Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,785: Clone Trooper Scythe

The Clone Wars Brain Invaders DVD Set
Item No.:
Asst. 30411 No. 31678
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #2 of 2
Includes: Stand, game card, blaster, helmet, backpack, Geonosian worms, Ahsoka Tano figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: March 2012
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Ahsoka battles brain worms that infect her comrades, including clone trooper Scythe. The Geonosian worms turn their victims into menacing zombies, as Ahsoka finds out during a flight to a medical station. The Padawan must find a way to destroy the parasite and save her friends. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' photo hole.

Commentary: Just like the orange trooper from these sets was mostly the 2008 body, Clone Trooper Scythe builds on that classic buck and gives us the ball-jointed ankles and bend-and-swivel wrists we love so much. As a bonus, he has a removable helmet and an exceptional amount of cool deco. While many troopers like Mixer had a little blue on him, Scythe adds to it with swell tampos on his belt and left shoulder. As an added bonus, his bald head has a swell tattoo on it, making this one of the more interesting figures in terms of clone decoration. (The orange figure from the other pack was notable for a modified helmet mold, so they're each good for different reasons.)

As an added bonus, the figure has two Geonosian worms on him-- one still attached to an egg, and the other gripping his entire right side. It's a great bonus, and this set will go well with Barriss Offee from The Clone Wars if you got her. (Go get her.) Hopefully they'll make more clones from these episodes, especially if Hasbro is going to go the extra mile to add to his belt buckle like that.

Collector's Notes: Originally announced as a Walmart exclusive, this is one of many sets originally announced as an exclusive to the chain which ended up (so far) at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,785: April 17, 2012

1 comment:

Soja rinn said...

Just saw 2x of the pack at my local TJ Max for like $7