Monday, March 18, 2013

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,024: Clone Trooper Slick

CLONE TROOPER SLICK Clone Troopers from The Hidden Enemy Animated Series Episode
The Clone Wars Target Exclusive Gift Set
Item No.:
  Asst. 19540 No.  19542 
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Stand, helmet, blaster, helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $24.99
Availability: October 2010
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio:   The clone troopers are stunned when they discover that one of them is a traitor to the Republic.  When a droid battalion avoids an ambush, Captain Rex and the Jedi start looking for answers and uncover a breach in security.  Sergeant Slick and troopers Gus and Chopper all fall under suspicion and are questioned about their actions, as Rex helps the Jedi and Clone Commander Cody search for the traitor.    (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's old kitchen.

Commentary: Sometimes the figures make sense as an exclusive, but Clone Trooper Slick would have made an awesome single-carded release.  By 2009 Hasbro decided it didn't want to sell single-carded white animated clone troopers anymore (at least until the 2012 phase 2 ones), leaving them as pack-ins to vehicles or gift sets like this one. With the default season 1 haircut, this figure is about as close as you can get to a generic clone trooper with a removable helmet.  I would assume fans would have bought a bunch of these, as with the nifty helmet and 14 points of articulation it's pretty good.  If you have a plain white Clone you pretty much have this one, but he is a named and significant clone from a pretty good episode, so get him if your funds and the price align nicely.

Collector's Notes: This set sat around for a while, and now goes from anywhere between $20ish and $50ish.  For $25 I rather liked it, despite being asked to buy another Captain Rex.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,024: March 18, 2013

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