Stormtrooper (The Empire Strikes Back) - The Vintage Collection #41, 2011


  • Toy Line: The Vintage Collection
  • MSRP: $7.99 USD
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  • Scale: 3.75"
  • Retailer Exclusive: No
  • Variation Pictured: 1st release - unpainted abdominal buttons
  • Date Stamp: 2009
  • Released: 2011
  • Joint Count: 14
  • Joint Details: Ball-jointed neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed waist, 2 ball-jointed legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles;
  • Accessory Count: 3
  • Accessory Details: Helmet, Blaster, Blaster Rifle;
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This Stormtrooper was released individually carded during the Vintage Collection in February 2011. Stormtroopers can be seen in all three original trilogy movies.

The figure is ultra articulated with 12 ball-joints and 2 swivel joints (wrists). The stance is easily adjustable, thanks to ball-joints in the hip, knees and ankles. There were two weapons included with the Stormtrooper, a basic imperial blaster, and a longer blaster rifle as seen in the original Star Wars. Both weapons are a good fit for the hands, and the smaller imperial blaster can even be stowed away in the holster. Unfortunately, the Stormtrooper helmet is too big and sits very, very loosely on top of the head.

The paint job on the Stormtrooper is quite simple, but with only white and black with grayish/blue colors, there isn't much that Hasbro could do differently. The glossy appearance looks overall pretty good. The only negative on the figure is the helmet, which is just too big and doesn't look as good as it should. The ball-jointed hip is a welcome addition, but the hip joints feel almost a bit too big. All in all, it's a decent Stormtrooper figure, but we still prefer the 2004, Original Trilogy Vintage Stormtrooper over this version.


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