Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars Insider: Guide To The Grand Army Of The Republic/Revenge Of The Sith: The Visual Dictionary)
Availability: November 2009
Clone Commander Deviss first sees action on Geonosis as part of the Hawkbat Battalion. He is one of the few in his battalion to survive the brutal fighting. His heroic actions earn him a medal, a new command, and the right to wear the elite ARC Trooper armor.
Clone Commander Deviss. He brings such happiness and vexation to us! That is a bit of an exaggeration because he is a great figure, but we are not sure how well he fits into the Legacy Collection. Certainly meeting today's standards of articulation, he lacks a bit in the decoration department and we also think there are better choices of figures needing release (or rerelease) that were nixed in favor for him. Don't get us wrong, we recall how exciting it was to receive our first phase II (and rather generic) 2005 ROTS Clone Commander (III 33) figure and it was indeed quite momentous. At the time, we were surprised that Hasbro's first clone commander choice was based on a design that never appeared in the film. But we have to chalk that up to the references materials they were given by Lucasfilm, Ltd. After all, quite a few of the action figures from the 2005 line never appeared in the film. The 2002 SW "Saga" line missed the boat on getting a lot of cool clones out to the mass market, so they attempted to make up for it in the 2005 ROTS line. (But that is another story.) By the end of the line, Hasbro did their best to get out two more clone commanders that were in the film (2005's ROTS Commander Gree (III 59) and 2005's ROTS Commander Bly (III 57) – and additional repaints) via a repack/repaint wave but the original (Deviss) will always have a special place in our collective hearts, whether it be simply because of his novelty or his nod to a concept reference in the Revenge Of The Sith: The Visual Dictionary. Besides, rumors abound that Clone Commander Deviss was the original concept for Commander Bly, so perhaps Deviss is (or can be at least considered) a "concept art" figure (loosely).
Clone Commander Deviss is the same old sculpt as the 2005 figure. Loaded with 14 points of articulation, the figure's posing options fare quite well in comparison to many of his other 2005 collection mates, but he could certainly use ball-jointed hip to make him extra awesome. The sculpting of the figure has held up well and remains almost ageless after a short four years, so Hasbro was good to us the first time. But for 2009 however, Hasbro decided to match the red slightly better to the reference photos (see below) and have repainted the figure is a much darker and deep red. The new color is much more authentic and looks great on the figure. But you may notice an error that was neglected AGAIN with the 2009 release. And this ignored error and lack of fix still annoys us (come on Hasbro - please get this right, juts once?) today. His chest stripe thickens as it goes up his chest and stops at the breast (when it should go straight up equidistantly). If you look at Deviss' reference photos, you will notice that he is essentially a red 327th Star Corps Clone Trooper and the patterns match quite well; they are not meant to be different. Check out your Evolutions or TLC Clone Trooper (327th Star Corps (BD 29) figure and see what needs to be done to make Clone Commander Deviss completely accurate. Hasbro went a few steps backwards too because this time around, Deviss comes with red ankle joints. (Interestingly, Hasbro got this right in 2005 with white joints, so why they made them red now after four years perplexes us.) After all the time Hasbro spends on enhancing figures, we honestly don't know how they missed this fine but very important detail. You may see this as no big deal, but we were very much hoping for a thorough update on this figure.
Status: Clone Commander Deviss is a repaint of 2005's ROTS Clone Commander (III 33) figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles, swivel macrobinoculars
Accessory Count: 8
Accessory Details: removable macrobinoculars, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols, DC-15 blaster rifle, removable shoulder pauldron, removable kama, grappling hook, cable with attachments
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R3-A2 left leg
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 91434/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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Collection Wave 3 (Wave 10)
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