Thursday, April 1, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,252: Clone Trooper (AT-TE Squad)

CLONE TROOPER Three Dot Flavor
The Clone Wars AT-TE Assault Squad Battle Pack
Item No.:
Asst. 87752 No. 87881
Number: n/a
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Blaster, rifle, rocket, launcher, 3 more clones and accessories
Action Feature: Firing rocket
Retail: $23.99
Availability: Early 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars Movie

Bio: Clone troopers storm the mesa, fighting battle droids on the ground or climbing up the cliff in AT-TE walkers to reach the monastery. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' kitchen.

Commentary: Who is ready for more of the same? This Clone Trooper is similar to other grey-striped releases, except he has three dots on his chest, which, I'm not entirely sure, probably specify a rank in a guidebook I have not yet seen. The clean body uses the 2008-style body with the original helmet, so it's lacking the little notch cut out of the chin we started seeing on helmets in 2009. The articulation is good, the style is nice, and as figures to cram in your vehicles go, these are pretty good. I'd grab a bunch if I were you, but there's no guarantee you're going to find them particularly cheap these days.

Collector's Notes: Out of production, the set is a little tricky to find these days. Still, check those out-of-the-way Wal-Marts or those Asian eBay sellers with lots of these in a single auction.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,252: April 1, 2010

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