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Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith) - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL16)

Name: Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith)
Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Number: SL16
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: August 2010
License: Hasbro

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Equipped for all terrains and environments, the genetically engineered clone troopers combat the relentless droid armies of the Separatists. They are led into battle by the Jedi, who serve as Generals during the Clone Wars.

By the time the 2005 Revenge Of The Sith (plain white with some battle-damage marks) super-articulated Clone Trooper hit, fans went berserk. It nicely complemented the super-articulated Episode II Clone Trooper that was released a few years earlier in the original Clone Wars line (and again in the OTC line as Entertainment Earth multipack exclusives). It was an awesome figure right from the start and proof of that exists in the fact that it so far it has aged gracefully. A timeless sculpt is always a good thing when action figures are concerned. And although the possibility exists that Hasbro will make upgrades or altogether new figures, it’s still nice to know that the older sculpts hold up extremely well over the years. When Hasbro creates a hit-it-out-of-the-park action figure, it’s a pretty solid bet that the figure will be around for years to come. That’s exactly what became of the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) figure, which got revised in the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. This 2007 version (with a clean white paint job and enhanced black trim paint) has been carried forward into every Saga Legends assortment to date. The figure is now part of the 2010 Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Saga Legends line.

When this figure received a new approach in the 2007 Saga Legends release, Hasbro opted for a sterling and bright all-white finish without any battle-damage markings. And this was the direction they went with this Clone Trooper(Revenge Of The Sith) figure ever since. The figure is striking , but we wonder how many fans will be happy with the figure in this pristine style. The figure still has an awesome 23 points of articulation, most of which are premium ball-joints. Although relatively perfect, the swivel hip joints don’t articulate as fully as well as you will probably like (just like the original figure) thanks to the oddly shaped armor that is sticking out inhibiting full movement. The Clone Trooper also comes with that annoying and bulky antenna. We'd really like to see Hasbro abandon this accessory going forward! (Besides, we really just see the 41st Elite Corps clone troopers – also known as Clone Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform) characters – with this accessory anyway.) The figure also comes with the standard DC-15 blaster rifle and it fits in his hands very well. Hasbro took great care to ensure that the visor and other details on the helmet were cleanly painted on the figure. You necessarily will not find perfection on every figure, but overall these figures have been completed very nicely.

This figure has already been used all over the place in the toy line to date. The Saga Collection product has seemed to reap the most benefits of this sculpt as the 2006 TSC Skirmish In The Senate Battle Packs set. This release brought us two great Shock Trooper figures (and updated in the Saga Legends line as well), 2006’s TSC Clone Trooper (SAGA 026) (also known as the Utapau Clone Trooper) and even 2008's TAC 501st Legion Trooper Saga Legends figure (also released in the Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Saga Legends line as SL19. We don’t expect this pattern to slow any time soon. While the Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith) figure is based on a character that was barely seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, these characters are indeed in the film. We do not see them all that clearly, but the body armor can be seen pretty well. For the 2010 version, this figure comes with a Galactic Battle Game card, a die and an action figure disaply stand. Hasbro also hid Secret Weapons in the package as well. Expect this figure to be a mainstay in the Saga Legends line. It’s a great figure and we bet it’s a great figure for customizers to go to town on with their brilliant creations. This is a great generic clone trooper to own. Buy many!

Collector Notes

Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith)

Status: Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith) is a slight repaint of 2007's TAC Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith) Saga Legends figure.

Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right elbow (1), 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: 2

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, communications antenna

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: 21398/21115

UPC: 653569528265

Retail: $7.99 USD

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Clone Trooper (Revenge Of The Sith)

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Added: September 20, 2016
Category: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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