Thursday, May 8, 2008


Recreate Classic Battles with Battle Packs Available Exclusively at Toys �R Us

The Star Wars saga is filled with many epic battles between the light and dark sides, each critical in determining the fate of the galaxy. These Battle Packs, available exclusively at Toys �R Us, capture two of those moments. On the frozen planet of Hoth, Luke Skywalker encounters the fierce wampa and must rely on his still-untested Force powers to escape an icy doom. And on barren Geonosis, armor-clad clone troopers and the massive droid army clash for the first time, a battle that heralded the galaxy-wide Clone Wars. The scene is set and forces in place to recreate some of the most epic scenes from the films, so don�t be left behind when the battle begins!

Hoth Patrol

The Rebels establish their new base on Hoth, a world of snow and ice where daytime temperatures are bone chilling and nighttime temperatures are deadly. Rebel patrols riding indigenous tauntauns venture into the freezing landscape to guard the base�s perimeter. On one of these routine patrols, Luke is captured by a wampa ice creature, one of the planet�s most vicious predators. The carnivorous wampa hunts its prey with stealth in spite of its size. Perfectly hidden by its white fur in the snowy Hoth landscape, the ice creature sneaks up on Luke and renders the unsuspecting Rebel unconscious with one swipe its massive hand. The wampa drags Luke back to its ice cave and suspends him from the ceiling, planning to make the Jedi its next meal. Only Luke�s skill with the Force saves him from an untimely end: he uses the Force to retrieve his lightsaber, which enables him to free himself from the ice and escape from the wampa.

STAP Attack

Obi-Wan arrives on Geonosis just as the Separatists pledge their support to Count Dooku. The Jedi is there as part of his investigation into the clone army�s creation, and accidentally uncovers the Separatist�s existence. He also discovers the huge droid manufacturing facilities on the planet and their dark purpose: to build a massive army for the Separatists to use in their quest to overthrow the Republic. Kenobi manages to relay this information before he is captured. The Jedi Council launches a rescue, which triggers a series of events that culminate in the first battle of the Clone Wars. Battle droids swarm into combat on Geonosis, a vast army under the control of the Separatists. Armed with blaster rifles, the battle droids face the clone troopers in combat: two forces both programmed to act with unwavering loyalty toward their creators. Single Trooper Aerial Platform (STAP) vehicles are used for reconnaissance and patrol by battle droids. These lightweight crafts are armed with blaster cannons, so they can also be deployed as support vehicles for larger crafts, as they are during the Battle of Geonosis.

Gather your forces for a droid attack, or channel the Force against a savage opponent. This opportunity will pass you by if you don�t get aboard your STAP or trusty tauntaun and head to Toys �R Us. May the FORCE be with you and stay tuned for more exciting news from Hasbro!

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