Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 10
Source: Clone Wars (Volume 1: Chapter 5)
Availability: August 2008
Clone SCUBA Troopers accompany Kit Fisto when the Republic sends support to the Mon Calamari, who are under attack by the Quarren. Clone SCUBA Troopers have special gear that helps them more effectively battle in aquatic conditions.
One of the most exciting scenes in the original Clone Wars micro-series was the Battle on Mon Calamari with Kit Fisto and his grand army of SCUBA troopers (as seen in Volume 1: Chapter 4). Never before did we see an underwater interpretation of a clone trooper and it was immediately welcomed as a believable and valid addition to the expanded Star Wars universe. The Clone SCUBA Trooper is simply colored in black and white, but don't be fooled by the use of only two colors. He is simply awesome and there really isn't a better adjective to describe it. His underwater body suit is unique and the white armor has a very close fit to his slender frame. Perhaps the neatest details on this figure are the sketches of the keelkana creatures on the SCUBA tanks. These little fine art details are beautifully “drawn” on the tanks with expert artistic skills and the lines are so fine it is quite perplexing how well they turned out. And we are very surprised by Hasbro's ability to capture this detail on a small rounded canister. It is a done so well and is perhaps one of the finest examples of tedious details we have ever seen on an action figure. We will soon be expecting Hasbro to continue this path since the final products come out so stunningly. If they can get tiny details like this so wonderfully perfect on an X-wing fighter pilot's helmet and this clone trooper's backpack, then they certainly can produce these fine details on larger accessories and other pieces. Hasbro has mastered this and it adds a level of "wow" that isn't there for less detailed figures. Other details can be found on the back of his tank and these are equally impressive. His helmet is also very unique. Almost looking as if it is a photo negative, the standard clone trooper helmet has reversed colors and it stands out unbelievably well to create very special clone trooper armor. There are tubes that fall from the face of the helmet that attach to his backpack further driving the point home that you will definitely find this clone somewhere under the water.
Clone SCUBA Trooper is super-articulated and this is perfect so you can pose him in any configuration and simulate his underwater adventures as needed. Check out our photos in the gallery above, he can be posed as if he is underwater and also if he is on ground battle. There is a great deal of versatility and play value with this figure. He comes with a large blaster rifle ideal for blasting Quarrens out of the water as well as removable flippers and the aforementioned backpack. The figure's bodysuit has a thicker ribbed texture (than what Hasbro has been able to capture on the standard clones) and it further provides uniqueness when compared to a clone trooper that wears standard gear. The Clone SCUBA Trooper also has fins coming from his forearms and calves which are the perfect accents to further express that he is indeed the guru of underwater battles. These naval soldiers of the Grand Army Of The Republic certainly have a very cool and different look to them, but this difference resulted in a beautiful uniform and one that has becomes one of our favorites. Clone SCUBA Trooper is a beautiful action figure and there is really no other way to state it. Even his phase I helmet has a "cocky" attitude to it and if you tilt the head ever so slightly to the side, the figure nearly warns "don't tread on me". Little details like this are empirical proof that Hasbro knows what they are doing. These clone troopers fought gallantly along side the Mon Calamari Warriors in a successful battle led by Kit Fisto. And the figure was manufactured so well, it seems that he jumped right out of the animated short and into your hands. The accuracy and faithfulness is alarming because this is intended to be a realistic interpretation of the animated character, yet he is immediately recognizable from the micro-series. Clone SCUBA Trooper is definitely one of the best clone trooper styles we have ever seen and we believe he has made a significant impact on many other Star Wars fans and collectors as well.
Status: Clone SCUBA Trooper is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: stylized DC-15 blaster rifle, left flipper, right flipper, underwater backpack, left booster rocket with keelkana details, right booster rocket with keelkana details
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R4-J1 head/third leg
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87610/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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