Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,001: Clone Trooper Pilot

CLONE TROOPER PILOT Revenge of the Sith
The Legacy Collection Evolutions, Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87874 No. 87650
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Helmet, blaster, 2 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99
Availability: July 2008
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Clone trooper pilots were special clone troopers bred in the Kamino cloning centers for the purpose of piloting craft of the Grand Army of the Republic and the early Galactic Empire. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam's TV tray.

Commentary: Since their introduction to the toy world in 2005, fans have been asking for a little bit more out of their Clone Pilot figures as seen in Episode III. Hasbro listened, and pretty much hit all the marks for improvement with this exciting figure. Now it has a removable helmet, is not peach colored in the face, and has ball-jointed elbows. This makes it a heck of a lot better, even though when it comes to a pilot figure being "good," my standards are basically "can it sit?" The good news is that it can, and even though it has pretty much the same legs as the 2005 release, that's a plus. If you need a figure to pilot your V-Wing, Gunships, ARC Fighters, or whatever, this is pretty ideal.

This figure has joints at the elbows, shoulders, wrists, hips, knees, all that stuff. If you need to pose a figure for a fight, this is a good one. The helmet feels a little small, but it fits the figure's head quite well, so I really can't complain too much. It'd have been nice if they made this a specific pilot rather than a generic, such as Odd Ball, but that's life. It's a great figure and you should totally get it.

Collector's Notes: Initially released as an Evolutions figure, Hasbro has since confirmed it's going to be carded in Summer 2009 basic figure assortment.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,001: April 15, 2009

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