Stormtrooper (Mimban) - VC123

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Please use this thread to discuss the Mimban Stormtrooper from the Han Solo movie that'll be released in the Vintage Collection:



Thoughts on this figure?
 
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Can’t wait, going to use this for customs for sure. Looks like it could be the best 3.75” stormtrooper yet.
 
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I like it! It's nice to see some Solo figures right out of the gate.

I also like the fact that this is probably the new SA Stormtrooper sculpt we'll be seeing as a clean OT trooper in TVC at some point. I just hope they use the RO helmet sculpt in place of this one for the regular trooper, but my guess is they'll just simply release a straight-up clean version of this figure. Either way, it's long overdue, and I certainly hope Hasbro does full cases.




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pretty decent looking trooper figure. I am down for a few. Still has the OT look to it.
 
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I think I'm going to start calling this Stormtrooper, Major Konig.

Welp, love it or hate it. A Rogue One Stormtrooper can't be far off now. I really like this Stormtrooper, the rifle is awesome. Unlike some of the new weapon designs, this one looks like it'll fit in just fine. Although I wonder if the one in the movie has a wood stock on it. Since it appears to be an old World War 2 era rifle. I can't tell though if it's a British Lee Enfield or a Russian Mosin Nagant rifle.
 
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I really like this one and I hope this exclusive makes it to Germany. That way I can just buy a bunch at one time.
 
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Almost impossible to tell from that angle but it seems this stormtrooper sports a second layer over its forehead. Some sort of armor plating.
 
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This looks great and I'll definitely get it, but has anyone noticed how each version of this guy across the lines almost look like different designs? Will have to wait and see which one is the most accurate.
 
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I really like this one and I hope this exclusive makes it to Germany. That way I can just buy a bunch at one time.
Agreed. And the UK! I think they announced that this one will be numbered too, VC123 apparently. Definitely on my list
 
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Agreed. And the UK! I think they announced that this one will be numbered too, VC123 apparently. Definitely on my list
Yeah, I hope it gets released all over the world. Numbering it makes me think the chances are good. They know they'll make a lot of non-US collectors mad if we can't get this.
 
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Ugh store exclusives shouldn't be numbered. Walmart may never distribute these to some stores.

It's one thing if it's an online numbered exclusive (Jocasta etc) whenever everyone has a fair chance at obtaining it. But when you are at the mercy of the absolute worst retailer for exclusives it really sucks. Some of us may end up having to buy this from Walmart.com but through some scalper third party...
 
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Almost impossible to tell from that angle but it seems this stormtrooper sports a second layer over its forehead. Some sort of armor plating.
I see what you mean. It does look like an extra piece of armor for the helmet.
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Believe it's based on WWI sniper plate.
nice find. Pretty much it. Interesting pre production teams are still digging design ideas from that real world warfare era. They do try hard to stay true to the original trilogy while being creative at the same time and add something new to the movies.

Where are you guys seeing this armor plate?
Can't locate that NYTF show floor picture where another shot from this trooper was posted. It was shot from the side and you could clearly see there was an added layer of armor over his forehead.
 
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nice find. Pretty much it. Interesting pre production teams are still digging design ideas from that real world warfare era. They do try hard to stay true to the original trilogy while being creative at the same time and add something new to the movies.


Absolutely. My favorite recent example was the color palette of the Scarif troopers being based on WWII Messerschmitt 109s[FONT=arial, sans-serif].[/FONT]
 
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nice find. Pretty much it. Interesting pre production teams are still digging design ideas from that real world warfare era. They do try hard to stay true to the original trilogy while being creative at the same time and add something new to the movies.


Absolutely. My favorite recent example was the color palette of the Scarif troopers being based on WWII Messerschmitt 109s[FONT=arial, sans-serif].[/FONT]
I saw the picture with the armor plate, I get it now. Ah yes, my dad immediately called them "Afrika Korps Stormtroopers".
 
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Nice looking figure. Will only pick up 1-2 thought as I don’t want an army of snipers! When it gets re-issued as a clean trooper, I may outright update all my previous stormies.
 
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Nice looking figure. Will only pick up 1-2 thought as I don’t want an army of snipers! When it gets re-issued as a clean trooper, I may outright update all my previous stormies.
I fear will happen.. as I to will want to do that with a clean SA version of the R1 Stormtrooper and as an army builder.. thats a lot of new product... that I of course will have to buy since i OCD over parade ground formation uniformity in my dios lol
 
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I hope we get this in Europe as well. If they ship him in solid cases, I might just buy a case of 8 then.
 
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After dealing with Walmart today these guys and Rey will be a sh*tshow
 
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