Friday, October 14, 2016

Star Wars Black Series 6" Imperial Death Trooper

Here's a look at the Star Wars The Black Series 6" Death Trooper. It's a tough figure to find currently but I think it will be easier to get in the coming months. I got lucky and snagged one back during Rogue Friday.

It says on the back of the package the Imperial Death Troopers are elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence. Okay but can they hit anything? Lol. I'm guessing they can. We just have to wait and see in the movie. The Death Trooper wears full black armour which is of a different design compared to the regular Stormtrooper. The helmet for instance is more narrow and longish looking and has a targeting scope of some sort attached on the left side. There's a strip coming down the middle of his helmet as well. I like that some dark metallic paint was applied. It helps bring out the detail. Hold the figure up to the light and you'll notice the lens of the helmet were painted with a dark metallic green. Nice! The Death Trooper is taller and slimmer than the Stormtrooper. His height along with the black armour certainly make him more imposing. There's nice detail on the body. I especially like the sculpted ribbed interior suit worn underneath the armour. The shoulder straps too were sculpted and are more visible thanks to some gun metal paint apps. The pouches on his belt are big and you wonder what he carries in them.

Accessories. He comes with a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. Both have nice sculpted detail. Only the rifle has that little bit of red paint detail. 

There's a cup holder.... I mean loop dangling on his right side of his belt. That's where he can store his blaster pistol like as seen in the trailer. You can also store the blaster rifle there if you want.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look down well, up not so much. The shoulder armour are soft and flexible and it allows better shoulder hinge articulation. The pouches too are flexible and he can raise his legs at least 90 degrees.

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Look forward to seeing what they can do in the movie. Thanks for viewing!


J Hernandez said...

Excellent review and pics. Really wish this figure wasn't so skinny. When you look at the upcoming Figuarts version, the proportions on it are a lot better.

Tom Boy said...

Does the head of Black Suit Spider-man (2017) marvel legends fit on this body?