Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sideshow's 1/6th 212th Attack Battalion: Utapau Clone Trooper Quasi Review...

I knew it would eventually happen. Since I took to collecting 1/6th scale figures I've done my darndest to avoid Star Wars figures. It's not that I don't like Star Wars- far from it. I mold the Lucasfilm mainstay in the same reverence that most religions hold their holy texts. The original trilogy is, and always shall be, the end-all-be-all of movie trilogies for Yours Truly (no matter how hard Peter Jackson tries, his Hobbits will always come up a bit short, and no matter how grandiose an adventure Spielberg sets Indiana Jones upon, his movies will always seem like Star Wars little brother).
Anyhoo. I knew that if I started collecting 12 inch Star Wars figures, I probably wouldn't be able to stop. Like a certain two foot tall, pointy eared Jedi Master once said, "Once you start down the path to the dark side, forever will it dominate your destiny."
In other words, I'd probably spend all my dough on 1/6th Star Wars figures and have no money left over for anything else.
However, considering Sideshow's recent history of uninteresting (for me at least) characters released as 1/6th figures, passing them over in lieu of saaaayyy Hot Toys Terminator: Salvation line, was fairly easy. I have no freaking desire whatsoever of a Padme in snow gear, Sideshow. Just so you know.
And then, Sideshow decided to go ape shit on my collecting ass, and began releasing figures that they knew full fucking well Ol' Dash would be hard pressed to pass up buying: Troopers.
If Star Wars, or science fiction cinema in general has created anything that screams: BAD ASS!!!!!! it's the Imperial and Clone troopers of Star Wars.
That having been said, I submit to you, Dear Readers, Dash's first 1/6th Star Wars figure from Sideshow, the 212th Attack Battalion: Utapau Clone Trooper...











5 comments:

The Rebel said...

Nice haul Dash! I missed out on picking this baby up tho! I'm a sucker for them clonies too....have tonnes of em in their 3.75" glories, but never in 1/6th scale....*sigh*....I only have a Kotobukiya 101st trooper...which can't be posed in anyway ('cept the way it came packaged...heheh)..

Yup, I agree man...it is gonna be pretty contagious....I too started out with several 1/6 Sideshow SW...albeit very selectively....now I ended up with some 15-16 in my collection thus far..heheh...on a lighter note, at least they're much cheaper than Hot Toys! :p

Jcee said...

I totally agree with you! Troopers are BADASS!!! Orange is my favourite color too! Awesome haul!

Dash MacBastard said...

Rebel- Yep they're much cheaper than Hot Toys (or Medicom for that matter)! And that's a definite plus. The Kotobukiya figures are pretty sweet too, but like you said, they're impossible to pose (kind of like a giant McFarlane figure).

Jcee- Love his color scheme as well! Hopefully, Sideshow will produce a nice Commander Cody figure.

deSMOnd said...

Dash, great score..this is definitely worth collecting as the paint job is well done. The only problem is the loose joints. Otherwise, this is perfect!!

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