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This animated-style Aerial Recon Trooper was released in the Anti-Hailfire Droid Squad battlepack during The Clone Wars collection in August 2010. The set included 4 Star Wars figures - this Aerial Recon Trooper - plus two generic Clones and a Clone Commander. As of this review - Clone Troopers from Bantha Squad haven't had an appearance yet in the Clone Wars TV show.
Just like the Clone Commander - this Aerial Recon Trooper is super articulated with 14 joints - including ball-joints in the neck - shoulders - elbows - wrists - the waist - knees and ankles. The only swivel joints are in both legs. The figure's stance can easily be adjusted so that it stands nicely on its own - even with the additional weight of the jet-pack on the back. The helmet - which has a adjustable visor - is removable and covers the entire head very well. The jet-pack plugs into a hole on the back of the figure - where it stays firmly attached. The blaster is an ok fit for either of the Clone's hands - but it fits a bit better into his right.
The paint application on the Bantha Squad Aerial Recon Trooper is cleanly applied on the armor - but with the eyes painted a little too high - it appears as if he's rolling his eyes - or is trying to look up. The super articulated sculpt is brilliant - and gives you enough freedom to pose the figure in countless different positions. All in all - it's another super articulated Clone Trooper - which rounds out the Anti-Hailfire Droid Squad nicely.
Hailfire droids present a significant challenge to the clone trooper army. They quickly establish a special squad to fight these rolling devastators. Bantha Squad includes specialists in heavy weapons - aerial recon and demolitions. With these combined skills - the squad can pinpoint these droids and attack them with the weapons and firepower necessary to immobilize and demolish them early in any assault operation.
Aerial Recon Trooper: Aerial recon troopers monitor the enemy forces from the air and relay the location of the hailfire droids to their squad members on the ground.