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Please use this thread to discuss the new Range Trooper coming from the Han Solo movie in the Vintage Collection line:



Thoughts on this figure?
 
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complete disappointment. What were they going for with this trooper. And why in the hell do all the new movies have all these little thingamajigs and doohickeys all over the weapons now. They made them stupid looking. I don't get it. Especially the big ol mechanical moon boots. WTF.
 
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I have no idea where they were going with this design, obviously will wait and find out in May. I, kinda like it. It reminds me of Snow Serpents, which were my favorite Cobra troops.
 
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If it's a snow environment, why not just use regular snowtroopers? I've decided to call him Parka Trooper.
 
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I like the design and what's the point of getting new Star Wars movies if we can't also get new trooper variations out of it?
 
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On the one hand, I wonder why they can't just straight up use normal old school Snowtroopers with classic E-11's. But on the other hand, this Trooper looks pretty cool. Except those weird boots, they look out of place and that E-11, if is an E-11, is all kinds of fowled up. Nothing is in the right place.
 
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Doesn't Solo: A Star Wars Story take place about a decade prior to the OT? The familiar Snowtrooper design might not exist in-universe for one. We also know little if anything about where the Range Troopers are stationed, or if there's an environmental reason for the Moon Boots (Now I can't unsee that).
 
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I just assume that, since the Empire is based on our real world militaries, then they would contract out the designs of their vehicles and armor to private corporations just like we do. Thus, there would be little reason for one corportation to follow the design philosophies or aesthetics of one of their rivals. So, these range troopers could have been designed by a different corporation, compared to the company that designed the Snowtrooper armor, for whatever reason (maybe they were in a more convenient location in the galaxy and could deliver the uniforms faster and at a lower cost).

You could also ask the question of why Snowtroopers weren't just regular Stormtroopers. Since Stormtrooper armor is designed to allow the wearer to survive for a limited time in the vacuum of space and the vacuum of space is easily a few hundred degrees colder than the coldest day on Hoth. So why not just have regular Stormtroopers invading the Rebel base on Hoth? For the same reason that these Range Troopers exist: to sell more action figures!
 
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You could also ask the question of why Snowtroopers weren't just regular Stormtroopers. Since Stormtrooper armor is designed to allow the wearer to survive for a limited time in the vacuum of space and the vacuum of space is easily a few hundred degrees colder than the coldest day on Hoth.
Technically there's no temperature at all in a vacuum because there needs to be a medium for heat to transfer to. Without that there's nowhere for heat to go. So from that perspective Snowtroopers still make sense.
 
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Here's my half cocked theory on the "moon boots." Based on interviews and trailers, western films were a strong influence. Super Bowl spot shows a snow train which appears to twist dynamically with the contours of a mountain. Han's mentor talks about putting together a crew for something. Think that something may be a train robbery. Thus, these guys have magnetic boots to keep from falling off as they patrol the exterior of the train. Also sorta explains the western look of the fur collar.

On a related note, I know the Range Trooper is part of TVC2 Wave 3, and that Wave 1 debuts in April. So does that mean June for this guy?
 
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We are only getting three wave (if i got that correctly) this year so i wouldn't expect wave 3 to turn up before fall at the earliest.
 
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Boots are crazy but we just don't know yet so we shall see. They must serve some purpose.
 
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Hands down the WORST character design from the Disney era movies (and among the worst of the entire canon saga)

With that said sign me up for 2...
 
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So there's only ONE SA 3.75" figure (Wave 2 Solo) that has a chance of being available anywhere near the film's release date? Great planning.
 
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I just assume that, since the Empire is based on our real world militaries, then they would contract out the designs of their vehicles and armor to private corporations just like we do. Thus, there would be little reason for one corportation to follow the design philosophies or aesthetics of one of their rivals. So, these range troopers could have been designed by a different corporation, compared to the company that designed the Snowtrooper armor, for whatever reason (maybe they were in a more convenient location in the galaxy and could deliver the uniforms faster and at a lower cost).

You could also ask the question of why Snowtroopers weren't just regular Stormtroopers. Since Stormtrooper armor is designed to allow the wearer to survive for a limited time in the vacuum of space and the vacuum of space is easily a few hundred degrees colder than the coldest day on Hoth. So why not just have regular Stormtroopers invading the Rebel base on Hoth? For the same reason that these Range Troopers exist: to sell more action figures!
Agreed BB and I think you're on to something. I know most are decrying this troopers design but as darthtommy said the movie clips show us a train in a Mountain Range. This got me thinking of what you were saying about specialized troops.. If the deathtroopers from R1 are the equivalent of "special forces" I'm thinking these Range troopers are mountain range troopers unlike normal stormies that just don w/cold weather gear these are like the US 10th Mountain division. It could explain the cherpa guide style coat and the boots could be for climbing/scaling.

