Hot Toys 1/6th scale Star Wars Episode IV: Spacetrooper Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Version
Released: November 2015
Manufactured by: Hot Toys
It's been quite some time, but we are back and more toys should be coming soon. I'm kicking things off today with a look at Hot Toy's Spacetrooper from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
While this is a Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive, it is also the Star Wars Celebration Exclusive and was first shown off at the Star Wars Fax Expo earlier this year. There isn't anything that makes this an "exclusive" other than the fact you can only get him at Sideshow Collectibles.
Much like how Hot Toys are rolling out the many variations of Iron Man, the Stormtrooper is now following this same suit. I predict we will see many variations of Stormtroopers over the years and one of the first variants of this is the Spacetrooper.
The Spacetrooper was briefly seen pointing at the Millenium Falcon as it was tractor beamed into the Death Star. With that said, this is another one of those niche characters in the large Star Wars universe.
For the most part, this is a rehash of Hot Toys previous Stormtrooper release with some slight modifications. The difference is he comes with a non detachable back pack, large rifle gun, and a nozzle that fits on the mouth of the helmet.
As usual the details on the accessories and paint job look great on all of these additions. However, the nozzle on the mouth cannot be tampered with too much, which hinders movement for the head. The instructions note that the nozzle can easily break off it is stretched or messed with too much. This is probably one of the more negative aspects of this figure.
Along with the accessories I mentioned above, he also comes with the usual set of hands, one left hand with pointy finger pose, standard Stormtrooper gun, and the base.
The back pack also comes with a canister and two battery like objects that fit into the top portion of the back pack. I'm assuming this is accurate to the movie, but since the character is only in the film for 30 seconds and we don't seem him fiddling around with the back pack this is kind of a meh detail for me.
Overall, I do like this figure, but its also not the most amazing figure we have seen and really wasn't too noteworthy in the movie. Rabid Star Wars fans need no reason to jump on this, but for other collectors I would say this is a pass.