The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Amazon Exclusive Set
Item No.: No. B4053
Includes: Rifle, pistol, 3 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: November 2015
Appearances: Attack of the Clones
Bio: Created in secret by Kaminoan cloners, the first Clone Troopers were deployed to protect the Jedi during the battle of Geonosis. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: Hasbro has our number. They know we like to "finish the set" now - so when they make a mold, they plan on making sure we can get the repaints. Starscream means Thundercracker and Skywarp are coming, perhaps to be joined by Sunstorm or Acid Storm. This Clone Trooper Commander is the yellow officer repaint - with him, we now have 4 of the 5 paint jobs this mold is obligated to get. The blue one is still unavailable, so Hasbro has been good at getting us all of the different flavors. Interestingly, the green one has off-white armor instead of white armor - I assume demand for a remake will start sooner or later.
The weapons, though, are notably unique in their deco. Elements have white deco on both blasters, whereas others clones were often grey or unpainted weaponry. For that reason this one stands out a bit, but it seems consistency is not on the menu for all elements of all figures. Hasbro gets close, but there's something a little different about each figure... thankfully if uniformity matters, each figure has two guns so you can give some short blasters and some long blasters and maybe that'll do fine for and compulsions about color uniformity thus far. Me, I'll live with the white bits.
This is a good figure in a perfectly nice set. I won't say it's amazing - it's not - but it's no worse or better than any other 6-inch Clone. If you're getting all of these, you'll like this one too.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Amazon.
Day 2,242: November 20, 2015