Name: Galactic Marine
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 30 02
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: March 2007
Human clones created on the planet Kamino
Clone Troopers specializing in zero-gee combat and planetary assault
Clad in armor and uniforms designed to maximize combat efficiency in hostile environments, the Galactic Marines are the Republic’s front line forces and often take on the most formidable opponents. After the issuance of Order 66, a squad of these troopers betrays and shoots down Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi on Mygeeto.
Isn’t it exciting when we have the opportunity to connect the dots between the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy? When we all saw Order 66 get enacted in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, we were immediately drawn to the Galactic Marines on Mygeeto. Interestingly, they were on a cold, snowy planet just like their Original Trilogy lookalikes, the Blizzard Force snowtroopers. Of course there are many differences between the two uniforms, but there was enough of a resemblance to make the connection. There is something about that hood that draws us in as Star Wars fans. Perhaps it’s the fear of the unknown maybe? (Unfortunately Hasbro has taken the mystery of many Star Wars characters away from us.) But the Galactic Marine just struck a chord with the viewing audience and we just couldn’t wait to see this action figure get the opportunity to be released in the basic figure line. Just like the Airborne Trooper, the Galactic Marine was extremely high on the wish lists of nearly all collectors. Hasbro made us wait a while, but it was well worth it because the Galactic Marine is one of Hasbro’s finest accomplishments. (And he isn’t even perfect, that’s how great he is.) He is perfectly scaled, extraordinarily decorated and has “passable” articulation to make him a stellar action figure.
The Galactic Marine has one of the most impressive sculpts any figure in the basic figure line has seen. This doesn’t mean that he blows us away with his ability to be posed in a variety of ways, but aesthetically this action figure is brilliant. The attention to detail that has been incorporated into this action figure is nothing short of amazing and Hasbro has been able to show off this fine sculpting thanks to a stunning dirty wash that showcases these accomplishments as if this action figure was pulled right from the set of the film. (Yes, we know all the clones were CG, but just go with our point.) The Galactic Marine is a triumph as far as action figures are concerned. And although we don’t prefer the Bodie Taylor head, the helmet covers it up and stays snuggly on the figure. That’s all we care about as far as that is concerned. The Galactic Marine has the aforementioned removable helmet, removable pauldron and removable backpack. The figure is super-articulated and the joints are masked thanks to the figure’s great design and he comes armed with the much scaled-down version of the DC-15 blaster rifle (which is accurate for the 3.75” line). (Too bad the Airborne Trooper came with the older style.) And as the official “first” action figure in the 30 (77-07) line, he holds a special place in our hearts and minds. (Darth Vader 30 01 never shipped in a case assortment.)
Status: Galactic Marine is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14
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: 4
Accessory Details: removable helmet, DC-15 blaster rifle, pauldron, backpack
Date Stamp: 2007
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30 (77-07) Wave 1
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