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I've shown in my previous toy blog post HERE the box packaging and contents of this Sideshow Collectibles Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale Snowtrooper figure. Here are more pictures of said Snowtrooper for you to feast your eyes upon :) The chest plate was a little obstructed in the previous post so I took these pictures to give an unblocked view of the Snowtrooper chest plate and belt.
The chest plate worn by the snowtroopers was constructed of a plastoid composite armor. Near the center were all of the controls for the completely self-sufficient troopers' life support systems. These included an external temperature monitor, power cell monitor, and the controls for the suit's heater.
As mentioned earlier, the Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Militaries Series Snowtrooper Sixth Scale Figure features: Fully Articulated Prometheus 1.1 body with Cold weather assault gear including: Helmet, Face shield, Armored body shell, Survival backpack, Arm guards, shoulder pauldrons, knee guards and elbow guards, Heavy cold weather boots, Heavy cold weather gloves (multiple poses), Insulated thermal body suit, Thermal detonator, E-11 Carbine blaster and Snow covered display base
Snowtrooper armor was well suited to the climate extremes of frozen worlds such as Hoth, Rhen Var, and Toola. Unlike other troopers, snowtroopers wore a white, rugged body glove, which provided camouflage, and provided thermal insulation from the cold. Over this was an eighteen-piece outer shell altered to include more powerful heating and personal environment units, and an airtight fabric oversuit for additional protection from the cold.
To facilitate breathing in extremely cold or dangerous atmospheres, a breather hood enveloped the snowtrooper's faceplate and fed into the suit liner. Each trooper was equipped with terrain-grip boots, a standard utility belt containing high-tension wire, grappling hooks, ion flares, additional blaster ammunition, a survival kit, and ration packs.
The troopers' backpacks housed the main heating unit, main power cell, communications unit, and a homing beacon. The pack also had the ability to work as a power source for other equipment. Snowtroopers could survive up to two weeks in even the harshest frozen environments on their internal suit power and supplies.
Notice how the backpack is attached to the Snowtrooper via clips
The two side pockets are attached to the belt with a huge "buckle" just below the chest plate.
A close-up picture of the chest plate with external temperature monitor, communication controls, identity chip, suit heater controls and power cell monitor.
The standard issued E-11 blaster rifles of stormtroopers, also issued to Snowtroopers.