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This Commando Droid Captain was released as part of the Rishi Moon Outpost Attack battle pack in the fall of 2009. The set included this figure - two Commando Droid figures - and a Clone Trooper Newbie figure. Commando droids can be seen in various episodes - but they played a more dominant role in the episode titled "Rookies" from the first season of the Clone Wars.
Like the other Commando Droid figures in the set - this Commando Droid Captain is a repaint of the previously single carded released Commando Droid from July 2009. This time around the droid was given stronger colors - and the Commando Droid Captain markings in the facial area and the upper body. In addition to that - Hasbro included a Clone Trooper helmet - and a vibro blade with removable blue lightning with the figure - which were not included previously.
The droid has 13 joints - including a ball-jointed head - and a separately articulated neck joint which can be moved back and forth. The blaster fits very well into both of the droid's hands - and it can be plugged into the droid's back - so he can carry it around. The vibro blade is also a good fit for both hands. Thanks to ball-jointed legs - knees and ankles - you can adjust the Commando Droid's stance easily so that he can stand on his own without need for additional support. Overall - it's a nice figure of a character that has not been done before. It's a welcome addition to any Commando Droid display - as you now have a figure which can lead your other Commando Droid's into battle.
Commando droids capture a Republic tracking station from clone troopers. The station guards the cloning centers on Kamino that are vital to the Republic. The clone trooper - — all rookies — who man the station are killed or forced to retreat. When two battle-hardened clone officers arrive - the inexperienced troopers join them in a fight to retake the station.
Commando Droid Captain: The captain of the droid strike team reports to General Grievous.