The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Entertainment Earth Exclusive Set
Item No.: No. B4007
Includes: Rifle, pistol, 3 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: November 2015
Appearances: Star Wars: Galaxy Magazine #3
Bio: Specially trained for operations in the extreme temperatures of volcanic areas, these crimson-clad Stormtroopers stay cool in the heat of battle. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
There are very few strains of pre-prequel colorful Stormtroopers as of yet untapped by manufacturers, but they do exist - so seeing things like this one make me pretty happy. The figure is a pretty solid red, complete with the appropriate markings. There are grey bits on the helmet and belt grenade. Black elements representing the body suit and holster are present as well. If that weren't enough, there's a tiny bit of silver on the "teeth," the side of the smaller blaster, and covering the rifle as faux weathering. In other words, it's pretty much as good as the regular Stormtroopers.
Other than Gentle Giant's Magma Stormtrooper statue, any sort of all-red Stormtrooper has been pretty much nonexistent as toys and collectibles go. When it comes to movie-based variations on the classic Stormtrooper, blaster damage and grass stains can only take you so far - seeing things like the Battlefront Shock Trooper and this Crimson Stormtrooper help to expand the galaxy a bit more before we see what I assume will be many flavors in the various spin-off movies. I'm stoked Hasbro used the existing (and fairly good) mold with double-jointed elbows and knees, mostly because it seems they're slowly phasing those out of their 6-inch figures with each new design. At this point I'm just hoping they make a 3 3/4-inch one too, mostly because I still see that as the figure line of record - and we're missing a few other, larger (and smaller) figures in that scale still.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth. I also work there. You really shouldn't listen to my biased opinions about this exclusive, I'm very happy with it.
Day 2,249: December 1, 2015