Name: Clone Commander Colt
Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 1: Clone Cadets)
Availability: April 2011
Clone Commander Colt defends Kamino cloning facilities that are under attack by Separatist forces. He commands the elite ARC troopers assigned to this challenging mission. He is an expert in amphibious and ground missions and has a helmet with a distinctive design that identifies his specialized unit.
Second or third time is usually the charm when it comes to Hasbro and their amazing action figures. But what if there technically wasn’t a first attempt? That seems to be the controversy with regards to Clone Commander Colt. In 2010, Hasbro released the stunning 2010 TCW [SOTDS] ARC Troopers Battle Packs set. Inside were two “generic” ARC Trooper action figures. But they both nearly mirrored two characters that appeared in the premier episodes of Season 3 including Clone Cadets and ARC Troopers. Many referred to this ARC Trooper as Clone Commander Colt, including ourselves. And about half of the collecting community believed that the white, red and silver ARC Trooper was indeed Clone Commander Colt also, but just with some very obvious paint job errors. (After all, maybe Hasbro didn’t get the best source materials up front when making the figures.) And to be honest, we still are of the opinion that it was definitely an attempt to make Colt. Obviously, many other collectors believe that the figure is just meant to be a generic ARC Trooper loosely based on those awesome television episodes. But whatever your lot, Hasbro has now released a stellar version of Clone Commander Colt (and even named as such) for The Clone Wars basic figure line and we have to say that it is an incredible addition to the basic figure line. It’s amazing that this figure incites so much excitement especially since the same sculpt has been utilized before (twice), but the new paint job and attention to detail Hasbro has given [this figure] this time around. It’s a brilliant piece of work!
Clone Commander Colt looks simply perfect. His armor is primarily white as you would expect, but the forearms and lower legs have been painted gray (along with some subtle red details). This stark contrast makes the figure pop in an explosive way. The most significant upgrade to the figure however (if you’re comparing it to the ARC Troopers figure) is the added detail to the phase II helmet. Half of the helmet has been painted gray and then the lower “cheek portions” also have the same color. On the “nose” of the helmet are very thin parallel lines, almost reminiscent of the Shock Trooper pattern, and it adds an illusion of teeth to the helmet. The helmet looks amazing and we really have never had a clone trooper look quite like this before in the basic figure line. This is a unique design for a clone trooper helmet and it couldn’t be more fitting for a character in The Clone Wars television show, where they are typically decorated aggressively. The figure also has a matching pauldron and all of the details sculpted into the figure and its accessories is just awesome. The rotating rangefinder is the last detail that just brings the awesome look of this ARC Trooper home! The kama looks spectacular as well. The diagonal alternating red and gray striped are immediately reminiscent of a barber shop poll, a design we have seen before in the Star Wars toy line multiple times. The removable backpack on Clone Commander Colt looks exactly like something a Sandtrooper would wear and the functioning holsters fit the blaster pistols wonderfully.
Status: Clone Commander Colt is a "corrected" repaint of ARC Trooper [B] from 2010's TCW [SOTDS] ARC Troopers Battle Packs set. While many believe that the figure in the Battle Packs set was meant to be Clone Commander Colt, many others believe it is just a generic clone commander.
Articulation Count: 23 points (15 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2), swivel rangefinder (1)*
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: *removable antenna, removable backpack, double pauldron, 2 CD-17 blaster pistols, heavy blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 28529/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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