The Black Series Basic Figure
Item No.: Asst. A5077 No. A9359
Includes: 2 blasters, backpack
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: May 2015
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: Leader of the Wolfpack Squadron, the clone commander wears specialized desert gear on a mission to the sand-swept moon of Oba Diah to find a missing Jedi shuttle. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
Commentary: While scale has always been an issue in this line - R2-D2, Boss Nass, and Wicket come to mind - Clone Commander Wolffe is both great and a bit of a disappointment as another entry into the size wars. Size matters not, we've been told, but when it comes to Clone Troopers size is kind of an issue. The idea of a single soldier template means that for mass-production of gear, you really don't have to worry about too much variation on size. Wolffe is about a head shorter than the Captain Rex we looked at last week from the same wave, which is a crying shame because this newly-sculpted figure is gorgeous. It's one of Hasbro's absolute best, and the gosh-darned thing is too short. Depending on how you display your toys you may be able to downplay this issue - carded fans may never notice, for example - but for the openers who shelve these things, this is kind of obnoxious and the kind of thing that normally wouldn't even come up in most licensor approvals. Who's going to sit there with a ruler when there are Pantone swatches to match?
Collector's Notes: I got this online - you can probably score one for $13-$15. I've seen it in stores, too.
Day 2,170: August 5, 2015