Clone troopers are outfitted with additional gear when a battle calls for them to leave their ships and venture into the vacuum of space. Wearing specialized breathing equipment, they can move through space to board enemy ships for attack or seizure.
almost every episode of The Clone Wars,
every clone trooper battalion serves a unique
purpose and has special characteristics to their
armor that assists them in fighting better in
whatever environment they find themselves. And
if the environment requires them to travel through
space, then no better clone will do then a Clone
Trooper (With Space Gear). Certainly not the
coolest name for an action figure, this figure
makes up for what it doesn't have in a name by
what it offers as a toy. Actually part of the Wolfpack squad which is from the 104th Battalion in The Clone Wars, this action figure has a lot of cool accessories that, when broken down, show an intricately color-flashed clone trooper underneath. Not really a simple clone
flavor, definitely don't be fooled by its basic design.
It really delivers a unique perspective on the
clone army and a new way to look at some of the
events that transpired during the rich history
of The Clone Wars. In some of the earliest
scenes in the first season, we got a glimpse at one of
these specialized units and they were clearly
a staple of assisting the Jedi in space. These
clone troopers look a lot like the generic clones
and then not so much. And in a moment we will
show why this figure appears the way it does
(this isn't meant to confuse you - this figure
is a simple reuse of a previous mold).
Trooper (With Space Gear) is for the most part
a simply painted clone. While he has quite a
few extra details attached to his armor, there
isn't anything different about the actual armor
itself. The most intricate detail can be found
on his helmet which when looked at carefully,
imitates the face of some larger feline. It is
a great detail that enforces the fact that this
is a defensive team set out to secure the best
outcomes for the Jedi. The rest of the clone
trooper is mostly white, save for dark red or
maroon flashes of color on the lower extremities
of the armor as well as the shoulders. The shoulders
also have a striped pattern that looks really
sharp and depending upon your sample, the alternating
pattern can go from very sharp to a little muddy
looking. Overall, most samples look fantastic
and it has been our experience that it is more
difficult to not find a nicely painted sample.
Hasbro ensured that this fine detail was captured
flawlessly on the figure. The clone trooper has
a removable backpack that attaches to a hole
on his back. It also launches a missile projectile
(which is nothing new - we have seen it 100 times
before) and looks decent when kept inside of
the backpack. Also new for this clone is a removable
breathing mask (no doubt required for the atmospheric
air quality) and chest pack (also removable)
which is very simply sculpted but looks pretty
neat and functions as a wonderful accent to his
armor. Part of his chest armor has a spot to
hold his blaster pistol. It is a neat little
convention and suits this type of clone trooper
very well. He is also outfitted with a standard
DC-15 blaster rifle.
it or not, Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) is
only a rework of the basic Clone
Trooper (No. 5) figure. Of course this revisit of the original
figure comes with more bells and whistles, but
it shows how far a little creativity can go.
And it also proves that Hasbro are excellent
stewards of their tools as they can minimize
cost while maximizing the variety of the line.
The figure is a necessity for your collection
if you are looking to recreate this scene or
even just building you clone armies. Led by Plo
Koon, these clone troopers served an awesome
leader in this story arc in The Clone Wars.
They performed perfectly to the exacting standards
of the mission and were an asset to their Jedi
leader. And Hasbro has replicated the exact standards
very well into the action figure. If Hasbro keeps
delivering action figures of this quality, they
will continue to ensure they leave collectors
with a contented heir. And one of the more self-centered
aspects of collecting is the expectation that
our figures will bring us some material happiness.
Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) without a doubt
brings forth small joys and we are certain that
you will feel similarly. And we are sure that
we can expect many future offerings that will
bring the same feelings to us also!
Clone Trooper (With Space Gear)
Status: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) is a rework of 2008's TCW Clone Trooper (No. 5) figure with all-new accessories.
Articulation Count: 25 points (14 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), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), 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)
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: removable chest armor with holster, removable chest box with breathing mask, removable jetpack, projectile, DC-17 blaster pistol, DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87941/87638
Retail: $7.99 USD
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