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Oh man, R8-B7 suddenly became really expensive.

1. Wedge Antilles R2 unit - white w/black markings
2. Grizz Frix's R5 unit - white w/brown markings
3. Dorovia Bold's R2 unit - white w/yellow markings
4. Jabba's Sailbarge Bartender R2 unit - white w/red stripes
5. AV-6R7
6. Home One R5 unit - white w/ purple & silver markings
7. Home One R3 unit - white w/orange markings
8. Home One R5 unit - white w/brown & silver markings
9. Home One R3 unit - all white
10. Giant Mousedroid

I have photos showing all of these in screenshots on my astromech reference website if you want to see them.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Exclusive R8-B7
« on: June 22, 2010, 11:24 AM »
How awesome is that?  Love the paint scheme, especially the bare metal look he has going on his body.  Maybe this is going to be part of a set of exclusive droid/pilots 2-packs?  I can wish, anyway.

I hope we see Ahsoka and Obi-Wan's droids soon as well.

WHat a joke.  Just like Ahsoka's fighter, they are packaging it showing the droid, but are not releasing the droid.  It's just a freaking repaint!  We should have had a half dozen astros by now in this line.  Bah!  Hasbro!

I'd love me an R7-A7, and an R4 would be great, too.  I wonder if the R2-D2 listing means that these will be an all new astromech sculpt? 

Too bad Mace's droid R8-B7 from the last episode isn't on the list!

Yellow & Grey podrace hangar R2
Dirty White Mos Espa R2
Watto's oilbath R2
Watto's R1

Yeah, wth?  The droid is awesome and clearly an action figure and not a ceramic statue or something.  I need that droid!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: January 30, 2010, 08:27 PM »
I hated that black lightsaber.  I can't believe Lucas actually approved that thing.  Talk about screaming EU.  Even if it was like a thousand years old or something.

I like the idea of "third parties" to the Clone Wars, resisting both Jedi and the Seps, so its kinda too bad the Mandalores will just be another force for the Seps after all.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: December 16, 2009, 01:56 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that Jayson!  If you have access to a much clearer scan of this set, could you tell me if the droid's come has colored panels on it?  I'm thinking there are orange markings on the dome, but due to the dark gray color, can't really tell.


LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:13 PM »
Jayson, could you confirm that the droid packed in with Plo's fighter is "R4-F5?"  The name of Plo's droid in the tv show is R7-F5, while the droid from the old DF 2-packs was named R4-F5.  The color is odd as well, and doesn't really match either.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Y-Wing Starfighter
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:34 AM »
Good pics!  Looks great with some rebs in there.  Hasbro just said in the last Q&A that they have no plans for a redeco, as they still have a lot of the yellow version to go through. 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: December 8, 2009, 01:46 PM »
That's not entirely true though...

The CW storylines aren't (at least not all of them, or even most) written by GL, even the movie.  GL has input, but he has had input into other EU as well...  He's had input on novels.  He had input on Zahn's Trilogy when it was being written because he didn't want certain things set up as they were due to starting his filming.  The majority is left to others to do though, and Dave Filloni's the guy doing most of the decision making on Clone Wars 3D, and he's trusted to do so.  That's why he has the whole "Plo Kool" stamp and stuff.

We've been over the whole "EU" topic again and again, but Lucasfilm's OWN stance is that the films are the only "canon" for lack of a better term...  This includes the novelization of Star Wars, partially written by George Lucas, but the films trumped that obviously and it has inconsistancies.  The only changes they've really made are that they don't like calling it continuity now I guess, and rather just call it another level of canon.  It's basically the same though.  Till they decide to change that stance though, then CW isn't being written and run entirely by Lucas himself, and it's not considered part of the 6 film saga, so it's still EU by LFL's definition.  

I don't recall having seen anything saying Lucas was writing the stories for Clone Wars 3D though.  That makes me wanna check the DVD more closely now, haha...  He's got input for sure, perhaps a lot more interest in it as well, and the things he personally approves could be considered as canon as the films, but who knows what all he approves and what he does not?  Hell, the original CW3D storyline was turned into a movie because Lucas saw it after it was either written or maybe roughly finished, and thought it'd make a good feature film launch rather than just television (you can even tell where episode breaks were if you're paying attention when watching the film).  There was even an interview with Lucas somewhere, where he said the stories of the Clone Wars didn't particularly interest him as much as they did everyone else, and that he really felt their story could be told better through other media (this was before the CW3D toon was announced though, probably during AOTC?) then because to him the Clone Wars were just a plot device about the story he wanted to tell (skywalkers), and so he was leaving it up to the other portions of his company to hash it out.  

I'm not saying anything BAD about Clone Wars, by the way, I'm just saying what Lucasfilm has put out there as their standards of canon and official continuity...  They're clear, it's not foggy or anything, and the CW3D series doesn't fall under their standards of canon...  When people are really into something I think they're quick to accept it as superior to other EU stuff to a degree, but ultimately it's all the same stuff in different forms of media...  Lucas's word is the gospel above all, but ultimately Clone Wars3D is "approved" just like Splinter of the Mind's Eye or a wealth of other materials.  I'm not mad at them when they dump on EU that's already established, I just think the writers could conjure up a little more correllation with the EU.  It'd be neat to me to see CW-era EU characters (other than Assajj) show up even, but it doesn't appear to be a priority or anything.  I'd like seeing some ARC Troopers though or something.

I've posted this before, but you need to read this interview:

CW is not EU.  All season 2 (and last half of season 1) stories came straight from George, and he has day-to-day involvement in all aspects of the show. 

Lucasfilm productions = canon

others: Darkhorse, Marvel, etc = EU.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Y-Wing Starfighter
« on: December 8, 2009, 10:55 AM »
I imagine in later versions we will see updates like lights & sound, and hopefully a fully rotating ball turret! 

I'm hoping that they do a republic red version as well, but that may depend on how long this release hangs around.  I could see the Y-Wing pop up again this year or next in yet another color.  And as with the ARC, is there really any doubt that eventually we'll see an Imperial Y-Wing in black & gray?  Wouldn't that be a twist, rebel vs Imperial Y-Wings.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: November 23, 2009, 06:03 PM »
EU is EU, and doesn't count.  Clone Wars is a Lucasfilm production with stories by George. 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: November 19, 2009, 12:19 PM »
Did you guys notice that there's a white AV-6R7 in the newest section of the comic?  And it's working on a star destroyer bridge, just like the one in Jedi!  Pretty neat, I thought.

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