Toys R Us has one of the many retailer exclusive Black Series figures coming out for Star Wars the Force Awakens. The standard release Snowtrooper due out in wave 4 later this year gets his first run here as an Officer with a pauldron to signify his rank. He adds to the growing helmeted bad ass line up coming for Episode VII. We’ve run him through a session so check out over 30 pics after the break!
Star Wars Black Series First Order Snowtrooper Officer
Overall solid sculpt
Bulky legs and knees
Head limited and tilted due to pauldron
90 degree elbows suck
The Snowtrooper mold is a great looking figure on first glance. He’s stocky, has layered armor, removable backpack. The legs and ankles are done well, bulky and hold a pose. After digging in though, there are some issues. Nothing to keep one from grabbing IMO, in a standard pose he’s good to go. The head is on a permanent tilt due to the shoulder pauldron, and has limited range on that side due to it. Arms – the new limited elbows used on the FO Stormtrooper are back, and stink. Coupled with double in-out wrist movement and it’s impossible to get a cool double handed gun holding pose. Previous Black Series had around 135 degrees of range, allowing an upward point of the weapons if you worked it. That is not an option now. You can squeeze out 1 double handed gun pose and that’s about it. The Pauldron is well done, colored in traditional orange that the Sandtroopers used. Makes no sense since they are pure white designed for snow combat, might as well be a target. But that’s not Hasbro’s fault. Bottom line, he works well with the FO Stormtroopers and is on par with the rest of the offerings so far. Troopers will be plenty for the upcoming movie and he’ll fit right in!
Check out some key shots below, full gallery after that!