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Imperial Review => Hasbro => Topic started by: Tamer on December 14, 2013, 08:49:02 AM

Title: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on December 14, 2013, 08:49:02 AM
Dayton just got his hands on a couple of these from Vipers Kingdom and did an awesome review on Facebook:

Facebook Link
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/VALUEDCUSTOMER/daytonstorm_zpse9ad8ec2.png) (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.695717950451914.1073741829.121610277862687&type=1)

"A quick review on the upcoming 6" Star Wars Black series 3 Stormtroopers! First off I got these off an ebay seller in HK names Viperskingdom. I'm not certain how these guys are able to get these so soon but it could be that these have minor defects in the paint that cause them to be rejected from final package runs? Don't know but the four I received had some minor paint wear on the black band across the helmet and a few small markings on the armor..so small you can't see them in the photos. Also these figures joints are "worked"...meaning they aren't stiff and brand new - more like in "played with" condition (possibly part of the product testing) which to be honest is very nice becuase straight out of the box I was able to enjoy all the articulation without the worry of anything being "frozen" or breaking. That being said, none of the joints are loose and nothing broke - very nice. Nothing that would be considered "reject" in my opinion. - I like the little markings...makes the armor more authentic and "lived in".

Very simple review - if you like the Sandtropoper, you will dig the Stormtrooper - honestly, nuff said. Awesome articulation, the shoulder armor limits the shoulders but not an issue in my opinion. The armor is clean and the paint is well done - could have been a little better in the small details around the eyes but these may not be final production pieces so it's not fair for me to make any final judgements. Comes with a standard blaster and rifle - both well done. Blaster is the smae that came with the Sandtrooper. Blaster fits nicely into it's holster. The helmet will be the issue that will cause a division - do you like the black band down toward the eyes or up high like the Sandtrooper - to each their own. I like both myself. You can switch out the two helmets if you wish!
Nothing more to say - very exciting army builder! Hasbro must know how popular these will be. Like the Sandtrooper, it will be hard to just buy one :)"

Here is the Vipers Kingdom Link if you want it too:

Stormtrooper Vipers Kingdom Link (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FStar-Wars-Black-series-3-Storm-Trooper-6inch-pre-%2F360814614939%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem54023a199b)
Title: Re: Black 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Spookymufu on December 14, 2013, 10:35:28 AM
the brow being up or down isnt whats going to cause division, there are many more factors there in that helmet sculpt, but I will need to see one in hand
Title: Re: Black 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on December 14, 2013, 11:14:07 AM
the brow being up or down isnt whats going to cause division, there are many more factors there in that helmet sculpt, but I will need to see one in hand
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I think I will have at least two based on this review, perhaps more. It really doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would as far as the brow.
Title: Re: Black 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Rune Haako on December 14, 2013, 02:21:43 PM
I want several of these when they're released.
Title: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on December 15, 2013, 10:10:29 AM
I have been doing a bit more looking for other options to get these early and came up with this:

Stormtrooper - 6" Black Series Links (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337377665&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_trksid%3Dp2050601.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3DSTORMTROOPER%2B-%2BStar%2BWars%2BBlack%2BSeries%2B6%2522%26_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40)

There are even some pretty cool head casts:

Mind Bender Customs 6 inch Headcast Link
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/VALUEDCUSTOMER/mbcustomslink_zps7b81f29b.jpg) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FGR8-4-CUSTOM-STAR-WARS-BLACK-SERIES-6-INCH-STORMTROOPER-HEAD-MOLD-lot-of-4-%2F331079236770%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem4d15dc3ca2)

and Custom 6 inch Stormtroopers on that link including a great one from a customizer new to by by the name of:

Jin Saotome Link

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/VALUEDCUSTOMER/jsone_zpsce2aeb9c.jpg)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/VALUEDCUSTOMER/jsthree_zps2fdaa63e.jpg)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/VALUEDCUSTOMER/jm2_zps96d012c6.jpg) (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337371392&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FCustom-Star-Wars-DEATH-TROOPER-Stormtrooper-zombie-Black-Series-6-action-figure-%2F331083556061%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem4d161e24dd)

who did a great Death Trooper. These types of customs are why I was so gung ho about this line when it was first announced. I was in the minority then, but think most folks are really coming around to the idea of doing things like this now.

If anyone finds any links to more reasonable auctions or etailers or what not I would love to see them as I am having a hard time waiting on these to release.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on December 21, 2013, 08:04:23 AM
button on the front page.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 03, 2014, 11:40:01 AM
These Stormies might not be perfect (the most striking being the helmet dome), but they are pretty cool. I thought they will keep looking like the protos, but seems Hasbro decided to go with the better sculpt. The rifle is not what Stomies used, he should have some with the DLT-19, but that can be taken from the Sandtrooper. I will get one of these in the future, since the Sandtrooper I already have is pretty cool (though I re-weathered it a bit). I just need a good stand for them.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2014, 08:17:06 AM
I agree with you on the rifle and wondered why they just didn't straight repack the ST version, but hey we all are just used to Stormies having their E-11s anyhow. Is there any image where we see a regular storm trooper carrying a rifle? I can't remember one.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 04, 2014, 08:46:33 AM
I agree with you on the rifle and wondered why they just didn't straight repack the ST version, but hey we all are just used to Stormies having their E-11s anyhow. Is there any image where we see a regular storm trooper carrying a rifle? I can't remember one.

