Our Rebel Spies are hard at work again and they've uncovered another juicy rumor list for everyone's reading pleasure. As always, keep in mind this is a rumor list, and not an official confirmation. More details, if there are any, will be announced at a later date. But for now, let the speculation begin!
Not a whole lot of info today, but here are the latest rumors... take this all with a grain of salt, as always, since these are intercepted communications! But since part of the fun of being a fan is to speculate, here are the latest Outer Rim reports of possible toys from BOTH The Legacy Collection
and The Clone Wars
. The Legacy Collection
Rebel Pilot fans rejoice...as those Dagger Squadron Pilots are reportedly on tap for possible exclusives. Since the latest B-Wing Fighter includes one pilot already, it's not hard to fathom who the others might be.
The "Ultra-Articulated" Clone Trooper will be the Phase 2 Trooper from ROTS...although certainly a simple head/helmet swap could be done to make him a Phase 1 Trooper.
The "Ultra Articulated" Stormtrooper looks like it has been put on hold for now until some things are fixed. No further info on what that really means...but we'll be trying to ferret out more details.
We might see 2 Evolutions waves in 2009...spring and fall. No word on which figures will be included if these come to pass, but they are always a hit with collectors, and several rumors already abound. The Clone Wars
There's another obscure Jedi that will be featured in several episodes as part of a longer story arc. Sounds like a good "kid-focused" figure here, although still no word on the identity of said Jedi...
Our spies are reporting that there will be 45 new figures next year! 36 basic figures, and 9 others mixed into battle packs, exclusives, pack-ins...you get the idea. There might be a few more, possibly by way of repaints or kit-bashed figures. At the end of the day, there should be a really good representation of the series as a whole.
Some of the early figures are said to be getting additional attention, by way of new deco changes and added articulation. General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker, and other main characters are said to be revisited with this in mind, although this is still mainly a kid-focused toy line.
While the details are still fuzzy on these next items, it sounds like there might be a Dwarf Spider Droid in the works, as well as a "1138" character?
And do you have all of your Commander Cody variants? Here's a rundown of the various changes for you carded completists out there:
Blue Card, Clean Body, With Scar
Blue Card, Clean Body, No Scar
Blue Card, Dirty Body, With Scar
Black Card, Clean Body, With Scar
Black Card, Clean Body, No Scar
Black Card, Dirty Body, With Scar
Black Card, Dirty Body, No Scar
Want to weigh in on the latest rumor list? Join in the discussions right now TLC forums
and TCW forums
As with any rumor list, take this all with a grain of salt, because it's not official, and may just be idle speculation. But that's part of the fun of being a fan, isn't it?