Friday, September 28, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,903: Republic Commando Fixer

REPUBLIC COMMANDO FIXER Republic Commando Delta Squad
The Legacy Collection Toys R Us Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. 33259 No. 33260
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, backpack, 4 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $39.99-$49.99
Availability: July 2011
Appearances: Star Wars: Republic Commando video game

Bio:   Boss leads the elite commando squad and has proven himself to be an exceptional soldier and natural leader. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's kitchen.

Commentary: Green!  Republic Commando Fixer takes a retooled body and gives it a new shine.  The coloring is a little better than the original, although the simulated weathering isn't all that hot.  It still looks good, and things like jointed ankles and knees are new to this, the second version of the figure.   The sculpt is crisp and he feels a little less chunky than the original, which no doubt comes in part from an evolution in video game aesthetics as Fixer now looks a little less like the bulky Master Chief of Halo fame which seemed to be a popular standard in the early 2000s.

With a blaster and backpack, this is an improved figure and arguably the best version of the character we'll ever see on a toy shelf.  I can't imagine Hasbro will go back for thirds with these guys, unless they update him for the animated Clone Wars series to hang out with Boss at some point.   (And let's face it, unless Hasbro knifes The Clone Wars it'll happen sooner or later.)

Collector's Notes:  While commanding a decent price on the secondary market, I still see these in Toys R Us stores as recently as this month.  It can be had if you are lucky and hunt, and if history is any indication you should get it before it starts ascending to that annoyingly high price point like The Saga Collection Delta Squad set.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,903: September 28, 2012

1 comment:

Graz73 said...

Whats with the "click here to read the article" thing? Annoying.