Name: Shock Trooper
Collection: Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: July 2013
Shock Troopers are elite members of the Clone Trooper army and led by Clone Commander Thire. Shock Troopers fight the Droid army when the Separatists invade Coruscant, then are assigned as Palpatine's escorts and bodyguards under the new regime.
One of Hasbro’s most favorite Saga Legends candidates from 2007 through 2011 was the Shock Trooper. But can you fault them? These bad boy bodyguards to Emperor Palpatine are indeed one batch of awesome phase II clone troopers and it seems that Star Wars collectors could never get enough. 2007’s TAC Shock Trooper action figure at face value appeared to be a straight repack of the figure from 2006’s TSC Skirmish In The Senate Battle Packs multipack, but Hasbro revised the paint job and corrected some important issues that plagued the figure from the Battle Packs. This update was then used in 2007's TAC Saga Legends, 2008’s TLC Saga Legends, 2009’s LC Saga Legends and 2010’s SW [SOTDS] Saga Legends lines. Clearly collectors had more than enough opportunity to pick up this incredible action figure. in 2012, Hasbro took a step back and dusted of 2005’s ROTS Clone Trooper [Shock Trooper] (III 6) much to the chagrin of the collecting community. And then without skipping a beat, Hasbro released an almost perfect definitive update to this character as 2012’s TVC Shock Trooper (VC110) figure.
Obviously there is enough existing tooling out there. But guess what Hasbro did instead? They developed an all-new clone trooper body and painted it in the colors of the Coruscant Guard and released it in the new 2013 flavor of Saga Legends. Let’s be honest. Doesn’t any Shock Trooper action figure look awesome no matter how well it’s sculpted? Perhaps that’s what Hasbro is banking on to pull in collectors and have them open up their wallets for an all-new, albeit inferior, version of the Shock Trooper. Shock Trooper (SL08) is interesting, for lack of a better word. It really honestly looks like a vintage Kenner version of the Shock Trooper. It has five points of articulation and one weapon. It doesn’t get much more simplified than this. The paint job is average and the lines are a bit muddy and inaccurate. For some reason, the phase II clone helmets are accurately sized, but the visors are much too thin and give the Shock Trooper a strange looking “face”. We don’t know what went so wrong here, but more tweaking was needed before Hasbro gave this likeness a green light, even if it’s for kids (or not).
Status: Shock Trooper is a retool and subsequent repaint of 2013's SW [DV/ROTS] Clone Trooper (SL02) figue. This time the figure has been give an all-new phase II helmet and has been painted in the Coruscant Guard color flashes.
Articulation Count: 5 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2013
Assortment Number: A3866/A3857
Retail: $5.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
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