Thursday, July 23, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,072: Wookiee Warrior

WOOKIEE WARRIOR & Kashyyyk Trooper
30th Anniversary Collection Wal-Mart Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87794
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, Clone, droid arms, comic
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $11.88
Availability: June 2008
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Image: Adam Pawlus' desk.

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: One thing I can't get enough of are Wookiee Warrior figures. I'm pretty glad I didn't bother to army-build them because Hasbro has made so gosh darn many different repaints. This one in particular is based on a mold from 2005 which exists in no less than five styles with different accessories. This particular incarnation takes some of the better elements from that first 2005 release, and fixes up a few weak points. Hasbro wisely dropped the annoying clip-on shin armor which always fell off, and replaced the plastic skirt piece with a cloth one. The original chest attire has been replaced by a more generic harness, but you still have the same nifty hat. Weapons were dropped in exchange for a pair of Battle Droid arms, which are pretty cool because you can imagine he must have lost a game to one or something. The tabs where the arms would connect to a droid body are glowing blue and white, pulsing with energy. It's a nice effect.

The figure itself is huge, nicely detailed, and huge. Mostly huge. There are no ball-jointed elbows, but you do get articulation at the wrists, knees, elbows, waist, neck, and shoulders. He's going to be a good addition to your Wookiee berserker forces, for certain, and his fur color is just different enough from previous releases that he's recognizable as being different.

Collector's Notes: A one-timer, but a good one. Since he came with a companion exclusive Clone figure this is a set I suggest you take the time to buy.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,072: July 23, 2009

1 comment:

The Right Noble Lord Edzo said...

I recently went through all my ROTS figures and had forgotten the sheer number of Wookiee Warriors Hasbro made! Everytime I thought I'd seen the last one, another would turn up later in the collection. It was really astonishing.