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Clone Trooper Sergeant - LC [2] - Basic

Name: Clone Trooper Sergeant
Collection: Legacy Collection [2]
Number: N/A
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: May 2015
License: Hasbro

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Clone Troopers land on Geonosis as part of a rescue operation in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. The troopers deploy for their first battle, where their genetic engineering and training as superior soldiers turn the tide in favor of the Jedi. Clone trooper officers can be distinguished on the field of battle by the different colored markings on their armor, with green identifying Clone Trooper sergeants.

As soon as collectors found out Hasbro was designing the all-new phase I Clone Trooper (VC45) in The Vintage Collection, the questions starting pouring out about when we could expect the Clone Trooper officers as well. The first, Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109) was released in the second to the last final waves of The Vintage Collection lineup. Now that a screen accurate Clone Trooper was available, most collectors were elated about the first “colored” clone making an appearance in the basic figure line. As The Vintage Collection began winding down and come to a close, some collectors became a little antsy because there were still three other Clone Trooper officers that needed to be released in the new sculpt. Thankfully, The Black Series’ inaugural wave brings collectors the Clone Trooper Sergeant, the green color-flashed phase I clone and one that barely could be seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Now, the same figure is now available in what we thought was a canceled and permanently unavailable basic figure line. Clone Trooper Sergeant is now available (and it depends upon your definition of available) in the manner he was originally planned: The Legacy Collection [2} Droid Factory line. In May of 2015, retailer Go! Games & Toys, part of Calendar Holdings, began getting these figures in small numbers. This was a huge surprise, because collectors were under the assumption that they never were produced. Now these figures comes to us once again, but in a way that is exciting because of our general love for this pack-in premium

The final figure looks fantastic however and it’s one more off the clone officer list. Now that we have three out of the five clones from Episode II, will we have to wait much longer for the captain and the commander? It seems like the latter should have been released as a priority. Simply stated, Clone Trooper Sergeant is a repaint of Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109) figure. But you can also look at the Legacy Collection [2] figure as a pre-pack of The Black Series release. Is this confusing enough yet? Since we’re all more than familiar with the new phase I clone trooper sculpt, you shouldn’t expect anything new being brought to the table here other than the color green. You’ll be happy to know that Hasbro was carefully to pick the correct “olive green” color to decorate the Clone Trooper Sergeant. Previous versions including 2006’s TSC Clone Trooper Sergeant (SAGA 060) and 2007’s TAC Clone Trooper Officer [Sergeant] from the Saga Legends line have always been too bright. So on top of a perfectly designed sculpt, it’s nice to also have the deco properly added too. Clone Trooper Sergeant missed some of the details specific to 2011’s TVC Clone Trooper (VC45) as well as 2012’s TVC Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109). If you look carefully, you’ll notice that the plain white TVC Clone Trooper (VC45) has gray colored soles. The Clone Trooper Sergeant does not. The Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109) has black paint to show signs of the body glove at the ankles. The Clone Trooper Sergeant does not. As you can see, it seems that there are going to remain some inconsistencies amongst the clones from Episode II.

Clone Trooper Sergeant comes with nearly hyper-articulation. Technically the head is a ball-socket joint, but the rest of the figure is premium ball-jointed (insert-molded) joints. This is a great deal of topnotch premium articulation and it’s the reason why this clone is the superior sculpt. As you know, he can attain pretty much any pose that you desire, and he’ll look completely natural while in that pose. And he comes with a removable helmet and two guns to outfit him. Some collectors are absolutely disheartened by the fact that there is an all-new definitive Clone Trooper sculpt. There are other who are resistant to accept that The Vintage Collection version is the definitive sculpt. But the fact of the matter is that the Clone Trooper Sergeant, along with the Clone Trooper (VC45) figure and the Clone Trooper Lieutenant (VC109) figure, is definitive. We have been army-building the 2003 CW Clone Trooper (’03 #50) sculpt for years, so this is change that brings more angst than pleasure. We understand that. But to forfeit this figure in your collection is a big mistake. When you compare the Clone Trooper Sergeant against all previous versions you are going to see exactly why it’s absolutely necessary to concede to the new sculpt. It will be OK. We promise. Just give this sculpt a chance. What is estimated to be the rarest release of this figure, the Legacy Collection [2] Clone Trooper Sergeant will be a highly sought after release for those who priorities are carded figures.

Collector Notes

Clone Trooper Sergeant

Status:Status: Clone Trooper Sergeant is a pre-pack of 2013's TBS [P1] Clone Trooper Sergeant (#02) figure. This figure is from the canceled Legacy Collection [2] line originally planned to run in place of The Black Series basic figure line.

Articulation Count: 27 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), 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: 3

Accessory Details: removable phase I clone trooper helmet, DC-15 blaster, DC-15 blaster rifle

Date Stamp: 2011

Assortment Number: A0886/A0881

UPC: 653569779544

Retail: $19.99 USD

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Added: May 22, 2015
Category: Legacy Collection [2]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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