Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Comparison pictures of Hot Toys 1:6 First Order Snowtrooper with Sideshow 12-inch Snowtrooper

continued from previous toy blog post...

Here are the comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS321 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper 12-inch collectible figure (reviewed earlier on HERE and HERE) with the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Snowtrooper figure (posted back in May 2013 HERE and HERE). When Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back opened back in 1980, the follow-up to the highly successful Star Wars, it was the sequel every fan was waiting for and anticipating. The opening battle scene when the Empire launches a large-scale attack, using AT-AT Walkers to capture the base was short of breath-taking. Then Luke Skywalker brings down one of the giant walking metal hunks with the tow cable from his Snowspeeder and another with his lightsaber and a Thermal Detonator. But it wasn't enough. In spite of their valiant efforts, the Rebels were unable to hold the Imperials back. The Snowtroopers (ground forces) soon invade Echo Base.

It was the first time we saw the Snowtroopers and they were just as cool as the Stormtroopers from the first film, if not cooler. 35 years later, we are introduced to the redesigned, reimagined First Order Snowtroopers and what can I tell you, they are simply stunning in their all white ensemble. Of course, I have to have them in 1/6th scale. So here are both 12-inch versions of the Snowtroopers (the old and the new) posed standing side-by-side for comparison pictures.

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When George Lucas imagined and created the Star Wars universe, one of the most revolutionary things about Star Wars was that the things did look like they were used. Everything was dirty, sooty and worn-out. Before Star Wars it was more common for science-fiction movies to look clean and futuristic. This look, that George Lucas called a “used universe”, heavily supports the believability of the Star Wars universe. But all the First Order troopers seem to have a very clean look to them, unlike the troopers of old.

Related posts:
Review of Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order Stormtrooper Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE
Evolution of the Star Wars Stormtrooper: Episode II (Phase 1 armor) to Episode VII First Order (pictures HERE)
Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot collectible figure reviewed HERE and HERE

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