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First Order Stormtrooper


4 comments posted
I want to like the design

It reminds me a bit of the later tron film, in a kind of too clean to be Star Wars way. I'll have to see the suits in the film in their setting to get the whole picture, but they need some grit, the white on the weapons is a bit mass effect-y as well. I guess my opinion could be colored a bit by the odd super sleek designs from the prequels?

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Posted by Astronopolis on 20 September, 2015 - 14:34
Cleanliness is next toy Toyliness

It's just too clean because it's a toy, I think once we actually see a costume in motion it'll look better. The closest we've seen is the glimpse of Phasma walking with her gun drawn...
...oh my gods... I'm talking about Star Wars and excited about it... I even bought the Sphero BB-8.
...where was I?

I think the design looks great. like it's taken the Empire a few years to perfect the aesthetic of the Storm Troopers, make it modern, even a few pieces out and a throw back to the look of the Clone armor types. For the life of me I've never understood the old troopers' asymmetric knee armor, but the first draw to the suit is the helmet's new face that makes me think of a menacing grin and not the evil fish scowl.

bet you they still can't shoot very well

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Posted by Rob on 20 September, 2015 - 15:55
Isn't it great?

Isn't it great getting excited for Star Wars!? Thinking about it more, you're absolutely right, the flat shiny ness and slight translucence of bare white plastic really is a poor translation of the design. It's funny you mention the knee armor, I was thinking of zaku 1 sniper and it's cool knee plate and how maybe a further development of the knee would be cool. But like you said, it probably wouldn't improve their aim much! I gotta say i really love that asymmetrical plug bit in the chin of the helmet, and I kinda miss the fish scowl, but the classic design will always be there, onwards and upwards!

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Posted by Astronopolis on 21 September, 2015 - 06:06

This thing looks horribly molded with seams everywhere.

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Posted by JakCrow on 29 September, 2015 - 17:12