Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seen @ STGCC 2011: Star Wars

The 2011 Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) is now on at the Suntec International Convention Centre, Hall 401 and 402. Star Wars and the Force has always been a presence at this convention and this year is no exception. The guys from the 501st Legion (Singapore Garrison) were there to offer photo-taking opportunites and then there's the Star Wars action figure display / diorama.

Click on the pictures for a bigger and better view :)

While last year's Star Wars diorama set was based on "The Empire Strikes Back (1980)" – you can view the awesome display HERE, this year's Star Wars diorama looks to be the Galactic Republic's clone army getting ready for battle!

It would seem that the Galactic Republic is getting some help in the form of Marvel Superheroes, namely The Avengers. Check out the occupants in the last All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE). Nice touch, considering that the Avengers are already being assembled and will be shown in cinemas next year, May 2012.

Check out the occupants in the last All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE)

Going by the clone trooper's phase 1 helmets with "T" visor plates and lack of color designations other than those denoting rank, It would be safe to say that this is in fact the clone troopers getting ready for their first battle. The Battle of Geonosis was the first battle between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic in the conflict that would become known as the Clone Wars. It would be the first major combat of the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as the first major battle the Jedi would fight in years. It would be the battle that sparked one of the most famous wars in galactic history.

It is always nice to see troopers in formation. Something about the whole coming together of the troops always gets the blood pumping and you can just imagine the rush of adrenaline.

There are the Republic Attack Shuttles, Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) or LAAT-series Republic Gunships, ARC-170 Fighters, V-19 Torrent Starfighters, AT-AP Republic Walkers, All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE) or all terrain assault walker, and Turbo Tank with Biker Advanced Recon Commando (BARC) speeders.

NEXT post: Hot Toys booth and displays - for me, the highlight of the show (STGCC 2011) this year! See you soon :)

Check out Adrian's (Little Plastic Man) very comprehensive coverage HERE


One Shot said...

incredible! Although I do not collect Star Wars anymore I still do appreciate a good diorama display. Very cool indeed!

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Mmmm- looking forward to that Hot Toys botth post! Havin' a lot of fun I trust ??

WL a.k.a Wee Loong said...

Did u catch the Avengers having a meeting on the back of the AT-TE?