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Star Wars Attacktix Series 4 Previews: Day Three June 8, 2006

Posted by webofwebhead in Attacktix, Previews, Star Wars.

Until the figures are in the stores, Joe Attacktix and Web of Webhead will be previewing the new Star Wars Attacktix Series 4 and Transformers Attacktix Series 1.

Today's previews are two of the great military minds of the Star Wars Universe… 

Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar

  • Attack: Medium Missile
  • Defense: Medium Base
  • Points: 30
  • Attacktix Class: Leader
  • Star Wars Class: Rebel
  • Base Speed: 6
  • Special Power: Recruit – Rebel
  • Number: (SW/14)4)

First up is the Leader of the Rebel fleet, one of the greatest military minds of the Rebel Alliance, Admiral Ackbar.  The Admiral has a very solid and common configuration for a 30 point launcher figure with a medium sized base and missile, as well as a base speed of 6.  Fittingly, he has a Recruit power that works with any Rebels, giving him plenty of flexibility to fit into a Rebel-centric squad.

At the other end of the spectrum we have the commander of the first Death Star…

Grand Moff Tarkin

Grand Moff Tarkin

  • Attack: Medium Missile
  • Defense: Large Base
  • Points: 20
  • Attacktix Class: Leader
  • Star Wars Class: Empire
  • Base Speed: 6
  • Special Power: Vengeance – Leader
  • Number: (SW/16)4)

Tarkin is a powerful figure…with a Large base and Medium missile for only 20 points, he's certainly above the curve for similar figures like Ackbar, with both a larger base and a cheaper point cost.  His Special Power, the rare Vengeance, is also very flexible, allowing him to take out any opposing Leader if it hits, even if that figure is say a Transformers Leader figure.  Look for Tarkin to show up on both themed and non-themed teams.

That's it for today.  Make sure to check the Joe Attacktix site for the Transformers previews.  Check back here tomorrow as Joe and I cover the Gold Based figures from the Intergalactic Showdown set. – B



1. YodaBreaker - June 8, 2006

Finally, someone who can inflict damage to Leaders, as General Grievous can do to Warriors! I could see some fun battles between him and a team with Series 4 Armored Vader – call the theme “Control of the Empire.”

2. Redemption_rocks - June 8, 2006

:O *drools* Pure tarkin team sounds fun…and right up my alley…now all I need is a death star or three πŸ˜‰ – RR

3. Recondo - June 8, 2006

A large base, medium missile, & 6 tix all of only 20 points? WOW. Seems like a darn good deal for a figure.. gunna be hard not to have Tarkin on your team (and that doesn’t even take into account his power & possible high “white” % ratio). πŸ™‚

4. Ben Kenobi - June 8, 2006

Looks as if Tarkin is a *much needed* good figure for the weak series 3 Empire. Now I just need to get my Leia out and see them bicker and argue. πŸ˜‰

Admiral Akbar looks pretty cool. He will be fun to put him on a team with some X-wing pilots and a series 5 Lando.

I love these spoilers!

5. Yaggleberry Finn - June 9, 2006

Tarkin definitely looks to be a great figure. But why is it the young Tarkin? That would be an E3 character, and it seems all the rest of this series are from ROTJ.

6. Ben Kenobi - June 9, 2006

Even the old Tarkin wouldn’t fit in. He was only in E4.

7. webofwebhead - June 9, 2006

With the exception of Series 1, which was Ep. III only, I think every set has had a few figs that weren’t from the same set as the rest. Like the random Darth Maul in Series 2…probably the only Ep. I fig in the bunch…

8. Nathan Gresham - June 12, 2006

I am 7. Me and my bruther love to play ATTACKTIX. The one player I have always wanted is the Yoda. I have looked on ebay and all the big kids and gron ups have way more money to pay.

How can a reguler kid get a Yoda?


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