Rogue One Two Pack Action Figures
Item No.: Asst. B7073 No. B7259
Includes: 2 figures, 2 rifles, 1 backpack, 1 backpack rocket launcher, 2 projectiles
Action Feature: Opening mouth
Availability: September 2016
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bio: The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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He stands fine, and holds his new blaster rifle without a hitch. The look of the figure and weapon feel like they could have been floating around in a higher budgeted version of the original trilogy, with a giant rocket-launching backpack that feels like it's 1990's finest Kenner design. It plugs over the shoulders and makes the figure a little too top-heavy. Standing unassisted is a challenge. The clear green rockets look great and the distance is good - but it's a ridiculous accessory that doesn't exactly do wonders for making it look like a real weapon. Moroff, Poe, and Baze Malbus each have weapons that look heavy - and their gravity can be seen on the designs, with the heavy parts lower to the ground. The Death Trooper must be ridiculously strong, too.
Given that there are supposedly six of these guys in the movie, I'm a little annoyed that they're sold in multi-packs and as exclusives when a single carded version would probably sell like hotcakes. Right now you'll have to find Walmart's exclusive if you want singles, or shell out for a $15 2-pack or a set at Kohl's that, due to its crazy pricing, could be $24-$50. Get yourself a few Death Troopers because they're neat, but if you're a member of the one-of-everybody club you're going to find yourself with at least three as it is.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,311: November 22, 2016