Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,685: Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

The Vintage Collection
Item No.:
Asst. E5912 No. E9333
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #45 (2020 rerun)
Includes: Pistol, rifle, helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: March 2020
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio:  Clone troopers, also known as Republic troopers, Republic troops, Republic soldiers, and nicknamed the "Boys in White," were highly trained soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!

Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary: It's back!  Hasbro is raiding its mold closet for reruns, and this Clone Trooper is the 2011 Clone Trooper [FOTD #1,494] with new face paint.  If you have the old one, you're good - provided you leave the helmet on.  It's new, it's probably whiter, and it's clean - a perfect candidate to build or rebuild your armies.

When this figure came out, it was the one that sat - the new Stormtrooper, Mandalorian, and Cara Dune flew off the shelves immediately. This one followed in short order, but so did a virus pandemic, so who the heck knows what's going on.   You can see the advancements - while this Clone has an enhanced Bodhi Taylor portrait printed on the skull, it's still the same 2011 figure.  It was great in 2011 - but Hasbro has gotten better with articulation since then, adding thigh cuts and generally engineering better cuts at nearly every turn.

Having said that, this is still the best 3 3/4-inch Hasbro Phase 1 Clone you can get - and Hasbro could still repaint it a couple of more times.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,685: April 28, 2020

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