Video Games & Action Figures


TITLE:

Imperial Commando

CREATOR(S):

LucasArts

PUBLISHER:

LucasArts

DESCRIPTION:

Planned video game

SUMMARY:

Star Wars: Imperial Commando is the canceled sequel to the 2005 video game Star Wars: Republic Commando. The sequel was already planned during development of Republic Commando, but it was canceled in 2004 with several concept paintings completed. The game was to focus on Imperial commando soldiers.

The game was to focus on the Imperial Commando units, the Empire'selite ground combat troops. Part of the combat was to be against the Rebel Alliance.

The game was to be a sequel to the 2005 first-person shooter video game Star Wars: Republic Commando, which focused on the clone commando unit Delta Squad. The sole confirmed LucasArts crew on the sequel project was Greg Knight, who drew concept sketches and paintings for the game from 2003 to its cancellation in 2004.[1] At that time, design documents had been completed. The LucasArts documentary book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts is the only source to confirm details about the project.

LucasArts developer Brett Douville commented in 2014 that the game was one of two competing designs for the sequel, along with Star Wars: Rebel Commando, which was to follow up on Sev's story. The team had been unsure of getting to make a sequel, as sales projections for Star Wars: Republic Commando had been low.

Although there is a whole Star Wars: Republic Commando multimedia series, Star Wars: Imperial Commando was not confirmed to be a continuation of the story of Delta Squad.

SOURCE INFO:

 Wookieepedia


TITLE:

Vernost

CREATOR(S):

Hughes Training / LucasArts

PUBLISHER:

LucasArts

DESCRIPTION:

Planned video game

SUMMARY:

Rebel and Imperial forces on the rocky, volcanic planet Vernost, battle for control of a natural fluid that works fuel-efficiency wonders for starships and medical cures on humans.  X-wings fight TIE Fighters and Interceptors through the dangerous canyons, as Rebel task ships assist them. Ultimately, the Rebels are victorious, and retrieve the special juice.

SOURCE INFO:

 


TITLE:

Ewok Adventure for Atari 2600

CREATOR(S):

Larry Gelberg

PUBLISHER:

Parker Brothers

DESCRIPTION:

Cancelled game for the Atari 2600 console featured in the 1983 Parker Brothers catalog.

SUMMARY:

Gameplay is similar to Activison's Sky Jinks and involves controlling an ewok as he glides over the forest moon of Endor. Players can also control AT-STs and speederbikes. At certain times during the game, the ultimate goal is the destruction of the shield generator that controls the force field around the Death Star.

SOURCE INFO:

Parker Brothers 1983 catalog
AtariAge: Star Wars: Ewok Adventure
AtariProtos.com: Star Wars: Ewok Adventure
Ewok Adventure Prototype Found! - by Dan Skelton 
AtariAge: Ewok Adventure Prototype Found! - by Dan Skelton 

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TITLE:

The Saga of Atha Prime

CREATOR(S):

Kenner Toys

PUBLISHER:

Kenner Toys

DESCRIPTION:

Proposed storyline for an Expanded Universe Kenner action figure line

SUMMARY:

A new villain emerges to threaten the stability of the infant New Republic, Atha Prime.  Atha Prime - genetics master, ruler of the dark worlds,  and architect of the Clone Wars who, exiled in a remote part of the galaxy by Emperor Palpatine decades ago, has long since been freed by his death.  Prime harnesses the power of cloning technology and builds an army of evil Clone Warriors, intended to replace stormtroopers as regular infantrymen.  Armed with his personal ship, the Apex Invader - which incorporated into his larger flagship, the double decker Star Destroyer Annihilator - and his army of combat clones, decimate Rebel outposts in their attempt to crush the Alliance forever.  Luke Skywalker, further developing his skills, constructs a second lightsaber, with a red blade, and also purchases a HP-38 landspeeder.  The New Republic is caught off - guard by this, and barely has time to modify ships to fight Prime.  As he moves to attack Tatooine, the New Republic quickly puts into production the new land - based Desert Speeder.  Snowspeeders are reconfigured for combat on desert worlds, and the X-wing is modified for a tandem design to become more efficient: pilot and gunner duties became separate.  The Millennium Falcon is equipped with a landing pod.  And a new ground vehicle is made-the Rebel SRV-1 (Scout and Retrieval Vehicle), designed as a troop carrier that deployed and retrieved personnel from a combat zone, and could carry a damaged X-wing or snowspeeder from the battleground.  Han Solo and Luke fight with the New Republic at Tatooine, Luke's being more personal, and become allies with the Mongo Beefhead Tribesmen: nearly extinct, unusual native humanoids with red skin and flat, tentacled heads.  With their help, Luke, Han, and the Rebels gain an upper hand in the battles on Tatooine.  Ultimately, Atha Prime and his forces are defeated by the growing, maturing New Republic.

From Kenner's 1985-1986 Line Extension Presentation Binder:
"A powerful force long kept in exile in a remote fringe of the galaxy has been released by the death of the Emperor.  It moves now, like a plague, securing control over the shattered remnants of the empire and re-enslaveing newly freed worlds.  Atha Prime, genetics master, ruler of the dark worlds and architect of the Clone Wars, is free again.  His advanced army of combat clones has already decimated rebel outposts along the galactic frontier.  His goal is to crush forever the Rebel Alliance and control the Galaxy." 

SOURCE INFO:

Steve Sansweet, "Tales of Phantom Toys", Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #2
Kenner's 1985-1986 Line Extension Presentation
Shades of Blue and Red (StarWars.com Feature)

RELATED LINKS:

Atha Prime Concept Art
A Look Inside Kenner's Star Wars Plans for 1985 & 1986