Phase 1 Clonetroopers 4 Pack

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Hasbro have revealed a 4 Pack of Clontroopers, one of which is a Clone Trooper Lieutenant.

Will you be purchasing this set?

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As is...NO
If 1 ea officer then definitely yes or even 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 grunts..yes
 
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If 1 ea officer then definitely yes or even 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 grunts..yes

Agreed. For me this would have been an instant purchase if it was like the original EE sets from '05.

That being said I get why they did it this way and hope it sells well enough to keep this line going.
 
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If red or yellow instead of blue, they may sell more..well at least 1 more, mine, lol
 
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Considering the tooling budget for this set is pretty nil, I expect it will do well enough for more of these four packs every few months.
 
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Agreed. For me this would have been an instant purchase if it was like the original EE sets from '05.

That being said I get why they did it this way and hope it sells well enough to keep this line going.
Yes. Here's a pic of the "color"/battle damaged version. There was also a "color"/clean version and battle damaged/clean white versions. The molds for these were very nice.
 

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They seriously had the opportunity to finally complete the updated Phase 1 officers (Commander & Captain) but they chose to repack the Lieutenant....
 
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Have a ton of clones from back in the day (02-07) including all 4 versions of the EE set. I’m still grabbing this set to display with the WM ARC and ARC Captain, and the TLC Heavy Gunner Clone.

Not even mad about the missing ranks, hope there’s a followup with Red, Yellow, and either two types of Sergeant (Olive Green and the original Bright Green) or one Green and one Pilot.
 
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Repost from General Discussion.

Phase I Clone Trooper 4-Pack. Code-name is "Dawn". Includes one lieutenant and three basic troopers. Comes with four DC-15S blaster carbines, two DC-15A blaster rifles and removeable helmets. Uses a few different clone head sculpts.

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Exclusive in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany.

Available for pre-order May 5th at 1pm ET. On shelf Winter 2022. MSRP is $44.99.

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STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH PHASE I CLONE TROOPER 4-PACK is inspired by the characters in STAR WARS entertainment. So symbolic were they of the times, the galaxy-wide conflict that saw their debut took its name from their ranks: the Clone Wars. Highly poseable with realistic detail, these 3.75-inch-scale figures can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 4 Phase I Clone Trooper figures including 1 lieutenant and 6 entertainment-inspired accessories.

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Surely you guys understand why it was done this way right? So that they can release four separate sets leaving you to pay $45 each time just to get the individual officers rather than only needing to buy one set with all four and being done. The only issue here is the long wait times in between for each set since they also have to release other troops as well being limited by the budget each year, so it would likely take at the very least 4 years to get them all but possibly longer since they seem to be 2-3 per year and they still need to appeal to non Clone/Imperial Trooper fans with the likes of various Rebel Troopers from Endor, Yavin etc.

This set doesn't interest me because I already have all the Officers I need as well as basic Phase I Clones due to varied releases over the years. What we do lack is basic Phase II Clones.

Aren't these straight repacks though?
Not exactly, they have the all new Morrison head rather than the pea size Taylor head. Which is a significant improvement for sure, I just hope the removable helmet is made from sturdier plastic so that is doesn't look warped like the previous version did.
 
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Surely you guys understand why it was done this way right? So that they can release four separate sets leaving you to pay $45 each time just to get the individual officers rather than only needing to buy one set with all four and being done.
I'm cynical when it comes to Hasbro these days, but I can't imagine they'd stoop to that level. They could've done that with the Shoretrooper pack as well and didn't.
This set doesn't interest me because I already have all the Officers I need as well as basic Phase I Clones due to varied releases over the years. What we do lack is basic Phase II Clones.
Bossk's Bounty did an interesting video recently about the SA clean Phase II Clone Trooper. Apparently, it was only ever available with the speeder bike that Comm. Neyo rode.
 
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I don't think if it as stooping to a level though, it's just business and a matter of padding their bottom ,line. What Business wouldn't? Which is what will most likely be use to fund future sets. I think in this instance it does work just fine because if you're a troop builder you're getting 3 regs and an officer, the only downfall is if you want more you'll get stuck with another officer.

One option could have been to go the all Officer route in one set with fewer units made, then go with an all 4 reg set in higher numbers for actual troop building. We all know people are going to want fewer officers than troopers, so there must have been a logical reason for Hasbro to go this specific route.

As for the phase II Clone I do wonder how they'll go about that set, all four regs or the same set up as here with 1 officers and 3 regs? Because there aren't a lot of scenarios where basic unpainted Clones were even seen with color specific officers. Corrunscant landing platform with gray trim was the only one I recall, the rest were all specific division colors or armors. So a solid 4-pk of all unpainted Clones make more sense for phase II Clones.

