Name: Combat Engineer Clone Trooper
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 068
Revenge Of The Sith Expanded Universe (Revenge Of The Sith Concept Art)
Availability: January 2007
Combat engineer troopers are assigned to armored divisions with heavy artillery units such as HAVw-"Juggernaut" turbo tanks, SPHA-T mobile turbolasers, and other massive war machines. Part of the 38th Armored Division, Combat Engineer Battalion, they are sent anywhere armored ground support is needed during the Clone Wars.
We’ll get it out right away! We LOVE this figure. It’s quite possible that our exuberance towards this figure is a result of being previously dismayed when they first released this character in a DVD Walmart exclusive box set. The figures in that box were pre-posed action figure debacles and all of us couldn’t wait until Hasbro gave us a super-articulated quality figure. The beginning of 2007 was the year when our dreams came true and Hasbro released this cool clone trooper flavor in one of the three Repack & Repaint waves in The Saga Collection. We would have wished that Hasbro reused the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) mold, but it appears that one was tied up with two other clone troopers action figures released in a different but another Repack & Repaint wave before this one. Even still, the Combat Clone Trooper is a fairly simple action figure, but you’ll likely want to buy many of them as they are the perfect support soldier for your own Army Of The Republic. Combat Engineer Clone Trooper is a clone with a removable helmet, so he comes with a slightly oversized helmet. Still, when fully assembled he looks pretty fantastic. If you love Expanded Universe clone troopers, this one is definitely for you.
Combat Engineer Clone Trooper comes with the expected 14 points of articulation. He mostly utilizes the body of the Clone Trooper (Fall Of The Republic Figure) from from the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper Evolutions set except this time he comes with the belt from the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) figure. As previously mentioned, the removable helmet looks a little bit bulky, but Hasbro has nicely painted it with a unique design and an aged wash which takes away most of the distraction of the too-large helmet. The chest pattern is a very simple designed, but it looks amazing. And it nicely complements the helmet pattern. As you may or may not know, this figure has been inspired from the early clone trooper designs that George Lucas approved for Revenge Of The Sith. It unfortunately didn’t make the final cut of the film, but lovers of concept art should find this figure especially exciting. Hasbro has faithfully captured the artist’s design and what we are left with is a very neat Expanded Universe clone trooper with an already established (albeit brief) back story and battalion designation (38th Armored Division).
Status: Combat Engineer Clone Trooper is a kit-bashed figure which utilizes the Clone Trooper (Fall Of The Republic Figure) from 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper Evolutions set with the belt from 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) figure. This figure is named "Combat Engineer Trooper" on the included display stand.
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: 2
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, removable helmet
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 87348/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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