Name: Clone Commander
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith*
Availability: October 2007
* The Clone Commander is technically a Hasbro concept but can be converted into a 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper via the included accessories.
Clone commanders are specially bred and trained for leadership positions within the vast clone armies. They are more capable of tactical thinking and combat strategy than standard clone troopers, and work closely with the Jedi generals during the Clone Wars.
What in the world?! A clone with a BlasTech T-21 light repeating blaster rifle?! Say it isn’t so! Well, that’s exactly what happened when the Clone Trooper (The Fall Of The Republic) from 2005’s ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2] Evolutions set was released as a basic figure for the first time in 2007’s TAC Saga Legends line. As soon as Star Wars collectors got word that this figure was being made we all began to think how Hasbro could get these out in great numbers so we could army build the heck out of them. The answer was 2007’s TAC Saga Legends line and the Clone Trooper (The Fall Of The Republic) was renamed to a much simpler Clone Commander and packed with all the same accessories as his Evolutions counterpart. Well, we should probably clarify that with “eventually” because the figure initially came with the Sandtroopers blaster rifle instead in error for the first few shipments. The figure was corrected and the appropriate DC-15 blaster rifle was substituted in its place, but that didn’t stop variation junkies from trying to get an “error” version to add to their collections.
The Clone Commander admittedly looks fantastic in the Saga Legends line and it may just be the wisest choice for an army builder in this line. Most collectors couldn’t afford to buy multiples of the Evolutions sets to army build the great figures contained within it, so a single-carded figure for $6.99 becomes all the more attractive. Not only is the Clone Commander a phenomenal candidate for the Saga Legends line, it may just be the most clever “Hasbro concept” ever produced. It’s essentially a reversed extrapolation of the 41st Elite Corps clone troopers clearly seen various scenes in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. These clone can be referred to in multiple ways. They are absolutely part of the 41st Elite Corps (the one Commander Gree belongs to), but they’ve also been referenced as Coruscant Landing Platform clones as well. In fact, some refer to this Clone Commander as Coruscant Landing Platform Commander, although his appearance is just off screen for Episode III. A totally unique design, Hasbro did a marvelous job “making up” a clone commander for the 41st Elite Corps clones. And that’s what makes this figure extra special.
Status: Clone Commander is a straight repack of the Clone Trooper (The Fall Of The Republic) figure from 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2] Evolutions set.
Articulation Count: 22 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (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), swivel waist (1), 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: 7
Accessory Details: removable clone trooper phase II helmet, DC-15 blaster rifle, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols, removable shoulder pauldron, removable belt, removable kama
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 87493/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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