Galactic Hunter got ahold of Hasbro, and they confirmed that the Red Battle Droid is still planned for release. It will be showing up packed in cases coming in the next couple months. They also confirm that a carded basic white CloneTrooper is on the way. Here's the news from Galactic Hunter.
Red Battle Droid Status
1/21/2003 9:30:06 AM | Reported by Mike
A few readers have e-mailed asking if the Saga red Battle Droid variant is still planned on being release. We contacted Hasbro recently and have been told that it is on the way and to look for it in the next couple of months.
This should come as good news to folks who have been awaiting this more "film authentic" version. Although sharing the same mold and features as the first battle droid issued last year, this updated version sports the Geonosian red color seen in the film. Hasbro also quickly mentions that an individually carded white Clone Trooper is on its way later this year. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
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