Sunday, July 15, 2018

Action Figure Review: Clone Commander Wolffe from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

    Today I'm checking out one of the newest Star Wars: The Black Series exclusive figures out there: Clone Commander Wolffe from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Wolffe was a popular Clone Commander from that series and now Hasbro is offering him as a shared exclusive between GameStop, Barnes & Noble, and The Disney Store. That's quite a few locations so hopefully folks won't have too hard of a time finding him. I purchased mine through a GameStop online preorder and he just arrived in the mail at the end of this past week. Let's check out this cool new clone figure after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 inches tall

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, a ball jointed abdomen, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Helmet and 2 DC-17 blaster pistols

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

* Clone Commander Wolffe, aka CC-3636, shares most of his body with the Captain Rex figure and all of the other Clones that have come before him. Still, uniformity is what is expected here and the figure is differentiated by his brand new headsculpt and helmet and his unique paintjob.
 The Positives:

* Commander Wolffe is a pretty cool looking clone. The gray and white color scheme is something we haven't seen much of in the Black Series and it differentiates him from the standard Clone Troopers we've received. His armor not only has a unique paintjob but also sports some mud and much gained in battle.

* The new photo-printed is incredible. Not only is this a good likeness of Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett and all of the Clone Troopers in Attack of the Clones, but it also captured Wolffe's trademark scar and milky white injured eye (which he received at the hands of Asajj Ventress, who really needs a figure in the Black Series). This is an incredibly awesome looking headsculpt.

* Commander Wolffe utilizes most of the body of a standard Clone Trooper figure, meaning he's durable and nicely articulated. His hips are restricted a bit by his holsters and, sadly, his shoulders don't have the revised pauldrons that allow for a better range of motion. Still, he's not bad; just not as good as recently created newer figures.

* Not only does Commander Wolffe have all of the standard Clone Trooper gear on his armor but he also has an antenna on his shoulder (like Commander Cody) with a cool paint design on the pauldron.

* Commander Wolffe also has the cool Wolfpack emblem on his right shoulder. The printing on this is incredible!

* Like Captain Rex, Commander Wolffe is sporting a kama and two holsters for his pistols.

 * Commander Wolffe's helmet is one of the coolest aspects of the figure. I love the sculpt and the paint detail on this. It is very intricate and looks awesome in person.

* Not only is the helmet well painted and sculpted but the range finder on it actually is articulated. It can swing down into position over Wolffe's right eye (which is missing, but he does get a cybernetic replacement at one point).

* Wolffe also includes his two DC-17 blaster pistols. They look great, feature crisp sculpting, and fit easily in the two holsters.
 The Negatives:

* As I mentioned earlier, unlike a few of the newer Clone Trooper figures Commander Wolffe doesn't have the newer shoulders that slide under the armor. This does impede the movement of the shoulders quite a bit. I'm guessing Hasbro used an older model of shoulders here, so that's why they're not as movable.
  While he costs a bit more than your standard Black Series figure (about $5 bucks more due to the exclusive nature) and he doesn't have a ton of accessories, the paint work and sculpt are very solid and the headsculpt is incredible, rivaling just about anything anyone else is doing in this scale. Plus, I really like the character selection. Typically we don't see a lot of figures in this line that deal in reuse but when they have a figure like a Clone Trooper you just know he will get a lot of reuse. Commander Wolffe is an Epic figure, however, and well worth hunting down.

This is the first figure of Clone Commander Wolffe I've reviewed on the site.

For more figures from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III, check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
Ahsoka Tano 
AT-AT Pilot 
Baze Malbus
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) 
Captain Poe Dameron
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Captain Phasma
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Chirrut Imwe 
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Constable Zuvio
Darth Revan 
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
Dewback/ Sandtrooper
Director Krennic 
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Finn (First Order Disguise)
Finn (FN-2187)
Finn (Jakku)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner 
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin 
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Guavian Enforcer
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Hera Syndulla
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot 
Imperial Shock Trooper 
Imperial Royal Guard 
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Jango Fett
Kanan Jarrus
Kylo Ren 
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi) 
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room) 
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Luke Skywalker 
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Maz Kanata 
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Organa 
Qi'ra (Corellia)
Qui-Gon Jinn
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Range Trooper
Resistance Tech Rose
Resistance Trooper
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8 
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base) 
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sabine Wren
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader 
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
Tusken Raider 
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive) 
X-Wing Pilot Asty 

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