August came and went and the sets failed to materialise in the US as expected, amid reports that they had been cancelled, so it was something of a surprise when they appeared in several discount chains in March 2012, and at a lower price than would have been the case had Walmart sold them.
Original Retail: $9.99
UPC Number:6 53569 60690 1
- Obi-Wan Kenobi Figure
- Clone Trooper Figure
- Clone Blaster
- 2x Silver Display Stands (randomly packed)
- 2x Galactic Battle Game Cards
- Six Sided Game Die
- The original Obi-Wan figure from 2008 has been rolled out once again, meaning that there is no articulation in the knees or ankles. This time around the figure was repainted, and is an improvement featuring tighter details on the eyes and a beard coloured darker than the figures hair. But let's face it, you won't be buying this set for Obi-Wan, even a repainted one. What will be of most interest to collectors is the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper, thought to be Gearshift, but referred to as plain old Clone Trooper on the packaging, who comes complete with new tooling on the helmet, giving him side headlights. Other than that, the figure is much like previous releases of the 212th Battalion Clone Troopers, including ankle and knee articulation.
Text by Adam Lamping
Photography by D. Martin Myatt