Friday, December 11, 2009

CW: Clone Commander Cody (BD 44)

Commander Cody (CC-2224) was one of the Clone Commander assigned to Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi of the Grand Army Of The Republic.

Cody fought along side Kenobi during the clone wars with their Battalion of the 212th troopers. they were widely recognizable by their bright orange armor.

Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Cody give up his loyalty as he receives a holographic massage from Chancellor Palpatine, which ordered the execution of order 66 to exterminate all Jedi.

Up to now there is no mention of what happened to Cody or how this clone commander career ended.....

Now Hasbro offers us, a revised version of this highly admired Clone Commander in his phase 2 clone armor, let's check out what the fuss is all about:

Nice illustration
Overview Of The Figure:

Close Up Of Details:
added battle damage markings on Cody armor, as seen below:

Helmet Sculpt:

Slightly revised paint scheme

Facial Sculpt:

From the back the figures looks weird as the ball hinged is sticking out

Weapons & Accessories:

1) 1 X Removable Helmet
2) 1X DC-15 Blaster Riffle
3) 1X Removable Jet pack

4) 1X Obi Wan Kenobi light Saber (unlit)
5) 1X Hologram Projector (with removable Hologram)
The Peg hole is too small thus it does not fit the light saber

My Verdict: Shown at Comic-con this year, it was one of the most highly anticipated figures, as it offers collectors with a revised and refine version of the ever popular clone commander, so we thought.... This Cody is what you called a "Kit Bashed" Figure that is base after the 2006 Clone Commander Cody body/frame, just with revised articulation (ball hinged hips)This figure also comes with a brand new head and accessories. Personally this figure really left me feeling disappointed, as after such a long wait there nothing this figure offers me to make me feel that it was worth the money i paid, the antenna is the wrong color, its belt is placed in the wrong way and the neck looks too long. (plus it does not come with same weathering as shown on the figure illustration at the back)

With this said, i leave it to you guys to decide if this figure is worth the pick up, hoping my pictures helps!

Figure: 6/10 (lacks accessories)
Packaging:7/10 (offers nice illustration)

Overall: 7/10

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  1. I like the figure, even with the errors you commented. Nice review.

  2. IMHO the latest Commander Cody figure looks way better in terms of articulation and the amour details. Cody's helmet is just the right size and it is apportionate to the rest of his body amour. As for the accessories well it is a bit lame. I tend to agree that this figure has a few errors in and there but overall it is still a must have figure. But I am surprised why Hasbro didn't use the articulation of Commander Gree which in my opinion is the best by far.

  3. Great set of pictures again! thanks!
    The problem here is Hasbro.
    They dropped the ball, yet again.
    And they keep blaming either the China factory or the actual financial situation (??), which I think is lame and the excuse for the incompetent.
    They need to start thinking in leaving this license and pass it on to Mazco Toys or somebody else more professional and more competent than them.

  4. MORE: the pic on the back of the card in comparison with the real product is like those pictures McDonald's have in the walls with the burgers and then you get the hamburger, you look up to the pic... and well, it doesn't really look the same...

  5. Thanks for the comments guys!

    i just felt that, since they are remaking this Cody, they should do a proper job with it, not some half a&* work like this.

    Attention to detail is Hasbro problem...poor QC

  6. Probably as a collector, one would feel dissapointed by Hasbro to some extent, but for me I still quite like it. I guess I don't pay that much attention to the finer details.

    Again though, as commented about Hasbro, I think there's something seriously wrong with their production lines. I don't think the design team would've purposely put an image on the back of the card that is different from the end result, because they would know people like us would recognise this! I'm referring to the new Commander Cody and Commander Bacara as well! I'm not sure if there are other similar mistakes on the other cards.

    As far as licenses go though, I don't think Hasbro will ever let it go, at least in the short to mid-term future. As far as business is concerned, why should they?