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Star Wars Clone Wars - Homing Spider Droid
Star Wars Clone Wars - Homing Spider Droid
Offered by Toytrader UK
Price: £47.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Target the Clone Army.", 26 Sept. 2008
Hasbro continue their releases of vehicles from The Clone Wars with this excellent Homing Spider Droid. Although these were first seen in Attack Of The Clones, this is the first time this Droid vehicle has been released.
Brilliantly detailed and with joint axes reflecting that of the one on screen the Homing Spider Droid is an accurate representation of the Separatist weapon.
The Droid is 31cm tall but the legs allow for the cockpit to be set at various heights from 22 - 27 cm high. Each leg can move up and down and the point where they attach to the main body hinges through 30 degrees of sideways movement. Each foot also hinges through 270 degrees for maximum stability on rough terrain. It has a standing base of up to 45 cm square.
The main body has an opening hatch which reveals the cockpit with room for one Battle Droid. There are cannons which fit to the top and bottom of the main body and each on has a firing missile. The upper cannon hinges about 60 degrees vertically but can rotate 360 degrees around for maximum fire coverage. The lower cannon also rotates 360 degrees but the cannon itself can swing through a full 180 vertical.
The legs and cannons can be removed after display so collectors can rest easy that this can be put back in the box although after time the main legs joints may expand to make removal a bit of a problem.
It's about time this Droid weapon was released and this is a must for any Droid Army.


Star Wars Clone Wars - V-19 Torrent Starfighter
Star Wars Clone Wars - V-19 Torrent Starfighter
Offered by Toytrader UK
Price: £49.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Enemy fighters in range!", 26 Sept. 2008
Hasbro continue their releases of vehicles from The Clone Wars with this faithful representation of the Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter.
The V-19 in landing mode measures 26 cm long, 25 cm wide (wingspan) and 25.5 cm high. In flight mode it measures 21 cm long, 45 cm wide (wingspan) and 29 cm high.
There is some nice detailing on the craft and there are no decals to apply as insignias have been painted on the hull.
The cockpit canopy opens and there is room for one Clone Pilot inside, the landing gear can be extended, the side wings fold up or down and the tail stabiliser wing can be rotated around the hull for flight / landing mode. There is also a firing missile launcher on each of the side wing tips (two gunmetal grey missiles are included) and you have to attach the two engine vectrals at the back of the main body.
The wings can be removed after display so collectors can rest easy that this can be put back in the box.
My only criticism of the kit is that the wing features are manual. The vehicles so far have all had automatic mechanised systems inside and to make on to convert from landing to flight mode is quite simple but Hasbro haven't included one which is a shame. The Lego version of this kit is great and if you like this fighter I'd recommend buying that too!
A nice starfighter and a must have for any Clone Wars collection.


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles: Star Trek: Terok Nor
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles: Star Trek: Terok Nor
by S.D. Perry
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars "You're not one of them Odo, you're one of us!", 26 Sept. 2008
Pocket Books continue their series of novels based on Star Trek Deep Space Nine with Terok Nor: Dawn Of The Eagles by DS9 stalwart S.D. Perry along with Britta Dennison - a tale of the lost era, the story of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor.
Although the show and subsequent novels are littered with references and events of the occupation, this is the first time that the whole thing has been put into novel form and the second book in the trilogy continues and expands the saga from part one.
This novel covers events from 2360 - 2369 and is broken up into parts; 2360 Occupation year 33, 2363 Occupation year 36, 2365 Occupation year 38, 2366 Occupation year 39, 2368 Occupation year 41 and 2369 Liberated Bajor.
This book covers a huge amount of territory in multiple interweaving plot lines and the authors sweep you along with the continuing arc of the Bajoran Resistance against Cardassian oppression. However, unlike the first two books in the series this one is lacking something.
The story mainly focuses on Kira and the Shakaar resistance cell, Tahna Los and the Kohn-Ma cell, Gul Dukat and Odo.
The continuing struggles of the resistance meet with new challenges as Dukat establishes the new sensor array which give the Cardassians total ground and air superiority. Unable to move or communicate with each other, cells begin to carry out their own agendas.
Dukat continues to play politics with Central Command and starts to manoeuvre himself into a better position when he sees what lies ahead.
Odo comes to terms with a humanoid existence and slowly gains more insight into humanoid relationships and the events behind the occupation itself. While he tries to remain a neutral observer in events, forces conspire to force his destiny along another path.
So many other characters make it into the plot but at no time does it seem overcrowded.
This book takes for granted that the reader has seen all of DS9 and remembers every flashback and mention of the occupation from any show. As such, it avoids writing these events out and occasionally mentions them in passing which is good but also misses opportunities to expand on some that have only been touched on.
There was not enough Garak in the story which was a shame and the events move along to the inevitable rebellion from the Resistance against the Cardassians which you really look forward too and then - nothing happens! You skip right past the final battle and to a bit just before the start of DS9. This feels like a massive anticlimax and with the book being shorter than the other two another 50 pages dedicated to the final fight would have been very welcome.
Terrorism, faith, war, peace, desperation, conspiracy, betrayal - this book has all that and ties up most of the plot threads but misses bits out and leaves some open for the future. Writing the end of a saga is always hardest but the authors really could've done more.
Not a bad read but you feel like there is going to a follow on novel soon.


