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Friday, October 8, 2010

Figure Review: Sideshow Clone Lieutenant (SDCC Ex 2010)

The Clone Lieutenant in Phase I Armor is one of the Exclusives released by Sideshow Collectibles to mark the San Diego Comic Convention 2010 event.


Accessories

As with all Sideshow’s 1/6 scale Clone figures, the Clone Lieutenant comes with a long blaster as well as a standard blaster. In addition, an extra pair of clench fists was also provided.

Apart from these, a new Figure Stand holder is included which is different from the usual “Round-Ring” type which wraps around the figure. The new holder is a “Double-C” type that holds the figure at the groin, similar to those used by Hot Toys for their 1/6 figures.

Head Sculpt

Similar to most Sideshow’s Clones, this Trooper does not come with any head sculpt. The helmet is a fitted-on type with a ball joint.

The helmet is well-designed and looks very balanced from all angles. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best part of this figure.


Overall Figure

Overall this is a nice figure which is an improvement to previous Clone Troopers from Sideshow. The weathering on the figure is not overdone and provides a good hint of some combat action. The new body suit used for this figure is also a major improvement over previous Troopers from Sideshow.

The only complaint that I have regarding this figure is that the looseness in the joints of the base body still remains. This of course means that the figure have problems holding poses and generally is unable to stand on its own without a figure stand or some other kind of support. After so many Clones versions being released so far, it seems that Collectors have to live with this “loose” joints syndrome if we are to continue adding Sideshow’s Clone Troopers to our collection.




Overall Rating

Overall, this is a very nice figure and is arguably one of the better 1/6 scale Clone Troopers from Sideshow so far.

A higher rating of 3 out of 5 (4/5) is probably a fair score for this Clone Lieutenant.

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