CLONE TROOPER Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
Army builders. You gotta love them. At least usually... In the case of the VC15 Clone Trooper, Hasbro gave us a figure based on the old Clone body when they had a completely incredible body in the works. Even though this isn't the last figure to be released based on this sculpt, it was the last army builder. What's more, it was chock full of variations. There are at least three versions of this figure.

The second wave of The Vintage Collection was revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. With the exception of a single Star Wars (A New Hope) figure that we've always wanted on a Kenner card, this assortment mainly focused on the characters from Revenge Of The Sith, marking the first time anything other than the Original Trilogy was represented on a Kenner Vintage card. The Assortment included Darth Sidious in his brown robes, Darth Vader as he appeared on Mustafar, Sandtrooper with a white Sergeant pauldron, the clean Phase II Clone Trooper, repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with soft goods cloak, the definitive MagnaGuard and the (yawn) repainted Clone Commander Cody. Wave two began shipping in September 2010.

All eight figures in this wave was available on both regular and foil cards.
   
U.S. Product Packaging
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 20833/97568
Placement Number: VC15
UPC Number: 6 53569 51616 3
What's In The Box?
  • Clone Trooper Figure
  • Helmet
  • DC-15 Blaster
About This Figure
  • The VC15 Clone Trooper is based on the 2009 The Legacy Collection Gelagrub Patrol Battle Pack. This time out Hasbro switched out the left arm for the one from the 2008 The Legacy Collection Clone Trooper (Episode III)
  • The first version of this figure, like many Clone Troopers before it, was assembled with its belt upside down
  • The second version of this figure saw the belt correctly assembled
  • The third version features a revised paint deco on the helmet, giving it the screen-accure dashes on its cheeks. There are no verified first version assemblies with this helmet variation.
U.S. Card Variations
  • There are five card back variations for the regular edition U.S. VC15 Clone Trooper. The code below works like this: F = Card Front, B = Card Back, FS = Card Front Sticker, BS = Card Back Sticker, DS = Date Stamp
  • F1.2 B1.3 FS1.2 BS(N/A) DS01791 - "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available." text on cardback. Rocket firing Boba Fett mail-away offer sticker, dim Clone Trooper photo on card front, Clone Trooper figure variation missing brow paint across front of helmet, missing blue hashmarks on each lower side of the helmet, belt packaged upside-down.
  • F2.2 B1.3 FS1.2 BS(N/A) DS02631 - Corrected vibrant color Clone Trooper photo on card front, Clone Trooper figure variation now includes brow paint and blue hashmarks on helmet, belt packaged correctly.
  • F2.2 B1.3 FS2.2 BS(N/A) DS02701 - Boba Fett offer sticker updated to include text: "...plus shipping and handling."
  • F2.2 B2.3 FS(N/A) BS1.1 DS10411 - Bar code sticker on back of card displaying new asst. number: 53569-54888.
  • F2.2 B3.3 FS(N/A) BS(N/A) DS10631 - Pictures of loose figures shifted to left-side of their respective cardback photos, photos of loose figures updated to VC cardbacks, new asst. number now printed.
  • Released simultaneously, Hasbro produced special foil version for each figure in this wave of The Vintage Collection action figures. As with all the foil cards in the first wave, all of the wave two foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. The Foil to Regular production ratio was roughly one to every ten. This short-lived premium chase packaging ended with this assortment.
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were three versions of the VC15 Clone Trooper sold in Canada.
  • The regular edition card with the starburst Boba Fett offer sticker and the order form.
  • The regular edition card with the order form but no starburst Boba Fett offer sticker. This version was only found at Toys "R" Us at the end of 2010.
  • The foil card featured the Boba Fett offer order form, but didn't have the starburst sticker.
  • By the time the second assortment was released the "Bobba Fett" text error was corrected. To date and based on date stamps, there have been no documented examples of the error sticker showing up on any of the figures in this wave.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

US Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

Additional Research by Chris Wyman

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