And honestly I think all Clones divisions should be relegated to 4-pks at this point so that it doesn't bog down TVC any further and they can hopefully finish the 96 before 23 ends.
 
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I don't think if it as stooping to a level though, it's just business and a matter of padding their bottom ,line. What Business wouldn't? Which is what will most likely be use to fund future sets. I think in this instance it does work just fine because if you're a troop builder you're getting 3 regs and an officer, the only downfall is if you want more you'll get stuck with another officer.

One option could have been to go the all Officer route in one set with fewer units made, then go with an all 4 reg set in higher numbers for actual troop building. We all know people are going to want fewer officers than troopers, so there must have been a logical reason for Hasbro to go this specific route.

As for the phase II Clone I do wonder how they'll go about that set, all four regs or the same set up as here with 1 officers and 3 regs? Because there aren't a lot of scenarios where basic unpainted Clones were even seen with color specific officers. Corrunscant landing platform with gray trim was the only one I recall, the rest were all specific division colors or armors. So a solid 4-pk of all unpainted Clones make more sense for phase II Clones.

And honestly I think all Clones divisions should be relegated to 4-pks at this point so that it doesn't bog down TVC any further and they can hopefully finish the 96 before 23 ends.

The logical reason is that this set format fits the pattern of the other trooper sets with a "commander" and 3 grunts
 
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Hasbro has to know we are missing Red and Yellow Clones. Weren’t the Red and Yellow in the TRU Geonosis four packa meant to use TVC sculpt. Due to some mix up or availability issue we got the classic SA body.

Fingers crossed Hasbro is saving the Red and Yellow clones for single carded release. Actually the green one wasn’t in TVC either. Four carded command clones could make a good carded four pack.
 
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The logical reason is that this set format fits the pattern of the other trooper sets with a "commander" and 3 grunts
But the shoretrooper 4pk has 2 officers and 2 grunts, so......just saying this one could've done that as well maybe 2 officers in 1 pack excl to pulse and other 2 officers in the pack excl to shopdisney..but then if they did that, they "purposely" would separate the yellow and red officers, 😆
 
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But the shoretrooper 4pk has 2 officers and 2 grunts, so......just saying this one could've done that as well maybe 2 officers in 1 pack excl to pulse and other 2 officers in the pack excl to shopdisney..but then if they did that, they "purposely" would separate the yellow and red officers, 😆

Well I stand corrected
 
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I’m not sure if there was a right way to do these packs. On the one hand, it’d be nice to at least get the red and yellow one carded first. On the other hand, having a four pack of just the officers would’ve been ideal.

From a sales point of view, it would make sense to spread them out. However, it would feel repetitive to have to keep buying sets to get the other officers.

The crazy thing is there are tons of clone packs Hasbro could do. There are plenty of options you could pull from The Clone War series and movies in both Phase 1 and 2 armor.
 
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I disagree, there are far too many Trooper style figures on basic cards as it is and with time running out I feel a focus needs to be put on actual characters and dare I say more towards completing the 96.

Considering the current mold they're using for all these Clones is fairly old they need to stay out of the basic line as much as possible and be relegated to 4-pks, the exception possibly being Cody or Rex because there're the two most popular ones and maybe even CF99 since they'll be all new. As well as their obvious Gamin Greats repaints. That being said even Cody could be in a 4pk with 3 of his Legion, or 2 and 1 specialist like an Airborne Trooper. Bacara w/3 Galactic Marines, Bly w/3 Star Corps etc.

The reason I say this is because who isn't going to buy a few troops along with their C.O.? Although I do see the issue in one wanting to buy multiple sets and then being stuck with several Cody or Bacara figures so it's a dilemma either way I think. Yet Hasbro didn't let it stop them back in the old days when you'd get Bly on the card and then a Battle Back and people still bought 1 or two even though they already had Bly.

I don't know what the right choice is but since the line isn't as large/healthy as it was when we got battle packs I think the days of getting a figure it on a basic card as well as in a 4-pk should be over too and just combine them. Heck maybe Hasbro should look into specialized 5-pks for certain legions that way you get the Officer as well as four troopers rather than an uneven three?

I for one would probably not like the idea of having to buy a 4-pk just to get an all new/refit Cody because I already have a several of his legion and don't really need anymore. Especially in this new minimalist phase of my life of cutting back. However, there is always going to be someone out there interested in armies so selling off the troops is an option. The thing I'm most opposed to is requiring someone to buy a $100+ ship just to get a figure... Which is why I feel Blue Maverick will be reissued on a single card by 24 or 25, especially since they'll be able to charge $21 for him by then.

