Thursday, May 31, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 390: Fixer

FIXER Republic Commando Delta Squad
The Saga Collection Shared Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. 84851 No. 84922
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, backpack, 6 other action figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $33.99-$39.99
Availability: December 2006
Appearances: Star Wars: Republic Commando

Bio: Second in command of Delta Squad, Fixer handles code breaking and computer slicing. Always at the front of a charge, he urges his squad mates on under fire. Off the battlefield however, he prefers the company of a good, quiet power droid to his fellow Deltas. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' back yard.

Commentary: In 2006, someone at Hasbro looked at Scorch and said "hey, let's make more of these," and the Internet shared exclulsive gift set from Republic Commando was born. Fixer has 10 points of articulation, a removable backpack, and a gun. That's about all there is to say, really. The shoulders are not ball-jointed, but the figure is pretty good at holding his weapon. There's a limited spray of dirt on the figure-- which, sadly, does not match the damage on the other clones in the set. Still, it's visually more exciting than a box of totally clean clones. While many complained about the fact that the figure lacks knee joints, you have to remember this was designed to be a part of a reasonably cheap gift set-- you get seven figures for about $34, or about $4.85 per action figure. That's over $2 cheaper than the going rate of a basic figure at most stores, so you can't really expect perfection at that price. As the figure can hold his gun and basically sit, there's really not a whole lot more you can ask from this release at the price, except repaints, and how can Hasbro resist the allure of a redeco? After all, we fans can't.

Collector's Notes: While the first run of this set sold out pretty quickly, a new production run is coming soon for those who missed out.

Day 390: May 31, 2007

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