Name: Commander Gree
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: February 2011*
* Wave 5 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in January 2011
Variation hunters out there! Heed what we are about to tell you! The Vintage Collection Commander Gree is a repaint of the 2008 TAC Commander Gree (08 03) figure! Yes, Hasbro has tweaked the paint job to give us a figure that is more screen-accurate and they have done a fine job in doing so. Commander Gree was a groundbreaking figure in 2008 if you recall. He was the first clone commander with ball-jointed hips. Although the added articulation didn’t give him that much more movement, it was significantly more that made a big difference to collectors. Gree also had the distinction of coming with ball-jointed wrists. Hasbro doesn’t use ball-jointed wrists as often as we’d like, but we have to say that they were instrumental in allowing Gree to hold his macrobinoculars in a realistic fashion. A solid figure no matter how you look at him, some collectors believe that his helmet still hasn’t been executed exactly to the character in the film. Clearly not as bad as the 2005 ROTS Commander Gree (III 59), the striping on the helmet may not be exactly identical and we have to admit that this is partially true. The figure still looks great as is to us at least. We don’t claim that another enhancement wouldn’t be wonderful. It would, but we just want to point out that Commandeer Gree isn’t terrible without it.
So what makes the 2011 iteration of Commander Gree different from the 2008 figure? We’ll go through all the changes. In the comparison shot in our photo gallery, the 2008 figure is on the left and the 2011 figure is on the right. Starting from the top front of the figure, the visor is a lighter mint green instead of the more lime green that was used on the 2008 figure. Interestingly, the diametric opposite was true for the running change of the 2005 figure. Hasbro has changed somewhat the pattern of dripping dirt on the sides of the helmet. On our sample, the brown dirt was much more noticeable. This detail could vary from one figure to the next. The straps coming down the chest of the armor are thicker and much more even. In the center of his chest is a pattern that has now been done is a brighter green and the area surrounding this pattern has been significantly darkened with a very dark gray (almost black) wash whereas the original figure had a light green or brown wash. Commander Gree’s armor is also filled with lots of camouflage. While it’s hard to point out differences in a random pattern like this, we can say that the approach in which Hasbro applied the camouflage pattern in unique on each figure. (This is especially evident in the knee armor and codpiece.)
Status: Commander Gree is a repaint of 2008's TAC Commander Gree (08 03) figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 ball-jointed hips
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable communications pack with antenna, DC-15S blaster, macrobinoculars
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 30385/97568
Retail: $7.99 USD
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