Name: Wookiee Commando
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 58
Source: Revenge Of The Sith*
Availability: October 2005
* This action figure is most likely a Hasbro concept.
The Wookiees are intelligent, fiercely loyal and exceedingly strong. When their peaceful home planet of Kashyyyk is enveloped by the Clone Wars, these ferocious warriors fight the Separatist incursion.
Three times is apparently always the charm, right? Well, for the Wookiee Warrior sculpt, it can be said that the third attempt to utilize this sculpt (after the Wookiee Warrior [Brown] and Wookiee Warrior [Tan] versions) may have been the most beneficial for it. The kicker? The Wookiee Commando is most likely a Hasbro concept and not a character we saw in the film. We’re not claiming to have taken inventory on every single Wookiee in Revenge Of The Sith, but knowing that George Lucas utilized less than ten separate actors to play the army (he digitally looped them in the film), there were only so many variances he could make to them; color being one of them. We didn’t see any specific “Wookiee Commando” in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, but perhaps we can pretend we did since there were enough Wookiees in the film to match the diversity in the Hasbro Revenge Of The Sith line. Besides, who doesn’t want a million Wookiees for their collection.
Undoubtedly, the best Wookiee action figure was the Sneak Preview Wookiee Warrior. But Hasbro saw it fit to utilize the 2005 ROTS III 43 sculpt for the Wookiee Commando instead. As we already have stated, they got it “right” with the third use here. Something magical happens to this sculpt when it’s painted in chocolate brown. Whether Hasbro has forgotten for a few moments that this isn’t the Planet Of The Apes toy line or not, getting such drastic color changes of the Wookiees is something we’re thoroughly enjoying. Besides the super dark chocolate fur and the significantly toned down orange harness/bandolier, the Wookiee Commando steps to the front of the line as one of the best Wookiee action figures. But we make that assessment visually and not practically. The same issue have been carried forward to this release that riddled the base sculpts. And you probably already know what they are.
Status: Wookiee Commando is a rework of 2005's ROTS Wookiee Warrior (III 43) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inhibited movement), 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 swivel knees
Accessory Count: 7
Accessory Details: cannon (4 parts), projectile, soft-goods loincloth, removable bandolier
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 86670/85173
Retail: $5.99 USD
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