The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive
Item No.: No. F6253
Includes: 4 blasters, helmet
Action Feature: Removable helmet, pistols fit in holsters, blaster fits in backpack
Availability: May 2022
Bio: Entertainment Earth exclusive orange and black ARC Trooper from the game Star Wars Battlefront II. (There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Molded in black, except for the head, this is a pretty sharp figure. Under the removable helmet (with articulated rangefinder) is a Temura Morrison-esque head, this time with an improved paint job. Some earlier ARC figures had exaggeratedly darkened lips, this one doesn't. The eyes are bright, the subtle forehead wrinkles look excellent, and he just looks - for lack of a better word - very normal. This is the deco they should use from now on, unless they want to give him a wacky hair color or a scarred eye. It's great! The only downside is that the helmet is on the tight side - removing it will cause the head to pop out, so you may need to carefully pry it back out again. The helmet deco has a great orange pattern that looks a bit like a skull or a jack-o-lantern, so I really dig it.
The paint is pretty good, the orange isn't super-thick, and brightly colored paints - orange and yellow in particular - sometimes looks a little worn over black plastic. It looks pretty good here, mostly because I'm a sucker for black-with-neon.
You might be a fan of the game and be familiar with the costume, but I assume most people will buy this figure because it looks neat. It's more of a designer art figure than it is reasonable camo for most combat situation, because I assume the only place where black armor with bright neon highlights would help you blend in would be an arcade or skate rink from 1992. Hasbro could make weird color Clones all day and I'm here for it - this isn't a boring figure, even if it is an obscure set of armor, and I'm happy to have it. It's also worth noting GameStop got a 6-inch version of this figure as an exclusive.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,936: June 23, 2022