The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. B4045
Includes: Rifle, backpack
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: The latest generation of cold weather assault Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers wear advanced insulated armor and helmets that reduce the glare of icy terrain. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
The figure is the same core figure as all three releases, each of which has barely different paint. It's a white armored soldier with a distinctive helmet and about 26 points of articulation. Hasbro did a good job with the sculpt thanks to Disney not being stingy with the reference files, and the figure has a pretty good range of movement despite the single-joint style of elbows. I love the glossy "hard" elements of the uniform on the helmet, shoulders, and chest, while the vinyl kama around the waist just sort of gets in the way. It's not like this is a really "action"-oriented figure when you take a look at the entire sequel trilogy, and this figure is kind of a good metaphor for the new saga. It's shiny, it looks like it should turn into something really amazing... and it's fine. It's probably not going to have the impact on my life that the original gangsta Snowtrooper had back in the day, but maybe it'll influence some kids and a new series of fans when it's time to contemplate raiding what's left of Ralph McQuarrie's sketchbook and swiping frames from other Japanese movies in 2040 when they release Episode X. Or so I am guessing.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Amazon.
Day 2,677: March 31, 2020