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If it was able to strip down

If it was able to strip down to the bare bones version I'd be interested, but Clone Wars isn't what I care to pay attention to.

I hope this at least opens up the possibility of a large-scale Episode IV version.

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Posted by duke togo on 11 November, 2009 - 12:12
Too bad, togo. For me,

Too bad, togo. For me, Clone Wars is fulfilling the promise of what Star Wars could be, far more than any of the films. It's like the novels--gritter, more detailed and deep, realistically showing the violence and cost of war, etc. A recent episode, where 3 Jedis had to lead their separate attack groups to a landing zone of Genosis was brilliant and engrossing.

Since kids drive sales, and kids seem to be more interested in Clone Wars over OT stuff, I seriously doubt we'll see an Episode IV version in this scale, as cool as that may be. As it is, this Y-Wing is languishing on the shelves here, despite most stores only getting 1 in stock. :-(

I bought the ship, too, and totally agree with Josh's review. This thing is MASSIVE. And it's solid. So playing with it is a workout. Heh. But that only reinforces the nostalgia it inspires.

I had a yellow and maroon R5 droid handy, and he fits in there perfectly. He does have his third leg in, so you may be right about that, Josh.

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Posted by japester on 11 November, 2009 - 14:14
I'll have to check, but

I'll have to check, but aren't clone wars droids slightly smaller than saga or other prior Hasbro astromech droids?

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Posted by JoshB on 11 November, 2009 - 14:23
[is not a big fan of the

[is not a big fan of the Y-Wing in any era]
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 11 November, 2009 - 14:26
"Too bad, togo. For me,

"Too bad, togo. For me, Clone Wars is fulfilling the promise of what Star Wars could be, far more than any of the films. It's like the novels--gritter, more detailed and deep,"

Come on,"gritty"? It's not really a bad cartoon,but it's far from "gritty". A little girl angelfish nicknamed "Snips" fighting a bounty hunter alien dressed as an old west cowboy in a black hat?

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Posted by kidnicky on 11 November, 2009 - 19:56
LOL. Star Wars, from it's

LOL. Star Wars, from it's earliest inception, has always been a western in space. And you're going to balk at a character because he wears western-style clothes? That's just funny.

I didn't like the constant bratty attitude of "Snips", nor did I like the heavy use of silly battle droid humor. But those quickly faded into the background. The show is evolving. There is a sharp military sci-fi story being told, if you give it a chance. Like I said, the last episode was full of intense fighting, including a great many fairly graphic clone deaths. Some were so shocking that I kept questioning if this show was for kids at all.

I find that quite a few old-school fans find reasons to dismiss Clone Wars without ever really watching it objectively. That's fine, but it's their loss. There are great stories being told.

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Posted by japester on 11 November, 2009 - 21:06
Yeah,I realise it's always

Yeah,I realise it's always been part western,but there's a difference between calling Boba Fett a "bounty hunter" to invoke connotations of the old west and dressing up a blue alien in a cowboy outfit because LOL TEXAS IN SPACE!!!!

Anyway,I'm not flaming or whatever,I have enjoyed the episodes I watched,but I wouldn't refer to them as "deep". IMO the show isn't really any different then Droids or Ewoks except for the fact that those were based on good movies,and Clone Wars is based on a movie where Darth Vader is a rebelious teen eloping with his GF because NOONE UNDERSTANDS ME!!!!!

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Posted by kidnicky on 12 November, 2009 - 18:12
Clone Wars deep for Star Wars & cartoon

I'm with Japestar on the Clone Wars love, it's a really great series and while admittedly it isn't the deepest show out there it is pretty deep for Star Wars and and a "cartoon" to boot; it's certainly deeper than any previous animated Star Wars and I'd argue that it's deeper than Ep. ! and maybe even 2. The show does a pretty good job at fleshing out the events of the Clone War that were sort of glossed over during Ep. 2 & 3 and the writing is (sadly) better than the writing for the prequels.

Even though I haven't collected or bought any Star Wars toys in ages this new Y-Wing toy has me tempted. I really like the look of the new/old Y-Wing and was pretty excited to see it the first time they showed on Clone Wars. I like how it's recognizable as the Y-Wing we all know and love from Ep. IV yet at the same time clearly different like an earlier model of Y-Wing. I wonder if we'll see an early version of the X-Wing like this Y-Wing although there is less that could be done to it except clean it up to make it look newer.

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Posted by Riceball on 16 November, 2009 - 18:05
 
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