for my wants for that wave. Still a bit, but MUCH less than usual.

You're so inspirational. :'(

For me...no such luck. As far as this wave goes, that is. I can usually control myself, but with the aliens and Scuba Troopers in this wave, I've lost all hope of moderation. :-\
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2008, 07:10 PM
I'm figuring 10 of any given trooper type, maybe 12 of the Scuba Trooper...  2 of the heavy gunner though as he's an ARC member so I don't have a compelling urge to go nuts on "special forces" guys.  The Quarren and Mon Cal I'd like a handful of each though, so I figure 10 of either would be nice.

I may get a little heavier army building going with the IG-Lancer Droid though, as droids always seem to need to have double the numbers of a Clone army. :)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: evenflow on July 18, 2008, 06:04 PM
So i go to target today and actually get them to pull out a case of legacy figures. Sadly it was not wave 1 and Yarna still escapes me but i was more than happy to buy the wave any way  :) The best part was the figures rang up at 4.64!!!!!!!  :o i didn't realize it til i got to the car becuase i was very eager to pay and run. Anyway so it was a good bargain today  ;D


(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0045.jpg)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on July 18, 2008, 06:55 PM
 :o :o :o :o

Why doesn't this kind of stuff ever happen to me? :'(

Congrats on such a beautiful score! :)
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedipurge on July 18, 2008, 07:27 PM
Don't take it the wrong way evenflow but I hate you right now ;)
And loath you that you got them at $4.64  :-*
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on July 18, 2008, 11:42 PM
Nice score evenflow, very nice... 

That's a figure erection moment.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 25, 2008, 12:22 AM
I've opened up the Obi-Wan, Lancer Droid, Quad-gun Clone and Scuba Clone so far.

This is a really fantastic wave of figures.

I was totally surprised to see that they gave Obi-Wan ball-joint hips like Commander Gree - that was a nice touch.

I'm going to open the other four from this wave now - I can't wait to put together the R7!
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: jedipurge on July 25, 2008, 11:57 AM
question for those that have these, I seen the pics of them but not with the packs removed and showing the back.  How are the quad gun and scuba clones pack attach to them? 
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 25, 2008, 07:05 PM
question for those that have these, I seen the pics of them but not with the packs removed and showing the back.  How are the quad gun and scuba clones pack attach to them? 

The Quad Gun Clone backpack has a hook that slides into a hole in the armor backplate, similar in the same way the Antennae slotted into the back of the SA Clone sculpt. This holds the backpack and the mechanical "arms" that then plug into the quad canon.

The Scuba Clone's backpack has a peg that inserts into a hole in the armor backplate, similar to the Jetpack Deluxe Clone.

I hope that helps answer your questions.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on July 26, 2008, 08:28 PM
Got most of this wave at Midnight Madness this morning. Here's my brief thoughts/descriptions/comments...

Clone Scuba Trooper- The 'go broke' army builder of the year without a doubt. He's a figure I've wanted forever so I'm glad to finally have him. I got five, and will probably try to get quite a few more. If I have one complaint, it's the removable flippers, which were a bit annoying trying to get in just right.

Mon Calamari Warrior- Best. Figure. Ever. I really can't expand on it much more than that, I just love this figure in every single way. I bought two, and will probably get a couple more.

Quarren Soldier- Also awesome. I'm gonna need to make a Mon Calamari diorama for all these terrific figures we got from this episode.

Padme- Best. Padme. Ever. I was actually very pleasantly surprised by this figure. It makes me so glad I skipped the crappy battle pack from last year.

IG Lancer Droid- It's nice. The sculpt is excellent, but the fragile arms and legs pop out easily. It's a great figure though, and I will get a couple more to make a little speeder bike group.


This wave certainly does not disappoint. I'm looking forward to finishing it with General Tiin and more of the three incredible army builders. On the fence with the other clone (the one with the big gun), but I'll probably end up with a couple of them too.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Reid on July 27, 2008, 10:11 PM
Picked up my lone figure from this wave, a SCUBA Trooper, at Midnight Madness.

