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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,591: Riot Control Clone Trooper

CLONE TROOPER Riot Control
The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 94736 No. 28530
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #CW49
Includes: Blaster, stand, baton, riot shield
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $8.99
Availability: May 2011
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: A clone trooper patrols the streets of Coruscant. The trooper is equipped with a blaster, riot shield, and enforcement baton to help him subdue troublemakers. With his fellow troopers, he keeps order in the busy cityscapes that cater to everyone from diplomats to criminals. The troopers are always alert and on guard for the threat of trouble. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's kitchen.

Commentary: I like this one. A mix and match of new and old parts, this Riot Control Clone Trooper brings you Coruscant's finest-- again-- with another trooper sporting dark red markings and a familiar symbol on his chest. The head is the newer style of helmet, and he does not sport a removable bucket with a head underneath. The lens of the helmet is a dark grey, and the visor helps make sure you can't tell what color it is you're seeing on there. I guess that's good. There's a very fine outline of red on the side of the helmet, and a few other red flourishes to bring the same 2008 Clone Trooper body to life for the what now, 50th time? I could count but I am lazy. It looks good though.

As extensive repaints with new tooling go, it's nice. The shield is particularly interested, molded in a translucent smokey color and sporting a place on the back to hold your clone blaster. The hands were a little warped by the packaging, but if you're a fan of boiling water, you can dip them and they'll instantly reform to the as-molded shape which is more conducive to holding the baton. (Otherwise, he'll drop it.) It's a nice figure, but is it worth $9? Ehhh... maybe. I almost feel it would have been a great gift set figure, as if I was "forced" to buy two I'd be pretty happy.

Collector's Notes: This figure is a new release-- as of two months ago-- and still seems to be pretty hot stuff.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,591: July 20, 2011

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