The Black Series 2020 Line Look Blue Star Wars: Gaming Greats GameStop Exclusive
Item No.: No. F2844
Includes: Backpack, flame thrower
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2021
Appearances: Jedi: Fallen Order
Bio:Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order features Flametroopers, specialized commandos that support the war machine of the Galactic Empire, highly proficient in the use of incendiary weapons. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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If you bought the Snowtrooper a few years ago, it's functionally similar, with the same kinds of joints and basic silhouette. The new helmet looks like a Snowtrooper with new goggles, a painted stripe on the back, and a couple of things to let air out of the mask which don't seem to be present in the renders I saw from the game. (Which, hey, I like how the figure looks better.) They also rotate the shoulder pads around so the lines are on top, rather than the bottom - just like in the game. It's a much cleaner trooper with no ashes or soot, as opposed to the somewhat muddy Snowtrooper. Early photos of the figure do have darker grey boots and a higher level of contrast in the mask, which the final product does not share.
If you like what you see in the pictures, I can recommend this figure. It looks like a concept design, it fits the aesthetic of the 1980s, and you can probably find lots of reasons to like it if you like Imperial troopers. I'm finding I miss what I got in this line for in the first place - robots, aliens, and vehicles - but this is one of the best troopers we've had in the last year. This is, admittedly, somewhat light praise as we've had weird holiday troopers and carbonized troopers and other stuff that doesn't feel like it's doing much to reward long-haul fans... but we're not the market that we were in the 1990s.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from GameStop.
Day 2,851: August 31, 2021