Friday, January 1, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Stormtrooper Figure Review II

continued from previous toy blog post...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!! May you all have a blast collecting this year :)

You won't be getting many dynamic poses out of this Hot Toys MMS317 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6th scale First Order Stormtrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure but that's only because this has to be the most authentic and detailed likeness of the First Order Stormtrooper as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens ever! This highly-accurate collectible figure features a brand new design of the Stormtrooper armor and helmet which is fine. The problem lies in the black under-suit (officially termed "temperature control body glove") that is worn beneath all the armor. The black body glove is made up of a mixed material of leather (for the lower body i.e. legs) and rubber (for the upper body / neck and arms) parts which is most movie-accurate but impedes the figure's articulation quite a bit, especially the leather clad legs. The leather is tight around the legs and therefore does not allow for much movement. You won't be able to get a lot of bend in them.


That said, I still like this figure a lot and wouldn't want to trade the figure's accuracy for pose-ability. The armor is very thin yet extremely sturdy and looks very good on the figure. The shoulder pauldrons stay in place nicely and the multi-layered chest armor along with the rest is beautiful in its design and wonderful in its execution. Top marks to Hot Toys for getting all the details into this figure and making this one of the best looking Stormtroopers ever seen (in my opinion anyway).

I've already covered much of this Hot Toys MMS317 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6th scale First Order Stormtrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure in my first-part action figure review posted earlier HERE and this post is just another chance to show off more pictures taken of this Stormtrooper figure. In this instance, firing from the hip with his Sonn-Blas F-11D Blaster Rifle.

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The Hot Toys MMS317 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6th scale First Order Stormtrooper Collectible Figure's costume consists of: a newly designed First Order Stormtrooper armor worn over black under-suit, a belt with pouches, and a pair of white boots. His Sonn-Blas SE-44C Blaster pistol is holstered on his right thigh via magnetic components. Check out the turnaround views below.


NEXT: Evolution of the Star Wars Stormtrooper - comparison pictures and variations from the basic standard trooper.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice review! I'm not sure how keen you are on modding your figures, but I was able to remove the fat suit (padded suit) from this figure to increase the posability to a great degree. It was very cool before -- but it's even cooler now!

-Dz

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

Wow! You should put up a tutorial on the process. I think a lot of us would want to know how to do that :)