Sith Trooper - #162

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I got VC162 Sith Troopers from Amazon weeks ago for retail price
 
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I got a shipping notice for the Armory Pack version from Amazon; should arrive by the end of Thursday. Pre-ordered on October 7th.
 
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Ordered my armoury pack trooper last night, contemplated getting two but the extra $5 for a couple weapons isn't enticing enough. One will do
 
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What's the deal with the armoury version of the figure? It it the same VC#? I see both versions of them on Amazon.ca for the same price (VC retails for $17.99 in Canada).
 
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Arrived in box on a perfectly flat card for those that care about such things. I'll post some loose photos later on



Edit: so after opening this figure up it was quickly evident that all the extra armory is absolutely worthless because NONE of them can be held by the figure. None of them. The hand mold on this figure is actually worse than the regular VC162.
 
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Arrived in box on a perfectly flat card for those that care about such things.
Yay Amazon! 🥳 Did you order just the one? And, how was it packaged other than in a box? Air pillows?
Edit: so after opening this figure up it was quickly evident that all the extra armory is absolutely worthless because NONE of them can be held by the figure. None of them. The hand mold on this figure is actually worse than the regular VC162.
Boo Hasbro! 😖
 
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Amazon shipped mine in an envelope, the card was bent in 4 different spots and the bubble was cracked. I called and they are sending me a replacement in a box and said to just keep the damaged one.
 
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Had to go old school and use a clear band to keep the blade/baton/whatever thing in it's hand

 
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AMZ shipped me 5 (set of 3 and set of 2), both in bubble mailers.
2 were mint, one has a slight crease on the corner edge, other 2 have semi crushed bubbles.
AMZ just does not learn....
 
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I didn’t see a thread for the Sith Trooper ****nal figure from Amazon. Mine came in a padded envelope. Both came in relative good shape. The only thin is the bubble got a little dinged but was able to pop the crease out. One has a crack in the side of the bubble. The cards are in amazing shape.
 
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For those wondering, yes you can get him to hold the big rifle. I have been able to get my Sith Troopers to hold all the weapons. Here's him holding the big rifle.




This is how you have to get his hand to grip the handle and then turn it around and he'll hold it.
 
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It's funny, seeing these under the lights it appears as if they went with two subtly different red paints for the apps on the blasters and also the gloves. It definitely doesn't quite match the red in the figure. I know someone also pointed out that the Sith Jet Trooper is a bit different in his red shade than the regular Sith Trooper. It's completely negligible as they are both awesome figures, but I feel like you wouldn't see this on the Black Series figure, so I'm curious as to why Hasbro QC is missing this detail on the smaller figure.
 
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Got my Armory Pack Sith Trooper in a bubble envelope that the USPS, for some reason, shoved into my mailbox. Strange ... they usually bring those packages to my door.

So the card is a little creased. But the bubble is a mess - crushed down on the top and inward on the left. The edge has even come unglued in the lower left-hand corner.

Fortunately ... the trooper himself (and accessories) look fantastic, so I'm happy. I'll live with it.
 
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It's funny, seeing these under the lights it appears as if they went with two subtly different red paints for the apps on the blasters and also the gloves. It definitely doesn't quite match the red in the figure. I know someone also pointed out that the Sith Jet Trooper is a bit different in his red shade than the regular Sith Trooper. It's completely negligible as they are both awesome figures, but I feel like you wouldn't see this on the Black Series figure, so I'm curious as to why Hasbro QC is missing this detail on the smaller figure.
It’s because you can count on one hand how many craps they really give about the 3.75” line. The problem is that we are a vocal collecting group, and they have to pacify us until they convert us all to 6” .


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It’s because you can count on one hand how many craps they really give about the 3.75” line. The problem is that we are a vocal collecting group, and they have to pacify us until they convert us all to 6” .


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It does sometimes seem that way - that being said - the red shading oversights aren't enough to ruin an otherwise really nice figure.
 
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Add me to the list of collectors who find the whole 'red Stormtrooper' thing a very naked 'buy this' marketing plot that also succeeded in making me army build a couple of these guys. Probably the most exciting new SA trooper I've bought in years, although I am catching up on some I missed before.
 
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I got a couple of these guys, plus a couple of the jet troopers as well. Overall, they are great figures, but I'm not a big fan of the character really.
 
