Clone Commander Gree, designation 1004, led the Elite Corps stationed on Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars. He served under General Yoda, commanding troops that employed specialized equipment for combat in the jungle environment. Though a faithful commander following Yoda's orders, Gree was ultimately loyal to the Republic. When Chancellor Palpatine enacted Order 66, Gree understood it was a worst-case scenario contingency -- the Jedi must have betrayed the Republic and were therefore dangerous enemies of the state.
Gree attempted to open fire on Yoda from behind in order to take out the Jedi Master before he had time to react, but he poorly underestimated Yoda's perception. Before he could squeeze the trigger on his rifle, Yoda flipped up and backwards out of the field of fire, decapitating the clone commander with one quick swipe of his lightsaber.
One of the most anticipated 1:6 Scale Figures of all time from Sideshow Collectibles was Commander Gree. After many years of banging out various Episode III clones, collectors wondered if the clone commander would ever be joining their respective battalions. It eventually happened and after a few great releases like Captain Rex [CC-7567] (501st Legion: Torrent Company), Commander Bly (327th Star Corps) and Commander Cody (212th Attack Battalion), lovers of the 41st Elite Corps began salivating for Commander Gree. We’re thrilled to report that he’s finally arrived (after less than a half year out from his official announcement) and is everything you could ask for, if not a bit more. You see, we had room for concern. Commander Gree was officially announced and went up for pre-order on the same exact day during Sideshow Collectibles’ online 2011 San Diego Comic Con event. But after Gree’s official confirmation, collectors’ and fans’ hearts immediately sank because Sideshow Collectibles showed a photo gallery of a Gree that didn’t look perfect. In fact, he looked far from perfect. It did possess the potential to be a relatively flawless 1:6 Scale Figure, but the coloring throughout his forearms and lower half was so off from the onscreen character that prayers were beginning to swell on Earth in hopes that Sideshow Collectibles would fix the flawed figure. Thankfully the Maker answered our prayers and somehow the fine folks at Sideshow Collectibles made Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps) perfect.... or beyond perfect.
When it comes to clone commanders, for the most part, some of the armored pieces are unique when compared against the generic clones that accompany them. And this is the case with Commander Gree. Not only does he have an exquisitely camouflaged pattern throughout most of his armor, he also has uniquely sculpted parts. For example, Gree has two thermal detonators on the back of his armor. He also has a unique backpack that houses a very delicate antenna accessory. (Sideshow Collectibles was very generous and gave collectors a backup antenna in case of breakage which is something they don’t normally provide to collectors.) He also has unique left thigh armor. Additionally, Commander Gree is one of the only clone commander (the only we know of) to wear suspenders. Sideshow has replicated this detail with exact precision and have even used a leather like material with real buckles that tie on his back. It’s literally amazing the level of detail included on this piece. While Gree definitely has two different camouflage patterns on his armor (his helmet, upper arms and chest colors differ from his forearms, thighs and knees), Sideshow has ensured that all parts look to be from the same color family as is true to how Gree looks in Revenge Of The Sith. This is what gives Commander Gree his wholly uniform appearance. Again, it’s exactly matched and expertly designed. We couldn’t ask for a more exact replica than what they’ve provided.
One detail that many licenses (especially Hasbro) chronically muck up on Commander Gree is his helmet. Well, there is no room for concerns here because we have what can be considered the most accurate representation of his very complicated paint job on his helmet. The mostly silver face glistens beautifully and is cut by his neon green visor. The green camouflage color flash runs up the front of the helmet and fans widely when it reaches its top. The white sides and mohawk complement the mostly green sides (with yet another different pattern). Not even Gentle Giant Ltd got the white mohawk and green camouflaged side correctly, so we’re thoroughly impressed that Sideshow Collectibles nailed it. (To be fair, the Master Replicas Clone Commander Gree scaled helmet was topnotch too.) But with every last detail mastered on this 1:6 Scale Figure, Sideshow collectors have a lot to celebrate with this figure. Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps) comes with a nice and healthy dose of accessories, but still comes with way too many hands. He comes outfitted with his signature macrobinoculars, DC-15 blaster, DC-15 blaster rifle and his DC-17 blaster pistol and unmasked portrait from his appearances in The Clone Wars television show. (Should Sideshow Collectibles decide to design a phase I version of Commander Gree, they’ll have to use a completely different body.) In summary, Commander Gree may just be the best Militaries Of Star Wars figure to date. You’ll do yourself a favor by picking one up for your collection. You’ll have to trust us on that one.
Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps)
Announcement Date: July 12, 2011
Pre-order Date: July 12, 2011
Status: Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps) utilizes the Armored body type with all-new portraits, hand attachments, body armor and accessories.
Articulation Count: 31 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet
Accessory Count: 27
Accessory Details: interchangeable unmasked portrait (The Clone Wars likeness), 7 left hand attachments, 6 right hand attachments, 2 pairs of switch-out feet (action and standing), 2 antennas (one spare), macrobinoculars, Blas-Tech DC-15A blaster rifle, Blas-Tech DC-17 pistol, Blas-Tech DC-15S blaster, Elite Corps 12-inch figure display base (3 parts) (Sideshow Exclusive)
Retail: $124.99 USD
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