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This Imperial Stormtrooper (sw366) is from (deep breath) the 2012 Episode VI Return of the Jedi, LEGO Star Wars Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper Battle Pack 9489
For those (gasp!) non-Star Wars fans, the Stormtroopers were soldiers in the Imperial army of the Galactic Empire, under the autocratic rule of the
wrinkly evil Emperor Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious.
The Stormtrooper line has been revised several times and Sw366 is the newest of these redesigns. Indeed, there have been 17 variations of the Stormtrooper minifig (including Han and Luke variants from Ep. IV). Other highly collectible figures include a chrome variant (sw097) and Stormtrooper sw122.
This guy comes with a single-sided black head and grey face with dot stubble; short blaster; black gloves and waist; moulded helmet with blue, grey, black and white markings; unpainted legs; and back / front torso printing.
This is a beautifully detailed figure. The helmet includes carefully moulded front, side and back details. The helmet printing includes tiny details such a grey mouth grill marked with 0.3mm black stripes and blue stripes running along the lower sides. He sports a grey face with black features and looks appealingly mischievous
Torso design is a very complex, four-colour scheme, predominantly grey and black with several carefully placed, light blue-grey details. Back and front, the upper-torso includes the usual armour suit markings. The crew neck armour details around the neck reveals a hint of the black under clothes. The torso is finished with rectangular shoulder straps, detailed utility belt on the front and appropriately spacey looking buttons and dials on the back.
The Not So Good
The downside is that the legs are not printed, unlike the sw122 variant and the Clone Trooper lines. Knee or shin plates and boots would balance the overall design of this figure. Due to the scaling of the helmet details, all the Stormtrooper figures channel the bobble-head look – unfortunately, a necessary trade-off.
Being a LEGO minifigure and a brutal Stormtrooper is a tricky job but I think this guy does it pretty well! And…if you have made it all the way through this word-waxy, gushing review…well done!