Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sideshow Collectibles Latest: Militaries of Star Wars: Clone Commander Bly

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Alright, hey from, this is Bebs, y'all! I'm just starting out blogging here, and I wanted to start with a good one. Sideshow Collectibles never misses, and Commander Bly just arrived at our warehouse this week.

First of all, it's always good to have a figure from any Star Wars franchise that hasn't already been made by companies far and wide. Bly has been done before, but not "overdone" if you know what I mean (take that, Vader & Skywalker).

Sideshow Collectibles Commander Bly

We get a little backstory from SSC, but if you didn't know this stuff, you probably aren't a fan of Star Wars, but here goes:
Clone commander 5052, also known as Bly, was the leader of the Star Corps of clone troopers assigned to Jedi General Aayla Secura. He served with her on the exotic world of Felucia when he received Order 66. The executive command, originating from the Supreme Chancellor on Coruscant, identified Secura as a traitorous enemy of the state. Demonstrating his unerring loyalty to the Republic, Bly and his troopers raised their rifles and opened fire on their commanding officer, coldly killing the unsuspecting Jedi.
Bly was one of the first generation of clone commanders to be trained by the ARC trooper Alpha. The ARC troopers were a specially bred type of clone, more independent and with less docility tampering than the standard trooper of the line. Alpha's training program emphasized independence and outside-the-manual thinking.

Onward to the figure itself:

Sideshow Collectibles Militaries of Star Wars Commander Bly, sold by

Sideshow Collectibles is really top-of-the-line in action figures, so it's not surprising that they did another great job on Bly. I think the biggest plus, aside from overall quality, is that he comes with both Phase I and Phase II helmets. When this release was announced, that was a huge tipping point with lots of collectors, so SSC definitely listened! The fabric bodysuit is another nice touch that makes this one feel really authentic. And naturally, you can pose Bly like crazy. Not just from the 30+ points of articulation, but also with 2 pairs of feet and lots of switch-out hands! That makes him one of the most "action-posable" action figures you'll find.


  • Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation

  • Commander Bly portrait

  • Fabric bodysuit with additional fabric collar

  • Kama command skirt

  • Detailed clone armor

  • Phase I and Phase II helmets w/ flip up polarized macro-binoculars

  • ARC pauldron

  • DC-15S blaster carbine

  • DC-15A blaster rifle

  • Two DC-17 blaster pistols

  • Two DC-17 holsters

  • Generous assortment of switch-out hands

  • Two pairs of switch-out feet (action and standing)

Basically, if you're a Sideshow Collectibles or Star Wars fan, Commander Bly is one to look into. Yes, he's a little expensive - SSC's figures always are. But he's of a quality you just won't find in a $10 clamshell.

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Sideshow Collectibles Militaries of Star Wars 12 Inch Deluxe Action Figure Clone Commander Bly

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