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SWCV: Hasbro Star Wars Product Panel (With More Images)
Jay Cochran - August 13, 2010

Hear from the Hasbro Design and Marketing teams about what's in store for the remainder of 2010. They will also offer a special sneak peek into some 2011 secrets. Featuring Derryl DePriest and Chad Donvito of Hasbro Marketing, and Brian Parrish, Mark Boudreaux, Brian Merten, Andrew Franks, Shawn Scott, Dave Reeves, and Vickie Stratford of Hasbro Design.

- They start off thanking the fans and want everyone to know that Vintage is back.

- The new look of black and blue packaging to go along with Clone Wars.

- 2010 will be more focused but also be a CELEBRATION.

- 3 3/4" Clone Wars -

- All the basic figures have the Galactic Battle Card Game.

- There will be 32 new Clone Wars figures in 2010.

- Wave 2 has Kit Fisto, Mace Windu, Droid Commander,

- Wave 3 will have Ki-Adi Mundi, Clone Trooper Pilot and Flame Thrower Clone

- Wave 4 Shaak Ti, Y.oung Boba Fett, R4-P17, Embo, and Mando Trooper

- Wave 5 - Zombie Geonosian with wings you can pull off and Clone Draa, Cato Parasitti, and Clone Commander Jett

- Look for the figure mail-away for Clone Wars to be Sergeant Bric Clone, a bounty hunter hired by Kaminoans to train Clone cadets. Also has a Galactic Battle Mat that holds 16 figures.

- Clone Wars figure vehicle packs will see all-new vehicles in the Spring. Look to see the new ones at Toy Fair in Feb.

- Battle Packs you can look to see Mandolorian Troopers and Arc Troopers

- Vehicles you can expect the second wave in October and include AAT, Hyena Bomber, AT-AP and Clone Swamp Speeder.

- Wave 3 in November will include Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon Starfighter.

- Wave 4 will include a new Droid Gunship that opens at the top and place a gunner in it and a new deco Droid-Tri Fighter. This will be out in December.

- Jedi Turbo Speeder will be out in January 2011. The fins in the back will rotate up and down and it will hold two people in the front and a droid. There will also be storage panels in the back.

- The Hailfire Droid R/C is out now.

- Legacy Collection, Vintage Collection -

- Look for 37 Vintage figures, 27 new or resuclpted and 10 that are re-releases that they thought were good enough for the Vintage line.

- Wave 2 is a Revenge of the Sith wave.

- Wave 2 has Darth Sidious, Anakin, General Grievous, Magna Guard. Look for a running change on Anakin to be renamed Darth Vader

- Wave 3 has Obi-Wan, Sandtrooper, Clone Trooper and Commander Cody. Sandtrooper isn't from ROTS.

- Wave 3 also has Gamorrean Guard, Admiral Ackbar and Jedi Luke. Luke has articulation in the wrists. Wave 3 will be out in January 2011.

- Gentle Giant apparently was not so generous with the Lucas Archives.

- Wave 3 also has Woof Skiff Guard, R2-D2 with pop up lightsaber and drink tray and Rebel Commando with soft-good coat. R2 has a lightsaber hilt and is smaller than past versions. When you rotate the dome the lightsaber can be hidden in the dome and the 3rd leg pops out and when you push the leg in it pops the lightsaber out. There is also a parascope. Compartments in his chest opens and reveals an arc welder and he has glasses for his tray.

- Wave 3 also has Wicket and Wedge Rebel Pilot. Wedge has been delayed to re-sculpt the head. So Wedge will likely be early next Spring though they are still trying for the fall.

- Vintage mail-away will be the Kenner looking Rocket Fire Boba Fett.

- Vehicles for vintage include the Snowspeeder and Twin Cloud Car which are both out on shelves now.

- Also the new Deluxe AT-AT which is also out on shelves.

- Sales on the AT-AT have been fantastic

- Force FX Lightsabers -

- They have removable blades and a belt clip for the hilt.

- Galactic Heroes wave 3 has a new Luke and Darth Vader, Senate Commando & Aqua Battle Droid and Training Clone and Sgt Bric plus one 2 pack they can't reveal.

- Also look for the Baby AT-AT for the Galactic Heroes line which is on shelves now.

- Role Play will see Boba Fetts helmet and Blaster along with Grievous Spinning Lightsaber which are all out on shelves now.

- For excluisves will be a series of 2-packs for Wal-Mart that come with DVD's that contain an episode of the Clone Wars animated series.

- Kohles will see an exclusive AT-ST Galactic Hero set to go with your AT-AT.

- TRU will see the Legacy of the Dark Side 2-packs in October for Vader, Greivous and Boba Fett

- Target Battle packs for Clone Wars that will have DVD with the greatest hits from the show for Clone Troops and Hostage Crisis set.

- Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack will be out in September at TRU stores. (Though there have been a few unconfirmed reports of it already showing up at stores). It has the larger Slave-1

- Jabba The Hutt and Throne is coming to Wal-Mart. Hasbro says its due out in October, but again there have been reports of it already hitting shelves.

- Target will also be getting a Senate Commando and

- K-Mart will see a Clone Wars Clone Commando Squad set with Cold Weather, Arf Pilot and more.

- Wal-Mart will get a Kit Fisto Jedi Star Fighter

- Genonosis Arena 2-pack assortment coming to Target in Late Oct will have the old red and white package. this is a continuation of the sets already out so fans can complete the circle. Obi-Wan/Super Battle Droid, Rodian Jedi/Battle Droid with eyes painted on.. Anakin/Destroyer Droid, Nicanas Tassu/Dokju and R2/3PO with Battle Droid head. There will be one other 2-pack making a total of 6 sets released.

- Deluxe AT-AT will come to TRU with Vintage packaging. Target will see a Snowspeeder and Tie Fighter that gets the same vintage package treatment. Look for these in October.

- Target will also see the Star Wars mini-muggs 3-packs in late October.

- Wal-Mart will see a re-release of the Tie Bomber in December with an updated cockpit. The body is totally new with bomb dropping feature.

- Hoth Battle Packs are coming to Target in December that will have the larger AT-ST.

- Target will see new Vintage 9-pack that will be out in December.

- New Comic Packs coming to EE.

- 2011-

- Look for Kit Fisto, Zam Wiessel and E2 Obi-Wan for Wave 4 of the Vintage wave in 2011 that is due out in Feb. Zam has removeable helmet and lots of articulation and 2 heads.

- Wave 4 Vintage will also see Peasant Anakin, Peasant Padme and Jango Fett. Padme will have two different headdress pieces, one that is concept accurate and one that is movie accurate. Anakin will have a soft good poncho.

- Wave 4 will also have Mace Windu, Senate Security Guard and Super Battle Droid. The Senate Guard will have two layers of soft-goods and a staff and riffle.

- TRU will see two Battle of Endor figure 4-packs. Each set will have 3 figures and 1 droid.

- TRU will also be getting the Yavin vehicle and tech set in March. This is coming back out.

Panel is over. Stay tuned for more images from the Hasbro booth later today.



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