Name: Mace Windu/Galactic Marine
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 2 of 6
Source: Revenge Of The Sith/Expanded Universe (Hasbro Concept)
Availability: March 2007
Mace Windu puts aside his diplomatic mantle to lend his skill as a powerful Jedi warrior during the Clone Wars. He leads a regiment of Galactic Marine clone troopers into battle to stop the Separatist invasions on several worlds.
Why is everything that is remotely related to Mace Windu purple? Samuel L. Jackson must be one special person because all he asked for was to carry a purple lightsaber and everything since then has become purple too. His clone battalion, his Jedi starfighter and even his astromech droid are one form of purple of another. Actually, we think it’s pretty cool. Consistently often lack characters of the Star Wars universe and Mace’s own purplish uniformity is a bit refreshing. His purple color flashed clone army was established first by Hasbro in the 2006 TSC Mace Windu’s Attack Battalion Battle Packs set released as a TARGET exclusive. Then the floodgates opened for more purple flavored related stuff to hit the marker like his starfighter and 2007’s TSC R4-M6 (Mace Windu’s Astromech Droid) (SAGA 074) figure. Interestingly, the 187th Legion was first established in Chapter 1 of Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series. In fact, the 187th Legion was seen in over a half dozen episodes and they were all wearing all-white armor. So the chance Hasbro took on coloring white clones in a purple color scheme was very risky. The good news is it worked. So Hasbro continues the trend in the Order 66 TARGET exclusive two-packs.
This time Hasbro presents collectors with the 187th Legion Galactic Marine. Although just like the standard 187th Legion Clone Trooper, the Galactic Marine can’t be sourced to any official Expanded Universe source as it’s a Hasbro concept. Thankfully that doesn’t make him any less cool of a Galactic Marine. While some collectors feel it’s a big stretch that every clone “type” appears in the same color flashes as the standard clone troopers, we think the extrapolation is quite curious and downright believable. Utilizing the same exact sculpt as 2007’s TAC Galactic Marine (No. 02) figure, Hasbro has repainted the figure in purple and white to keep that color palette going for clones that serve under Master Windu. The design of the patterns in the color flashes is a tad askew on the figure, but we attribute that to rushed production more than anything else. In fact its design is so interesting that we bet you’ll probably never see a Galactic Marine this artful ever again. But once you situate him with the rest of the Clone Troopers and Clone Commander from the Mace Windu’s Attack Battalion Battle Packs set, you’ll see that he fits right in with them nicely.
Assortment Number: 87358/87356
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Mace Windu is a repack of 2005's ROTS Mace Windu (III 10) figure. This time a soft-goods robe has been included.
Articulation Count: 10
Articulation Details: ball-socket neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber, soft-goods Jedi robe
Date Stamp: 2004
Status: Galactic Marine is a rework of 2007's TAC Galactic Marine (No. 02) figure. This time the figure has been repainted in the color flashes of the 187th Legion.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-socket shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable pauldron, removable backpack, DC-15 blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2007
30 (77-07) Order 66
30 (77-07) Order 66 (Series 2)
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