Posted by Curto on July 10, 2008 at 02:12 PM CST
Our rebels spies are hard at work today, and thanks tot hem, we've got the inside scoop on what Wal-Mart has planned for Star Wars in 2008. Lots of events, lots of exclusives, and lots of reasons to believe in the "Power of the Force".

July 1st - Exclusive Comic Packs and Droid Factory sets released!
Out in stores now....if you're lucky

July 26th - The Clone Wars major toy release!
There will be a pallet train of all new toys, loaded with basic figures from The Clone Wars & The Legacy Collection ($6.94 each), Electronic Blasters & Force Action lightsabers ($19.96), the "Big Millennium Falcon" ($149.96), the AT-TE ($99.96), other Clone Wars vehicles ($19.96), & Clone Trooper Helmet Voice Changers ($29.96)

August 9th - Join the Clone Troopers launch event!
Kids can pick up an exclusive Clone Trooper figure for kids to join up with the Grand Army of the Republic.

August 15th - The Clone Wars hits theaters!
It's the Star Wars event of the summer! Released on over 4000 movie screens nationwide, fans of all ages can enjoy the next tale in the saga.

August 17th - Exclusive 501st Clone Trooper figure debuts!
Displayed prominently on an end cap for collectors and kids both.

September 16th - The Force Unleashed is finally released!
Look for exclusive Star Wars figure 3-packs, commemorating the game's long-awaited release.

October 3rd - The Clone Wars series begins on TV!
22 episodes picking up where the movie left off.

November 18th - The Clone Wars movie comes out on DVD, and a new video game is released!
More exclusives from The Clone Wars & beyond, with new figure Commemorative troop builder 3-packs, a 501st blue Clone Trooper Helmet Voice Changer, a Republic Gunship, and an A-Wing Fighter!

December - "Best of the best"!
Popular Star Wars figure from the past, brought back in a new assortment. (Sounds like Saga Legends to me...)

Looks like a BIG year for Wal-Mart, and a big year for The Clone Wars!

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Poll
With the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back just over a year away, Hasbro is running a new fan choice poll. Which one figure listed below would you most like to see offered up next year in The Black Series 6-inch line? This poll closes at 11:59PM EST on Thursday February 21st, so vote now!
Captain Needa
Admiral Ozzel
General Rieekan
Hoth Rebel Soldier
2-1B (Surgical Droid)
FX-7 (Medical Droid)
Derek "Hobbie" Klivian (Snowspeeder Pilot)
Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot)
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Fatigues)
Lobot
Bespin Security Guard
Ugnaught
Han Solo (Carbon Freeze Chamber)
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