Friday, September 16, 2011

Star Wars - Revenge Of The Sith (Hasbro)



Did you get your copy of the Saga on Blu-Ray yet? If not, run, don't walk to your nearest retailer! For those of you who have yet to get it, or are stuck at work and simply can't get it, let me help ease your time with our latest post of Star Wars figures!



Much like the Star Destroyer passing over the top of the camera in A New Hope, the toy line to Revenge of the Sith was massive, and quiet a site to take in. Even before the movie hit theaters, Hasbro was pumping toys out wave after wave determined to get kids and collectors hooked on their latest and greatest Star Wars train. This of course was not a hard feet to accomplish.

Literally the same day they were put out, figure after figure disappeared from shelves as fans swooped them up to play with, and collectors snagged multiple copies in hopes of cornering the secondary market. The toy isle was a chaotic nightmare of rabid toy buyers.

Much like the Episode I figures, the Revenge of the Sith line was dedicated specificially to the new film, and no figures, vehicles or accessories from the remaining five films were produced for the line.

SNEAK PREVIEW AND BASIC FIGURES

It all began with the four Sneak Preview figures which were released during The Original Trilogy Collection run. However, unlike the Sneak Preview figures of prior movies which were carded on the current cards being produced (Power of the Force II and Power of the Jedi), the Revenge of the Sith line started (and ended) on their own cards. Seventy-three basic figures followed shortly after along with a plethora of vehicles and other sub lines of figures.


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General Grievous, Tion Medon, Wookiee Warrior, R4-G9
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Slashing Attack!) , Anakin Skywalker (Lightsaber Attack!), Yoda (Firing Cannon!), Super Battle Droid (Firing Arm Blaster!)


The Clone Trooper was released in two different versions.


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Chewbacca (Wookie Rage!), Clone Trooper (Quick Draw Action) (White Armor), Clone Trooper (Quick Draw Action) (Shock Trooper), R2-D2 (Droid Attack!)
Grievous's Bodyguard (Battle Attack!), General Grievous (Four Lightsaber Attack!), Mace Windu (Force Combat!), Darth Vader (Lightsaber Attack!)


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Emperor Palpatine (Firing Force Lightning!), Count Dooku (Sith Lord), Chancellor Palpatine (Supreme Chancellor), Bail Organa (Republic Senator)
Plo Koon (Jedi Master), Battle Droid (Separatist Army), C-3PO (Protocol Droid), Padmé Amidala (Republic Senator)


The Royal Guard figure was released in both a blue and red version to represent both the Republic and Empire guards.


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Agen Kolar (Jedi Master), Shaak Ti (Jedi Master), Kit Fisto (Jedi Master), Royal Guard (Senate Security) (Blue)
Royal Guard (Senate Security) (Red), Mon Mothma (Republic Senator), Tarfful (Firing Bowcaster!), Yoda (Spining Attack!)


The Clone Commander was releaed in two versions, a red one and green one.


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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Kick!), Anakin Skywalker (Slashing Attack!), Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master), Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)
Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master), Aayla Secura (Jedi Knight), Clone Commander (Battle Gear!) (Red), Clone Commander (Battle Gear!) (Green)


An interesting set of variants exist for the Palpatine figure. For some reason, the figure was initially released with a blue lightsaber. Hasbro quickly fixed this error and released a red saber version.

The Clone Pilot was also released in a grey and black suit version.


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Clone Pilot (Firing Cannon!) (Grey), Clone Pilot (Firing Cannon!) (Black), Palpatine (Lightsaber Attack!) (Red Lightsaber), Palpatine (Lightsaber Attack!) (Blue Lightsaber)
General Grievous (Exploding Body!), Vader's Medical Droid (Chopper Droid), AT-TE Tank Gunner (Clone Army), Polis Massan (Medic)


The Wookiee Warrior figure was produced in both a light and dark fur variation.


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Mas Amedda (Republic Senator), Clone Trooper (Super Articulated!), Neimoidian Warrior (Weapon Attack!), Wookie Warrior (Wookie Battle Bash) (Light Fur)
Wookie Warrior (Wookie Battle Bash) (Dark Fur), Destroyer Droid (Firing Arm Blaster!), Tarkin (Governor), Ask Aak (Senator)


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Meena Tillis (Senator), R2-D2 (Try Me!), Commander Bacara (Quick-Draw Attack!), Anakin Skywalker (Battle Damage!)
Captain Antilles (Senate Security), Zett Jukassa (Jedi Padawan), Utapaun Warrior (Utapauan Security), AT-RT Driver (Missile Firing Blaster)


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Obi-Wan Kenobi (With Pilot Gear), Mustafar Sentry (Spinning Energy Bolt), Commander Bly (Battle Gear!), Wookiee Commando (Battle Bash!)
Commander Gree (Battle Gear!), Passel Argente (Separatist Leader), Cat Miin (Separatist) , Neimoidian Commander (Bodyguard)


No, I didn't make a mistake here. There actually was a second bodyguard released that the only difference is that the “'s” has been changed in the name. Instead of Being Grievous's Bodyguard, the figure is now called Grievous' Bodyguard. Yes, even grammatical errors warrant a whole new figure in the Star Wars universe.