And ideally if he's released in the same packaging as Ahsoka w/Grogu & Owl they could feasibly pack in his Droid! This is the best part about the new packaging and not being limited by that bubble, finally getting Pilot and Droid 2-pks!
 
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I would definitely love a new clone mold. It just doesn’t seem like we’ll get one anytime soon. Hasbro seems pretty comfortable with the current mold despite its glaring flaws.

With troopers on cards, it seems like a staple at this point. It’s been a consistent part of the line, but with TVC 2.0., Hasbro has been relying on them a lot to offset costs. They do seem to sell well for the most part, though.

With the red, green, and yellow officers, I think the exclusive route could work. Granted, it will probably get a lot of collectors riled up, but the exclusives don’t tend to take away mainline slots. They’re easy enough repaints that Hasbro could do something similar to the Wal-Mart CW figures and offer a batch of six or so. Could have two of the officers, a Geonosian warrior, a background Jedi, etc. It seems like a no brainer for 20th AOTC anniversary. Plus it’s cheap and cost effective, which seems right up Hasbro’s alley. It’d make more sense than making the new Stormtrooper with the holster as an exclusive. That was a bad move.

An Antoc Merrick two pack with his droid would be most welcome. It annoys me there hasn’t been any hint his droid will come anytime soon.
 
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While I prefer the "current" Clone over the old one I do agree this one need to be retired at this point. It feels and looks ancient when compared to the recent modern figures especially other troopers like the Stormtrooper
 
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Surprised we don't see color variants spread across different retailers.
 
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This isn't going to make the "Hasbro is lazy and greedy" takes quiet at all.

It's an awful take anyway. It's a troop builder box and they aren't even straight repacks (like some of the previous boxes in this sub-line).
 
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While I prefer the "current" Clone over the old one I do agree this one need to be retired at this point. It feels and looks ancient when compared to the recent modern figures especially other troopers like the Stormtrooper
I think it could be improved upon in terms of hips for sure, now we differ on rocker ankles but it wouldn't be that difficult to update to them if you're already replacing the hips. I'm perfectly fine with the torso and arms though so I don't feel it needs a 100% overhaul/totally new mold. Some here may disagree and think it does need an all new mold but with the state of the line the way it is I think a minor retool would be fine so that those resources can be placed toward the new characters like Krrsantan, Cal Kestis, Cobb Vanth etc. I'd mention Garsa and a couple other secondary characters but feel pretty sure those aren't ever happening.

The one thing I do like about this set is that they used three different Clone heads sculpt, the basic one we've seen countless times, the one from Captain Ballast, and what appears to be an all new "grumpy smirk" for the LT. That right there almost had me.
 
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I think it could be improved upon in terms of hips for sure, now we differ on rocker ankles but it wouldn't be that difficult to update to them if you're already replacing the hips. I'm perfectly fine with the torso and arms though so I don't feel it needs a 100% overhaul/totally new mold. Some here may disagree and think it does need an all new mold but with the state of the line the way it is I think a minor retool would be fine so that those resources can be placed toward the new characters like Krrsantan, Cal Kestis, Cobb Vanth etc. I'd mention Garsa and a couple other secondary characters but feel pretty sure those aren't ever happening.

The one thing I do like about this set is that they used three different Clone heads sculpt, the basic one we've seen countless times, the one from Captain Ballast, and what appears to be an all new "grumpy smirk" for the LT. That right there almost had me.

The shoulders are basically swivels also. It's a ball joint that was engineered by a hippo or something.
 
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I'm probably in the minority but I wish they had kept the Bodie Taylor sculpts. Morrison sculpts don't work for me on the phase 1 clones. I know that it works for Clone Wars animated series clones but I just prefer my army to be sourced from the film.
 
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Agree that they should update the Bodie Taylor head sculpt for regs, and specifically the Phase 1 Clones should have it so I don't know what Hasbro was thinking here. Perhaps they didn't want tool a new head that would only be used once or twice, whereas the Jango heads will at least have significant lifespan for future releases as they seem to prioritize phase II clone releases over phase I. Or maybe they just totally forgot that AOTC had younger Clones.
 
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Too bad, officer is not red or yellow or 1 each officer instead of 3 grunts and a blue
 
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So we should start seeing this stuff sometime around Thanksgiving
 
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Shoretrooper 4pk could be hitting soon as well. I think those reached USA shore a couple months ago. We'll see in 4 weeks if wm has the balance of dlx ahsoka preorders ready to ship as well as the 2 troop excls.
 
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does anyone know if these head/face sculpts are used on any recent clone releases?
 
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