Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Figure of the Day: Day 45: Clone Youth

Lama Su with CLONE YOUTH
The Saga Collection Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84925
Number: 0310
Includes: Lama Su action figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: Winter 2003
Appearances: Primarily Attack of the Clones

Bio: A tall, lithesome creature, Lama Su is Prime Minister of the storm-shrouded planet Kamino. Commissioned by an enigmatic Jedi Master, Lama Su has undertaken the largest human cloning project ever attempted. He has grown an army of 200,000 troops - trained and ready for combat - with another million in progress. Because the Kaminoans are far removed from galactic affairs, Lama Su mistakenly believes he is fulfilling the order for the Galactic Republic, and is thus unaware of the grave consequences his enterprise will hold for not only the Republic but also for the entire galaxy. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Shelves!

Commentary: As a twofer, the Clone Youth didn't have to do much to make you feel like you got your money's worth-- and with four joints, he doesn't go very far in pushing toy tech. Essentially young Boba Fett with a new head (but in reality an all-new sculpt), this figure is the only completely devoid-of-armor Clone Trooper on the market today. While "mess hall" Clones are wanted by some fans, as of yet, Hasbro isn't pushing for those so you can get this little guy. He's fairly well done but as a "bonus figure" he really shines... he just can't do much other than stand due to the articulation and lack of accessories.

Collector's Notes: If you think you've got every clone, you're wrong-- here's one more! He's only in this set right now, and he's fairly easy to get. As such, go buy one.

Day 45: June 20, 2006

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