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R4-P17 (Rolling Action!), Tactical Ops Trooper (Vader's Legion), Plo Koon (Jedi Hologram Transmission)
Aayla Secura (Hologram Transmission), Wookiee Heavy Gunner (Blast Attack), Grievous' Bodyguard (Battle Attack!)


DELUXE FIGURES

Hasbro produced some great deluxe figures for the series. My favorite amongst them were the "X" turns into "Y" ones. Example, Anakin Skywalker turns into Darth Vader, Rebuild Darth Vader. I don't know what it was about those particular ones, but they were just really fun.


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Anakin Skywalker (Changes to Darth Vader!), Clone Trooper (Firing Jet Backpack!), Crab Droid (Moving Legs and Missile Launcher!)
Darth Vader (Rebuild Darth Vader!), Emperor Palpatine (Changes to Darth Sidious!), General Grievous (Secret Lightsaber Attack)


The Vulture Droid came in both a blue and green version.


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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Jump Attack!), Spider Droid (Firing "Laser" Action!), Stass Allie with BARC Speeder (Exploding)
Vulture Droid-Blue (Firing Missile Launcher!) (Blue), Vulture Droid-Blue (Firing Missile Launcher!) (Green), Yoda (Fly Into Battle!)


BUILD YOUR ARMY FIGURES

Hasbro struck again with its multiple packs of Clone Troopers, and again in multiple colors. However, this time around the changes were subtle, almost to the point of being easily missed by the average toy isle stalker.


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Clone Troopers (White), Clone Troopers (Blue)
Clone Troopers (Green), Clone Troopers (Red)


EXCLUSIVE FIGURES

It seemed like everyone wanted a piece of the action when it came to in store exclusives.


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Darth Vader – Lava Glow (Target), Darth Vader (Duel at Mustafar) (Target), Obi Wan Kenobi (Duel at Mustafar) (Target)
Covert Ops Clone Trooper (Star Wars Shop), Darth Vader (Celebration III), Holographic Emperor (Toys R' Us), Holographic Yoda (Toys R' Us)


Walmart had an interesting sub series exclusive entitled Separation of the twins which offered little baby figures of Luke and Leia.


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Infant Leia Organa w/ Bail Organa (Walmart), Infant Luke Skywalker w/ Obi-Wan Kenobi (Walmart)
Press Kit, Early Bird Certificate and Mailer Box (Walmart)


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Collector Pack (KB Toys)
Clone Trooper (Target), Utapau Shadow Trooper (Target)


COMMEMORATIVE DVD COLLECTION AND SPECIAL EDITION FIGURES

Much like the 300th figure, Hasbro went to great lengths in producing and releasing a 500th figure, Darth Vader. Once again the attention to detail was amazing.


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Collection 1, Collection 2, Collection 3
Darth Vader 500th Figure


BATTLE ARENA AND EVOLUTIONS FIGURES

The Battle Arena figures were essentially an upgrade version of Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots.

The Evolutions figures were a multi pack which showed a particular character's development throughout the Saga.


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Utapau Landing Platform - Bodyguard Vs. Obi-Wan, Trade Federation Cruiser - Dooku Vs. Anakin, Chancellor's Office - Sidius Vs. Mace
Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader, Clone Trooper to Sandtrooper (Clean), Dark Lords of the Sith, Clone Trooper to Sandtrooper (Dirty)


CARRY CASES AND CUPS

Target once again took the opportunity to release exclusive cup and figure collection.


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Darth Vader Carry Case with Clone Trooper and Anakin Skywalker
Boba Fett, Clone Trooper, Darth Vader
General Grievous, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Princess Leia, Stormtrooper, Yoda


ACCESSORIES, CREATURES AND PLAYSETS

Recognizing that the majority of their customers were collector's, and not kids, Hasbro released special plastic cases for the figures to be stored in. The cases were specifically designed to conform to the shape of the new Revenge of the Sith Packaging.


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Collector's Cases, Boga with Obi-Wan Kenobi
Mustafar Final Duel Playset, Mustafar Final Duel Playset with Bonus Clone Trooper Squad


VEHICLES

Hasbro release a fair amount of vehicles, with a handful being repainted exclusives to Toys R' Us.


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Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter (Red), Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter, Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (Yellow)
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter (Blue) (Toys R' Us), Droid Tri-Fighter, Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (Green) (Toys R' Us)


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Wookie Flyer with Wookie Warrior, BARC Speeder with BARC Trooper, AT-RT with AT-RT Driver, General Grievous' Wheel Bike
AT-RT with AT-RT Driver and Bonus Clone Trooper, BARC Speeder with BARC Trooper and Bonus Clone Trooper


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ARC-170 Starfighter, Millennium Falcon
Republic Gunship, TIE Fighter
ARC-170 Starfighter with Bonus Figures


The Revenge of the Sith line ran in the year 2005, and despite being popular amongst fans, many were eager to see something new from Hasbro. Dedicating a single line to any one given movie is a great way to bolster up your collection, but it leaves many fans (im)patiently waiting for something different.

Hopefully you took the time today to get your copy of the Saga on Blu-Ray!

Join us September 19 for a look at The Saga Collection, not to be confused with our prior Saga post.

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