Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,355: Clone Trooper Fives

FIVES Clone Trooper Rookie
The Clone Wars Wal-Mart Exclusive Clone Wars Rookies Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 14657 No. 91914
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Helmet, blaster, Rex
Action Feature: Removable helmet
Retail: $12.88
Availability: August 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Commando droids overrun a clone trooper outpost manned by new recruits. By the time Captain Rex arrives, the troopers are either dead or have been forced to retreat from the outpost. Rex and the remaining troopers engage in a fierce battle to retake the outpost. Clone Trooper Fives watches in respectful awe as Rex marks one of the rookie troopers with the blood of a monstrous Rishi eeel to commememorate the trooper's valor. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's desk.

Commentary: Hasbro has released fewer plain white Clones than I'd have expected, and Fives is one of the first ones to have a removable helmet. The body is the same clone body you're all used to, but the head is pretty interesting in that he actually has some distinctive facial markings. For starters, he has a little beard painted on, which is unusual for most clones so far. Second, he has a "5" on his head, hence the name. If you want distinctive clone characters, this is one to buy because, frankly, this is the only plain white clone with a unique face so far. Articulation is 14 points, the fancy wrists are here, and there's really no reason to not buy this one. Although if he comes out carded some day, odds are you don't need (but probably want) the eel blood-covered Rex that Fives comes with.

Collector's Notes: The figure sold well, but seemingly showed up at other places after Wal-Mart was done with it. So it's hard to tell if it was really a hit or not, but either way, it's worth your while to track down.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,355: August 24, 2010

1 comment:

The Right Noble Lord Edzo said...

Honest to goodness, I *never* noticed the "5" tattoo. Who knows if I ever would have, either? I gotta go check this out. My inattention to this detail is very disturbing. ;)