Name: Yoda & Clone Trooper Jek
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: 2 of 2
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 1: Ambush)
Availability: September 2009
Yoda, Lieutenant Thire and clone troopers Jek and Rys are ambushed by battle droids on Rugosa. The troopers doubt they can prevail since they are greatly outnumbered. Yoda helps Jek see that weapons do not necessarily mean victory and that the mind is also a powerful weapon that they can use to out-think the droids.
There are a lot of morals in The Clone Wars television show and many of them are quite blatant and not buried as subtext. Yoda’s prolific wisdom transcends beyond the Jedi he has trained and even uses some of his teaching to encourage the Clone Trooper Jek during the Battle of Rugosa. And that’s exactly where Hasbro got the idea for the 2 of 2 two-pack that was made into a Walmart exclusive. The second set of figures based on the hugely popular Ambush episode of The Clone Wars brings all-new Clone Trooper Jek to the table and an interestingly repainted version of Yoda. Just like the 1 of 2 multipack, the included clone is well outfitted with a large chain gun, a removable bandolier and helmet. This was certainly a quick way for us to get three members of the Coruscant Guard into our collections. But what is more exciting than that is that they come to us well made and super-articulated.
We’ve already mentioned that Yoda is a repaint. He now comes in a lime green color and he looks rather bright. But keep in mind that he is just a repaint of the 2009 TCW Yoda (CW14) figure. This is of course the best Yoda to date and we’re so thankful that Hasbro didn’t go cheap on us and instead repaint the 2008 TCW Yoda (No. 3) figure with all of the terrible action figures. That would have been a travesty had they decided to go that route. Hasbro does however forgo Yoda’s cane for this release, but this actually makes quite a bit of sense since this is an exclusive based on battle. Yoda only needs to brandish his lightsaber in events like this so we don’t mind at all. The soft-goods cloak is also carried forward and we still feel that it has been made backwards (or inside out rather) as the tapestry side of the fabric is on the outside instead of the inside.
Assortment Number: 89320/16721
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Yoda is a repaint of 2009's TCW Yoda (CW14) figure. This time he comes without his gimer stick.
Articulation Count: 12
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-socket ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: soft-goods cloak, lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2009
Status: Clone Trooper Jek is a kit-bashed figure which utilizes the body of 2009's TCW Clone Trooper Echo (CW17) figure with an all-new (bald) head.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 7
Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable bandolier, chain gun, projectile, cannon, 2 DC-17 blaster pistols
Date Stamp: 2008
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