Number: Item #3001921
Edition Size: 500 (Exclusive) 1000 (Regular)
Scale: Premium Format Figures
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: June 2014
License: Sideshow Collectibles
'Imperial Troops have entered the base!'
A detachment of Imperial soldiers specially trained to operate in arctic climates, Snowtroopers are best known for their assault on Echo Base at the Battle of Hoth.
There have always been incredible Star Wars characters produced in Sideshow Collectibles’ popular Premium Format Figures line, but it’s been only in the last few years that it’s been visibly evident more than ever that Sideshow means business. They’re making Star Wars characters that fans have requested for years and finally making them a reality for our collections. And even if we haven’t necessarily asked for them, we want them and cannot wait for their release. The Snowtrooper Premium Format Figure has been a long-requested item by hardcore collectors of the line, as well as the casual collectors. It’s finally here and it should impress those who have been waiting in the wings for it. Sideshow Collectibles ensured that they produced the infantry Snowtrooper and not the Snowtrooper Commander like Hasbro has seemed to use interchangeably throughout the years. The Snowtrooper has been reproduced in glorious 1:4 scale and he stands atop an Eksoan Class-4T3 power generator left behind by the Rebels evacuating Echo Base. And for Sideshow Exclusive collectors, the Rebels have also left behind the remains of K-3PO, the Echo Base protocol droid that just didn’t fare well by the end of the Battle of Hoth.
The Snowtrooper looks fantastic. He is definitely showcased in an action pose, and if we had to nitpick we would comment that his lean looks ever so slightly unnatural at some angles. Thankfully you will be able to find plenty of ways to position him so it won’t detract from an otherwise perfect collectible. As they always do, Sideshow Collectibles has utilized mixed media here. You’ll discover polystone armored pieces, moleskin inspired soft-goods and even metal details in the base to recreate as accurately as possible these “props” from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. As with all Sideshow Collectibles products, collectors have very little to worry about when it comes to their spectacular sculpts, but the art in the hand-painted details are what always knock these high-end collectibles out of the park. The same is true for the Snowtrooper. We’re are completely stunned with the level of artistry that has been forever captured in this collectible. His visor, while very dark, has been painted in dark green, not black. His uniform is overall dirty and yellowed, not bright white. And yet these dirtying details don’t take over the piece. In other words, you don’t look at this piece and think the Snowtrooper is dirty. You are left with the idea that he has seen quite a few battles and has grown into his military duds. Simply put, the deco on this piece is beautiful.
Status: The Snowtrooper Premium Format figure stands atop an Eksoan Class-4T3 power generator, scouting for Rebel forces with his E-11 blaster at the ready. Crafted in detailed 1:4 scale, the cold assault soldier wears a fabric kama skirt, complete with a fabric belt and pouches. The Snowtrooper Premium Format figure is an outstanding addition to any Star Wars collection.
Announcement: The Snowtrooper Premium Format Figure was informally teased/announced the day after Christmas 2012 with an Uncle Sam inspired poster during Sideshow Collectibles' 12 Days Of Sideshow event. There was no other announcement of it until it went up for pre-order.
Pre-order Information: The Snowtrooper Premium Format Figure went up for pre-order on July 5, 2013.
Assembly: 6 parts
Assembly Details: Snowtrooper body, Snowtrooper portrait, left hand cupped, right hand holding E-11 blaster rifle, thermal detonator, environmental display base
Sideshow Exclusive: Severed K-3PO Head
Date Stamp: 2014
Retail: $379.99 USD
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