Name: Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutentant]
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: September 2007
Clone trooper armor is marked with color-coded flashes. At the beginning of the Clone Wars, the colors signify rank (red for captains, blue for lieutenants, green for sergeants). By the end of the war, the flashes come to identify specialized units such as the Galactic Marines and Shock Troopers.
When we think of the Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant], we think of exclusivity. You may need both hands to count all of the exclusive products made based on this clone trooper. The Gentle Giant Ltd. Clone Trooper Lieutenant Mini Bust, the Clone Trooper Lieutenant Classics Bust and the Walmart exclusive figure two-packs (the first time an articulated Clone Trooper Lieutenant was released) are just a few of the items that have been released in non-general release fashion. Hasbro decided to completely turn that theme around and release the Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant] action figure blatantly. The packaging proudly sports the Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant] character (as well as the reverse side) and all the other Clone Trooper Officer types were also placed into this same packaging as running changes. This also means that the captain, commander, sergeant and the lieutenant all share the same assortment number and UPC. This is definitely a bit of a strange move and we personally were never a fan of putting unique characters as running changes of a different unique character.
The Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant] also received the upgrades that the others did. And enhanced paint job graces a newly molded action figure body which is cast in the cleanest white plastic we have ever seen in the basic figure line. The color of the blue used to decorate the action figure looks spot-on perfect and it is cleanly applied. In the middle of this run, the Clone Trooper Officer figures came with chest dots similar to the ones that were applied on the Entertainment Earth exclusives. But thankfully Hasbro took cues from Lucasfilm, Ltd. and updated them so that they are larger and higher on the chest armor. We really couldn’t ask for anything more. This is truly a definitive version of the Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant] character. Super-articulated and possessing a great sculpt, this figure is a wonderful addition to the basic figure line.(Editor’s Note: Hasbro updated this figure in The Vintage Collection and released is as 2012’s TVC Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109) figure. It’s a controversial figure, but we think that one is now the definitive interpretation of the Clone Trooper Lieutenant now.)
Status: Clone Trooper Officer [Lieutenant] is a repaint of the Clone Trooper (Lieutenant) figure from 2005's OTC Clone Trooper (Trooper Builder 4-Pack) Entertainment Earth exclusive. This figure is originally a rework of 2003's CW Clone Troper ('03 #50) figure.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2003
Assortment Number: 87494/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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