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New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail

Transformers News: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail

Saturday, April 12th, 2008 5:19PM CDT

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No it's not the newest molds that we reported earlier (Grievous Spaceship and Tie Bomber), instead it is a couple of figures that we may have forgotten were coming out. These two new Transformers were found at a Target in Washington.

The Obi Wan Kenobi version of the JEDI STARFIGHTER w/hyperspace ring from 'Attack of the Clones', originally Saesee Tin, but of course, now with new head sculpt and colors.




The other is the Clone helmeted version and repaint of the Republic Gunship. Previously it had a much less garish color scheme. It is now blue helmeted instead of the previous yellow.




You can see them in Seibertron's galleries of toy fair, here.

You can view the original thread with picture proof here.
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Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679076)
Posted by DCybertron on April 12th, 2008 @ 5:27pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:No it's not the newest molds that we reported earlier (Grievous Spaceship and Tie Bomber), instead it is a couple of figures that we may have forgotten were coming out. These two new Transformers were found at a Target in Washington.

The Obi Wan Kenobi version of the JEDI STARFIGHTER w/hyperspace ring from 'Attack of the Clones', originally Saesee Tin, but of course, now with new head sculpt and colors, and part of the ne TRANSFORMERS CROSSOVER line, although these were found with older packaging.

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The other is the blue Clone helmeted version and repaint of the Republic Gunship. Previously it had a yellow clone pilot helmet, and much less garish color scheme, but now has a Clone trooper helmet.

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You can see them in Seibertron's galleries of toy fair, here...
http://www.seibertron.com/events/gallery.php?event_id=83

You can see the original story with picture proof here...
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/star-wars-transformers-12/swtf-obi-wan-kenobi-and-clone-pilot-republic-gunship-out-164643/
hahaha there's a guy trapped inside the chest
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679077)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 12th, 2008 @ 5:27pm CDT
O_o...oof.

Those are some unattractive figure designs right there. Yowza.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679143)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 12th, 2008 @ 7:22pm CDT
I wish these wheren't out everywhere, I've been seeing them inmass for at least a month now, easily more.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679152)
Posted by Chaoslock on April 12th, 2008 @ 7:43pm CDT
Those heads ruin the whole concept. Imagine that ARC 170 (I think thats the type of the clone trooper) with a Jetfire-style head. That would rock.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679157)
Posted by omega666 on April 12th, 2008 @ 7:55pm CDT
Why haven't they done Vulture Droids? Wouldn't THAT make sense?
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679159)
Posted by Scaleface on April 12th, 2008 @ 8:03pm CDT
I wish someone at Hasbro would get the brainstorm to put Transformers heads on them. A giant robot Ben Kenobi sucks. Ben piloting Jetfire into battle, AWESOME! A Giant robot Darth Maul is lame. Darth Maul piloting Skywarp, freaking cool.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679177)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 12th, 2008 @ 8:48pm CDT
One thing I have to say about this line, I like the idea of the pilot.

Another thing is, that like how I scored the Milleneum Falcon of Ebay at a 2 for one price. I just did the same with the Death Star for even less!

Gotta be careful with quantity offers sellers :D
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679209)
Posted by Smokescreen85 on April 12th, 2008 @ 10:05pm CDT
I've seen these in the stores for a couple of weeks now and had no idea they were new. Like most of the SWTFs, they're not very well done.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679241)
Posted by decepticonjon on April 12th, 2008 @ 11:05pm CDT
they may be out at retail, but they'll be sitting on the shelves for a while those ugly looking bastards.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679284)
Posted by Primacron's Little Helper on April 13th, 2008 @ 1:47am CDT
I think Obi-Wan is mistransformed in that pic - his lower half should be rotated round so the leg screws can't be seen.

I actually quite like the mold, it's probably the best of the standard SWTF figures, but would rather see new characters such as Kit Fisto or Plo Koon.

The Clone Pilot figures is a good repaint of an terrible figure, the thing can barely stand up, let alone in a half decent pose.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679359)
Posted by First-Aid on April 13th, 2008 @ 7:35am CDT
I think that head mold of the new Obi-wan figure is far better than the last one. It actually does Ewan MacGregor some credit and gives off a more dignified air.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679407)
Posted by Rushie on April 13th, 2008 @ 9:31am CDT
I think Obi-Wan is mistransformed in that pic - his lower half should be rotated round so the leg screws can't be seen.


That, and the gigantic 'crotchplate' is supposed to fold on his back. This Episode II Jedi Starfighter mold is actually pretty nice when properly transformed. That huge ring on his back is like Prime's trailer a removable piece that can attach to both modes.
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679429)
Posted by Defcon! on April 13th, 2008 @ 10:06am CDT
Don't really like these figs. but there are a couple that are pretty cool! Might have to the Boba fett!
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679552)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on April 13th, 2008 @ 1:09pm CDT
Fracking repaints

I'm going to have to think hard on getting these or not
Re: New Star Wars Transformers Found At Retail (679697)
Posted by Talous on April 13th, 2008 @ 3:46pm CDT
About dang time, I've been looking for a Republic Gunship for a few months now.

Could someone 'please' get these people to transform the toys right before they display them? Is that so much to ask for?
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