Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – The Black Series 6″ Sith Trooper Figure Review

Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – The Black Series 6″ Sith Trooper Figure Review


 

This years Hasbro Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con exclusives includes Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny 3-Pack, which is based on Luke’s appearance in each film of the original trilogy, a redeco of the 6″ Black Series Boba Fett in the color scheme of the classic Kenner toy, a Kenner-style Darth Vader in bright, prototype colors, and an early release of the 6″ Sith Trooper in special convention packaging.

The Sith Trooper is based on his appearance in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and comes in exclusive packaging and three extra accessories that won’t be included with the standard release.

Thank you to Hasbro for sending along their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – The Black Series 6″ Sith Trooper figure for review.

Availability: San Diego Comic-Con; select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe and online at HasbroPulse.

The Sith Trooper is packaged in a beautiful looking red slip cover packaging with a brand new Sith symbol on the side, nicely done artwork on the front. Inside the slipcover is the figure, along with his five accessories, which include the three blasters and two melee weapons, and are placed in draws on the sides. This is nicely done and definitely something special for attendees at SDCC.

 

The Star Wars franchise has seen Red Stormtroopers in one form or another in the past. Most recently, several versions of the Red Stormtrooper has been seen in a new Captain Phasma book (a red armored captain named Cardinal), a red armored pilot on Star Wars Resistance animated series, The Black Series had a red Lava Trooper, and the Royal and Praetorian guards in the new round of films.

What sets this version apart is the First Order armor along with an updated figure sculpt, and new accessories. The figure sculpt has nicely done sculpted grooves that give him texture that are located on various parts of the body, including the chest, helmet, and the black areas where the articulation is hidden. This figure sculpt is updated with some better range of motion especially in the elbows, which is a key point that is required for all of these accessories. His shoulder pads are made of a soft plastic, and attached to his upper arms rather than the shoulders itself, which is unusual.

 

Included with the Sith Trooper are two small blaster, which either one can be stored on his right leg, First Order FWMB-10 repeating blaster, a melee weapon with some kind of a pitcher weapon or claw, and a smaller melee weapon with a knife edge. The FWMB-10 repeating blaster is the largest weapon and has a limited number of options to pose it because of its size. The large flat piece below the trigger guard transforms to a support stand for the FWMB-10s in the version from The Force Awakens and the version from the deluxe figure came with that piece, but it doesn’t appear to be removeable with this version. The paint applications on these weapons are excellent, and for the most part these are black and white just like the Sith Trooper.There is also some silver deco on the smaller blasters.

The Sith Trooper has some nice articulation, including a ball jointed head with limited range of motion, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.

Overall, the Sith Trooper is an excellent figure with some great articulation, figure sculpt and an excellent selection of accessories. Star Wars fans may want to pick up multiples of him for army building, and if you can’t get this version, the retailer version is on its way with fewer accessories.

Purchase:

HasbroPulse

eBay.com

Additional Black Series figures can be purchased on Entertainment EarthBigBadToyStoreMegalopolis: City Of Collectibles, Hobby Link JapanWalmart.com and Amazon.com.

 

 

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