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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith - TAC - Commemorative Tin Collection (Exclusive)

Name: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Commemorative Tin Collection Exclusive)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith/Expanded Universe (Hasbro Concept)
Availability: TBD 2007
License: Hasbro

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Ugh. Hasbro had seemingly lost creativity for the Commemorative Tin Collection sets once they went into exclusive format. Some had groups of action figures that made sense, while others made you scratch your head. Kmart was the retailer that picked up three exclusive Commemorative Tin Collection sets in the 30 (77-07) line. Because the general release sets were successful, Hasbro thought continuing the trend in an exclusive would be equally successful. But they weren’t. Due to the fact that nothing new was included for the exclusive round, and the exorbitant price increase, the Kmart exclusive sets ended up rotting on shelves until the prices were reduced to pennies on the dollar. Why Hasbro cut back on the amount of newness contained with them to zero is beyond our comprehension. That’s what guaranteed the sell. Sure, maybe the repackaged figures could indeed stand another chance at retail, but because most of the straight repacks were figures from The Saga Collection and/or the 30 (77-07) lines, their recent availability didn’t need a reissue so soon. It would have been best if Hasbro added a little bit of retooling and/or kit-bashing to make these sets a little bit more interesting.

The Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Exclusive) set is quite boring sadly. What makes it worse is that Hasbro didn’t even choose the best sculpts of the characters they included here. What’s more, they added a figure that wasn’t even seen in Episode III (the all black Clone Pilot) into the mix. And what is unfathomable to us on why Hasbro would do this, three of the figures are straight repacks of the figures contained in wave 4 of The Saga Collection. As you can see, this exclusive is a bit all over the place. Commander Cody is pretty much a straight repack of 2006’s TSC Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024) figure. This may be the nicest figure in the set too. That doesn’t say much because collectors wanted an update to this figure the moment it was released due to its articulation. Anakin Skywalker is a straight repack of 2006’s TSC Anakin Skywalker (SAGA 025) figure and that figure became a peg-warmer shortly after its release. It definitely didn’t need a re-release this soon. And the last rehash from The Saga Collection is General Grievous. He is a straight repack of 2006’s TSC General Grievous (SAGA 030) figure. We’re sorry, but three-eighths of an old collection’s wave included in an exclusive is just lazy…. and wrong.

The last figure, the Clone Pilot (or [Shadow] Clone Pilot to be more precise), may be the most annoying figure in this set. He wasn’t in the film and for us he doesn’t commemorate Episode III. What about Obi-Wan Kenobi? What about a 501st Legion Trooper? What about a Separatist? As you can see, the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Exclusive) Commemorative Tin Collection was a rushed job and not much thought went into it in our opinion. Anyway, collectors didn’t need to see the Clone Pilot issued again. First released as a running change in the Revenge Of The Sith line (released as 2005’s ROTS Clone Pilot [Shadow] (III 34) figure), then again in The Saga Collection Heroes & Villains assortment, a never before released new paint scheme of any other screen accurate Clone Pilot would have been more than welcomed. But if the weak character selection and nonsensical go to action figure choices didn’t sit well with you, then the MSRP will set you through the roof. Jacked up more than 40% of what the original Commemorative Tin Collection sets retailed for (along with the new tooling and paint operations they came with), the price just isn’t worth the aggravation. You don’t even get a new tin. Even that has been repeated.

Collector Notes

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Commemorative Tin Collection Exclusive)

Assortment Number: 87683/87154

UPC: 653569290667

Retail: $35.99 USD

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Commander Cody

Species: Human
Status: Clone
Weapon of Choice: Blaster
Clone Commander Cody serves in the Clone Wars, often under the command of Obi-Wan Kenobi. He has been specially trained to take on a leadership role requiring more independence.

Status: Commander Cody (also called Clone Commander Cody on the card back) is a straight repack of 2006's TSC Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024) figure. (For reasons unknown, a sticker name plate covers up the printed name plate on the packaging front. There is no spelling error on the packaging. Weird.)

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, DC-15 rifle, removable helmet, removable jetpack

Date Stamp: 2005

Anakin Skywalker

Species: Human
Status: Jedi Knight
Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber
Anakin is appointed by Palaptine to be the Chancellor's personal representative on the Jedi Council. The Council, disturbed by this action, allows Anakin membership but refuses to make him a Master.

Status: Anakin Skywalker is a straight repack of 2006's TSC Anakin Skywalker (SAGA 025) figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, swivel waist, swivel right hip, action feature left hip (squeeze legs for action feature)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, interchangeable right hand with lightsaber, soft-goods cloak

Date Stamp: 2005

General Grievous

Species: Kaleesh
Status: General
Weapon of Choice: Lightsabers
Grievous is the leader of the Confederacy's droid army. He is a brilliant strategist and has been taught how to duel with a lightsaber. He is a cyborg warrior built and trained for battle.

Status: General Grievous is a straight repack of 2006's TSC General Grievous (SAGA 030) figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: ball-jointed head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel forearms, swivel torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: lightsaber, blaster, electrostaff, removable cape

Date Stamp: 2004

Clone Pilot

Species: Human
Status: Clone
Weapon of Choice: Blaster
From the ranks of the clone army, some troopers are selected for specialized training to become pilots. During the Clone Wars, they fly Republic attack gunships, ARC-170 starfighters, and V-wing fighters.

Status: Clone Pilot is a straight repack of 2005's ROTS Clone Pilot [Shadow] (III 34) figure. This time he only comes with the DC-15 blaster.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inhibited movement), 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel gloves, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster

Date Stamp: 2004

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Added: July 14, 2014
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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