Clone SCUBA Trooper- Perhaps rivaled only by Yarna for my favorite Legacy figure so far. I've always loved the design; it's conceivable, yet unique. The figure turned out fantastic, I'm happy to say. The little shark/dish tattoo on his oxygen tanks is a nifty addition, and I love his removable flippers. Although I've been burnt out on anything Clone/GAR related for the past two years, this figure has re-ignited my interest in clones. Overall, an excellent figure.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2008, 03:46 AM
I got 2 more of these (Padme and Scuba Clone) tonight, so now I need Sae Sae and I'm done with Wave 2...

Can't wait to find him as he looks incredible.

As a wave, in a nutshell, I'm disappointed only in:

-no knees on Calamari & Quarren...  As army builders, they deserved them.  Sure they're under water figures and all, but no knees?  Bummer.

-dull colors on Mon Cal weapons...  The solid pearly blue color is lame.  Some paint would've gone a long way on this gear.

-IG Lancer Droid has a rough time holding his lance...  Not too bad, but now we need a bike for him.  Battlepack time! :P

-Padme's stance...  Too wide, but fixable.

I'd say nothing up there, but maybe the knee joints, annoyed me really.  This may be the best wave Hasbro has ever made to me.  They wrapped up the main figures I wanted from CW2D and now I really hope they get into some of the more obscure stuff.  Hasbro did great with these...  :)  And I'm lovin' building droids.  It's such a stupid thing to be so happy to do it, but it's fun for some odd reason.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 28, 2008, 09:24 AM
I think it was Wednesday that Target caught and corrected their wave 2 DCPI error.  :(
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Diddly on July 30, 2008, 01:55 AM
I've only opened the Obi-Wan from this wave so far and he's kind of disappointing. The ball jointed hips are oddly positioned, and the armor prevents him from having a normal looking sitting pose. Also the paintjobs on all the ones I saw were Indiana Jones line horrible, at least on the facial hair. I got the most decent looking one but he still looks like a constipated Irishman and not AOTC Ewan McGregor. Also the helmet, when put on, is really wide and looks way too cartoonish.

I still need to get Tiin and Padme from this wave, and a few more Scuba Troopers.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2008, 01:54 AM
I FINALLY got Sae Sae Tinn in armor, and he rocketh doth house.  Though I find it odd he could survive in the vacuum of space, especially since he seems to not be wearing gloves, I do think the job Hasbro did on this figure is SUPERB.  The sculpt details are uber detailed, the articulation is pretty perfect, the skirt, while plastic, doesn't hinder his articulation much...  Just lots to love.

I finally saw him tonight, only one at the WM I was at, and the low and behold I saw two at the next WM...  Go figure.  When it rains it pours I guess.

Now I have to track down extra scuba Clones because those are damned near impossible to find, and I wouldn't mind two more Quad Gunners too, mostly for the cannon.

This Clone Wars Wave is easily the best overall wave Hasbro's ever done IMO.  I'm bummed on the knees of the Mon Cal and Quarren, but beyond that this wave's 100% spot-on greatness.  Way to go Hasbro...  Far superior to Wave 1's offerings.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CaptainYoda on September 5, 2008, 11:08 AM
The Scuba Clone is one figure I have never seen on the pegs. Hoepfully I can track one down at some point.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jayson on September 5, 2008, 11:13 AM
Surprising... the Scuba clone (and the whole CW wave) as littered the peg at my local TRU for some time. It seems to be the only legends wave they are actually stocking.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2008, 01:37 PM
Here it's mostly Wave 1 though the Ewok is scarce...  Han, Ak Rev, and Yarna are easy pegwarmers though...  Luke tends to be a little less common but available, then Chewie, then the Jabba goon and then the Ewok is "rare" by comparison.

