The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: No. B4045
Includes: Blaster, backpack, pauldron
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: The latest generation of cold weather assault Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers wear advanced insulated armor and helmets that reduce the glare of icy terrain. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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I like it! I don't know how perfect it is (or isn't) but I like it. I'm beginning to feel the three-month pre-release window is too much, and more and more it seems like they had it right for the prequels - 1-2 months is plenty. Being asked to invest hundreds of dollars in figures in hopes that I'll like the movie is something I rarely do - usually the toy has to be awesome in and of itself, something I would want regardless of the media tie-in. That's also rare - and problematic for Star Wars as precious few toys offer genuinely new and fun features that are cool in and of themselves. I'm having a ton of fun with that new Millennium Falcon, but most of the rest of the stuff just looks different from things I already own - and this figure is in that category. I don't want to deal with the fuss of chasing down exclusives later, so I bought it - it's more of a compulsion than genuine reverence, I admit. I don't dislike it, but I sincerely hope the movie makes me super happy to have all these new figures.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Toys R Us at retail.
Day 2,238: November 16, 2015