Topic: The appeal of Commando's.
With the recent release of the excellent Triple Zero and the brilliant Hasbro, Scorch figure, the commando's are back in the spotlight(did they ever really leave though?)
So i got to thinking, why are these men(and they are men), which never appear in any movies, so popular. Admitaly been clones would make them popular, but why are they so popular, even more than there regular"brothers".
Well a large part of it is the books. They are so well written, not just from a action point but from a character point. Each one character is unique, and you never feel you are reading about identical men. When i read the books i picture each of them as having the same face(except Atin of course), but each one feels different.
Another factor is how brilliant and easy to pick up and play the game is. You really get the feeling that you are fighting along side your life long "brothers", and the ending made me shout out in despair. Add brilliant graphics and story, and the appeal is there.
Then add the obvious. The armor, the kit and the "How cool are they" factor, is what catches people's eye.
But there is also what i think of as an unconsious factor. To me at least, they remind me of other 4 man teams, such the A-team, Teenage mutant ninja turtles and the ghostbusters amonsgt others. 4 distincht personalties, who are extremely close, working togthor to over come huge odds. But also people can relate to them better than most characters in the Star Wars universe. Why? Simple really. You can see your self and a group of close friends in them. You can imagen the commando's sitting down after a mission and have a round of cold beers. Or talking about there problems and yet still joking around and having a laugh. The type of things you do with your mates.
So even though the books, game and apperance all add to there overwhelming popularity, what i feel makes them so popular is what they remind you off in your own life.
this was copied n pasted from my star wars blog