Last year, Entertainment Earth managed to save some nearly cancelled Star Wars figures that couldn’t find a home elsewhere, including brick & mortar stores. One of these saved products was Hasbro’s Star Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper and Bistan 2-pack. This set offers two unique characters that are not available anywhere else, including a Shoretrooper Captain with new deco on the armor, and the Rebel character Bistan. The Shoretrooper has been a very popular character among Star Wars fans, including the different ranks, not to mention the demand of this character in 3.75″ with 5 points of articulation and 6″ figure scales. Hasbro cannot seem to keep up with the demand as this is one of the most sought after army builders in 2017, and for the most part, this was one of the best selling characters in the line. This Shoretrooper Captain is only available in this figure set for those interested in the 3.75″ line of 5 points of articulation. You can purchase this set now on Entertainment Earth for $17.99.
Don’t miss them! Join the fearless Rogue One Squadron with this Star Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper and Bistan Action Figure Set featuring the faceless troopers of the Empire alongside the brave Rebel Bistan. 3 3/4-inch action figures come fully articulated for battle with rocket launcher backpack, 2 projectiles, and 2 rifles. Ages 4 and up.
Thank you to Entertainment Earth for providing their exclusive tar Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper & Bistan Figure Set for review.
Availability: November 2017
The Shoretrooper Captain is a repaint of the existing Shoretrooper sculpt, and features new deco showcasing his rank, which includes blue on his chest and right arm, a red stripe with yellow squares on his left arm, and a white and yellow stripe on his right arm. This figure is best collected as an army builder, and with this new deco this figure definitely stands out on his own. The paint applications are nicely done with nice crisp lines for the most part, and yes while there might be some bleeding, it’s minimal at least on this copy. The helmet has a red dot on the upper left side, with black trim around the edges. The visor is also painted black, as well as several other spots on the sculpt such as the shoulders, elbows, fingers, and torso. These also have a texture sculpted on, which is not noticeable unless you look up close. The figure is primarily painted beige with brown pants, and darker brown shoes. On his pants there is also a texture applied to it that is different compared to the black painted parts, as well as the belt that is sculpted underneath and over some parts of the armor. On his right hip there is a group of pouches that can hold long accessories. The armor has nicely sculpted details throughout the sculpt, which includes a non-removable backpack and various other details.
The figure features five points of articulation, which includes a ball jointed neck, swivel shoulders and swivel hips. Included is a blaster pistol.
Bistan is the hero character offered in this set and includes a bulky and short sculpt. He is sculpted in a pilots uniform with what appears to be a parachute on his back. The pilot uniform is painted in brown, with a light and dark green deco, silver bracelets on his wrists, silver buckles, and a silver piece around his head. For the most part, the paint applications are pretty good, with the exception of his hands having brown deco and beige deco on it. We’re not sure if this was intentional, but it almost looks like an error at the factory. The head sculpt is nicely done and packed with detailed textures to indicate facial hair. The top part of the hair is painted in black, and the other parts are a light grey with black around his eyes. Making him almost look like a raccoon. The eyes are nicely done with pupils painted in.
Bistan features five points of articulation, which includes a ball jointed neck, swivel shoulders and swivel hips. Included is a blaster pistol and a launcher backpack and 2 projectiles. The backpack is placed over his body and there is a handle for his right hand to hold. The projectiles can be fired by pressing the buttons on the back.
Overall, this is a nice looking set and definitely worth picking up for Star Wars fans looking to complete the Rogue One collection. We especially like the paint applications on the Shoretrooper Captain and the details on Bistan as well. The launcher isn’t necessarily adding to the set as far as value, but it does make a nice play feature for kids.
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