#3306: Clone Trooper – 212th Attack Battalion



“The clone troopers of the 212th Attack Battalion are distinguished by the orange markings on their white armor. Led by Clone Commander Cody and Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, this unit includes a number of elite infantrymen trained for special missions.”

In the first year of their tie-in line for Clone Wars, Hasbro was just starting to dip their toes into the world of clones.  They kept named clones to a minimum at first, instead focusing on diversifying the types of clones present.  Through a combination of exclusives and standard releases, they filled in a few of the core groups of clones.  Since we’d gotten Commander Cody in the second assortment of the line, it made sense to get a few of his crew, the 212th Attack Battalion, aka those guys in orange!


The 212th Attack Battalion Clone Trooper was figure 19 in Hasbro’s Clone Wars tie-in line.  He was the first figure in the fourth assortment of the line.  This marked the first main-line release for the 212th, but there was previously a Target-exclusive boxed set with four of them and an Obi-Wan.  This release was slightly different, of course, just to keep things interesting.  The figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 24 points of articulation.  The 212th is largely built on the standard clone base body, which makes sense, them being in the same armor and all.  However, the notable change on this figure was a brand-new head.  Hasbro was looking to make the helmet more accurate to the animation, as well as more easily adapted to a removable helmet, so this figure debuted what would become the standard Clone helmet for the line.  While it’s technically more accurate, I was always more partial to the original helmet sculpt.  But, I get the point on this one, and it’s still a decent sculpt in its own right.  The figure’s paint scheme is another cleaned up clone, without the heavy wash.  At this point, that was the direction Hasbro was taking all of the Clone Troopers, so he was consistent.  He’s got his proper Battalion markings.  The orange was notably different from the standard release of Cody, and would also be different from the later Waxer and Boil…so, he doesn’t really match with anything.  But, I guess he looks okay on his own.  The 212th is packed with a small blaster rifle and a rocket launcher with missile.


My favorite episode of Clone Wars’ early run was “Innocents of Ryloth,” which debuted Waxer and Boil, two members of the 212th.  Since they weren’t added to the line right a way, and we weren’t sure about getting any named Clones, I got this guy as a stand-in for one of them.  Sure, it’s not accurate, but it’s all I had.  He’s rather basic, but that’s all he needs to be.


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