Historically deluxe busts have different arms and accessories for different display options, so my guess is that it has different arm options with different weapons. I doubt it will have the different shoulder colors since gg has never done a deluxe with them.
$200? Wow! Even if it can be displayed numerous ways with different arms, it’s still only one minibust. Personally, I wasn’t interested in this piece anyway but at that price it doesn’t even warrant an impulse buy.
I'm a pretty patient and understanding guy with pricing and all this, but this one doesn't seem right... first, we've already got a First Order Stormtrooper. Sure, there's a version here with an orange pauldron, but considering most of the first round came out yellow and we still paid full price, $200 for an alternate take on that with some extra arms that are going to sit in the box doesn't sound like a good deal or use of time and resources.
Alternatively, one deluxe one for $200 and two more alternate versions at $120 each... one of which is the same plane FO Stormtrooper we got last round but re-done, is even more of a head scratcher. It feels like they're really daring the collect-them-all guys like me to end that habit.
I'm with you guys, this pricing is weird, $200 is insane for a bust.
Not to mention...they chose the wrong troop builder for this idea, OT Stormies and clones sell, not First Order stormtroopers. Poor Sideshow is still trying to get rid of Hot Toys Stormtroopers from The Force Awakens in 2015.
Curious what the 4th version in the header image is about, with the black pauldron and holding the blaster with both hands?
My guess is the deluxe will have 2 Pauldrons, 2 right arms, a large and small blaster, 2 left arms, a left fist/hand and shield to make all possible configurations. The only way it might be worth $200, or less after coupon.
This was fine back in the day when the PT clones and Sandtroopers were released. The price in those days was lower and to me they were more interesting characters. These FO troopers are lazy releases, including the gorilla one disgruntledjawa pointed out. Do DST/GG remember at all what we celebrate this year? Shouldn't something related to TESB be more appropriate for Celebration? So far I only have two mini busts to acquire in the foreseeable future: McQuarrie/Johnston Fett and Bespin Luke next year. I'd love to buy more mini busts, but no love for previous trilogies. That's all I'll say. I know I'm a very unwelcome member with strong opinions.
I know I’m only echoing what everyone else has said but for the sake of product feedback- I already have the previous two first order troopers and I won’t be buying any of these ones. I would however have bought a new deluxe Stormtrooper bust.
I like the idea but we've already had 2 First Order Trooper busts, these troopers don't sell like OT Troopers or Clones and its almost a year since the last movie. I think new sculpts of OT Stormies or Clones would be better received.
Pass. I do think these promo pics look better then the promo pics released by StarWars.com a few weeks back.
At the moment I basically ordered one of each set. With the PGM discounts and the $35 I had in rewards, plus $8 to ship and no tax, it made it $360 for all 3, which isn't terrible.
But, I'm moderately unhappy that I can seemingly only get 3 of the four troops displayed without buying a second deluxe set. I'm thinking I just skip the one with the shield, and let my other one with the shield suffice there.
Yep, those are the two I already have, so I may get the pauldron one and call it a day...After all these busts coming in, I don't have near as many on pre-order, so always good to fill that bucket back up
Glad I read this thread. Almost ordered the deluxe thinking it was three different busts, since it has "set" in the description. And here I thought it was a great deal. 3 busts for $180! If I didn't have the other FO trooper busts, I would have got them.