CLONE COMMANDER FOX
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES (HASBRO)
“Commander Fox led the Coruscant Guard, an elite clone trooper unit assigned to serve as peace-keepers on the Galactic Republic capital.”
With all of the new Archive releases covered (or substituted for the earlier release, as was the case for Cody), I guess I’ll fill this week out with a couple of older releases that I have on hand. The photo at the end of yesterday’s review may have cued some readers into the fact that I have Clone Commander Fox, but I have not yet reviewed Clone Commander Fox, so I guess I might as well get on that. How about this here Commander Fox figure?
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Clone Commander Fox was a shared retailed exclusive Black Series release from 2019. Technically, he was a GameStop/Thinkgeek exclusive, but he was also offered up through Big Bad Toy Store, so he was rather thoroughly distributed. Fox’s design follows the trend for all of the Clone Commanders’ designs so far, going for his Phase II design. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches tall and he has 29 points of articulation. Fox is built on the standard Clone Trooper body, for better or for worse. That’s overall a good thing, but it does mean that he’s got some slight issues regarding range of motion on his joints, as well as the lack of a trigger finger on his left hand, for the purposes of dual wielding. He’s got the adjusted belt with the holsters like we saw on Wolffe and Rex, along with a cloth kama piece to match. The kama still seems a little short, no doubt due to using the same pattern as the other two. Fox gets a new helmet piece, which is rather similar to Cody’s but lacks a couple of Cody’s specific details. The standard portions of the helmet match up in style with Cody’s helmet, indicating that they at least started from a common point. The visor, which is a separate piece on both, is a notably softer plastic here, which causes it to be slightly warped on my copy of the figure. It’s not terribly so, but it’s noticeable. Fox’s paint work is pretty nicely handled. The base work is pretty clean, and the predominantly red coloring helps him stand out. There’s a lot of fun detail work going on, with some notable wear and tear on his armor. It gives him a realistic vibe, which works pretty well. Fox is armed with a DC-15A long rifle and a pair of DC-17 pistols.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I’ve pretty much thrown in the towel on resisting getting any of the Clone Commanders, so I knew I wanted Fox as soon as he was shown off. That being said, it being Fox, I wasn’t in a major rush or anything. I actually wound up picking him up from an All Time trade-in, back before I even got yesterday’s Cody figure. I just kept putting off reviewing him because, you know, life, and all. But, I figured, with Cody finally getting reviewed, I might as well clear out all of the Clone reviews on deck. Fox isn’t the most impressive of the Clones, but he’s got a distinctive look, and now I’ve got a red one, so that’s cool.