Luke Skywalker (#11) - Hasbro - The Black Series [Phase I] (2014)
Return to the Main Jedi Temple Archives Home Page

The Clone Wars [Season 2]

Clone Commander Thire - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW32)

Name: Clone Commander Thire
Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
Number: CW32
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 1: Ambush)
Availability: September 2009
License: Hasbro

Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW001 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW002 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW003 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW004
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW005 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW006 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW007 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW008
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW009 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW010 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW011 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW012
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW013 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW014 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW015 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW016
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW017 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW018 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW019 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW020
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW021 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW022 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW023 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW024
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW025 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW026 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW027 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW028
Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW029 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW030 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW031 Review_CloneCommanderThireTCW032

Clone Commander Thire protects Yoda from attacking battle droids during a mission to the Toydarian system. Bred and trained for combat, Thire engages the enemy as a seasoned warrior. His mission is to get the Jedi Master to the rendezvous point, and he doesn't allow anything, even a droid army, to stop him.

Are you losing track of all the clone commander flavors bombarding us? We certainly are, but if push came to shove, we wouldn't have it any other way. Hasbro seems to be going nuts with The Clone Wars product and we are inclined to believe that they can barely keep track of what they are releasing to us just as much as we are trying to buy it all. But that's not a bad thing. The Clone Wars is rich in characters, particularly clones, and Hasbro is making some incredible action figures based on this property. Only days before this figure was discovered at retail, he was originally found in a Walmart exclusive two pack. (Editor’s Note: This original Walmart exclusive was also re-released in the same packaging as a Toys R Us exclusive in April 2010.) The two-pack is ultimately the better bargain (since you get two figures for under $13.00) but carded collectors will likely need/want to purchase both. We feel for you since you must have a headache by now with so many action figures seeing multiple releases. But we believe releasing Clone Commander Thire multiple ways the same time will only benefit collectors. He will be popular and having him available in multiple formats is a good thing. Clone Commander Thire fits beautifully into the basic figure line and takes part in the continuous variety and diversity that The Clone Wars brings. While you likely shouldn't expect him to bring anything new to the table as far as sculpting is concerned, the summation of his parts makes for an excellent action figure. He is simply decorated and comes armed with the same basic accessories (all of which we have seen before too) amd a few others for extra play value.

Clone Commander Thire actually made his first appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, but most of us wouldn't know this without being told or reading up on some alternate sources denoting such because he simply appeared as a standard Shock Trooper. As a commander who will become one of Palpatine's finest, Thire is a formidable force that will ensure the Galactic Empire is aptly defended. Of course this all began at the execution of Order 66. Because all the Shock Troopers in the film were identical and none had any special kamas or pauldrons denoting who they were, it's nice to see Thire unique in The Clone Wars line now. Clone Commander Thire was in charge of the elite Shock Troopers in Episode III. And he has a cool backstory in the Expanded Universe. Just as we have seen with Commander Gree (CW09) and Clone Commander Cody (No. 10) as well as Commander Bly (CW39), the phase I clone commander style appears quite different from we have seen in the films. That's what makes The Clone Wars so unique and why it's drawing such a strong audience. While there is a clear difference in armor and color flashes, the progression makes sense. Filoni did a good job as showing what these clones looked like right before Episode III. The same colors are used and some of the patterns and details have been copied over from one to the other. And while we are not trying to say that this version of Thire looks just like a Shock Trooper, there are enough similarities to make it very plausible. Thire certainly looks like a leader and it is a wee bit impressive that Hasbro has faithfully replicated his likeness so well using old parts.

Clone Commander Thire is kit-bashed figure. While this is not an ideal approach for an action figure for many collectors, it certainly is an acceptable plan of attack for this figure. And it helps contain costs when necessary. If all clones are nearly identical to one another, there is no reason why Hasbro cannot use the same parts over and over to bring us new clones. The ever expanding catalogue of action figure parts has been well utilized by Hasbro. And to be honest, we wouldn't expect or ask for it any other way. It makes sense for Hasbro to refer to older figures because for the most part modern action figures are made very well now. And with the super articulation they're adding to the figures nowadays, we hope they would utilize the best parts from their catalogue of parts. Although some may say Clone Commander Thire suffers from looking a little bit too much like both Commander Fox and Commander Ponds, there is really not too much to complain about as far as we're concerned. He utilizes parts from both Captain Rex (No. 4) (the body) and Clone Commander Cody (No. 10) (the head) and his helmet comes from Clone Trooper Echo (CW17). He is obviously a hodgepodge of parts from many figures, but at the same time makes him a new figure as far as we're concerned. While we aren't entirely sure what was meant to transpire here (the basic figure coming first or the two-pack coming first), this "chicken or the egg" riddle has provided us with two opportunities to pick up a great action figure. Clone Commander Thire is an excellent action figure, so don't be misled by his use of old parts. You can expect many future clone troopers and clone commanders to come from recycled parts, but the important thing to remember is that this has no bearing on just how fine these figures turn out.

Collector Notes

Clone Commander Thire

Status: Clone Commander Thire is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the body of 2008's TCW Captain Rex (No. 4) figure, the torso of 2008's TCW Clone Commander Cody (No. 10) figure, the helmet from 2009's TCW Clone Trooper Echo (CW17) figure with an all-new belt.

Articulation Count: 25 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), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), 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 knee (2)

Accessory Count: 7

Accessory Details: removable helmet with removable swivel macrobinoculars, removable pauldron, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols, rocket launcher, rocker projectile

Date Stamp: 2008

Assortment Number: 91274/87638

UPC: 653569425953

Retail: $7.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.





Clone Commander Thire

The Clone Wars [Season 2] Wave 4 (Wave 9)
Captain Rex (CW24) (See TCW [F/S1] No. 4)
Luminara Unduli (CW30)
Captain Argyus (CW31)
Clone Commander Thire (CW32)
AAT Driver Battle Droid (CW33)


The Clone Wars [Season 2] Wave 4.5 (Wave 9.5)
R2-D2 (CW25)
(See TCW [F/S1] No. 8)
Ahsoka Tano (CW26) (See TCW [F/S1] No. 9)
Count Dooku (CW27) (See TCW [F/S1] No. 13)
Clone Commander Cody (CW28) (See TCW [F/S1] No. 10)
Destroyer Droid (CW29) (See TCW [F/S1] No. 17)

Added: October 2, 2009
Category: Clone Wars, The [Season 2]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
blog comments powered by Disqus

Return to Research Droids Reviews Index

-Click HERE to return to the home page-

AT-AT Driver - Mini Busts

Channels

 

Follow Us

JTA Info

Affiliates

Hasbro

Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles

Kotobukiya

LEGO

Mattel

Disney

Disney Store

Acme Archives

Hallmark

Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels

Conventions

Star Wars Celebration News

Movie & TV News

Q&A of the Day

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

Action Figures In Action

       Facebook

       Instagram

       Pinterest

       Youtube

       RSS

Home

Contact

News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Imperial Shipyards

Jedi News

Sandtroopers

Star Wars Action News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand

ToyzMag

Yakface

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2014 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy.