Name: Emperor Palpatine/Commander Vill
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 4 of 6
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Dark TImes)
Availability: March 2008
Palpatine sends secret orders to Commander Vill, who is the clone commander of the 501st Legion on New Plympto at the end of the Clone Wars.
The Emperor Palpatine/Commander Vill two-pack is unique in the fact that it’s the sole Order 66 (Series 2) set that doesn’t contain a Jedi paired with a clone. Instead, it contains the enactor of Order 66, and one of the leaders of the 501st Legion in a well-developed set that is faithful to the Star Wars: Dark Times comic series. Someone at Hasbro must have a passion for Star Wars: Dark Times because we have received multiple characters from this storyline throughout the years. For this set, Hasbro brings us a unique and specifically named clone commander named Commander Vill. Commander Vill was a grievous clone leader during the end of the Clone Wars who served under Commander Appo and one who never really impressed Darth Vader. Distinguishing thigh markings set him apart from the other 501st Legion commanders. And Hasbro ensured they captured these differences on the action figure of him.
Based on the 2005 Evolutions (phase II) Clone Trooper sculpt, Hasbro has repainted and included new patterns and markings. In a very neat move, they’ve taken the head from 2007’s TAC Imperial Stormtrooper (No. 20) figure and used it for Commander Vill. If we recall correctly, it’s the first time this head sculpt has been used on a clone commander. There is something really cool about having a clone commander with proof of the body globe shown on the head of the figure. Even the facial scratches have been carried forward as well. The removable helmet doesn’t fit as nice as we had hoped and you’ll always see part of his chin peaking through the bottom of the helmet. But this is honestly a small setback because Hasbro did the figure justice with a very nicely done paint job. The figure is loaded with articulation and plenty of weaponry so you’ll have your hands full positioning him in many varied configurations.
Assortment Number: 87669/87356
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Emperor Palpatine is a repaint of the Emperor Palpatine (The Republic Falls) figure in 2005's ROTS The Sith Evolutions set.
Articulation Count: 14
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: 3
Accessory Details: soft-goods robe, lightsaber, cane
Date Stamp: 2005
Status: Commander Vill is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes parts from the Clone Trooper (The Fall Of The Republic) figure from 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper Evolutions set and the head from 2007's TAC Imperial Stormtrooper (No. 20) figure. The figure has also been painted in the colors of the 501st Legion.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-socket shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable pauldron, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols, DC-15 blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2005
30 (77-07) Order 66 (Series 2)
30 (77-07) Order 66
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