Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review II: Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6 scale Clone Commander Bacara 12-inch Figure

I love me some more Bacara :)

CC-1138, also known as "Bacara," was a clone marshal commander who served in the Grand Army of the Republic. Upon completion of his ARC (Advanced Recon Commando) training, CC-1138 used his newly acquired knowledge to turn the Galactic Marines into a highly efficient ground unit, and the Marines eventually earned a reputation as ferocious fighters.

Eventually he was assigned to Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi, and the two warriors developed a grudging respect for each other while fighting side-by-side through numerous campaigns. While stationed on Mygeeto, Bacara was given Order 66 by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and, along with his fellow Marines, gunned down Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi.

I'm so glad Sideshow Collectibles has managed to do such a fine job with the Militaries of Star Wars series. They have been hitting home runs after home runs with every release of their armored troopers from the Star Wars universe. EXCEPT for the crappy bodies they use that suffer from loose joints and weak ankles. They fall down at every pose and every turn AarrrRgggGHhh Other than that, I still have to say "Keep it the good work Sideshow BUT please improve on the 12-inch base bodies you use."

I've already reviewed this Sideshow Collectibles Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale Clone Commander Bacara 12-inch Figure in the earlier post but just seem not to get enough of this guy so here are more pictures, close-up ones to show what's so different with Bacara compared to the other clone troopers and clone commanders.

Because of Mygeeto's weather conditions, the Clone Commander's helmet featured blizzard protection side plates. After New Bornalex, Bacara had began to sport Phase II clone trooper armor, which he utilized on Mygeeto.

The blizzard protection side plates plus the neck guard reminds me of the roman centurions armor as well as samurai armor.

When CC-1138 first appeared in the film "Revenge of the Sith", some fans noticed that his helmet and armor closely resembled that of the snowtroopers from "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back".

There's an antenna that sticks out of the helmet of Clone Commander Bacara

The antenna as seen from another angle. Even though the figure fell over a few times while I was posing it and taking pictures, the antenna didn't break. Phew! That was a relief. So again I say, "Sideshow please improve and strengthen the joints of your base body!"

The armor that CC-1138 and the other Galactic Marines used in Episode III was, in fact, inspired by the snowtrooper designs of Episode V; building off of this inspiration, CC-1138's helmet's open-facemask design was first developed for clone tank drivers who were meant to have been operating in rough environments.

Though Bacara's numerical designation of 1138 is not mentioned in the film, it can be seen within the script for Episode III where he is identified as Commander 1138. The number itself is an obvious reference to George Lucas' first feature film, THX 1138.

During the early days of the Battle of Mygetto, Bacara sported a white macrobinocular on his helmet, a utility belt, and wore an ammunition pouch bandolier. Later, Bacara added an anti-blast kama, and a pauldron, to his Phase II armor set. His kama and pauldron sported maroon-colored decorations.

Bacara carried a DC-15 blaster rifle and a DC-15 blaster carbine in battle.

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6 Clone Commander Bacara 12-inch Figure also comes with one BlasTech DC-17 Pistol, with no holster to put it in.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. Only gripe is the 12-inch Articulated Armored Body which really needs to be improved upon.

See Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Imperial Shock Trooper, Clone Commander Bacara, Clone Commander Cody, Clone Commander Bly and the 501st Legion: Vader's Fist Clone trooper 12-inch figures altogether in my post HERE :)

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