Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. E5160
Includes: MSE Droid, Kylo Ren, Commander Pyre, Blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: Like all First Order Stormtroopers, specialized units of Batuu Mountain Troopers are trained from birth, growing up with unit designations instead of names and fed a steady diet of First Order propaganda to ensure absolute loyalty. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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At first glance I thought it was a new figure, but the Mountain Trooper is a retool of the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader [FOTD #2,350]. The feet bear the item number of its ancestor, B9801, and it shares the waist and thighs of the Scarif trooper too. The hands seem to be the same, but everything else is new - the chest, the helmet, the arms, the boots, and the kama/skirt are all new. Its articulation is identical, and I believe the blaster is new and pretty good too.
It's an oddity as it combines late Empire parts with First Order elements. The red shoulder recalls the Sandtroopers, the helmet has the Scarif visor and a mouth/face that looks a lot like the Biker Scout/Scarif Trooper with a line across the face that looks like a standard issue Stormtrooper mouth. The back of the figure has a decent First Order look, with the "O" you'll recognize as a recurring element on the back of First Order TIE Pilots and Stormtroopers.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon who went to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge in June.
Day 2,620: September 12, 2019