Written by Peter Manas
For all Star Wars / Clone Wars fans and collectors, here’s a short overview of the new exciting items you can expect to be released in 2010 by the main Star Wars merchandise manufacturers – Hasbro, Gentle Giant and LEGO.
Obviously, the total number of new releases does not allow me to provide a comprehensive guide, so I’m picking up a few items I personally find most likely to become bestsellers in the coming year.
Hasbro Star Wars / Clone Wars toys 2010
Legacy Collection Action Figures Wave 12 Rev. 1 – coming in March 2010
This set includes 12 individually packaged 3 3/4-inch scale plastic action figures with various accessories, articulated wrists, removable helmets and other interesting details.
The range of characters spans the entire Star Wars saga – there are some old favorites like Episode I Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and stormtrooper together with new faces including Gungan Warrior with Horn or Plo Koon with removable facemask and others.
Clone Wars Vehicle and Figure Packs Wave 5 – coming in January 2010
- Obi-Wan Kenobi with Freeco Bike
- Barc Speeder with Commander Cody
- Anakin Skywalker with Desert Sport Skiff
- Clone Scout with AT-RT
LEGO Star Wars / Clone Wars sets 2010
LEGO Star Wars 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter – coming in January 2010
An amazing high-detail model of a space fighter features in ‘Revenge of the Sith’. The set includes mini figures of Captain Jag, Kit Fisto, Clone Pilot, and R4-P44.
LEGO Star Wars 8086 Tri-Fighter Droid – coming in January 2010
A 268-piece set of three droids and giant starfighter including Rocket Battle Droid Commander and 2 Rocket Battle Droids.
Gentle Giant Star Wars / Clone Wars busts and statues 2010
This was the most difficult category to pick from, because there is so much amazing stuff we can be looking forward to. After careful consideration, my personal favorites (both in this category and overall) would be:
Slave Leia in Metal Bikini Mini Bust – coming in May 2010
I’m pretty sure this one is going to be a big hit, not just because of the amazing level of detail and workmanship. This limited edition polystone resin statue comes hand numbered with an official certificate of authenticity.
Star Wars R2-D2 Statue – coming in June 2010
A more detailed overview will soon be published at BestStarWarsFigures.com. If you’d like to get more detailed information about various types of StarWars figures, toys and collectibles, visit http://www.BestStarWarsFigures.com.
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