Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Exclusive)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 6: Downfall Of A Droid)
Availability: July 2008
has taken good advantage of holographic versions
of figures. If you have one, you essentially
have them all, although there have been changes
to the blue plastic recipe Hasbro uses to make
them over the course of the line. Welcome the
Clone Wars character to get this
treatment. Instead of the plastic having some
glittery effects, Hasbro opted for a solid
clear blue. It’s certainly not as effective
as the latter, but it does catch more light
because the earlier holographic figures were
more opaque, thanks to the “glitter” (or
whatever it is). Most holographic figures are
not the most exciting action figures, but collectors
and fans (and even some kids) really seem to
like them. In order to commemorate the latest
multimedia event, The Clone Wars, Hasbro delegated
certain basic figures as store exclusives.
Holographic General Grievous made its home
at Toys R Us and had a retail price of $0.00
if you spent $30 or more of qualifying product.
If you just wanted the figure, it cost 9.99.
There were plenty of products to buy at the
collection’s launch so most were able
to take advantage of getting this figure for
free. Interestingly, it eventually disappeared
and then those who initially passed on it scrambled
to find it on the secondary market. It still
isn’t the easiest figure to find.
Holographic General Grievous is a rework of 2008’s TCW General Grievous (No. 6) figure. Grievous comes with all the same accessories as his non-holographic version and we’re not sure if this was the wisest decision. The Holographic General Grievous honestly just needed one or two lightsabers and the droid blaster and that would have been plenty. But depending upon your own desire, you may have wanted more or less than this. The figure has been packaged well and did not become misshapen in the package from the bands and trays holding it into place. And the figure can stand erect unassisted, something that always makes collectors happy. Grievous didn’t appear that often as a holographic image in The Clone Wars series, so we didn’t think this figure would cause quite the buzz that it did. Still, there is something cool about having a clear blue General Grievous in your Star Wars collection. But cool may not just be enough to persuade you to pick his one up. We have an admiration for holographic figures. For example, we think that the 2008 TLC Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission) (BD 21) figure is very neat. But we probably feel that way since it is from the Tartakovsky Clone Wars series.
The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
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