Name: Clone Trooper (Sergeant)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 060
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: December 2006
The clone troopers make their first appearance on the planet Geonosis as the Grand Army of the Republic. All the genetic engineering and training have led up to this climactic moment, when the clones will prove their value as an effective and relentless fighting force against the Separatists and their droid armies.
In 2006, it was evident that the green color-flashed Clone Trooper (Sergeant) was getting the short end of the stick as far as releases as action figures were concerned. And it really wasn’t until 2004’s OTC Clone Trooper Troop Builder 4-pack sets that collectors had the opportunity to receive a super-articulated version of him (in two distinct styles no less). So Hasbro thought they would make up for lost time and release it as the sole clone officer basic figure in the first Repack & Repaint wave of 2006. Despite a correctly shown prototype at 2006’s San Diego Comic Con, the final figure was missing the completed green stripe that runs from the visor up to the entire length of the mohawk. This infuriating misstep in the paint job is actually lessened by the fact that the figure still looks great. Somehow Hasbro bleached the white on the armor as there is no yellowing or off-whiteness and the joints seem to have been tightened as well. Overall, this is a step up and we suppose if the helmet bothers you that much you can switch it for one of the ones from the 2004 sets.
Clone Trooper (Sergeant) looks fantastic in the 2006 The Saga Collection packaging. A gorgeous Geonosian backdrop is behind him and he is posed in a great stance that serves his character well. Unfortunately, as with many figures in the Repack & Repaint waves, many of the first runs of this figure come with a personalized The Empire Strikes Back action figure stand. In a rare move (this didn’t happen often), Hasbro corrected the stand and the last few batches of this figure come with the corrected personalized Attack Of The Clones stand. And as if you needed more, you get another random holographic miniature figure. (What in the world was Hasbro thinking to stop at only 12 unique miniature holograms? Surely the worst pack-in premium ever, huh? Even the Power Of The Jedi Force Files were better than these.) Still, once the figure is placed on the base, you’re really not going to care that much that he is standing on the wrong logo, right? Well, maybe that would bother you. It goes without saying though that this is a great opportunity to army build this figure, but maybe all of the clone officer should have been included in the mix.
Status: Clone Trooper (Sergeant) is a repaint of the figure in 2004's OTC Clone Trooper Troop Builder 4-pack. His color flashes have not been applied correctly.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 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: 1
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2003
Assortment Number: 87330/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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