The new Clone Trooper Deluxe Figure is way cool!
The only disapointment is he does not have articulation at the waist, to allow for his grenade tossing action feature.
On that note, the grenade tossing feature really works - and it works well. It was fun to play with for a few minutes, but due to the fact that the Clone Trooper needs a loose grip on the grenade to hurl it with a press of the button on his back, he doesn't hold his gun too well. But that's nothing one of those little clear rubberbands wouldn't fix.
Meanwhile, I also would have liked a holster for his blaster gun.
The 5 pieces of removeble armor fit on him just awesome!
This figure is perfect for any Kamino Cloning Lab diorama! Make the clones be posed donning their armor, or getting their helmets and suiting up for combat training!
I bought 2 - that was all that was there - but I plan to get up to 6 total, these figures are so nice!
They bend at the knees, and twist at the lower leg, too - for good poseability on or off the speederbike (included) - though I plan to put some kind of later, highly poseable Clone on the bikes in my battle scenes, and leave the guys with the removeable armor to be shown on Kamino. The throwing arm is adjustable (not like Arena Padme who's permanently posed in a shooting position). You can have this figure hold his helmet at his side, or be sitting, pulling on a leg guard segment of his armor. One wrist (the left hand) pivots. He can also be posed double-handling his blaster (firing from his right hand on the trigger).
The helmet and speederbike have a lot of rubbery feeling parts.
Note that when you put the bike into storage on the Republic Gunship, you have to take off the fron steering vane so it will fit.
The vane actually stores underneath the speederbike, so snap it into place first, then put your bike's main body aboard your gunship to fly it into battle!
How would I rate this deluxe figure? Top notch. It's really hard to say but only C-3PO / Battle Droid Deluxe comes close to this much playability and utility for me.
Nice job on the Clone Trooper Deluxe Hasbro!
(found at K-mart for $10.99)