Web of the Romulans (Star Trek)
Web of the Romulans (Star Trek)
by M.S. Murdock
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars "Are you saying it's in love with him Spock!", 26 Sept. 2008
Titan Books continue their series of novels based on classic Star Trek with #27: Web Of The Romulans by M. S. Murdock.
Although the stardate sets this story in the first season the story references episode in the third season so I would place it in what would've been season four but before the Rihannsu novels by Diane Duane.
The Enterprise is ordered to patrol the Neutral Zone when Starfleet Intelligence suspects that the Empire may be about to attack the Federation. Unknown to them, the Empire has fallen victim to a lethal plague and their survival lies on capturing a certain Federation world. Kirk has one major problem in carrying out his mission, the computer has fallen in love with him and is ignoring other crewmen and making the ship impossible to handle.
Continuing the idea from `Tomorrow Is Yesterday', the Cygnet technicians state that it will take weeks to overhaul the system and Kirk has to do his best. When a Romulan bird of prey crosses into Federation territory, Kirk engages in a cat and mouse game with his enemy and tries to regain control of the Enterprise from the computer.
While the novel is engaging and humorously written the author has a real problem in setting the story in the right time. The events would play out perfectly if set after `Tomorrow Is Yesterday' but a few chapters later he references `The Enterprise Incident' from season 3. It stretches credulity that they would've left the Enterprise with a malfunctioning computer personality in the ship for over two years.
That aside, the interplay between the Enterprise crew and the Romulans, particularly S'Talon, Tiercellus and the Praetor is lovely and there are some moments of genuine tension and emotion.
Not a bad book and a light read for the casual Trek fan.


Star Wars The Legacy Collection #16 - Clone Trooper (Quad Cannon)
Star Wars The Legacy Collection #16 - Clone Trooper (Quad Cannon)
Offered by EuroDirect
Price: £69.49

5.0 out of 5 stars "Target those Trade Federation AATs!", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #16: Clone Trooper - heavy weapons trooper. This trooper has only been released in the 2006 Battle Pack: The Hunt For Grievous and was armed with a Z-6 Rotary Cannon but this figure features several refinements over the previous issue.
The trooper has head (rotational and vertical), shoulder (rotational and abductional), elbow (vertical and rotational), torso (rotational), hips (vertical), knee (rotational and vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives him a very poseable 21 ranges of movement.
It comes equipped with a silver grey Cip-Quad cannon which comes as a backpack which clips onto his back plate armour and has armatures that reach over his shoulders and clip onto each side of the cannon component. His helmet can also be removed to reveal the generic Clone face we have on lots of the troopers.
There is also the right leg of R4-J1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #09 Obi-Wan Kenobi, #10 Clone Scuba Trooper and #13 IG Lancer Droid.
An excellent Clone Trooper and you'll definitely want more than one of these.


Star Wars The Legacy Collection #15 - Quarren Soldier
Star Wars The Legacy Collection #15 - Quarren Soldier
Offered by In Demand Toys (Previously Toyz And Gamez)
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars "Republic forces are aiding the Mon Calamari.", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #15: Quarren Soldier. With only Tessek available to date, it makes a welcome addition to this underrepresented alien race.
The warrior has head (rotational and vertical), shoulder (rotational and abductional), elbow (vertical and rotational), wrist (rotational), torso (rotational), hips (vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives it a less poseable 19 ranges of movement. For some reason the soldier doesn't have any knee articulation which is a shame.
It comes equipped with a silver trident and a cream handled silver dagger which fits into the sheath on the soldier's right leg under the cloth skirt.
There is also the head and middle leg of R7-T1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #11 Saesee Tiin, #12 Padme Amidala and #14 Mon Calamari Warrior.
A nice figure and a must for any Clone Wars collection.


