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Droid Attack On The Coronet - TCW [SOTDS] - Exclusives

Name: Droid Attack On The Coronet
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Exclusive)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 2 Episode 13: Voyage Of Temptation)
Availability: September 2011
License: Hasbro

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A spider assassin droid attacks clone troopers in the cargo hold of the Coronet. Duchess Satine is on board the ship, heading to Coruscant to meet with the Senate. The Mandalorian splinter group Death Watch, which wants the duchess out of the way, has sent a spider assassin droid to attack her. The deadly droid strikes two clones as assassin droid spawn slip away to carry out the treacherous mission.

It’s becoming more and more obvious that Hasbro is becoming more and more confident with the products they release in The Clone Wars line. With confidence comes some risk and they are truly branching out and making products that they might have not attacked a few years ago. This includes non-standard action figures. You know, shapes and sizes different from the standard 3.75” scale. It’s not like they haven’t done similar stuff in the past, but it seems that Hasbro is on a path to make the The Clone Wars line as diverse as the inhabitants that live in it. The Toys R Us exclusive Droid Attack On The Coronet multipack fits this bill and it should be something that interests a whole bunch of collectors. Inside of the box you’ll get two never-before-released clone troopers and an all-new Spider Assassin Droid that’s just loaded with articulation. Based on the season 2 episode Voyage Of Temptation, the Droid Attack On The Coronet should be of interest to you’re The Clone Wars collection. This little set isn’t ground-breaking, but the new droid is obviously the center of focus here. It’s a little bit expensive, especially since general release Battle Packs are hanging around the $19.99 mark. But at $24.99, it’s not like we’re being gouged.

The Spider Assassin Droid is quite an excellent toy. Appropriately given eight legs, this uber-articulated action figure has eight ball-jointed “coxae” and eight complementary swivel “tibia”. We are actually using real spider anatomy parts to label the articulation since this toy is a near perfect replica of a true spider. The droid is cast in a medium gray and a really clean plastic has been used. (You can’t see any marbling in the plastic and the body looks extremely pure.) The only other color added to this sculpt are the orange photoreceptors which makes the Spider Assassin Droid look like a very, very distant cousin to IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) or IG-86 Assassin Droid. Thanks to the range of motion the ball-joints up near the head create, the droid is able to be posed in limitless configurations. You’ll have to hold the figure in your hands to appreciate just how mobile and movable this droid is. But you will definitely be impressed. In a strange move, its head has a “lid” that can be removed and it houses the copyright information of the figure. We find this design a bit peculiar and wonder why Hasbro did this. Perhaps since the Assassin Droid Spawn popped out of its head in the episode, this is the reason why Hasbro added the removable lid. At the very least, it will house these small acessories so you don't lose them. And this of course adds additional play value to this set.

If you love clone troopers, you get two new ones here. Clone Trooper Mixer and Clone Trooper Redeye borrow the same exact mold as 2010’s TCW Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) whose sculpt is a slightly retooled version of 2010’s TCW Clone Commander Stone (CW44) figure. For one reason or another however, both clones have misshapen bodies which must be related to the way they were packaged. What’s worse, Clone Trooper Redeye’s left leg is shorter than his right on our sample and we have a terrible time trying to get him to stand upright or just stand at all in the photo shoot. They’re simply accessorized and each come with a DC-15 blaster. Their paint jobs are extremely clean and white and the only distinguishing marks are the deco on their helmets. What is cool however is that we now have two more additions to the 501st Legion. But to be honest, we’re slightly disappointed with how they turned out specifically because of their mangled stature. Hopefully time will allow their form to return to a more natural state, but unless our sample is an oddity, we bet that you’ll experience some frustration when playing with them. Other than that, the Droid Attack On Coronet is definitely cool exclusive you’ll most definitely want to buy.

Collector Notes

Droid Attack On The Coronet

Assortment Number: 32795

UPC: 653569645986

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Clone Trooper Mixer

Status: Clone Trooper Mixer is a rework of 2010's TCW Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) figure which is largely based on 2010's TCW Clone Commander Stone (CW44) sculpt.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster

Date Stamp: 2009

Spider Assassin Droid

Status: Spider Assassin Droid is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 16 points

Articulation Details: 8 ball-jointed "coxae", 8 swivel "tibia"

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: 3 Assassin Droid Spawn, removable "lid"

Date Stamp: 2011

Clone Trooper Redeye

Status: Clone Trooper Redeye is a rework of 2010's TCW Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) figure which is largely based on 2010's TCW Clone Commander Stone (CW44) sculpt.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster

Date Stamp: 2009

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Added: September 18, 2011
Category: Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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