Updated: Jul 17
Four new Star Wars Black Series figures have been announced by Hasbro on Io9. All four of them are taken from the final series of The Clone Wars and will line up in the new packaging with the side panel images connecting for a wider montage. The 4 figures are all based on the Clone Wars Season 7 Siege of Mandalore.
We have Ahsoka Tano in her Season 7 outfit, complete with twin lightsabers. She will be joined by a 332nd Clone Trooper. The Clone Trooper features the orange helmet design of the 332nd and is armed with the DC15A and DC15S blasters. We would assume the figure uses the new Clone Trooper body from the upcoming Kamino Clonetrooper.
The box for Ahsoka directly carries on the montage from the Kamino Clone Trooper who is numbered TCW 01, that will make Ahsoka TCW 02 and the 332nd Trooper TCW 03.
The Mandalorians are represented by a Mandalorian Loyalist in Blue/Grey armour. And to face off against, there is a Mandalorian Super Commando - complete with red armour highlights and horned helmet. The Mandalorians appear to share a number of parts between them and also use parts from the older Jango Fett figure. Both come with jetpacks and twin blasters that the fit into working holsters on their hips.
Following the new numbering system, the Loyalist will be TCW 04 and the Super Commando TCW 05. What is fun on these new montage panels is looking for clues on what the next figure might be. Checkout the side art on the Super Commando... could that be the rumoured Cad Bane's hat brim to the top right?
The figures are reported to be exclusive to Walmart in the US and will go up for sale there as of the 17th of July 2020 and we would assume over here in the UK also via the specialist retailers. There are no details of an arrival date, but we would expect Autumn 2020. With the wave being very army builder heavy, Ahsoka aside, this is likely to be in high demand.
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