Packaging - ***
This is a fairly new color set up for a Star Wars figure. The
card isn't really blue anymore like the Saga figures. It's now a Tan
and White set up, with other figures in the set on the back. Pretty
standard I suppose. The figures are easily displayed, and held in
place with one to two twist ties each. Unfortunately, my younger
sister made short work of the card before I got to get a shot of it.
There's nothing to write home about here. The head sculpt seems the
same from the Ep2 Clone Trooper figure. Each figure on the card (3
total) has it's own sculpt for the body: Crouching, Standing and Prone.
I've taken a liking to the crouching trooper. All 3 stand perfectly
well without any type of base or figure stand.
Paint - **
I couldn't really give these guys more than 2 stars, because there isn't
much paint there! All 3 are simple black and white. The whites
nice and shiny, and the black is, well, black. There was some black
running onto the white around the shoulder area, and it made it look sloppy.
All the other cards on the peg had this same problem, so I looked for the
best one. There's no paint on the guns, they are all a solid black.
Articulation - **
Again, I couldn't give the articulation more than 2 stars because there
isn't much at all. Pretty much just the shoulders, waist and neck
move. No elbow or knee joints, but the articulation they have serves
the purpose well enough if you choose to display these out of the card.
Accessories - **
2 Rifles and a pistol. Thats all. Nothing special about them.
At least the Clone Trooper from Ep2 had a nice painted rifle. These
are just solid black.
Value - ***
At $12.99, it's not a bad deal. Even though there is barely any
articulation or paint application, your still getting 3 figures. A
standard Star Wars figure runs anywhere from $4.99 to $5.99 at most
retailers, so it's really a good deal. If you have a brother that
works at a Kay Bee Toy Works and has an employee discount, the deal is even
Overall - ***
Overall, I'm gonna go with 3 stars. If the price was anymore
than what I paid for it, the rating would drop a half a star or so.
They are simple figures, and great for building your Clone Trooper army.
They really don't compare to the Storm Trooper or Sand Trooper troop builder
kits, but I really cant complain. For me, they do their job well
sitting on my shelf with the other Troops.
Where to Buy -
I found these guys at my local Kay Bee Toy Works, but I've seen other
figures from the assortment at TRU. I'm sure Target and Walmart will
be getting these in also.
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