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Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain - S.H. Figuarts

Name: Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain
Collection: S.H. Figuarts
Number: N/A
Scale: 6"
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: March 2017
License: Tamashii Nations

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S.H. Figuarts is a new standard figure series that incorporates the Bandai action figure "Art" under the theme "Pursuing Character Expression through Humanoid Action."

With Hasbro banging out so many Clone Trooper action figures throughout the years, it’s probably more than fair to say that the last character you want to see in the S.H. Figuarts line is a Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain. But in all honesty, this online-exclusive figure has turned out beautifully and is a wonderful addition to their line of impressive figures. All of the figures made of these characters have been overkill from a collector’s perspective. Hasbro, Sideshow Collectible, and Gentle Giant Ltd. are all guilty of creating collector burnout. But we completely understand why they keep doing these figures. When you made a great base sculpt, and all that’s required to make a completely new character from it is a few color flashes, it makes sense to make the most of them. Despite our reservations, we can wholeheartedly admit that the release of the S.H. Figuarts Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain action figure has once again reset our burnout to a reignited fire, just like the Clone Trooper (Phase I) figure did. With each successive release, S.H. Figuarts action figures continually enthrall and excite us (including the figure we thought we never wanted to see again). This six-inch scale of premium high-end action figures cost about what Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Figures did when that line was launched, but the quality you get and the amount accessories that accompany these figures are worth every penny. We hope we can emphasize this enough. If you’re on the fence because of the MSRP, just take the plunge once, and you’ll see for the first time how and what a quality action figure looks like and is.

Yeah, so a Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain character is not the most exciting release in any line. We get it. But as is the pattern with all S.H. Figuarts releases, this figure is going to blow you away. Loaded with premium and functional articulation (with only a few areas of articulation inhibited by the armor), anyone else you’ve heard claiming these figures aren’t what they have to be biased or have his or her head buried in the sand. No other 6” scaled figures comes remotely close, especially 2014’s TBS [P2] Clone Trooper Captain (#13) figure. Especially that one! Between the sturdy high-quality PVC plastic used, to the “just barely off-white” color of the “plastoid composite” armor, Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain sets the bar so high that we don’t think any other licensee will be able to follow in their footsteps. The Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain not only looks superb at every angle (which if you think about it carefully is a rarity in and of itself). But the figure can attain an array of action poses that will blow the mind, envelop your own enthrallment of what can actually be done in this scale, and squash any potential buyer’s remorse you may think is at risk for plopping down so much cash for a single figure. Obviously, the S.H. Figuarts line isn’t one that can be army built so easily, so this isn’t a line to hoard (which is a good thing). Enjoy these figures piece by piece, and you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished flawlessly despite how complicated the figure actually is. This figure offers great flexibility and looks great in a variety of poses. You’ll be happy you have him.

Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain comes with a nice variety of accessories. In addition to his two main hands, the figure comes with an impressive four interchangeable sets of hands. These allow you to pose the figure with both included weapons. The armor slightly inhibits the range of motion in the elbows, but you can still get the Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain figure to hold them with ease, whether gripping the stock or holding by the barrel – all of these options exist and more. The figure itself is beautiful. There isn’t too much involved with the paint operations, but the visor line which is always at risk of being sloppily applied could be cleaner, straighter or more perfect. One detail we’re not perfectly excited about is the floating belt. You constantly have to straighten it after you position the figure in a way that you desire, and this can be a little bit annoying. But we imagine if the belt was secured in place and not able to be moved that it would inhibit the full range of movement with which this figure was designed. It’s not even bittersweet. We understand the need for it. But it just bothers us a little, especially when photographing it. You have to go back and ensure the belt is straightened. It can be a bit cumbersome. Even with a small complaint like that it’s not enough to affect our joy of this figure. With a slightly smaller scale than the Hasbro The Black Series 6” line, Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain still holds its own very well and we wish we could buy many of them. You’re missing out if you haven’t given this line a chance yet. They are worth your time and money.

Collector Notes

Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain

Status: Clone Trooper (Phase I) Captain is a rework of 2015's SHF Clone Trooper (Phase I) figure.

Articulation Count: 43 points (29 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-socket neck (1), ball-socket left shoulder socket (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), swivel left bicep (1), double hinge-jointed left elbow (2), swivel left forearm (1), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-socket right shoulder socket (1), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel right bicep (1), double hinge-jointed right elbow (2), swivel right forearm (1), ball-jointed right wrist (2), hinge-jointed upper torso (internal) (1), ball-socket upper torso (1), ball-socket lower torso (1), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), double hinge-jointed left knee (2), double hinge-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2), hinge-jointed left "boot tip" (1), hinge-jointed right "boot tip" (1), hinge-jointed and ball-socket left shoulder armor (2), hinge-jointed and ball-socket right shoulder armor (2)

Accessory Count: 10

Accessory Details: 4 interchangeable left hands, 4 interchangeable right hands, DC-15 blaster, DC-15 blaster rifle

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: 2361927

UPC: 4549660115757

Retail: $59.99 USD

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Added: February 21, 2018
Category: S.H. Figuarts
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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