Trooper (With Space Gear)
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: No. 21
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 2: Rising Malevolence)
Availability: January 2009
Clone troopers are outfitted with additional gear when a battle calls for them to leave their ships and venture into the vacuum of space. Wearing specialized breathing equipment, they can move through space to board enemy ships for attack or seizure.
In almost every episode of The Clone Wars, every clone trooper battalion serves a unique purpose and has special characteristics to their armor that assists them in fighting better in whatever environment they find themselves. And if the environment requires them to travel through space, then no better clone will do then a Clone Trooper (With Space Gear). Certainly not the coolest name for an action figure, this figure makes up for what it doesn't have in a name by what it offers as a toy. A very simple clone flavor, don't be fooled by its basic design. It really delivers a unique perspective on the clone army and a new way to look at some of the events that transpired during the rich history of The Clone Wars. In some of the earliest scenes in the first season, we got a glimpse at one of these specialized units and they were clearly a staple of assisting the Jedi in space. These clone troopers look a lot like the generic clones and then not so much. And in a moment we will show why this figure appears the way it does (this isn't meant to confuse you - this figure is a simple reuse of a previous mold).
Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) is for the most part a simply painted clone. While he has quite a few extra details attached to his armor, there isn't anything different about the actual armor itself. The most intricate detail can be found on his helmet which when looked at carefully, imitates the face of some larger feline. It is a great detail that enforces the fact that this is a defensive team set out to secure the best outcomes for the Jedi. The rest of the clone trooper is mostly white, save for dark red or maroon flashes of color on the lower extremities of the armor as well as the shoulders. The shoulders also have a striped pattern that looks really sharp and depending upon your sample, the alternating pattern can go from very sharp to a little muddy looking. Overall, most samples look fantastic and it has been our experience that it is more difficult to not find a nicely painted sample. Hasbro ensured that this fine detail was captured flawlessly on the figure. The clone trooper has a removable backpack that attaches to a hole on his back. It also launches a missile projectile (which is nothing new - we have seen it 100 times before) and looks decent when kept inside of the backpack. Also new for this clone is a removable breathing mask (no doubt required for the atmospheric air quality) and chest pack (also removable) which is very simply sculpted but looks pretty neat and functions as a wonderful accent to his armor. Part of his chest armor has a spot to hold his blaster pistol. It is a neat little convention and suits this type of clone trooper very well. He is also outfitted with a standard DC-15 blaster rifle.
Status: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) is a rework of 2008's TCW Clone Trooper (No. 5) figure with all-new accessories.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: removable chest armor with holster, removable chest box with breathing mask, removable jetpack, projectile, DC-17 blaster pistol, DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87941/87638
Retail: $7.99 USD
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