Name: The Hunt For Grievous
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Battle Packs)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 2 Episode 10: The Deserter)
Availability: July 2011
Clone troopers are on a mission to capture General Grievous. The leader of the droid army is on the run from Captain Rex and clone trooper Kix. Grievous is an expert fighter who easily deflects the troopers' blaster fire with his lightsabers.
The Hunt For Grievous? Wait, didnâ€™t we get this Battle Packs set in 2006 during The Saga Collection as a Toys R Us exclusive? Well that set was also called The Hunt For Grievous, but that one and the new one from The Clone Wars line are from two totally different story arcs from two different sources (obviously). And with the changing times we get three included action figures instead of the wonderful five from a half of a decade ago. In all honesty, there really isnâ€™t much to complain about here. Hasbro in a very mild way has reinvented the Battle Packs line to, yes, include only three figures, but they have revisited some of their previous approaches that should make collectors very happy in the end. The good news is that the MSRP is back down to $19.99 (for now) and instead of just repackaging all previously released figures like Hasbro did in sets like Holocron Heist and Jedi Showdown, they instead capture the attention of collectors (and weâ€™re sure the kids) by introducing some new never-before-made characters and just repacked only a few of their most popular action figures. And even some of the repacks have all-new paint jobs. Trust us when we inform you that we had a majorly bad attitude that Battle Packs were being reduced to three action figures. Surprisingly, itâ€™s not as bad as you think. (The reduced price tag is the most significant cushion to the blow.) But we bet that youâ€™ll be happier with the boxâ€™s contents because Hasbro has revisited their protocol for Battle Packs and are starting to include things thbat are exclusive to them. Battle Packs were approaching a dangerous cliff of disaster. We think Hasbro has successfully pulled the line back to safety.
Hasbro gives us our first General Grievous figure with a soft-goods cape in The Clone Wars line in this set. And it looks gorgeous on him. Itâ€™s dual-layered and the stitching in the seams is flawlessly executed. Itâ€™s actually quite amazing to see the perfection in how his cape was assembled for a plastic action figure. It flows beautifully and is soft and silky to the touch. Hasbro reused the General Grievous action figure from the recently released Attack Cycle With General Grievous Deluxe set. (Or if you prefer the Class 1 designation â€“ you decide to call them whatever you want to now!) This General Grievous figure is superior to the 2010 TCW General Grievous (CW10) figure because the armor stays in place and the points of articulation hold their places much better. The proportions of this cyborg also look better as well. The paint job on General Grievous is simple but excellent and because of the reinforced parts and the way this figure was assembled, we can truly say we have a more than definitive General Grievous action figure now. It would be wonderful one day if Hasbro could get this version of Grievous, cape and all, into the basic figure line at some point soon. He comes with two lightsabers, one green and one blue, and can hold them without any issues. And he towers over fellow package mates Clone Trooper Kix and Captain Rex. Captain Rex is the same version that came in 2010â€™s TCW ARC Troopers Battle Packs set, but this time with a new paint job. And Kix is a rework of the popular 2010 TCW Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) figure which is based on the 2010 TCW Clone Commander Stone (CW44) mold. Kix really should have come with a removable helmet, but alas, he doesn't.
Assortment Number: 35580/35566
Retail: $19.99 USD
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Status: Clone Trooper Kix is a rework of 2010's TCW Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2009
Status: Captain Rex is a repaint of the same figure in 2010's TCW ARC Troopers Battle Packs set.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable shoulder pauldron, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols
Date Stamp: 2008
Status: General Grievous is a repaint of the figure that came in 2011's TCW Attack Cycle With General Grievous Deluxe set. This time General Grievous comes with a stunning double-layered soft-goods cape which is based on the one from 2010's TVC General Grievous (VC17) figure but this time it's longer, dyed in different (and more accurate) colors and has a revised insignia on the back of it.
Articulation Count: 13 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, 2 ball-socket hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 slot-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable soft-goods cape, blue lightsaber, green lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2011
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