The Clone Wars Pays Homage to Kenner Star Wars Figures

The latest episode of season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Gone With A Trace”, featured the return of fan favourite Ahsoka Tano, and also payed homage to some of the original Kenner action figures.

Ahsoka left the Jedi Order behind, and now survives day to day in the slums of Coruscant. Her travels brought her to mechanic and pilot Trace Martez – and Trace’s sister, Rafa, assigned her to a droid building job that quickly went awry. The droid went on a rampage, destroying much of level 1313. Trace and Ahsoka were able to stop it, but not without attracting a crowd. Among the many faces, a handful stood out as particularly odd. Collectors of the vintage Star Wars toy line would recognize them immediately.

As Ahsoka used the Force to pull the binary load lifter back onto the platform, a vibrant group of spectators stood front-and-center. The Rodian, Ithorian, and Aqualish in question were all dressed strangely, though. The first of which wore a green jumpsuit, the second a blue romper, and the third a blue bodysuit with an orange vest. They stood out quite obviously because those clothes weren’t the ones their species typically wore. However, the 1978 Star Wars toys of them made these outfits famous. They were not screen-accurate by any means, but they have reached iconic status in pop culture. This is their first appearance on-screen together in their peculiar wardrobe, despite the figures being over four decades old.

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