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This was my only haul for July 2016. It is the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Finn and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figures Set. Finn can be gotten separately but the Riot Control Stormtrooper can only be had with the two-figure set. And after seeing the duel between the lightsaber-wielding Finn and the baton-wielding First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper in one of the most attention-grabbing moments in promotion videos for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I had to get these two.
The picture posted above is a combination of both figures, the First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper on the left and Finn on the right. It can also be seen as a Finn before and after picture. After all, Finn was First Order Stormtrooper FN-2187 before the battle of Jakku changed him. You can check out the action figure review of Finn in First Order Stormtrooper outfit HERE. When it was first revealed that John Boyega was one of the leads in the new Star Wars film, there was some outcry but I guess he showed them it was all for nought once the film was released. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with its ensemble cast and action sequences being particular areas of praise. The film broke many box office records, becoming the highest-grossing installment of the franchise, the highest-grossing film in North America, and the third highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide gross of over $2 billion.
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The standard black Star Wars design for the box is maintained. It is larger to contain two figures and the inner cover which Hot Toys always includes with their figures shows 1/6th scale Finn battling the Riot Control Stormtrooper.
There is a clever use of space in order not to make the box too big. Some of the accessories are placed in a separate tray which is laid on top of the two figures.
I will be reviewing the Hot Toys First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper first before moving on to Finn. The instruction sheet is fairly straightforward and shows you how to equip the Stormtrooper with the shield and baton. It also shows you how to extend the baton. Electricity effect accessories are included for making the baton look more deadly and menacing. You are advised not to remove any of the armor parts from the Stormtrooper figure, including the head / helmet. Oops, too late. I already did that when I posed pictures of the 12-inch Stormtrooper with the 1/6th scale Finn (John Boyega) head sculpt.
Here's the basic First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure out of the box. He looks just like any other regular Stormtrooper without his shield and baton. Stormtrooper units assigned to keep order on worlds within First Order territory are trained in riot-control tactics and given non-lethal equipment – though all carry standard weapons in case situations spiral out of control. Riot control stormtroopers use betaplast shields and Z6 batons to keep crowds at bay or to shock or pummel an opponent.
Hot Toys MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of the First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper as seen in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". The figure is approximately 30 cm tall and the base body has over 30 points of articulation. Unfortunately, the tightness of the body glove / black under-suit greatly restricts the figure's movements, especially in the legs. The Stormtrooper's costume consists of: streamline designed First Order Stormtrooper armor, black under-suit, belt with pouches, white boots and blaster rifle which attaches to his hip / thigh via magnets
The Hot Toys First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure comes with: First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with First Order Stormtrooper nameplate and Star Wars logo, riot shield, seven extra pieces of gloved hands for more poses, baton plus electricity effect x 2.
Z6 Riot Control Baton and lightweight composite betaplast ballistic riot shield. The baton has a magnetic grip, can be spun in combat and delivers a stunning shock. Troopers often use it in conjunction with a betaplast riot shield.
Here's the Hot Toys MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure equipped with his Z6 Riot Control Baton and betaplast riot shield. Check out the turnaround views.
NEXT: MOre pictures of Hot Toys MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure including close-up shots
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
Hot Toys Star Wars The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order SNOWTROOPER 12-inch collectible figure posted HERE and HERE
Comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS321 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper 12-inch collectible figure with the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Snowtrooper figure posted HERE
Action Figure Review of Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order FLAMETROOPER figure posted HERE and HERE