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When TROS arrives on HD video, I hope and expect someone to post a screen capture showing this guy using something other than his standard blaster. Otherwise, the armory set will be a case of Hasbro finally doing something cool that ended up left on the cutting room floor.


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The armor is take off the Death Troopers and Clone Troopers of course. Just like the FO Mountain Trooper's armor was modeled on the Coastal Defender/Shore Trooper with a lil bit of the Patrol Trooper thrown in. In fact there is close similarities with the regular FO Stormtrooper and the Imperial Patrol Troopers. Looks like they tried to make the designs make sense and all part of the same family. The FO Jet Trooper helmet has a close similarity with the Range and Assault Tank Troopers.
Everyone has probably seen it by now, but Wired featured a video on YouTube with Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang and Madlyn Burkert "Every Stormtrooper in Star Wars Explained". Some of the explanations feel less thought-out, but they say that the textured design for the Sith Troopers was "to evoke the muscles, the internal strength that you might find in a soldier." The slim proportions are similar to the Death Troopers in that "this is a stormtrooper that is ready for anything." Simple explanation, but it kinda works. Doug points out the Phase II clone look in the helmet, but doesn't elaborate why it was designed that way. I was thinking maybe their boss wanted a little throwback to the "good old days" of taking over the galaxy with a clone army.
 
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Everyone has probably seen it by now, but Wired featured a video on YouTube with Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang and Madlyn Burkert "Every Stormtrooper in Star Wars Explained". Some of the explanations feel less thought-out, but they say that the textured design for the Sith Troopers was "to evoke the muscles, the internal strength that you might find in a soldier." The slim proportions are similar to the Death Troopers in that "this is a stormtrooper that is ready for anything." Simple explanation, but it kinda works. Doug points out the Phase II clone look in the helmet, but doesn't elaborate why it was designed that way. I was thinking maybe their boss wanted a little throwback to the "good old days" of taking over the galaxy with a clone army.
Doug is certainly no McQuarrie. I really don't like much of Doug's vehicle designs at all - I guess the character designs are OK though. The duck troopers could have been worse. Sure would have liked to have seen them in more action than the grand total of 10 seconds in the film.
 
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Somehow I missed the Armory pack version on Amazon, is this gone for good?
 
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I bought a bunch off of Amazon warehouse under "damaged" for like $13.74, only thing wrong with them was slightly bent cards,lol.
 
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I do find it interesting that Palpatine wen with red. considering most Sith have always worn black. lol Perhaps black armor with some red details or something would have been less standout-ish. It does look like a whole lot of red all in one place.

Been thinking of picking up a few more for some custom fodder, though they seem a bit too bright for Crimson Guards.
 
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Everyone has probably seen it by now, but Wired featured a video on YouTube with Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang and Madlyn Burkert "Every Stormtrooper in Star Wars Explained". Some of the explanations feel less thought-out, but they say that the textured design for the Sith Troopers was "to evoke the muscles, the internal strength that you might find in a soldier." The slim proportions are similar to the Death Troopers in that "this is a stormtrooper that is ready for anything." Simple explanation, but it kinda works. Doug points out the Phase II clone look in the helmet, but doesn't elaborate why it was designed that way. I was thinking maybe their boss wanted a little throwback to the "good old days" of taking over the galaxy with a clone army.
He can point out the Phase II look, but I STILL don't see it. And I'm personally glad I held off on buying any of these until I saw the movie. And my gut was right. 10 seconds of screen time isn't enough to warrant me buying any of these.
 
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I wonder how these might look with the comic pack Lumiya, since the Legends Crimson Stormtroopers only ever got a 6' figure.
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Funny that you post that pic as I was just thinking the Ghostbuster figure of Gozer would be a decent base for Lumiya.
 
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One thing that sucks about this and the Sith Jet Trooper is that there are literally zero figures for them to interact with that they feasibly would have engaged with in the movie. These guys were pretty underutilized, even by Star Wars trooper standards. There should have at least been a shot of them standing at attendance loading onto their Star Destroyers or something. I guess you can display them with our lone Knight of Ren? Not a massive ST fan but a shame we have really none of the main cast but Rey for TRoS. Would be nice to at least have a Kylo that isn't his TFA look.
 
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