Name: Clone Trooper (Fifth Fleet Security)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 059
Revenge Of The Sith Expanded Universe (Revenge Of The Sith Concept Art)
Availability: December 2006
The clone troopers are the future of galactic warfare: identical beings unencumbered by doubts or emotions, programmed from their “birth” in the cloning facilities on Kamino to be unswervingly loyal to the Republic, and engineered for supreme strength and stamina. Their dedication is unquestioned… until it is too late.
Just like its wave mate the Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion) figure, very little has been written about the Fifth Fleet Security battalion also. Hasbro decided to crank out an astoundingly additional 22 figures before they cancelled The Saga Collection. For those of you who remember, the line was to end with Gragra (SAGA 052), but Hasbro surprised us all at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con and revealed three new waves (including a Walmart exclusive last wave) to keep the popular line going for a little while longer as they prepared to tie up loose ends for the commemorative 30 (77-07) basic figure line that would begin March of the following year. One of the winners to get selected for these infamous Repack & Repaint waves was the Clone Trooper (Fifth Fleet Security) figure. It isn’t as impressive as the Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion) figure, but it still is a stunning update to the awful Deluxe figure from the 2005 Revenge Of The Sith line. The figure isn’t perfect, but it’s still good and we think it will enhance your collection in a very positive way, just like it did for us. You know another clone trooper is never a bad thing anyway, so we don’t see the need to really sell this to you.
Clone Trooper Fifth Fleet Security also appeared in The Art of Revenge Of The Sith book in the same image as the Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion) character as well as many others. The Fifth Fleet Security clone has a stunning paint job on the front but is clean and white on the back. This is essentially true for the Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion) figure as well, but some of the “dirt” or “carbon scoring” made it to the back oh his shoulders. This isn’t the case for the Fifth Fleet Security figure, so it looks a little odd like Hasbro forgot about the back of this figure. If you can move past this, there is one more issue to hurdle. The belt, like all of the clones that use this sculpt before him, is upside down. Thankfully, Hasbro got the deco correctly painted on the figure, but would be upside down if the belt were able to be corrected. It’s amazing how much of a longstanding problem this belt has been in the basic figure line. The figure is inundated with blue hash marks all over its armor and this is accented with nice amounts of brown smudges. The figure truly looks incredible. It's amazing how cool simple deco can make a figure look.
Status: Clone Trooper (Fifth Fleet Security) is a rework of 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) figure. This style of clone trooper is based on concept artwork for Revenge Of The Sith. This figure is named "5th Fleet Security Trooper" on the included display stand.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster rifle, removable antenna
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 87329/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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