The 30th Anniversary Collection
look continues in 2008, although there have been a few changes. The basic card design (a HUGE HIT with fans) will continue, although without the coins included.
Instead, each figure will be packed with a figure stand, the same design ns, that was used in 2006's The Saga Collection
, complete with the names of the character and the movie. It should be noted that several figures from 2007 will be carried forward with this look, but the majority of figures in 2008 will be new or updated versions.
The first wave will be based on characters from Revenge of the Sith
and should be on shelves in February.
08-01 - Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Jedi Master is back with a similar body that has been used before, although this time with a soft goods skirt. Naturally, he'll come with his lightsaber.
08-02 - Darth Vader
The other half of the pivotal Mustafar Duel, this figure is a repack of the popular Evolutions Anakin Skywalker figure, packed with his lightsaber.
08-03 - Commander Gree
An all-new figure! Unlike 2005's version, this very popular Clone Commander is no mere repaint this time around...it's an all-new figure with even more Super-Articulation! Not only do we have the ball-jointed neck, and ball-hinged joints at the shoulders, elbows, torso, knees, and ankles...but we also get them in the HIPS AND WRISTS! Throw in a removable helmet, detachable communications antenna, a blaster, and scanners...and you've got one great-looking figure.
08-04 - Kashyyyk Trooper
Another upgraded figure, which was previously available in two versions: a limited-articulated BARC Speeder Pilot and a repainted Elite Clone Trooper. But this time it's a new sculpt with super articulation. This figure comes with a rifle and a blaster, and includes a flip-up facemask. 08-05 - Tri-Droid
This droid is interesting: It doesn't look like much on the card. But loose, you can unfold the legs and make him tower over the other figures! Very cool for Separatist army builders.
08-06 - 2-1B (Surgical Droid)
It turns out that 2-1B is a brand of droid, not a specific name, so this figure is not the same as the one we've gotten before. Based on the Revenge of the Sith
droid that helped transformed Darth vader into a cyborg, this figure is surpringly cool, with multiple points of articulation and is a must-have for operating room displays. Now we just need FX-6, and we'll be all set!
08-07 - Po Nudo
Another figure that is surprisingly articulated, the Aqualish senator represents the new look for this race that was created for the Prequel Trilogy (this ain't no Walrus Man!). A cool figure to add to the Separatist senators, something fans have been asking for.
08-08 - Mustafar Panning Droid
This is an interesting figure. It took us a little time to figure out just how to display the droid on the base, but after a quick call to one of Hasbro's designers, we were able to figure it out. The droid holds onto a bowl of sorts to scoop up lava, and he can be attached to the lava base by plugging in his arms. Here's a little bit of trivia: this figure was originally planned as accessories for the Obi-Wan and Vader figures, but plans were changed to pack them together and release them as a set.