Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6 Commander Gree PREVIEW

Clone Commander Gree, designation 1004, led the Elite Corps stationed on Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars. He served under General Yoda, commanding troops that employed specialized equipment for combat in the jungle environment.

CC-1004 was a senior clone commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. Possessed of a keen interest in alien species and cultures, 1004 was singled out to participate in a special training program by ARC trooper Alpha-17 that encouraged individuality. As a token of his independence, 1004 was rewarded with a name and chose to be known as "Gree," a reference to an obscure alien species.

The Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Militaries 1/6 scale Commander Gree 12-inch Figure features: Armored Body with Phase II Helmet Portrait, Unmasked Portrait, Blastech DC-15A Blaster Rifle, Blastech DC-17 Pistol, Blastech DC-15S Blaster, Macrobinoculars, Two (2) pairs of switch-out feet (action and standing), Generous assortment of switch-out hands

During the Clone Wars, Gree commanded the 41st Elite Corps, a division out of the 9th Assault Corps, which was led by Jedi General Luminara Unduli. He became an expert on alien cultures, giving his unit a specialization in hostile conditions, counterinsurgency, and long-term deployment on alien worlds in "hearts and minds" operations.

In the last days of the war, Gree accompanied Jedi Grand Master Yoda to Kashyyyk in response to a Separatist attack. After breaking through the enemy lines surrounding the planet, he helped fight back against the droid forces of the Separatists. Though a faithful commander following Yoda's orders, Gree was ultimately loyal to the Republic. When Chancellor Palpatine enacted Order 66, Gree understood it was a worst-case scenario contingency – the Jedi must have betrayed the Republic and were therefore dangerous enemies of the state.

Gree attempted to open fire on Yoda from behind in order to take out the Jedi Master before he had time to react, but he poorly underestimated Yoda's perception. Before he could squeeze the trigger on his rifle, Yoda flipped up and backwards out of the field of fire, decapitating the clone commander with one quick swipe of his lightsaber.

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Militaries 1/6 scale Commander Gree 12-inch Figure with unmasked Portrait / head sculpt. Best to keep the helmet on ;p

And here's Clone Commander Gree posing with Yoda just before he gets his head cut off [OUCH]. That shouldn't be too difficult a scenario to enact haha

You can pre-order this at BBTS (Big Bad Toy Store)

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