30th Anniversary Collection Wal-Mart Comic Packs
Item No.: Asst. 87504 No. 87794
Includes: Blaster, Wookiee, droid arms, comic
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2008
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy room floor.
Bio: Wookiee warriors and clone troopers fight desperately to hold back the waves of battle droids pouring onto Kaskyyyk near the end of the Clone Wars. The lush forests of this once-peaceful planet are burning, and the air is filled with the harsh sounds of battle. Wookiees tear apart battle droids with their bare hands as clone troopers first their blasters at the attacking droids. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Commentary: Repainting a Clone Trooper is a sure thing. If Hasbro decides they want a Kashyyyk Trooper, there are dozens of different ways to do it. There's comic art, movie art, concept art, and original concepts that can be applied to the same figure mold, giving fans a good reason to buy the same mold one, two, three, or forty-seven times. This particular mold has seen a lot of use-- the body started life as the 2003 super-articulated Clone Trooper, and has been repainted, retooled, and tweaked to make nearly a dozen unique Clones over the years. This particular one is a redeco of the Saleucami trooper, initially a Wal-Mart exclusive, which has since been subsequently repainted, rereleased, repackaged, and so forth. This particular one is unique because he has a purple deco not unlike that of the various Mace Windu themed Clone Troopers, but that's really the big selling point. At first glance it may not look significantly different than your other clones, which is a bit of a problem, but if you're buying armies anyway "a little different" is likely different enough to warrant a purchase. As such, I'd say clone fans should love this-- but the rest of the class might be bored at this point.
Collector's Notes: A Wal-Mart exclusive, this set was a little tough to get and some stores held it back for the 7/27/08 launch of the Clone Wars and Legacy product.
Day 874: October 20, 2008