Friday, December 12, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 913: Commander Faie

COMMANDER FAIE Expanded Universe
The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 84035 No. 84061
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD24
Includes: Helmet, hood, blaster, poncho, droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: November 2008
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith concept art

Bio: Faie has received specialized training from ARC trooper Alpha, equipping him with the necessary skills to lead an elite battalion during the Clone Wars. He is part of task forces sent to Saleucami and Kashyyyk under the command of Jedi General Quinlan Vos. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' carpet.

Commentary: To say Commander Faie was a highly-requested figure is something of an understatement. Despite never appearing in the movie, enough fans saw his concept art and proceeded to log on to their favorite forums for Hasbro to (eventually) take notice, resulting in this figure's release nearly three years after the demand started. The good news is that it's a partially new sculpt. The bad news is that Hasbro gave him a really nice rack, which you'll see if you ever take off his cloth bits. (I advise you to not do this.) The figure is actually pretty nice overall, and not merely Commander Keller with a new helmet as some think. He has a new chest, a new human head with a crew cut/flat top, new shoulders, and new calves. Color me surprised!

He's basically super-articulated, meaning that this figure should please everybody not concerned about his massive armored mammaries. Just leave the cloth part on, and you'll probably enjoy the figure a great deal. He will fit in with your Clone Engineer and various red-dotted troops from Revenge of the Sith just fine, but since he isn't in the movie you could probably skip him if you really wanted to. Although odds are the included silver torso for the RA droid will prevent that from happening.

Collector's Notes: As a new release, there's not much to say at this time beyond the fact that the figure is quite popular. If the past is any indication, he'll ship for several waves with varying droid pieces until Hasbro moves on to some other clone commander figure.


Day 913: December 12, 2008

2 comments:

Soja Rinn said...

ive seen some photos of him uncloaked....the torso might make for some good female customs...is it the same toros from the Joker squadron?

also, on another customizing note, the plastic hood looks great switched on Commander Keller. i havent bought a 3 3/4" figure since mailaway Rex (what a ripoff), but may pick this up. if i can find him.

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