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Scorch Republic Commando - TSC - Basic (SAGA 021)

Name: Scorch Republic Commando
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 021
Source: Expanded Universe (Republic Commando)
Availability: February 2006
License: Hasbro

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Scorch Republic Commando
Battle of Geonosis

Earned Nickname:
Accidentally burning his eyebrows
Skill:
Explosives technician
Known as:
Delta's resident wiseacre

When the battle begins on Geonosis, clone trooper Scorch is ordered to engage the Separatist droid army. Scorch's Delta number is Six-Two, but he is well known for his humorous mishaps. Although he is a competent soldier and an excellent explosives technician, "Scorch" earned his nickname after an ordnance accident that left him without eyebrows for a short time .

One of the biggest retail shockers in The Saga Collection was Scorch. Simply put, he sold like mad and Hasbro couldn’t meet demand until The Saga Collection line was phasing out in early 2007 and they were able to include Scorch in various remix cases. Surprisingly not as articulated as most would have assumed, Scorch came to us with a limited 10 points of movement. The demand for super-articulation was only in its infancy in 2006, so many of us looked the other way at his lack of ball-jointed knees and ankles. Despite the missing articulation, Scorch really came out well. It’s one of Hasbro’s best sculpts (we’re talking aesthetics here and not articulation) and it seems that more just than a few fans felt the same way. Scorch was a great jumping off point for Hasbro to begin making the Delta Squad (the full set of all four members of Delta Squad and a few other figures came to us by December that same year), and they really did design a pose that fits him well. He can hold his gun very authentically, and his armored proportions just look fantastic. But how did the rest of the figure turn out?

Scorch has little to no negatives aside from the limited articulation. Hasbro chose colors faithful to the videogame character and as a result provided collectors with something to be really excited to own. But it took Scorch a while to become prevalent in collectors homes. He was a chase figure of sorts and everyone from Hot Wheels collectors to GI Joe collectors was scooping him up for resale on the aftermarket. Scorch has a sky blue visor. It’s stunningly painted and contrast beautifully with the rest of the colors on his armor. The dark gray and yellow colors accent his white armor beautifully and the accents used to paint some of the finer details couldn’t have been done better. Scorch has plenty of scratches and dirt markings that look fantastic. And with the realistic brown color used by Hasbro, these battle-damage markings hammer it home that this guy is fighting for his life on Geonosis. Hasbro certainly did a fine job on the execution of this action figure.

Scorch comes with some cool accessories too. He has a removable canister rack that plugs nicely into his right leg and a backpack. These pieces offer a little more versatility in the way you display him in your collection. His choice of gun is the DC-17M Stock Mount blaster complete with an anti-armor attachment (this is not a separate piece however). This gun can be posed very realistically in his hands. Scorch’s official clone designation is RC-1262. We’re not sure if there is some reference to his number, but we’re sure someone at Lucasfilm, Ltd. has some personal investment in it. Scorch is a wonderful action figure. He’s one of the all-new figures in The Saga Collection. He may not be as super-articulated as you had hoped, but we still think the action figure should exceed your expectations. It’s quite astounding how broad the scope of the clones has become. Lucas himself directed the very notion that the members of Delta Squad have their own unique color flashes. He got his wish they are some of coolest Republic Commando designs we’ve seen. Scorch is easily a must-have for our collections. Judging by his performance at retail, he likely was a must-have for yours as well.

Collector Notes

Scorch Republic Commando

Status: Scorch is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: DC-17M stock mount with anti-armor attachment, backpack, removable weapons cannister

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: 85987/85770

UPC: 653569123378

Retail: $5.99 USD

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Scorch Republic Commando

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Added: April 21, 2011
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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