Sideshow Collectibles sixth scale Clone Trooper Deluxe: ‘Shiny’ is a masterpiece of collectible toy art. Simply put, you'll want this regardless of how old you are.
The figure arrived in a sturdy cardboard box with plenty of packing material for safeguarding it during shipment. Once removed the product box itself contains a magnetic flap on the front if you wish to not open your collectible, and just want to take a peek ever so often. I'm not that type of collector fortunately and removed the figure from the top of the box which was very easy unlike some other collectibles these days. Sideshow created the box this way so you wouldn't have to rip it open. The outside of the box is branded with the Star Wars logo and features a different image of the figure in a different pose on each side. Really, the box is a pretty cool collectible as well. You won't want to throw it away.
Inside you will find one Deluxe Clone Trooper wearing the phase one helmet encased in a layered clamshell displaying all of the accessories. There are 13 individual hands in various positions to indicate various battlefield commands, plus hold weapons. Also included is the phase two helmet, three weapons, four grenades, a backpack with fabric cover, and some action boots for poses requiring them.
Taking the figure out of the box the fully articulated trooper body looks so delicate but is easily maneuverable when finding that perfect pose. I figured since this guy is so shiny he must be newer to the cause, so I opted for the phase two helmet. The helmets are interchangeable and easily swap in and out. However, when swapping out the close fisted hands for some to hold a weapon I noticed the fabric undergarment had come down over the socket blocking it. However it was fixable with the forearm armor being removable, it made it easier to pull back the garment and insert the hand. Next decision was which weapon does this shiny newbie get to carry? He comes with three. First is the Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, then there's a DC-15A Blaster rifle, and a DC-15S Blaster carbine as well. I chose the DC-15S Blaster carbine, the shorter weapon, because this now free's up his other hand for one of the other cooler hand commands he's going to need working point on the next patrol. One of the cooler additions to the accessories is the backpack featuring a fabric flap. This is is perfect place to keep the four droid popper grenades. The backpack uses a magnet to attach but also includes two arm straps with working clasps. I was blown away with how small they were and the fact that they actually worked! This was helpful in adding the backpack after finding that perfect pose. Which when you do, there's a cool stand to assist you as well.
Overall the Clone Trooper Deluxe: ‘Shiny’ Sixth Scale Figure By Sideshow Collectibles is a beautiful rendition of the Clone Trooper. The attention to detail is incredible. That mixed with the full articulation and you pretty much have the perfect posable / playable Clone Trooper to date from any Lucasfilm Licensee. I highly recommend adding one to your collection today!
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