"Cartoon Network is counting down to Friday, September 19, when the The Clone Wars Intergalactic Tour blasts off in malls around the country. The tour will run for eight consecutive weekends, making appearances in eight major cities across the country until it completes its mission on Sunday, November 9. The tour brings to life both favorite and new characters from the upcoming animated series The Clone Wars with interactive activities for kids and families to enjoy. The Clone Wars, the first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT)."
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UPDATE: See below fro our buddy Justin's report from New York:
"Just wanted to share some of the pics I took from TCW Mall Tour that is going on this weekend here in NY.
I even took two pics of the Cartoon Network employees holding a copy of SW Insider and Force-Cast badge that I brought along with me!
The event was geared towards young kids mostly (though I had a blast there for sure). The event's activities/features included:
- Gaming stations with 32" LCD screens where fans can play the Nintendo Wii lightsaber duel game. - A 50" plasma TV with small round floor sets where kids can sit and watch clips from the TV series. - An "Are You A Worthy Jedi?" game where fans have to "pretend" to levitate a ring attached to the tip of a lightsaber along a metal rod without touching the sides. - A green screen photo station where fan can dress up in Jedi robes and have their images edited in alongside Jedi Knights. - Cool backlit signs depicting all of the main CW characters. - Large banners promoting the TV series.
I spoke to a few fans in attendance while walking around the booth, and they were very pumped up for the debut of the series.
All in all, it was a very cool time at the event."