The Legacy Collection Toys "R" Us Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Packs
Item No.: Asst. 97910 No. 97911 and 97912
Number: #1 and #2 of 2
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2010
Appearances: The Force Unleashed
Bio: Shadow stormtroopers also carried cloaking devices that rendered them invisible for a short period of time. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' kitchen.
Commentary: This Shadow Stormrooper reminds us that after the black repaint, collectors often enjoy the clear repaint. Originally meant to be two different figures (one with a removable helmet), Hasbro instead opted to double-up on this clear figure, putting one in each of its two Force Unleashed 5-packs earlier this year. Based on the 2004 Vintage Stormtrooper mold, this figure is super articulated, cast in clear plastic, and given various black and blue highlights to make it a little more interesting. An all-clear figure would look pretty cruddy. If you like Stormtroopers and are looking for something different, this certainly qualifies-- it does have a sort of a "phasing" quality as seen in the game, and even his gun is clear.
Collector's Notes: The set includes 4 additional figures, and if you open it take care to store it apart from other, non-clear toys. Clear plastic can discolor over time and sometimes will absorb other plastic color dyes-- so don't put him next to your red Royal Guards in the display box. As it is currently the only completely clear Stormtrooper available, you may as well get it, or get both sets so you can have two.
Day 1,371: September 15, 2010