You guys are killing me.
You're getting a thread started before I have the time to.
So here we go...
This week we are indeed taking a look at the Clone Troopers! (Full Review)
from the Revenge of the Sith basic line. Figures #6 and #41 if I'm not mistaken and if you're keeping track. This review is a duel review/comparison. The grunts of the great Republic are the hotspot for collecting this year and even with massive reshipments these figures are NOT pegwarming, at least not everywhere, but Hasbro's really putting them out there for everyone to grab.(For the curious, my definition of pegwarming means massive ammounts that sit for at least a month. In some areas they maybe are lucky enough to have this "problem" with Clones but in my neck the best you'll find is a #41 here and there (#6's are long gone for some reason and I think it's mostly because they've only recently shipped as the hot repaint Clone).)
Anyway, the Clones are obviously popular. Probably the most popular figures of all time really with demand not even having too much of a slowdown. If the white ones aren't in demand, the variants are, and it's a vicious cycle.
My review this week's a bit of a twist. I'm tearing apart both figures to show who the clear-cut winner is between #6 Clone and #41 Clone. I won't spoil the ending but if you know me well you know who I picked. I like both figures well enough to have bought many of each though, and while my army is weak compared to, oh, say, Rob's, I've still got an impressive little group going.
This review was done prior to the variations shipping really, but to say they are anything short of a pain in the ass to find is really an understatement. IMO, I'd say one of the only reasons there are any white clones to be found fairly easily is because people are focusing on buying up the variations (And evolutions sets) instead. I know I've even begun to pace myself and I now buy CLones like I buy up Clone pilots and Neimodian gunners. Here and there when I see them and have the extra $$$, but not buying up every one I see.
Anyway, Hasbro has a couple of knock-out figures, and they really satiated 2 demographics and you just have to give them some applause for that effort. Neither figure is bad though, and that's good news for army builders. So check out the review and pick which way you want your army to go!