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Do I love the design of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Snowtroopers? Absolutely! Do I like this Hot Toys MMS321 Star Wars Episode VII TFA 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper 12-inch collectible figure? YES! All the troopers of the First Order, from the revamped and re-designed new look Stormtroopers (Hot Toys 1:6 scale version posted HERE and HERE), TIE fighter pilot collectible figure (reviewed HERE and HERE), to this Snowtrooper, they all look magnificent and really cool. The redesigns are beautiful and these 1:6 scale versions by Hot Toys are stunning and really top notch in look and quality. I'm really glad I got them. I can't wait to add the Flametrooper and the baton-wielding First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper (FN-2199 aka TR-8R but his friends call him “Nines”) to the mix.
So I've taken more pictures of this Hot Toys MMS321 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper 12-inch collectible figure and posted them here for your viewing pleasure :) The craftsmanship of these First Order troopers (all of them!) are right up there in terms of quality and finish. They are very well produced and look really good up close. I am blown away by the attention to detail and all the neat little touches Hot Toys has put into producing these figures. They are really awesome to behold. So how come there aren't any rebel soldiers to do battle with these guys? The only rebels fighting the First Order in the film are the pilots flying the X-Wing fighters.
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Behind the scenes trivia:
In the costumes used for the film, the snowtroopers' armor, helmet and backpack were made of molded polyurethane, while their gloves also included molded polyurethane elements along with nylon. Their quilted tunics and collars were made from jersey-backed neoprene, though the tunics also included polyester and cotton. The nylon boots they wore were "Kamik White Mens Canuck Cold Weather Boots.
Description from Wookiepedia:
First Order stormtroopers assigned to frigid planets such as Starkiller Base wear specialized armor and gear that let them operate effectively in icy conditions. Snowtroopers carry a backpack-style personal environment unit and wear insulated helmets with glare-reducing slit lenses, gloves, a kama, and a heat-resistant body glove beneath an oversuit of wind-resistant fabric.
Hot Toys description of the outfit:
The costume consists of newly designed First Order Snowtrooper helmet and armor, white long coat, white under-suit, belt with pouches, pair of white pants, pair of white boots with greaves and securing black straps, and backpack (personal environment unit). Underneath the costume / outfit is an approximately 30 cm tall TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations.
We have established that the 1:6 scale Sonn-Blas F-11D Blaster Rifle included with this Hot Toys First Order Snowtrooper is bigger in size than that the earlier blaster rifle that came with the First Order Stormtrooper. You can see the comparison pictures posted on my earlier action figure review post HERE. I also included pictures of the film version Snowtrooper and Stormtrooper with the same rifle to give you an idea of the size of the weapon so that you may compare it with Hot Toys 1:6 scale version.
Check out the close-up pictures of this Hot Toys MMS321 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper 12-inch collectible figure. What can I say? It's a stunning figure and you can't get this amount of details in anything smaller than 1:6 scale.
NEXT: 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.
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