The Clone Wars Anti-Hailfire Droid Battle Pack
Item No.: Asst. 94743 No. 19680
Includes: Blaster, rifle, firing cannon, additional figures, display stand, game card
Action Feature: Firing rocket launcher
Availability: June 2010
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: These troopers use a modified version of the Turbo Tank's heavy laser cannon to bombard the droid with weapons fire before the final application of explosives. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' kitchen.
Commentary: This Clone Trooper is a member of the "Bantha Squad," which, as far as I know, we don't hear about much. There's a bantha sigil on his arm, plus the Recon Trooper from the set has horns painted on the sides of his helmet. Using the Stone body, the figure has swivel wrist and no ankles, but has a superior, more authentic sculpt. The legs are still unable to sit well, which is a huge knock against this mold, but he is ideal for standing around and aiming large cannons. He does not have a removable helmet, but the peg seems about right for a number of other figures if you're in to head-swapping. Aside from the fact that this uses a largely unused body type, there's not much to say other than it's another Clone Squad, and it's a cool one. Here's hoping we see lots more of Bantha Squad in the future!
Of particular note is a cannon accessory included in the set. It can be freestanding, but it also has a fold-out platform for a figure to stand on, complete with foot peg. Well done, Hasbro! This is a nicely designed accessory and is totally worth your while to pick up if you can find it.
Collector's Notes: The set seems to be shipping in good numbers and will continue to ship for a while. If you're buying clones, add this set to your shopping list and you'll get two of this particular version.
Day 1,372: September 16, 2010