The Good: Good articulation, Good sculpt, Good accessories.
The Bad: Not the most distinctive or interesting Clone Trooper
The Basics: With a few gray highlights, the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper helps the build one’s clone army.
With the Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network, it is utterly unsurprising that collectors would find themselves with more than enough Clone Troopers to go around. One of the less incredible, but still better than basic, Clone Trooper action figures is the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper, from the 2008 Legacy Collection of figures.
For those unfamiliar with the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper, these were the clone troopers stationed on Coruscant briefly in Revenge Of The Sith (click here for the review of the film!). These were the gray highlighted troopers which never really stood out.
The Legacy Collection casting of the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is exceptionally articulated and recreates the background clone soldiers with additional gray armor and an antenna on the helmet. Otherwise, these are very basic Clone Troopers.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is incredibly detailed both in the sculpt and the coloring, both for the figure and his lone accessory. The buff, armored Clone Trooper stands 3 7/8" tall, like pretty much every other Clone Trooper action figure. The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper was released in 2008 as part of Hasbro's Legacy Collection with the Droid Factory bonus. The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper appears on the Stormtrooper helmet-shaped card with the rounded plastic bubble.
This toy is a very cool sculpt, though it is pretty hard to get a Clone Trooper sculpt wrong, given how Hasbro has been making them for years! This sculpt is the standard white-armored soldier with knee and shoulder pads molded on. This figure's helmet is not removable. The helmet has an antenna on it, which is a bit more distinctive than the other Clone Troopers.
As for the coloring, the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is good, though this is a very clean version of the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper. He is clad mostly in white armor with the gray accented armor panels on the shins, shoulders and gloves.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper, combat veteran that he is, comes with only one accessory: a blaster pistol. The blaster pistol is a clone trooper staple and this version is the 1 1/4" long blaster with the flattened barrel end which allows the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper to hold the gun in a two-handed grip and look realistic while doing it! The gunmetal color the blaster makes it look good and more weathered than the rest of the figure, which is a nice touch.
This figure was part of the "Droid Factory" line of the Legacy Collection figures and the basic premise was that for every six figures you bought, you'd get a seventh which would be assembled from parts in each of the six toys in the collection. The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper comes with ;eft leg section of the MB-RA-7 droid. This is a silver-gray leg that has joints at the ankle and knee. This sets MB-RA-7 up to be exceptionally articulated, especially for a protocol droid. This piece is monotonally colored, but looks good for a clean droid.
The four inch toy line was designed for play and the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is amazing in that regard. Not only does this Legacy Collection figure have great articulation, but he looks good while having increased flexibility! The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is solidly built, has great balance, and is exceedingly flexible.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper comes with fourteen points of articulation, most of which are not just simple swivel joints. The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper has joints at the ankles, knees, groin socket, shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck, and bust and he twists at any of those points. The shoulders, elbows, ankles AND knees are all ball-and-socket joints and the head is on a ball joint, which allows his to nod up and down as well as look left to right. This Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper figure has more dexterity, balance and poseability than the earliest clone troopers.
For added support, should one wish to make improbable poses with the figure, there are playsets with foot pegs which fit into the holes in either of the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper's feet.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is part of the 2008 Legacy Collection four-inch series, a series of Star Wars action figures that was not incredibly common, but the Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is essentially a clone trooper so minimalists might not want one. While this was not overly common at the time, the same mold has been used for subsequent Clone Trooper figures that have the antenna on the helmet.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is BD17 in the Legacy Collection and is one that is ideal for collectors looking to make a massive and diverse Clone Army!
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is a good support figure, though not an essential one save for those who are collecting the Droid Factory figure!
For other 2008 Legacy Collection Build-A-Droid figures, please check out my reviews of:
GH1 Commander Gree
GH4 EVO Trooper
BD2 Sandstorm Jedi Luke Skywalker
BD3 Sandstorm Chewbacca
BD7 Bane Malar
BD20 Saleucami Trooper
BD35 Pons Limbic
BD40 Captain Needa
BD43 Ugnaught Engineer
For other Star Wars toy reviews, please visit my index page!
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