February 17, 2008

2008: Attack of the Droids?

Toy Fair 2008 is coming to a close and droid lovers everywhere should be pretty happy with the robot related toys in line for the coming year. As I mentioned before, the droid factory line will be a favorite for astromech lovers. Each 3 3/4" figure will include a different piece of a droid... when you collect all of the figures, you have all the pieces you need to put together a droid. Each wave has at least one unique, never released droid. In addition, the parts have universal connectors, meaning you can swap the different parts and customize as you see fit.

Wave one features figures from Return of the Jedi and 8 figures. Collect all eight to build R4-D6 and R7-Z0.
Wave two features figures from the original Cartoon Network Clone Wars and will include the parts to build R7-T1 and R4-J1.
Wal-Mart will offer 6 different exclusive 2-packs that allow you to build C-3PX. These exclusives all feature a figure and droid. For example, one two pack will feature Jedi Master Plo Koon and his droid R4-F5, and a part you need to build C-3PX. In all there are tons of astromechs to be had in this line.

In addition to these classic figures, we will also get an R2-D2 from the animated Clone Wars series. Target will have an exclusive Asyla Secura Jedi Starfighter with droid, and even some Galatic heroes droids for the kids.

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