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Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M’Toc] - LC - Basic (BD50)

Name: Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc]
Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: BD50
Source: Expanded Universe (The Empire Strikes Back Deleted Scene)
Availability: April 2010
License: Hasbro

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The elite Wing Guard is in charge of security on Cloud City, working as police officers, customs officials, and crisis controllers. Troopers such as Utris M'Toc and Sergeant Edian handle these crucial duties with honesty and efficiency.

Would it sound too sarcastic if we exclaimed how happy we are that we actually got another running change in the basic figure line successfully? After years and years of getting variants into the without issue (since the Power Of The Jedi line) Hasbro's factories went haywire starting with The Legacy Collection's Hoth Rebel Trooper (BD 42) variation. And then the Ugnaught. And then the Imperial Scanning Crew. And then the Utai. We honestly don't know why it is has become a chronic issue when it was so successful years ago. It is a plus that Hasbro has confirmed the variant Hoth Rebel Trooper is coming in an exclusive Battle Packs set in 2010. When we found out that their was going to be a running chnage on the Cloud City Wing Guard, none of us held our breath. We just wanted to know which one was coming as we had no faith that we would see both. In fact, a Q & A session with Hasbro misinformed us that Utris M'Toc was cancelled too, but Adam May from Galactic Hunter was able to cull information from his sources and got direct word from Derryl DePriest that Utris M'Toc was NOT cancelled and was indeed coming in the last wave of the Legacy Collection.

The interesting thing is that in our opinion, Hasbro sacrficed a perfect opportunity to get all of the running chnages out at once. Instead of including the Hoth Rebel Trooper, the Imperial Scanning Crew and the second Utai, they decided to repack figures like Chewbacca (BD31), R2-D2 (BD29), Darth Maul (BD05), Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD06) and Luke Skywalker (BD16) instead. We know that core characters need to keep shipping, but we thought this was an ample opprtunity to get the unreleased figures out. But instead of complaining about what figures didn't make it out, we are thrilled that Utris M'Toc did. Hailing from a deleted scene from The Empire Strikes Back, he joins the ranks of The Legacy Collection's 2008 Han Solo (BD 1), Luke Skywalker (BD 2), Chewbacca (BD 3) and even Bane Malar (BD 7) as figures that almost made it into the film but were left on the cutting room floor. His bio on Wookieepedia is brief, but we do know that he wasn't too fond of Sergeant Merril. His species is Imzig and we haven't seen this species in the films since. It appears that Utris M'Toc is the sole Star Wars character from this lineage.

Since you already have the first Cloud City Wing Guard [Sergeant Edian], you know what to expect for articulations and sculpt. This time aound of course the figure has a new head and hands cast in a beige flesh tone. His neck has also been repainted to match the new portrait. We think there is way too much blue contrast in his face. In fact, we barely see any blue highlights in the character's face in some stills we were able to locate. The samples we have seen vary dramatically in the heaviness of blue color used in the face. The particular sample in the photos in this review has a face covered in this blue highlight. We have seen many other samples with a lot less. Collectors may be interested to know that out initial theory of Sergeant Edian may be true. Whether or not there were two different caps created for the two Cloud City Wing Guards is something that we will probably never be able to answer. But it is a fact that both caps from Sergeant Edian and the one that belongs to Utris M'Toc fits much better on Utris M'Toc's head than Edian's head. While it's not a perfect match for M'Toc, it fits better on him than Edian's does on his. (Editor's Note: We have found a running change with Sergeant Edian's cap that fits his head much better now.) We think this may be a potential goof by Hasbro. (Maybe Edian's cap never made it into the packaging.) Utris M'Toc is an awesome Bespin Security Guard for your collections. But we need a lot more for variety and army building. We have the definitive sculpt so it is up to Hasbro to crank them out.

Collector Notes

Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc]

Status: Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc] is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes most of 2009's LC Cloud City Wing Guard [Sergeant Edian] (BD50) figure but now comes with repainted hands, a repainted neck and an all-new portrait.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: blaster pistol, baton, removable holster, removable baton, cap

Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: BG-J38 right leg

Date Stamp: 2009

Assortment Number: 88338/87535

UPC: 653569464914

Retail: $7.99 USD

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Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc]

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Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc] (BD50)
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Added: April 30, 2010
Category: Legacy Collection
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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