On the flip side, the CW wave is here and there but usually the only ones you can find with any sort of ease are the Mon Cal, Quarren, and Lancer droid...  I'm seeing more Padme too, but never see ANY of the Clones anywhere, and Sae Sae Tinn I just saw yesterday for the first time since his release.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: David on September 5, 2008, 08:00 PM
I have yet to find Saesee Tiin or the ARC Trooper with the big gun. Scuba Troopers are non-existent since release day, but lucky for me I bought six at Midnight Madness so although I would buy more if I had the chance, I wouldn't freak out if I never saw them again, which would probably be for the better since, well, I'm too poor to become an army builder. :-\
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: CaptainYoda on September 7, 2008, 12:33 PM
I found that elusive Scuba Clone at TRU yesterday.  The actually had two on the pegs. Next up for me is some of the repaint wave. Not all, just some.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2008, 12:17 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but I was listening to the Derryl DePriest interview on the Forcecast from last week - and when discussing the original Genndy Clone Wars series, he said that we may see "1 to 2 more figures" next year still from that series, and that one would be a build-a-droid.  With some digging, that might give us a clue to what one of the figures would be.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2008, 12:33 PM
In a recent JD Q&A they mentioned Captain Fordo was a likely candidate for release...

**There are still one or two figures (such as Fordo in Type II armor) that with Lucasfilm's permission we could possibly do (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1226379026,57577,).

As for the droid, well I'd like to see this guy - L8-L9 (http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/l8l9/index.html):

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/l8l9/img/eu_sm.jpg)

But, the other half of the Q&A answer I posted above said anything from the arena scene in the micro-series was doubtful, so I guess that means L8-L9 is doubtful as well.   :-\
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2008, 12:41 PM
He did specifically mention Fordo as well, so maybe that figure/character is getting pretty close to being confirmed at this point.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 24, 2008, 09:26 AM
I'm hoping for the little boy in the Mace Windu episode.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: David on December 24, 2008, 11:03 AM
It's really a bummer to think that Hasbro probably won't be doing much/any more from the micro-series. There's still a LOT of stuff I wanted to see made. :'(
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Darby on December 24, 2008, 11:26 AM
I agree.  The micro series was really the best thing about the prequels.  I think they've covered my major wants (this wave this year was a dream come true) but I'd still like to see a few figures here and there.  It's a shame that Lucasfilm seems to be treating this now as apocryphal with the new series.   :(
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 24, 2008, 04:03 PM
-IG Lancer Droid has a rough time holding his lance...  Not too bad, but now we need a bike for him.  Battlepack time! :P

I actually completely disregard the lance for this figure. I thought that scene was awesome, but also a little hokey. I just think the lancer droids look awesome running and gunning. I have them on my Separatist shelf like a little squad. In my mind, they're just a different kind of battle droid, maybe with a bit more specialized training and/or intelligence.

And since I have a huge dislike for the origin of IG-88 story, I like to just go with the idea that IG-88 is a holdover from the Clone Wars. Not a super-advanced secret Imperial project, just a really dangerous, old assassin droid that's managed to avoid the scrap heap for a long time.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: jedipurge on December 30, 2008, 06:03 PM
forgot the name of that book Lando, but the whole thing with all the backstories was craptastic.  I agree on the IG-88 he's just trying to survive.  I'd love to see the cartoon do a brand new shiny version of IG-88, as an upgrade to the Lancer droid.
Title: Re: Legacy Wave 2 - Clone Wars Micro-Series
Post by: Jesse James on December 30, 2008, 09:40 PM
I try not to take the 2D toons "literally"...  Kind of like a story retold...  Thus Mace's taking on millions of SBD's and a "super weapon" without any help, yet in the Arena he's barely holding his own against seemingly smaller odds with help. 

The Lancer concept though of explosive tips on the lances actually can make some military sense...  In WW2 Polish cavalry actually did more damage to the Germans in their assault into Poland than many of the other more conventional units they fielded.  Their armor was outmatched, as was their airforce, and their infantry folded equally fast.  Their cavalry actually mounted some resistance against the Germans for a time though...

Cavalry like that could do significant damage if mixed into the slow-moving artillery like in the cartoon...  Against more defensive targets like the AT-TE they'd begin losing ground, but the IG's were launched initially against artillery positions in the rear...  I kind of envision the lances then being tipped with an explosive, rather than being used for "jousting" and stuff...  That was sort of silly.

But I agree, to me the IG Lancers are just a different battledroid type...  Maybe more sturdy, more intelligent, and I envision them off the bike as well as on it.  I'd just like a set of them on the bikes since that's what the source material comes from ultimately.  I dug them cruising around behind the lines wreaking havoc on the SPHA things.