Monday, April 27, 2009

Imperial Stormtroopers with Darth Vader

Now that I have two Sideshow Imperial Stormtroopers (see my previous posts here and here), it's time to shoot them with Darth Vader. And since Sideshow has yet to release their 1/6 version of Darth Vader (preview pictures of Sideshow Darth Vader here), Hasbro's 14-inch Darth Vader (see my post here) will have to do for now.

Sideshow's Imperial Stormtroopers are really looking good in terms of scale and quality (all except the horrific loose joints)

The poseability of Sideshow's Imperial Stormtroopers hold up well

This is rightie

And here's leftie

And here are Sideshow Imperial Stormtroopers standing with Medicom's puny Darth Vader (more picture here). I wouldn't label it 1/6 scale because Medicom's Darth Vader isn't any much taller than the troopers. To at least get a decent picture, I'd to pose Sideshow's Stormtroopers standing behind Vader so that they don't dwarf him.

And if you think posing Medicom Darth Vader with Medicom Imperial Stormtrooper (more pictures here) should work, you are so wrong. Somehow Medicom's Stormtrooper helmet is slightly too big for his body and Medicom's Darth Vader head and body is way too small.

To get a more accurate picture of Darth Vader towering over the Stormtrooper, I'd to pose him standing in front of the Stormtrooper. It now appears that the trooper is hiding behind Darth Vader and not doing his job as a trooper.

Close-up of Medicom's Imperial Stormtrooper and Darth Vader side by side. Medicom's helmet is supposed to be the "Hero" helmet, made for the leading actors in the film. They differ from the "Stunt" helmets (reproduced for the Marmit and Sideshow Stormtroopers) as they feature a smaller frown and lowered brow. But Medicom's frown is not smaller but consistent with the "Stunt" helmets.

And here's a picture of Hasbro's 14-inch tall Darth Vader surrounded by four Imperial Stormtroopers, the two in front are by Marmit (more pictures here) and the two at the rear are by Sideshow. Notice how it works better when there's leftie and rightie. I'd also posted pictures of Hasbro's 14-inch Darth Vader with just Marmit's Imperial Stormtroopers here, including posing Jedi Luke meeting his father in the scene from "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi"

In the next post, we'll compare the various Imperial Stormtroopers.


11 comments:

Jcee said...

Very cool! After seeing your pics, I actually like the Sideshow one over the Medicom one. There's something weird about the eyes on the Medicom compared to the Sideshow...can't figure out exactly what though...

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hey Jcee, sideshow's the best by far (I can't believe I'm saying this - LOL) except for the loose joints (SIGH - wish they could get their act together).

It's the black band above the eyes (sort of like a uni-brow). medicom's is too close to the eyes whereas there's a gap in Marmit's and Sideshow's (both versions exist in the Star Wars universe so there's really no right or wrong, just which looks better)

More comparative pictures between Medicom's and Sideshow's in the next post :)

desmond said...

I like you put the storm troopers together with Darth Vader. Very nice!!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi desmond, me liking it too :> thanks for the compliments

Joshua said...

@JCEE - medicom looks diff in terms of helmet near the eyes cauz the brow's lowered to the eye level....


its awesome that the frown is cut out...

Little Plastic Man said...

Nice...with comparison...I kinda like the Sideshow one..OMG..should buy or not???

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

BUY! BUY! And when you do, make sure you buy two to accompany Sideshow's Darth Vader when he is released. Nah - just kidding ;p get only if you really really feel like it. With the number of figures being pumped out this year (with some GREAT ones by Hot Toys), we really have to weigh our decisions carefully. I already passed on Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Spirit, Octopus and Iron Man Mark II from Hot Toys.

Little Plastic Man said...

I know what you mean Alex...unlimited wants but limited $$ and space...yup I have also given up the whole Iron Man series, Hellboy from Hot Toys! However Sideshow Stormie still can consider...:P

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Yup Adrian - my two cents worth: Sideshow's Stormtrooper is worth getting because it's value for money :) I bought two for the price I would've paid for one Medicom trooper & I'm most happy to report that I'm pleased as punch from my purchase ;>

Anonymous said...

Could you post a picture of the Medicom Stormtrooper with the Sideshow Darth Vader?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi you can view size comparisons of the various Darth Vader figures at my post - http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2009/07/comparing-sideshow-with-medicom-and.html where you can see how tall Sideshow Darth Vader is compared to the rest and how the Medicom version is like a dwarf next to him. I didn't even bother taking pictures of Sideshow Darth Vader with Medicom Stormtrooper because they are so mismatched, Medicom Stormtrooper being so puny. You can view pictures of Sideshow Darth Vader with Sideshow Stormtroopers at my post - http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2009/07/sideshow-darth-vader-with-sideshow.html CHEERS