Needless to say I kind of like the design and will be getting him.
 
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Not a big fan of the design as a whole. but this figure looks better than the TBS 6" figure IMO.
 
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Agreed BB and I think you're on to something. I know most are decrying this troopers design but as darthtommy said the movie clips show us a train in a Mountain Range. This got me thinking of what you were saying about specialized troops.. If the deathtroopers from R1 are the equivalent of "special forces" I'm thinking these Range troopers are mountain range troopers unlike normal stormies that just don w/cold weather gear these are like the US 10th Mountain division. It could explain the cherpa guide style coat and the boots could be for climbing/scaling.

Needless to say I kind of like the design and will be getting him.
Exactly and since Solo comes a number of years before TESB, this might have been an earlier trooper outfit in colder regions. The boots look a bit strange and all, but maybe we'll see why they wear them in the film. The pelt on the shoulders is odd as well, but the design is something different.
 
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I am digging this design, it keeps subtle markings from the past but incorporates like a new side we have never seen before, he looks very cool,.....
 
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I too, am loving this design!

Methinks (as others have posited) that the boots will either be magnetic or specialised in some way. As for the fur, I’ve no probs with that either. Doesn’t have to be a snowtrooper either, just a trooper who wears fur, as part of a cool-weather environment.

This is the Galactic Empire we are taking about as well: a huge, sprawling, near all-encompassing entity.
It stands to reason they would have a lot of different, specialised troops, with armour, outfits and suits for every possible type of terrain, environment - one for every occasion, so-to-speak.

Also, the shear volume of Imperial resource available suggests to me, they could, in some cases, over-design/specialise their troops - to the point where they have shoretroopers, range-troopers, snowtroopers, Scott troopers, sandtroopers, spacetroopets, and so on, and so on... etc.

Will be interestingly to find out what the purpose of these troopers will be...
 
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I think it's a neat variant, but I'm with some others here about the feet looking a little odd.

I think they're going to be like powered armor and make him able to jump/run further/faster.

And they can probably mule kick the crap out of a scoundrel with those on. :{J
 
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I think the look fits a kinda specialized trooper, you know special forces recon scout wilderness soldiers that simply wears appropriate specialized combat gear for the harsh environment.
 
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According to the official LEGO set descriptions posted on the main page, he is wearing magnetic boots:

75536 Range Trooper
Take on any adversary with this highly posable LEGO Star Wars Range Trooper buildable figure. This powerful character from the blockbuster Han Solo movie features tough armor and magnetic boot detailing, furry shoulder cloak and tunic, as well as a blaster weapon with spring-loaded shooter. Star Wars fans will love battling with this cool LEGO buildable figure.
 
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Those must come in very handy in the mud, mud does contain trace amounts of metal debris...
 
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there will be several of these in five points of articulation and super articulation on my shelf
 
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Oh, then I stand corrected. Those magnetic boots make even more sense!

Though I'm sure they'll include a scene to justify them...
 
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wasnt geeked on the impending movie nor the toys thereof, but that's a nasty looking sculpt. I'll buy a few for sure
 
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Oh, then I stand corrected. Those magnetic boots make even more sense!

Though I'm sure they'll include a scene to justify them...
i would assume it helps them stay attached to a moving vehicle like the space train we saw in the trailer
 
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I’m calling this one the Bane-trooper cause of his wool collar.


“You merely adopted the range. I was born on it, molded by it. I didn't see the indoors until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but confining!”
 
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Maybe they're like the "Stompers" in the Super Mario Bros. movie, and allow the troopers to jump really far.
itscaled aa jetpak! WHERE CQAN THEY GET ONEW YOU ASKKK??
WHO WE know witeh jetpak and the same as stormtrooper?? GEEE I DONT KNWO WFETTT???
 
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Hi, just getting back into TVC collecting, so trying to catch up on news. Will this Range Trooper be different from the one Hasbro just released as part of the "Solo" line? In other words, the "Solo" version is clearly 5-POA, but the TVC figure will be super-articulated, correct?

Thanks.
 
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