Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,755: Clone Trooper Draa

CLONE TROOPER DRAA includes Clone Trooper Gear
The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 94736 No. 25275
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #CW35
Includes: Display base, card, die, rifle, backpack, pistol, launcher
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $6.99
Availability: November 2010
Appearances: The Clone Wars TV show

Bio: Clone trooper Draa fights battle droids on Geonosis. Draa is part of a Republic mission to destroy a Separatist droid factory. Under the command of Jedi General Luminara Unduli, Draa fights the droids with an arsenal of weapons including a blaster pistol, blaster rifle, and missile launcher. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV Tray.

Commentary: While Hasbro has seemingly phased out "classic" generic (as in, nameless) clones from the line, they've still got the mold to keep using. Clone Trooper Draa is one of many figures based on the revised "Stone" body, which is code for no ankle joints and swivel wrists.

Fans of weapons should run out and get as many of this figure as possible. Draa is unique in that the green-striped clone comes with three different guns and a backpack, and there's no spring-loaded gun to sully the eye. I like spring-loaded goofy weapons, but my love of them is conditional. If they're too big to carry, they stop being fun, so this figure does a decent job of just being a collector-friendly release. The red helmet marks are a nice touch, and he fits in nicely with the small number of other green troopers in the line. As to getting Luminara Unduli, well, good luck with that. If you can find it at retail, it'sa good figure. I'd even say its a great starting point to collect this line, just because it gives you a nice chunk of accessories at the get-go.

Collector's Notes: The figure came and went fast, which means you missed it and now it's time for eBay. I'd love to see Hasbro bring this configuration back with new deco.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,755: March 6, 2012

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