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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:33pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I like the look of the Stormtroopers in the various incarnations of the SW franchise. I also like the look of the Scout Troopers (that was my favourite toy as a kid!). Sandtroopers are really more of a variation, but I guess they are fine, too.

The latest "Lego Star Wars Comic" (UK), which I sometimes buy, had a free Snowtrooper mini-figure attached. Of course, it took me 30 seconds to assemble it. 

I don't find the Snowtroopers visually appealing, whatsoever. I can't put my finger on why. I may give this LEGO mini-figure to my nephew, aged 5. It's not something I really want to have on my shelf.

I wish I could add more to what I said because Stormtroopers and Scout Troopers are brilliant. I did buy some issues of the "Star Wars Helmet Collection" and I have a Stormtrooper and Scout Trooper helmet on my shelves. It's only the Snowtrooper variant that leaves me feeling cold.

Any views on Snowtroopers? Although I'm not keen on them, feel free to be an advocate for them if you like them!
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:36pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Quick check online. They look like Republic serial versions of storm troopers. Lots of frozen fingers, too, I would imagine.
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:40pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Yeah. There's just something, which I can't articulate, that doesn't look right. 
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:42pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

To my 4 year old eyes, yes! I can't really judge them as an adult. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:43pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Michael, I hadn't really given them much thought until picking up that "Lego Star Wars Comic" today.

Oh, and just in case anyone is interested, I don't think the "Lego Star Wars Comic" is sold outside Europe. 
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Posted: 17 August 2017 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

No advocate here. I never did cotton to their look.
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Of all the various troopers, the Snowtrooper design is my least favorite, with Clone Troopers closely behind.

And I agree with Robbie. The Scout Troopers are the best looking.

 




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Yeah, the Scout Troopers are awesome. They look so right. 

As a kid, my favourites were Vader, Jabba and the Scout Trooper. Many a Scout Trooper, along with Vader, were chained to Jabba's structure. In fact, most of "toy battles" as a kid saw Vader and assorted bad guys defeated by Jabba.

In a rather undignified manner, Vader even ended up locked inside the contraption that Jabba lay on.
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I loved the Snowtroopers from the first moment I saw one. And the AR-AT drivers.

Really cemented my love of Stormtrooper specialist armour
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I loved the Snowtroopers from the first moment I saw one.

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I always liked the action figure as a kid. They were an important part of the Empire's destruction of those candy ass heroes in the galaxy known as my basement.
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Nostalgia plays a factor, but I love the look of the Snowtroopers... I think they look the most sinister of the 3 main "trooper squads" of the Original Trilogy... not as, let's say, aesthetically pleasant-looking at the original Stormtroopers, but sleeker than the rather clunky-looking Scout Troopers.





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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 5:28pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Clunky-looking Scout Troopers? Those are fighting words around here. ;-)

It's nice that people have their preferences. I think my favourite toys as a kid were the Emperor's Royal Guard, the Scout Troopers, Vader and Jabba. Most of my battles featured Vader usually on the losing end whilst battling Jabba.

I think the toys represented an opportunity for me to do things that the films hadn't done. I had no desire to have Luke battle Vader as I could see that in TESB or ROTJ. But Vader VS Jabba didn't happen so it could only happen in the world of my toy battles.

I will say this: I "re-imagined" the ending of ROTJ with my toys. Young Robbie had Han Solo and Chewbacca defeating Vader and the Emperor aboard the Death Star. 
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Posted: 21 August 2017 at 1:12am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Snowtroopers look to me like they could just as well be Biohazard Troopers. As in go into areas that are toxic or under quarantine.
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Wonder if different colours might have worked for Stormtrooper variants? Or should all have been white?

I know in real-life military, branches tend to wear the same (i.e. British Army all wear same colour uniform), but there are variations, i.e. military police within British Army are known as "redcaps" as their caps are, well, red. RAF Police are known as "snowdrops" because, although they have the same uniform (blue) as other RAF personnel, their caps are distinct, coloured white.

Just wondering if a colour change here or there might have been nice (I guess we sort of got one as the Emperor's Royal Guards wear red - and they are sort of elite Stormtroopers, right?). 


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Now that you mention it, shouldn't Scout Troopers have different colored sets of camo armor, to blend in with whatever terrain they're actually scouting?

Because scouts usually aren't supposed to be seen by the natives or the enemy. (If the natives aren't the enemy, that is....)


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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

My son has a 12" statue of a Shadow Trooper. I know they haven't been in any films(yet) but he actually looks pretty cool.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 10:52pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Hadn't even heard of Shadow Troopers until your post, Doug (I've now Googled them). 
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