Type: Real Action Heroes
Number: No. 242
Source: A New Hope
Released: November 2005
License: Medicom Toy
Includes BLASTER RIFLE!
Includes four different glove variations to achieve multiple poses!
Boots molded in soft vinyl material!
Also includes figure stand!
We didn’t think that human neurodevelopmental disorders had the capability of afflicting one-sixth scale figures, but that looks like what happened exactly with the Real Action Heroes Stormtrooper figure. We jest of course, but for reasons unknown, the Stormtrooper looks like it has Retts syndrome. Don’t worry about the specifics of the disorder. You only need to know that he has inordinately small hands. It’s a disappointing result on a splendid one-sixth scale, but it’s really the only big issue we have with this otherwise gorgeous figure. After many years of Hasbro’s laughable Stormtrooper 12” figures, fans gave up hope that any licensee would be able to produce a stunning one-sixth scale representation of this character. Thankfully, Medicom Toys through their Real Action Heroes division has produced an imperfect, yet extremely likeable Stormtrooper figure. An iconic and core Star Wars character, the Stormtrooper has finally received the respect it deserves in (almost) 12 inches. The Real Action Heroes figure has been approached similarly to Hasbro's figures where they opted for a more pliable plastic to make the armor. It bends ever so slightly when the figure is articulated. This makes some sixth scale collectors nuts while is pacifies others. Our opinion lies somewhere within the middle. If the armor doesn’t inhibit you from posing the figure is some really dynamic ways, then any way works for us. And we believe it will work for you too.
The Real Action Heroes buck body type is quite exquisite and has some impressive capabilities. Some have argued that it’s one of the best articulated bodies on the market. Admittedly, the body has a very natural human form and drapes beautifully. It can also stand up straight or be posed in some dramatic action stances and still look fluid and realistic. Posing the figure is relatively simple. Once you loosen up some of the joints you will find that it’s a very “user friendly” figure and will do what you “command” it to do. What's more, the display stand should only be considered and optional accessory here, something that we’re proud to say Medicom Toys got right here. In fact, we have found that the included stand actually impedes its “pose-ability”. The Stormtrooper is loaded with articulation including many multiple points of movement in a single body part. Ball-jointed articulation inundates the buck including the neck, shoulders, torso, hips, knees and ankles. Although this is an armored figure, between the pliability of the armor pieces and the flexibility of the figure, you will be impressed with how many versatile poses this Real Action Heroes figure can hold, although some movement is still inhibited. We’re still thoroughly impressed with it. We also totally dig the helmet. Underneath is a generic “human formed” mannequin-like head sculpt, unpainted. Medicom Toys did this to ensure the most fitted look possible for the Stormtrooper helmet. It worked. Between the “real life” head underneath and the foam to keep it in place, the Stormtrooper amazes at every level possible.
Status: Stormtrooper is an all-new figure that utilizes the Real Action Heroes buck body type.
Articulation Count: 38 points
Articulation Details: TBD
Accessory Count: 8
Accessory Details: 2 interchangeable hands, display stand (8 parts)
Date Stamp: 2006
Retail: $129.99 USD
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Medicom Toys Real Action Heroes
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