The Black Series Gamestop Exclusive Gaming Greats 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: No. E9622
Includes: Blaster pistol, blaster rifle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2020
Appearances: The Force Unleashed
Bio: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed follows Darth Vader's secret apprentice, trained to hunt down and destroy Jedi, while Shadow Stormtroopers use cloaking devices to ambush enemies. (Taken from Hasbro's marketing copy.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
The figure itself is just the same basic Stormtrooper mold, cast in clear, and covered in black, silver, and seemingly sparkly paint. Out of context this should be a hit with fans of the high-end Kaiju sofubi figure scene or indie designer toys as well as fans of the 2008 The Force Unleashed video game. The figure itself doesn't feel too Star Wars-y in how it looks, but then again, neither due the bright orange and blue uniforms on Star Tours. I don't know why Hasbro dragged its feet so long to do weird Stormtrooper repaints, but now they're here and they're welcome. With a $5 premium price you might not want to troop build this one, but it's certainly good enough to warrant grabbing one to add to your growing "Gaming Greats" stash.
Day 2,708: July 16, 2020