Saturday, November 21, 2015

Have you seen the Bandai SH Figuarts First Order StormTrooper (shield and baton set)?

Have you seen the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV spot where a totally badass First Order Stormtrooper goes toe-to-toe with Finn who wields a lightsaber? This particular “Riot Control” Stormtrooper has been replicated and miniaturised in true Figuarts style, and the dynamism of this ridiculously articulated figure just makes it look so cool.

The roughly 6-inch (15cm) tall trooper doesn’t come with a blaster like the other Figuarts trooper. He's only equipped with just the Z6 Riot Control Baton (which also appears to be lightsaber-resistant) and Riot shield. The baton has sliding parts to replicate the action of it extending and electrifying whenever the First Order Stormtrooper goes into battle, and you have to admit: this is just an extremely nifty-looking action figure.

Now I just want the 1:6 scale version!
Let's hope Hot Toys don't make it a Toy Fair Exclusive with light-up baton.

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

Estimated shipping date: May 2016


Kaltier said...

Very cool indeed. The first picture kinda reminds me of the patlabor's ingram. Lets cross our fingers it gets made in 1/6 scale too alex.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if the baton extends or swings open. There's a guy online that has made a replica with PVC pipe and his swing open like a switch blade. I've looked at the trailer over and over again and can't tell if it extends out or swings open. any help on this? I think it would be cooler if it extended. I'm interested in making a similar one for cosplay. Thank you.

alex teo said...

It appears to swing out because of the pivot point located near the tip of the baton. It's the same in all the pictures.