Rogue One Kohl's Exclusive Gift Set
Item No.: No. 9605
Includes: Blaster, 2 rockets, backpack, 3 more figures with accessories
Action Feature: Rockets launch
Availability: November 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 and serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Imperial Death Trooper [FOTD #2,311] mold. What's new? Paint.
The 5-jointed figure adds a bunch of sand markings and the silver seems to pop a little more. The cheek tubes are darker, rather than the bright green of the first release, but the figure stands just the same. He holds his blaster just the same. If you're an army-builder and want the full squad of six, you may as well get this one just to keep things varied.
What really surprised me was that they redecorated his big rocket backpack accessory. Not only were sandy patches added, but the silver arms and grips for his hands were painted too! The first release in the 2-pack had black, unpainted grips. Why go the extra mile? I have no idea. The "gift-giver" customer at Kohl's would never notice, and I doubt most collectors would notice either. I can't imagine there was a board room pitch where someone said "So what's special about this?" and someone said "Distinctive silver hand grips!" It's unique, and as such an essential buy for the trooper fan.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Kohl's, but it's cheaper on Amazon.
Day 2,371: May 22, 2017