Darth Vader (#26) - Hasbro - The Black Series [Phase I] (2014)
Return to the Main Jedi Temple Archives Home Page

Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]

Clone Trooper - SW [DV/ROTS] - 12-Inch Figures

Name: Clone Trooper
Collection: Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
Number: N/A
Scale: 12-Inch Figures
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: July 2013
License: Hasbro

Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR001 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR002 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR003 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR004
Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR005 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR006 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR007 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR008
Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR009 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR010 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR011 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR012
Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR013 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR014 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR015 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR016
Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR017 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR018 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR019 Review_CloneTrooper12InchFigureR020

Clone troopers are soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. They fight to defend the Republic during the Clone Wars.

Goodness gracious how times have changed. The 3.75” action figure line is spiraling downward. Figures are getting minimalistic treatment, basic figures lines have been altogether canceled, and now 12-Inch Figures have made a horrific return. They're not what we expected. Is the Star Wars line suffering a fate that is will not be able to return from, or is this the way it’s going to be from here on out? We all know that the Legacy Collection [2] got the ax, but the 2013 Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] Mission Series and The Clone Wars lines have also been denied to USA markets. (They have been released everywhere else around the globe.) Not much new product made it out, but sadly the newly interpreted 12-Inch Figures line did. These figures come with very little articulation, permanently affixed weapons and incorrect paint operations (or just missing paint operations in general). We don’t know why the decision has been made to make these for the Star Wars brand, but apparently, they have big plans for these things. Now they've been carried forward into the next phase: the Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith] line look.

Clone Trooper has been chosen as one of the first two figures to open up the first wave of the new line look. The Clone Trooper and Anakin Skywalker also opened up the 2013 Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] line look. At first glance, the Clone Trooper figure doesn’t look all that bad. It’s proportionately accurate, doesn’t look too boxy and has a fairly decent silhouette. The Clone Trooper, however, has a very odd pink hue to his white armor. We held the figure in different types of natural and artificial light, and the pinkness of the plastic doesn’t seem to dissipate at all. Interestingly, the Clone Trooper looks as bright as white can be inside of his package. That is something we are unable to explain. The lower half of his body is completely unpainted. It's so bad that parts of his body glove can be seen but they're the wrong color. Instead of being black, they're white. How does this stuff happen? Hasbro neglected to paint any portion of the legs at all. We have no problems admitting that the sculpt of the Clone Trooper is quite good, but the limited articulated and the stiffness of the posture just seems opposite to how these characters appeared in Episode II.

The worse thing about the Clone Trooper is that his DC-15 blaster is permanently attached to his right hand. We had asked Hasbro about this detail at Toy Fair through our Q&A. They had explained to us that there is great theft in certain countries for all accessories in the 12” scale. To prevent these parts from getting stolen, Hasbro had to take this route to ensure that these figures had some weaponry. Until they can find a way to prevent the theft, weapons will absolutely be a permanent part of the figure. Sadly, it greatly affects our appreciation of this line. At the very least having a removable weapon should be a basic option. Because of the minimal articulation, the Clone Trooper really can’t be displayed in too many ways. This also makes us disappointed. But if you’re just looking for display pieces, then this new 12-Inch Figure line may be just enough for your tastes. We, however, want to see more from larger Star Wars action figures. Bigger should mean better, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth here. The figures need a lot more work to make them acceptable.

Collector Notes

Clone Trooper

Status: Clone Trooper is a straight repack of 2013's SW [Y/AOTC] Clone Trooper 12-Inch Figure.

Articulation Count: 7 points

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: None*

Accessory Details: None *(DC-15 blaster is permanently affixed to the Clone Trooper's right hand)

Date Stamp: 2012

Assortment Number: A0867/A0865

UPC: 653569858508

Retail: $9.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.

Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith] 12-Inch Figures Wave 1

Anakin Skywalker

Clone Trooper

Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith] 12-Inch Figures Wave 2

Darth Vader

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith] 12-Inch Figures Wave 3

Luke Skywalker

Stormtrooper

Added: January 12, 2018
Category: Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
blog comments powered by Disqus

Return to Research Droids Reviews Index

-Click HERE to return to the home page-

Channels

 

Follow Us

JTA Info

Affiliates

Hasbro

Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles

Hot Toys

LEGO

Mattel

Disney

Disney Store

Acme Archives

Hallmark

Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels

Convention News

Movie & TV News

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

       Facebook

       Instagram

       Pinterest

       Youtube

       RSS

Home

Contact

News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Jedi News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand

ToyzMag

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2018 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.