Name: Clone Trooper Deluxe (Veteran)
Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
Number: Item #100206
Edition Size: TBD (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: Attack Of The Clones/Revenge Of The Sith/The Clone Wars
Availability: February 2014
License: Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow presents the Clone Trooper Deluxe: Veteran, these seasoned vets have survived countless hard-fought battles. Crafted on a fully articulated body with combat-weathered armor, the Clone Trooper Veteran features interchangeable Phase One and Two helmets, and an arsenal of essential munitions.
As a full-scale intergalactic conflict rages on, a massive army of Clone Troopers fights in service of the Republic. Recruit your Army.
It’s almost bitter sweet that Sideshow Collectibles has released the Clone Trooper Deluxe figures now. Supporters of the line from the beginning will definitely feel like this is all familiar territory and perhaps pass on these updates. It’s out opinion however that a decision like that would be detrimental because the Deluxe clones are so significantly upgraded by comparison that they almost create buyer’s remorse in collectors who purchased the earlier versions. These new Deluxe clones are the better figures by far, and with so much extra interchangeability and versatility added in, you’ll do feel like you’re getting a premium figure over something that is typically deemed a rehash, for lack of a better word. Clone Trooper Deluxe (Veteran) takes the Clone Trooper Deluxe (Shiny) release and adds beautiful additional battle-damage and dirt. These clones are meant to look like the ones who fought at the forefront of the many Clone Wars battles and Sideshow Collectibles has done a fabulous job at showing the effects of battle and what it does to plastoid armor. Aside from the drastically different paint jobs, not much new ground is broken here at all, but that isn’t a cut down. We are totally digging these new figures and we hope that Sideshow Collectibles has gotten a good enough response from them that they’ll consider Original Trilogy characters (i.e. the Imperial Stormtrooper) in the same fashion in the very near future.
In retrospect, we honestly would have loved it if Sideshow Collectibles had waited to release these clones now. At these price points, it’s definitely hard to plop down the cost of what the original figure retailed for (and then SOME) to get the same character all over again. Hindsight is always 20/20, but why couldn’t Sideshow Collectibles have released figures of this quality originally? Better paint jobs, tightened articulation and awesome accessories are just some of the details here that make these versions ultimately better. But as we’ve stated above, there is a great amount of newness here that actually make these figures the better buy, even if they ultimately cost significantly more than the originals did. What’s interesting is that although this may feel like more of the same, both the Clone Trooper Deluxe (Shiny) figure and this figure have provided collectors with the first ever available versions of the all-white phase II clone troopers from Revenge Of The Sith. What’s extra nice here is that you have your option to get them all clean and/or all dirty. You’ll probably want the “shiny” version for an ultimate Episode II clone, and likewise the “veteran” for an ultimate Episode III clones.
Announcement Date: June 27, 2013.
Pre-order Date: June 27, 2013
Status: Clone Trooper Deluxe (Veteran) utilizes the Armored body type.
Articulation Count: 31 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet
Accessory Count: 25
Accessory Details: interchangeable phase II clone trooper helmet, DC-15S blaster carbine, DC-15A blaster rifle, Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, backpack, 4 droid popper grenades, 5 interchangeable left hands, 6 interchangeable right hands, interchangeable boots, display stand (3 parts)
Retail: $139.99 USD
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