First Order Stormtrooper
Review by JoshB
Writing about a toy when you know nothing about the character can be a daunting task. I can only make assumptions about the First Order Stormtrooper, and for now that will have to do.
This is the evolution of the classic Stormtrooper design from the original trilogy. No longer are the troopers clones, rather now they are individuals who have joined the First Order, the new name for what was once called the Galactic Empire.
These new Stormtroopers are more sleek than their predecessors, but are still instantly recognizable.
This is one of the toys I picked up at Force Friday, the midnight unveiling of the new Force Awakens toys.
The new Black Series packaging is striking, and just slightly larger than the previous. I love the large numbering on the sides.
The Stormtrooper stands roughly 6" tall and is fully articulated. If you are familiar with the Black Series, there's nothing new here in terms of articulation. Ball joints, swivel joints, hinge joints. All are reasonably firm and hold a pose well.
Some of the hallmarks of the old Stormtrooper armor still exist. Note the cylindrical canister on the back of the belt.
Both hands are molded in weapon-holding poses. Really, the only thing lacking for the Black Series is alternate hands.
The First Order Stormtrooper comes equipped with two weapons. First is a larger blaster rifle.
Next is a smaller pistol, which reminds me a bit of the Biker Scout pistol.
Note that either weapon can be attached to the leg via a tab on the weapon.
The new design has really grown on me. I am eagerly awaiting the premiere of the new movie in December!
|Posted 19 September, 2015 - 09:12 by JoshB|