Disney Store is celebrating Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens with a line of die cast figures based on the film. These figures were released back on The International Star Wars event on September 4th, which was also called Force Friday and the day that all of the new movie toys had hit. Also included in the die cast assortment from Disney are Captain Phasma, Finn, Rey & BB-8, Kylo Ren, the First Order Stormtrooper, and the First Order Flametrooper.
The First Order Flametroopers utilized incendiary weapons and include the white armor with a helmet that features glare reduction.
Thank you to Disney and The Disney Store for providing the First Order Flametrooper exclusive Die Cast figure to us to review.
Availability: September 2015
The First Order Flametrooper stands at 6 1/2″ tall and made with die cast, which makes the figure heavier compared to other materials such as plastic. The figure is also made with some plastic parts such as the flamethrower and tubes that connect to the gun and the backpack. The rest of the body such as the head, torso, arms, and legs are made with die cast parts.
His head sculpt has a unique helmet that’s different than other First Order troopers, which includes a visor for his eyes, and O2 tubes for his mouth. Attached to his back and not removable is the backpack tubes that are used to fire up the flamethower, and the flamethrower itself is sculpted to his right hand and cannot be removed.
The body is painted with a glossy white finish, which is a nice touch and really stands out with the black deco on the hands, elbows, shoulders, hips, and legs.
The base is made of flimsy plastic and sometimes may have difficulty supporting the figure depending on the position he’s left standing. There is only one peg hole on Flametrooper’ feet and one peg on the stand. The base does have some carvings sculpted on including the Star Wars logo.
The back of The Flametrooper’s back have holes including on the figures legs, triceps, upper buttocks, and lower back, showing metal screws in place that were put there to assemble the figure. The screws are visible only if you remove the cape.
He has a decent amount of articulation including a ball jointed head, ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, ball jointed hips, hinged knees, and hinged ankles.
The First Order Flametrooper offers a lot of value for the MSRP price of $24.99 USD. He is a nicely detailed and accessorized figure and a beautiful sculpt. We just wish that the flamethrower wasn’t sculpted to his right hand, and that the elbows were ball-hinged, allowing some additional poses to hold the flamethrower.