Star Wars The Legacy Collection #14 - Mon Calamari Warrior
Star Wars The Legacy Collection #14 - Mon Calamari Warrior
Offered by In Demand Toys (Previously Toyz And Gamez)
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars "Quarren soldiers in our sector.", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #14: Mon Calamari Warrior. With only Admiral Ackbar, Mon Calamari officer and Meena Tills available to date, it makes a welcome addition to this under-represented alien race.
The warrior has head (rotational), shoulder (rotational and abductional), elbow (vertical and rotational), wrist (rotational), torso (rotational), hips (vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives it a less poseable 18 ranges of movement. For some reason the warrior doesn't have any knee articulation which is a shame.
It comes equipped with a silver trilobite shield, silver lance blaster and a silver shell horn for summoning the trained keelkana's.
There is also the main body of R7-T1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #11 Saesee Tiin, #12 Padme Amidala and #15 Quarren Soldier.
A nice figure and a must for any Clone Wars collection.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Lancers, target the Clone army!", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #13: IG Lancer Droid. Durge led an army of these droids against General Kenobi on Muunilinst.
The trooper has head (rotational), shoulder (rotational and vertical), elbow (vertical and rotational), torso (rotational), hips (rotational and vertical), knee (rotational and vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives it a poseable 22 ranges of movement.
It comes equipped with a gunmetal lance which can attach to it's arm or on the back, a gunmetal concussion rifle and a gunmetal E-11 rifle.
There is also the head and main body of R4-J1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #09 Obi-Wan Kenobi, #10 Clone Scuba Trooper and #16 Clone Trooper.
A nice droid for any diorama and you'll definitely want more than one of these.


Star Wars The Legacy Collection #12 - Padme Amidala Action Figure
Star Wars The Legacy Collection #12 - Padme Amidala Action Figure

5.0 out of 5 stars "Look out, they're under the ice!", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #12: Padme Amidala. This figure was previously released in the 2007 Battle Pack: Ambush On Ilum but this figure has more detailing and poseability than its predecessor.
Padme has head (rotational and vertical), shoulder (rotational and abductional), elbow (vertical and rotational), forearm (rotational), torso (rotational), hips (vertical), knee (rotational and vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives her an ultra poseable 25 ranges of movement.
She comes equipped with her silver Naboo pistol which fits into a holster on her right hip and a soft cloth cloak with hard plastic hood. It is possible to remove the hood but this is quite difficult and can result in decapitating the poor woman if you're not careful!
There is also the left leg and left leg thruster of R7-T1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #11 Saesee Tiin, #14 Mon Calamari Warrior and #15 Quarren Soldier.
A nice figure and a must for any Clone Wars collection.


Star Wars The Legacy Collection - Saesee Tiin Action Figure
Star Wars The Legacy Collection - Saesee Tiin Action Figure

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Prepare for spacewalk.", 13 Sept. 2008
Hasbro start their new Legacy Collection for 2008 with wave two consisting of figures from the Clone Wars animated series. Unlike the other Clone Wars figures released this year, this wave is in the same vein as the 2003 Clone Wars wave with figures based on the characters from the cartoon but styled as if there were real actors playing them as opposed to the more `animated' appearance of the other line.
As an added bonus, much like 2006's hologram figures in The Saga Collection or 2007's collector coins in the 30th Anniversary Collection, this year they've done something better - the Build-A-Droid `Droid Factory'. Each figure comes with a component of an Astromech droid.
The next figure in the series is #11: Saesee Tiin. He comes decked out in his general's armour when he led a squad of trooper marines on a daring spacewalk to enter a Trade Federation cruiser.
Saesee has head (rotational and vertical), shoulder (rotational and abductional), elbow (vertical and rotational), wrist (rotational), torso (rotational), hips (vertical), knee (rotational and vertical) and ankle (rotational and vertical) articulation which gives him an ultra poseable 25 ranges of movement.
He comes equipped with his trademark green lightsabre, and his dark cream coloured space helmet with rebreather pack.
There is also the right leg and right leg thruster of R7-T1 included. Unlike the first wave, the droid parts are not included in figures of numerical sequence. The rest of the droid is included with #12 Padme Amidala, #14 Mon Calamari Warrior and #15 Quarren Soldier.
A nice figure and a must for any Clone Wars collection.


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