Name: Flamethrower Clone Trooper
Collection: The Clone Wars
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 2 Episode 5: Landing At Point Rain)
Availability: September 2010
A clone trooper uses a flamethrower to fight Geonosian drones. The trooper's squad is battling their way through a cave to reach the rest of the Republic invasion force. Their mission is to wipe out a droid factory manufacturing powerful new weapons. The clone trooper aims his flamethrower at the attacking drones to clear his path.
Hasbro can't wait to reuse a mold to make a new Star Wars action figure it sure seems! That's exactly what they did for the totally awesome Flamethrower Clone Trooper from the exciting Landing At Point Rain episode from The Clone Wars. These tough and fire-wielding clone troopers look bad and act bad in The Clone Wars television series as they fight the Geonosian drones . As they attempt to annihilate a droid factory on Geonosis, they are bombarded by the hive of drones trying to stop them in their tracks. But the clones utilize their flamethrowers to tear through the blockade to see their mission gets completed. Hasbro did a really great job on the Flamethrower Clone Trooper. He's technically not anything new for collectors as he is an older figure that is essentially repainted and comes with a few new parts, but it's how far Hasbro went with an existing sculpt that makes this figure extra special. Hasbro certainly has been very lucky with having the luxury to use and reuse sculpts over and over again. It's kind of hard to hear them complain about tooling costs when we keep seeing them same "old" sculpts getting reworked time and again. And we aren't being sarcastic here. We think it's awesome that they can crank out so many figures because of this. (And we hope the figures keep coming at the same frequency.)
Flamethrower Clone Trooper is essentially a very colorful rework of 2010's TCW Captain Rex (CW50) figure. When looking at Captain Rex next to Flamethrower Clone Trooper, the white has been replaced with some bizarre shade of pink (or pale mauve) and the blue color flashes have sort of been replaced with yellow (but different designs of course). And Flamethrower Clone Trooper has additional burgundy details throughout its body. It is a very striking figure and we are perplexed that his color palette works despite the awkward combinations of colors that typically shouldn't work that well together. The Flamethrower Clone Trooper however has a soft-goods kama in place of the soft plastic one that Captain Rex came with and the soft-goods one looks so much better in our opinion. It has been sewn in a fabric that is a similar color to the burgundy details on the figure and Hasbro has managed to outline its edges in a golden yellow that immediately draws your eyes to it. It looks pretty cool. Flamethrower Clone Trooper comes with the same backpack as Captain Rex also but comes with a lot of new "first time available" accessories. The flamethrower gun and flames work well together but are very heavy and it is very difficult to make this figure stand up without the use of the included stand.
Status: Flamethrower Clone Trooper is a rework and subsequent repaint of 2010's TCW Captain Rex (CW50) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 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
Accessory Count: 9
Accessory Details: 2 flame effects, 2 removable shoulder armor pieces, removable top helmet, backpack, flamethrower, removable flamethrower handle, DC-15 blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 20805/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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