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The Power Of The Force “2” [Red/Green]

Rebel Fleet Trooper - POTF2 [R/G] - Basic

Name: Rebel Fleet Trooper
Collection: The Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green]
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: May 1997
License: Hasbro

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HEIGHT: 1.75 meters (Average)
STATUS: Rebel Supporter
CLASSIFICATION: Human
AFFILIATION: Rebel Alliance
WEAPON OF CHOICE: Blaster Pistol

Probably one of the top three most anticipated figures of 1997 included the Rebel Fleet Trooper. The figure was a first time offering in the Star Wars line and an egregious omission of the vintage Kenner line if you ask us. Original entering The Power Of The Force “2” line in a super rare case assortment along with Weequay Skiff Guard, the Rebel Fleet Trooper came and went without notice. Most collectors had to wait about a month and a half later until a more prevalent case assortment including him finally arrived at retail. Ultimately, while the character was exciting to see in the basic figure line, the figure failed to impress for multiple reasons.The figure’s biggest issue was its height. The Rebel Fleet Trooper is taller than 1995’s POTF2 [R/G] Darth Vader figure. Rebel Fleet Trooper is also way too muscular and doesn’t match one of the actors we saw in the opening sequence of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Lastly, the Hasbro gave the figure tan pants. As you know all too well, the Rebel Fleet Troopers are wearing gray pants. With all of these mistakes, we find it odd that it got past Lucasfilm Ltd. in this fashion.

Perhaps the figure would have gone over a little better than it did had Kenner/Hasbro given the figure a removable helmet. Sadly, the Rebel Fleet Trooper’s likeness is obscured by the helmet surrounding most of his face, and it’s hard to imagine what this character would look like without it. Maybe that doesn’t even matter, but with the history, Kenner has with giving action figure removable helmets, it seems a little unfair that they don’t keep this line at the forefront of the modern line, especially with characters that would benefit from this enhanced approach. Despite the wrong color of the pants, the rest of the figure is painted accurately and well. There are no signs of bleeding in the paint operations, and the deco overall is very, very nice. With the figure’s standard articulation, you can't pose this figure kneeling as we see the characters in the film. But the pose is generic enough to line him up in formation ready to take on the Galactic Empire. (Expect your formation to look like gigantic humanoid warriors instead of the Rebel Alliance army.)

Rebel Fleet Trooper comes with three accessories. These include a blaster pistol, blaster rifle, and removable vest. The removable vest is a nice touch because you can get an idea of what the uniform looks like underneath it. It is quite easy to remove, as well. The guns are laughably large. They are so ridiculously oversized that it’s almost impossible to take them seriously. They do, however, fit into the figure’s hand quite well and serve their purpose equally as well. You're probably not going to want to army0build the Rebel Fleet Trooper since the figure is inordinately too tall, and they dwarf the Stormtrooper figures in the line. We'll have to wait until Kenner/Hasbro designs an all-new figure to get one better in scale and perhaps with a better likeness. Oh, and let's not forget about the figure's oddly colored tan pants. Let's get them gray as soon as possible, please! Rebel Fleet Trooper is a nice figure to see in the modern line, but this isn’t even close to being an acceptable figure for collectors. We’re not so sure what went awry with him, but better is needed.

Collector Notes

Rebel Fleet Trooper

Status: Rebel Fleet Trooper is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: blaster pistol, blaster rifle, removable vest

Date Stamp: 1997

Assortment Number: 69570/69696

UPC: 076281696966

Retail: $4.99 USD

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The Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green] Wave 9

Rebel Fleet Trooper

Weequay Skiff Guard

Added: July 6, 2015
Category: Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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