Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: November 2009
Clone Commander Cody receives a hologram from Chancellor Palpatine telling the commander to execute Order 66. Cody immediately orders clone troopers to fire upon Obi-Wan Kenobi, which sends the Jedi hurtling into one of the sinkholes on Utapau.
We are curious and would first like to bring up something completely unrelated to this review. Why is Commander Gree "Commander Gree" and Commander Bacara "Commander Bacara" but Commander Cody is "Clone Commander Cody". Rather rhetorical, we simply just observed this trend and are wondering why. Moving forward from the name game, Clone Commander Cody (in super-articulated glory) is finally here and let us exclaim what an improvement he is from 2006's TSC Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024) figure. Interestingly, it appears that the most of the original figure was retooled, so you will see the same (or at the very least, similar) score marks on the armor as well as some near identical paint applications. There are probably more differences than similarities, but we do know what an amazing action figure this is. Loaded with accessories right out of the opening Order 66 scenes, this is likely our definitive Clone Commander Cody action figure. Collectors rejoice! Hasbro has finally gotten the orange color perfect with this release! Always looking a little too neon, the brightness has been muted and it makes for a very effective and authentic look. That blinding orange color has always bothered us and we are so elated that Hasbro has updated it to match the film perfectly! Not only is the color now perfect, but the way that the stripes and patterns have been decorated is a vast improvement as well. For example, the three chest stripes (going in different directions) are broken and stressed as they should be and let us reiterate how beautiful they look. And the greatness of this figure doesn't stop there. Hasbro has rescaled Cody and he now no longer looks like a shrimp next to the rest of your clone troopers. The 2009 Clone Commander Cody dwarfs the 2006 TSC Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024). How awesome is this folks? Well, it makes us quite happy to say the very least!
Clone Commander Cody does miss the mark in a few areas, but in very minor (but nonetheless annoying) ways. While trying to stand him upright (and not take advantage of his awesome articulation), his legs seem to be the slightest bit misshapen most likely from the way he has been tied with bands in the plastic bubble. Clearly you know what an awkward angle (of the lower legs and ankles) will do to an action figure's stance. We hope that time outside of the packaging will return his legs to a more normal shape. (And we have seen time heal bent limbs before.) You know our opinions of a clean clone trooper. Well, to be fair, Cody has great battle-damage detail on his upper torso but it looks like the paint brush stopped and didn't go any lower. His legs are very clean in comparison and of course this looks a little bizarre to have half a body with battle damage while the rest is clean. And to make things worse, the back of his card back brags by showing a pre-production version of the action figure with the most beautiful paint job you could ever wish for, complete with dirty lower legs and carbon scoring on his thighs. It is almost bittersweet because Cody is a phenomenal action figure and he would have been more incredible were it painted like the back of the package shows. We certainly wish that the final production versions of action figures looked as good as the pre-production ones. Cody also possesses the small pea-head that the 2006 figure did. We know that the helmet has a lot to do with this, but we think it looks out of scale. Why Hasbro hasn't tweaked the head and helmet as required to make head better in scale is not something we are understanding, but this is not the end of the world. Lastly (and somewhat tragically), Cody's new belt has been assembled backwards/upside down (just like how the white super-articulated clone trooper's belt was). Yes, we hear your cries of "NOT AGAIN??!!" but it is indeed true. And it cannot be fixed unless you cut it off first. Why they got it right for the TSC figure and NOT here is quite upsetting. Hopefully a running change will fix this error. While we have pointed out these issues, it is not meant to detract from how unbelievable this action figure is.
Status: Clone Commander Cody is essentially an all-new figure, but technically utilizes parts like the forearms and hands from 2006's TSC Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024) figure. (There are other reused parts as well.) Most of the articulation that has now been included contains ball-joints. It is important to note that it appears that many of the original parts from the 2006 figure have been retooled to upgrade the 2009 version, thus making these parts "new" for this release . This new version now features ball-jointed shoulders, hips and ankles that weren't available on the 2006 The Saga Collection figure. Additional scratches and battle-damage have also been added to the figure as well.
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), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable jetpack, Darth Sidious hologram, hologram projector, Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber hilt, DC-15 blaster rifle
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: YVH-1 left arm
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 92217/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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