The Vintage Collection Walmart Exclusive
Item No.: No. F3116
Includes: Helmet, 2 blasters
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2022
Appearances: Clone Wars
Bio: A prestigious promotion from clone trooper, the rank of ARC Trooper can be earned through proving oneself in battle. (Taken from the web site. There is no packaging copy.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Like most The Vintage Collection figures, it looks good yet shows signs of age. The original mold was used back in 2011, which is 11 years ago, which means more time elapsed between this figure's first (underserved) release and this reissue than passed between Kenner's final vintage-era Ewoks and Droids figures in 1985 and the relaunch of The Power of the Force in 1995. That's a long time. That means that articulation has improved significantly since this once-gold-standard mold was released, so we don't have things like thigh swivels or some of the recent excellent hip joints. He'll stand, but the legs don't move quite as well as you might want, nor do the shoulders swing out particularly well as aesthetics were prioritized over functionality in that era. But he looks good. Especially if you don't open him.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart. I missed the pre-order and lucked into finding it online in stock.
Day 2,911: March 29, 2022