It was used by our heroes when escorting Chewie to the Detention Block:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2z4zejq.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2014, 08:50:00 AM
LOL, hey thats right! But not by a regular Stormtrooper? Why am I remembering an opening shot of ROTJ where they are bringing in the shuttle. I guess those would have been Spacetroopers though.

Course now all you have to do is take the Han or Luke head off his body and put it on this new Stormtrooper body and then you can use the rifle in six inch scale. I wonder is Hasbro was thinking this? Surely  not!
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 04, 2014, 09:00:59 AM
If Han uses the DLT-19 when dressed as Stormtrooper, and no one on Death Star finds that odd, I think it is fine to assume they were used by TK's regularly too. A usual MG-34 WWII machine gun is quite heavy, so I think the equivalent DLT-19 was considered as a big gun too.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2014, 09:06:38 AM
Well there you go folks. JKNO knows his stuff when it comes to stormies and if its ok with him then you can roll with it.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 04, 2014, 09:42:18 AM
BTW a photo of 2 Romanian soldiers in WW2 using MG-34:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ro/2/2c/Cuib_mitraliera_MG34.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Spookymufu on January 04, 2014, 04:49:10 PM
LOL, hey thats right! But not by a regular Stormtrooper? Why am I remembering an opening shot of ROTJ where they are bringing in the shuttle. I guess those would have been Spacetroopers though.

Course now all you have to do is take the Han or Luke head off his body and put it on this new Stormtrooper body and then you can use the rifle in six inch scale. I wonder is Hasbro was thinking this? Surely  not!

Tamer, when the two stormies are "searching" the Falcon and they meet up and one says "theres no one here" one of those guys is carrying a riffle

(http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f79/1-1-millennium-falcon-cockpit-replica-group-build-sw-stormtrooper-cockpit-access-corridor-screenshot-.jpg-236388d1380173839)
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2014, 05:40:01 PM
Well daggone I didn't remember this one either. Good one Spooky.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 05, 2014, 12:32:59 AM
Missed that too. Not good not to be at home, I have there about 260 high-res ANH Stormtrooper pics.

A combo of 2 cropped ones:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/254wj8k.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 05, 2014, 12:34:11 AM
BTW is there any kind of stand for these guys?
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2014, 04:39:02 AM
BTW is there any kind of stand for these guys?

Nope. No stands for these six inch figures.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 05, 2014, 04:44:08 AM
It would be cool to have some clear acrylic stands to help support these figures, especially the Sandtrooper with its backpack.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2014, 05:05:08 AM
It would be cool to have some clear acrylic stands to help support these figures, especially the Sandtrooper with its backpack.

I agree. I would have liked to have seen some of these too.

Still, and folks who have these figures please share your views, I haven't had much trouble getting them to stand. I also think it is only a matter of time probably till some other manufacturers gives us some six inch stands for these if they don't already exist.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: jkno on January 05, 2014, 05:13:39 AM
Here are some NECA stands for 6-8" figures that will be released:

http://www.staractionfigures.co.uk/0634482020807.html
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2014, 05:39:04 AM
Yeah, I kinda figure someone would fill in that gap already. I mean its not like other lines haven't had six inch figures for awhile now.

Good link for folks though.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on July 29, 2014, 10:04:38 PM
First of all I want to say I agree about repacking the DLT-19 with the stormies. Secondly I want to add that I believe there are some shots in ANH aboard the Death Star where we see a rack of DLT-19s in one of the ready rooms. Thirdly I would have loved to see an SE-14r (as made popular with stormtroopers by Davin Felth, and in the Battlefront games) included in the pack along with the E-11 and the DLT-19. The DLT-20A is nice too, as it was used by Imperial sharpshooters (see the "sniper" scouts in BF2), but it's definitely not what we've seen in the films.

But most importantly I need to get my hands on a squad of these figures! I haven't seen any on the racks at all, and I'd love to not pay over the $20 they cost in the stores. 
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on July 30, 2014, 05:17:52 AM
http://www.dorksidetoys.com/Star-Wars-6-Black-Series-Stormtrooper-Set-of-4-Ac-p/hassw0249.htm?utm_source=Imperial-Shipyards

Try this link out AFE. Solid case packs of 4 of em at that price.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on July 30, 2014, 07:51:05 AM
Crums! October is too far away, said the 8 year old toy collector inside me. Well that's when my 2 Walgreens Fetts are coming in, so I guess 4 stormies would be fun too.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on July 30, 2014, 02:22:40 PM
I hear you AFE, but I doubt you will find em cheaper unless you luck onto something till then. Folks just want too much for em right now since they are pretty rare.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: ActionFigEmpire on July 30, 2014, 06:55:29 PM
Very true and it really sounds like the best way to go. I have to ask, and yes this is super neurotic and OCD even for a collector, but how is the paint on the troopers you got? I've notice, just as with most Hasbro figures, there tend to be paint discrepancies with the 6 inch figures. Some more excusable than others. I have 2 Fetts and they both have paint apps that are slightly off.
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Stormtrooper
Post by: Tamer on July 31, 2014, 03:53:27 AM
I haven't gone over mine with a microscope and I wouldn't say they are one hundred percent perfect, but mine look pretty decent.