Monday, March 22, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,244: Clone Trooper (Bogey Squad)

CLONE TROOPER Bogey Squad Comic Pack
The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 7
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 92474
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #09
Includes: Blaster, helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $14.99
Availability: March 2010
Appearances: Republic Comic Books

Bio: After receiving Order 66, the clone troopers in Bogey Squad hunt down Jedi General Quinlan Vos. The squad searches the forests of Kashyyyk to find and eliminate their former commander, who is now considered a traitor to the Republic. The troopers are highly skilled, but they are up against a resourceful quarry. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's neighbor's yard. (This is what happens when you don't lock the gate.)

Commentary: This Clone Trooper should look familiar to clone collectors, simply because it's almost the same as a 2008 release of Commander Faie and a 2008 Kashyyyk Trooper. Well, more Faie really, but all three figures share essentially the same body construction and similar deco. This trooper's deco is very much in line with Faie, although the camo seems to be resplattered, although essentially made of the same colors. While super-articulated, he's a little bulky in places and can essentially assume most poses you'd want a trooper to do. No complaints, but nothing remarkable-- unless you're building an army, in which case this is another great addition.

If you bought the Comic Pack Commander Faie from 2008, you essentially have this figure. The key differences? 1. Remixed camo deco. 2. The head sculpt is based on Bodie Taylor, not Temuera Morrison. The head is extremely similar to the 2008 Galactic Marine figure and his repaints. 3. The helmet is incredibly tight on this large head, despite being resculpted slightly.

If you leave the helmet on, it's just another great figure. If you leave it off, it looks like the figure has no neck. It's not really a happy medium from Faie, either, as his head was unusually tiny. Each is a little off, but with the helmets on, they both look great. And basically the same. So grab it if you can!

Collector's Notes: This figure comes from the final retail wave of Comic Packs which, at press time, has not shown up at retail. Our sample was obtained online. If you are Clone crazy, take note: it may not be worth the premium pricing for this specific figure. But if you can get a deal? Absolutely. His companion figure (which we'll be looking at in the distant future) is slightly more unique than this one.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,244: March 22, 2010

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