Commando's were, supposedly, on Geonosis clearing out the catacombs. I forget about the game since it's been a while but I believe that's the first level(s). Also the trailer to the game was RC's dishing out pain to Geonosians in the catacombs.
I like RC's as characters in Star Wars... The gun's big but the reasoning behind it is that RC's are dropped into zones for prolonged time, and the gun's a modular designed weapon that you can swap into a sniper rifle, a heavy weapon, a basic rifle... It's really rather neat, but it screams "expensive" in the Star Wars galaxy, and something only elite troopers would have. RC's are right behind the ARC's in clone "quality" so I can buy it. The armor and bulkiness is along the same reasoning then, as it's reinforced and I believe even lightly shielded due to these troops not working in conjunction with larger units. It's subsequently a ****load more expensive too and stuff. I believe it has advanced communications in it, etc., etc... All the excuses you'd need to say "Well ok it's got a reason behind it" basically.
My problem is more with the fact that I'm not seeing much evidence of articulation on the Commando unfortunately.
As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he only had 6 or 8 points total actually, just by my sizing him up in paintshop. I'm really hoping I'm wrong because I'd like to buy a handful for building some teams, but I'm starting to really just think Hasbro's retarding the line tremendously now that the film rush is over.
Apparantly "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" isn't an old saying they're familiar with.
Sun Fac... I'm amazed they got him to stand long enough to take the picture.
I wonder if he's an improvement over old Geo's or if he's gonna fall over immediately too?
Jango sucks... Any repack of a figure that was even sitting on clearance is a dumb idea irregardless.
Yoda's a weird choice and if that's all there is to him, it's pretty insulting. When you think about that Yoda's first release and all the **** he had, and then you get a 2nd one of him and that's all he is... That's just pathetic.
Poggle is an easy pass.
Sora Bulq is cool... Looks like partially re-used Kit-Fisto? Maybe I'm wrong, but if I'm not I'm totally ok with that. Looks neat to me and I'm always happy to add any and all Jedi to my army. Some humans would be appreciated.
The Commando's my big concern as to his quality... If he's a non-poseable trooper, he'll blow and I'll definitely be cutting back on my army building plans with him.