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Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2 - TCW [B] - Commemorative DVD Collection

Name: Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2
Collection: The Clone Wars [Blue]
Number: N/A (Walmart Exclusive)
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: November 2008
License: Hasbro

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Through the creative vision of Lucasfilm Ltd., the Clone Wars are brought to life in an exciting theatrical release. A unique animation style captures the drama of this epic period in galactic history along with its outstanding heroes and adversaries. Noble Jedi warriors lead clone troopers into combat against the Separatist forces and their battle droid army. Anakin, Obi-Wan and their comrades struggle against the rising power of the dark side and confront personal challenges against a backdrop of war-torn planets.

Every time there is a DVD release of the latest Star Wars Entertainment, Hasbro releases a Commemorative DVD Collection multipack in support of it. One of the latest releases is the Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2 Commemorative DVD Collection, one of two sets created to support the release of The Clone Wars film on DVD. The set is not noteworthy in any way. Hasbro decided that straight repacks was the best option for this Walmart exclusive, so if you own the basic figure released of the three figures inside of the three-pack, there is no reason to purchase this one too, unless you’re into the exclusive packaging of them. Some figures have fewer accessories than their original basic figure counterparts. But you will pay a lower cost-per-figure if you decide to choose the multipack. Or, if you’re looking to army build Clone Troopers and Battle Droids, this is another great way to do so. Let’s take a closer look at the figures that make up the Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2 Commemorative DVD Collection. One way or another you’re going to conclude whether you need these sets or not.

The Clone Trooper is an essential action figure. If we’re honest, they’re the “main characters” of The Clone Wars television show. It’s wise that Hasbro repacked the figure in this multipack. They decided to utilize the “dirty” version of the figure here. The action figure that comes loaded with 25 points of articulation and comes with the standard DC-15 blaster, canon, and projectile. We’re happy that we have another chance with the “dirty” version of the Clone Trooper. They’re more authentic to the source than the all-white Clone Troopers are. Anakin Skywalker is also part of this set. The figure is beautifully sculpted and looks very much like the character from the television series. Still, there are a few things (in our opinion) that could make him better than he is. Anakin Skywalker has a limited ten points of articulation, and the figure could have benefitted from super-articulation. And we think our opinion is a fair representation of the voice of the fans too. Anakin Skywalker one figure that comes with fewer accessories this time around. The cable is missing from this release, But Hasbro gave the figure a great paint job, and the details look fantastic.

R2-D2 has action features that Hasbro cleverly worked into a natural aesthetic of the character and the action figure excels at every level. The bells and whistles on this figure function more like a natural extension of the character, rather than silly action features. The front panels on his body open up to reveal two extension arms housed within his frame. Additionally, there is a back panel that opens up and has a grappling hook and rope (with significant length may we add). This cable possesses the capability to be wound and unwound by which way you decide to turn the figure's head. Everything fits well inside the figure's interior, and all panels can close at once without looking as if something is trying to poke through and it is such a fantastic bonus feature. R2-D2 looks great and exactly as he does in The Clone Wars television show and feature film. The blues are beautiful, and he has an amazing finishing wash which captures some of the dirt and damage he sustained during his many adventures in space. This plucky astromech droid is another welcomed repack here. We would have loved to see new or revised figures here, but the set will be good for new fans.

Collector Notes

Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2

Assortment Number: 89731/14009

UPC: 653569371502

Retail: $15.99 USD

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Clone Trooper

Status: Clone Trooper is a straight repack of 2008’s TCW [B] Clone Trooper (No. 5) figure.

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: 3

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, rocket launcher, projectile

Date Stamp: 2008

Anakin Skywalker

Status: Anakin Skywalker is a straight repack of 2008’s TCW [B] Anakin Skywalker (No. 1) figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points (10 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), swivel left forearm (1), swivel right forearm (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: lightsaber, Force blast launcher/cannon, gauntlet, Force blast projectile

Date Stamp: 2008


Status: R2-D2 is a straight repack of 2008’s TCW [B] R2-D2 (No. 8) figure.

Articulation Count: 15 points (15 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel dome (1), sliding sensorscope (1), swivel left leg (1), swivel right leg (1), hinge-jointed left foot (1), hinge-jointed right foot (1), left leg rolling wheel (1), right leg rolling wheel (1), third leg rolling wheel (1), hinge-jointed front left panel door (1), hinge-jointed front right panel door (1), hinge-jointed back panel door (1), hinge-jointed data link utility tool (1), hinge-jointed extension arm utility tool (1), extendable cord (1)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: 2 removable booster rockets

Date Stamp: 2008

Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2

The Clone Wars [Blue] Commemorative DVD Collection

Clone Trooper/Anakin Skywalker/R2-D2

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Added: July 29, 2018
Category: Clone Wars [Blue], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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