Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
Return Of The Jedi A New Hope
Availability: September 2004
Celebrate the legendary Star Wars trilogy that changed the universe forever, with The Original Trilogy Collection. This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. The finest recreations of the iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are back with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Original Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. And, as a tribute to the dedication of Star Wars fans everywhere, we are re-releasing elements of the original packaging that harken back to the creation of Star Wars action figures, which began over 25 years ago with the Original Trilogy. May the Force be with you!
If there was one Star Wars character fans were dying to see Hasbro create in “ultimate” status, it would have to be the Stormtrooper. What other character is a more iconic Original Trilogy army builder than the Stormtrooper. Not even the Snowtroopers come as close to complete awesomeness as the Galactic Empire’s band of shock troops. The Stormtrooper did get a much coveted place in the 2004 The “Vintage” Original Trilogy Collection lineup. Enhanced articulation, premium additions and nostalgic beautiful packaging was the recipe for the line that would rise above all others. The VOTC line is what collectors waited for Hasbro to do for years and years. Even Hasbro paid homage to the packaging’s original labeling as they added the Kenner logo for good measure. As exciting it is to see the Stormtrooper in super-articulated status in classic “vintage styled” packaging, we have to call it for what it is. And that would be that it is still a few steps away from definitive perfection. It wouldn’t be fair to complain about the figure without expressing the good points, so let us start with the positive aspects in our assessment.
The Stormtrooper has a fantastic sculpt first and foremost. It is the first super-articulated Stormtrooper the line has ever seen. 14 glorious points can be found including a very appropriate ball-jointed torso, ball-socket head sculpt and multiple ball-jointed pints of articulation throughout the arms and legs. The armor looks brilliant and the black details added to accent it have been applied very nicely. For the most part the Stormtrooper is in proportion to other characters in the VOTC line which is perfect. It’s wonderful to know that Hasbro is committed to getting scale as accurately as possible in the 3.75” line in this day and age. With all of this goodness, it’s hard to believe that there is a major issue affecting the Stormtrooper. The Stormtrooper’s legs are a relative nightmare. They are sculpted too closely together and the hips are awkwardly cut swivel joints which don’t give any meaningful movement when you try to pose him. When you articulate this figure in your hands, you’ll be frustrated to discover that you have tremendous upper body versatility, but little to no movement below the waist. It’s nearly maddening. You do get some cool static poses, but don’t expect vigorous action poses with this figure.
Status: Stormtrooper is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85272/85213
Retail: $9.99 USD
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