Paint Apps: I actually prefer these paint apps. to the original 501st Legion figureís. The armor is white with blue designs all over it and the unarmored parts are black. There is no slop and the black battle damage marks look good. His face is the right skin tone and is thankfully not cross-eyed like his previous release. Although, a tiny bit of clothing under the arms is painted white instead of black but itís so minuscule that I wonít take off points.
Sculpt: This figure sculpt originated with the ROTS AT-TE Tank Gunner figure. It wasnít too good of a sculpt actually. The arms are at an angle so that he only looks decent holding a gun two-handed. Aside from that, his ball-jointed hips were praised by many but cause the hips to stick out too far. It also has a removable left shoulder pad for some reason.
Articulation: This figure has a ball-jointed head, swivel shoulders, swivel elbows, swivel wrists, ball-jointed hips, ball-jointed knees, and ball-jointed feet. Thatís a good 13 points of articulation and even with the ball-jointed hips, this figure lacks ball joints.
Accessories: Well, obviously, this figure comes with a coin. The coin has Grievous, Anakin, and Obi-Wan on the front and says ďIIIĒ on the back, making it an Episode III coin. His other two accessories are his helmet and gun. The blaster is a decent, yet flimsy, sculpt and the helmet fits well and is well painted. Thankfully, itís not super rubbery like the Evolutions helmets.
Value: For $6.99, you get a Tactical Ops Trooper with the rarely seen ball-jointed hips. Not too bad of a price.
Overall: This is a decent figure but Iíd wait until the super-articulated 501st Trooper comes out.
Overall Rating: 21/25