Thursday, March 31, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,512: Clone Trooper

CLONE TROOPER Battlefront II Clone Pack
30th Anniversary Collection Diamond/Previews Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. 87561 No. 87466
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, Helmet, 5 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $39.99
Availability: November 2007
Appearances: Star Wars: Battlefront II

Bio: These genetically engineered soldiers are designed to fight the enemy with unrelenting and unwavering intensity until their mission is complete. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: My floor.

Commentary: If you're a fan of all things 501st, this Clone Trooper will be something you'll want to track down. It's based on the Combat Engineer Clone Trooper from early 2007, which itself was based on the Evolutions Clone Trooper from 2005. It has a swivel waist and a removable helmet, but other than that it's pretty much the same basic design as most Clone Troopers from 2005 to the present. SInce it is the Evolutions body type, there's as strap on the left bicep which you don't normally see on "plain" clones. There's a fair amount of weathering unique to this figure, and of course the 501st Legion markings in blue which, sadly, are rarely the same shade of blue on multiple figures. If you're looking to build an army I'd say this is a good figure to grab, but sadly it's in a big boxed set of six figures that'll cost you a few bucks. If you want to army-build a lot of different clones, it may be worth your while to grab a bunch of the boxed set. It's certainly a nice enough looking figure but with Saga Legends and other versions of the 501st readily available, odds are you'll be fine after only getting one or two of this particular release.

Collector's Notes: This figure (out of the package) can be had for about seven bucks. The boxed set of six figures is closer to $50. It's also worth noting a packaging variation-- Diamond/Previews had this set in 30th Anniversary-style package, while Toys "R" Us got a very short run of it in Legacy Collection blue-and-white. The figures are the same.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,512: March 31, 2011

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I like the variety this figure brings to the 501st figures, but one bad thing that makes it stand out is the lack of paint application on the shoulder joints. Those weird white lines in the middle of the blue shoulder pads is unique, but not in a good way.