The Black Series Basic Figure
Item No.: Asst. A5077 No. B1061
Includes: 2 blasters
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2015
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: No bio due to new multilingual packaging.
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: Taking the same mold as Doom, Commander Thorn is the clone that mashes up the Shock Trooper look with Marvel's Thor. It wasn't a figure you needed or asked for, because it aired after the cartoon line was fundamentally dead - thus adding to the growing, obnoxious rift of two different styles of toys coming from the same media. Some of the parts were used on Rex recently, so the kama and basic body are familiar. The shoulder has a Cody-esque antenna and with a different belt, this would have made a great Phase II Cody.
As the only Thorn action figure, you probably know where this is headed. You don't have options, you probably won't see much of it, so you should buy it if you want a Thorn. And based on the Netflix-exclusivity of his appearances, odds are not a lot of fans are jumping at the chance to own him either. This is by no means a terrible figure, but it definitely seems like a figure that went through a series of approvals that were merely shrugs, not bothering to check the reference material or either not understanding (or caring) how the deco could look. I could see the gun being a budget thing. I can get that the grey flourishes on the visor are tough to do. But the red on the thighs? The correct length of the white stripe? C'mon. These can be better. Given the price, an extra gun would have gone a long way, too. If you have been cured of completism, save your money.
Collector's Notes: I got this online - you can probably score one for $13-$15. I opened one that had only one wing on his helmet, which I realized after opening it. So be on the lookout for that, I assume it's not a variant and just an error.
Day 2,174: August 12, 2015