The 501st Battalion Clone Trooper is a variation of the standard Clone Trooper that sports Phase II armour with bright blue markings. It has printing on its helmet of a black T-visor and a grey and black breathe filter in the shape of an upside-down V. Below these, at the base of the helmet, are the tips of two additional tubular breathe filters, ones that run from the front of the helmet to the back. A vertical blue stripe is located in the center of the helmet, thin at the base and getting wider as it nears the top.
The torso is of a slightly different design than the phase I troopers of The Clone Wars, with chest plates, stomach armour and a white utility belt. A blue stripe begins at the base of the chest and runs up to the top of the torso piece. The arms are all blue and the hands black. The back printing depicts the back of the utility belt with a cylindrical thermal detonator. A rectangle with several lines and dots inside is located in the center of the back.
The 501st Trooper's legs are mainly white, with printing of blue-lined knee plates located in the center of each leg. Thin, light grey lines run from the top of the knee plates to the hips, which are black.
The 2020 variant of the 501st Trooper updates the original's Clone Wars style prints to look closer to the way it appears in the final season of the TV show as well as in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The figure's arms have been changed to white after having been blue on the prior version. Also updated is the printing on the legs that now includes feet printing
The figure's helmet print is similar to those introduced for Clones in 2014, however the cheek area has been coloured in grey. The visor is also smaller.
The trooper comes armed with a blaster in all three sets its two variants appear in.
The Clone Troopers of the 501st Battalion were an elite force within the Grand Army of the Republic. They fought in many battles throughout the Clone Wars, serving under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. They could be identified by their signature blue markings. These troopers were the ones who, when Order 66 was given, helped Darth Vader exterminate the Jedi during their march on the Jedi temple. The 501st's members continued as Stormtroopers, and the battalion was placed under the command of Darth Vader, thus renamed 'Vader's Fist." They continued to carry out elite missions for the Empire, such as the boarding of the Tantive IV and the Battle of Hoth, just as they had for the Republic, until the Empire's dissolution.
Perhaps the most notable member of the 501st Battalion was Commander Rex, who commanded Torrent Company, a unit within the 501st.
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