Friday, May 14, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,283: BARC Trooper

BARC TROOPER and Tsui Choi
30th Anniversary Collection Order 66 Series 2
Item No.:
Asst. 87356 No. 87668
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: 3 of 6
Includes: Giant gun, Jedi companion figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: March 2008
Appearances: Clone Wars

Bio: Jedi Master Tsui Choi travels to Eriadu at the end of the Clone Wars, encountering a squad of clones including BARC troopers. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam's yard.

Commentary: Oh, here's one you'll like. The BARC Trooper is a mix of the Episode III Clone Trooper body with Commander Neyo's helmet with some new paint. I like it. It's based on a comic design, which may be based on an unused movie concept, but it's tough to tell at times. If you like having a neat trooper with 14 points of articulation, a giant gun, and an all-new sculpt of a Jedi packaging-mate, it's hard not to dig this one. As we have written a lot about this particular body, uh, yeah. Here he is. And he's yellow, which is cool, and not obviously part of another, bigger squadron. It's a nice one-off.

Collector's Notes: This figure was launched in March 2008 as a Target exclusive in a 2-pack. Around August, he got reissued as a Saga Legends carded figure for $8. So to reiterate: the 2-pack was about $10, and the one figure was about $8.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,283: May 14, 2010


Bravo said...

Nice figure. I got the version with Master Chew-Toy or whatever his name was. IIRC, the legends single pack had paint ops on his gun, the two pack didn't.

I'd like to know how a laser "gatling" gun works? Why would you need rotating barrels for a rapid fire laser?

Jason said...

Lasers are hot! Regular blasters never seemed to fire very quickly, so this could lay down very fast fire-power. I don't know about rotating barrels though...maybe in the SW Universe, the shots just alternate barrels.