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on 6 August 2014
The "Star Wars 'The Black Series' 6-inch Figure: #09 Storm Trooper" is a great looking figure. The articulation is great although the shoulders and upper legs suffer greatly due to the armour, however one would assume a real Stormtrooper would also suffer from the hindrance of armour. I especially like the head articulation it has a double joint neck/head allowing good range of motion. For anyone familiar with Marvel Select figures the articulation from the Star Wars Black Series line is very similar to those with double knee and elbow joints, swivel and pivot wrists and ball joint shoulders and thigh/hip and an "ab crunch" torso. It holds the weapons well I found it helpful to pry the fingers open ever so slightly with my finger nail to get the blaster in hand then the fingers move back gripping well.

Paint application is good but could be better, the white you can't get wrong right? well.. in my opinion the white should be high gloss paint or be covered in a clear coat to make it appear shinier than what it is, it is a little too matte looking for my liking. I bought 2 figures so it isn't a one off. The only discrepancies in paint application on the finer detail is very minimal such as a slight bit of black missing on the helmet front band and the vents slightly off centre (barely noticeable)

Now for the more bothersome issue, in one of the 2 figures I got the left knee was not properly fitted, the peg which connects the knee joint to the thigh was not popped into the hole, this would be a return for most buyers as the leg basically does not work and looks bad. However after buying Marvel Legends figures for a while I know that dipping the leg in hot water for a minute then squeezing the peg into the hole and running under cold water is a simple fix. However I'm sure a lot of buyers would not want to have to do this on a new figure.

This line is great for the size of them usually Star Wars figures are in the 3-4" range, to have Star Wars with this great articulation and detail is great, the only bad things are well as I mentioned the odd lapse in QC and frankly the prices are very steep. Especially if you are looking on certain auction sites. In America these sell for around $20 which is at todays conversion rate £11.88p anything over £20 is steep in my opinion. For the price point I'd like to see high gloss white paint and a stand included at least.
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on 12 July 2014
Finally the 6 inch black series stormtrooper for a decent price,i like this figure but wished
hasbro had sculpted a better helmet,i like the stormtroopers from a new hope and empire and the helmets they wore i thought
looked better,this one is more like the return of the jedi version.
The figure comes with two weapons which the stormtrooper holds very well,you can get great poses as the
articulation is very good as well.
I think most star wars fans will love to army build with this stormtrooper and collectors will be glad to eventually
purchase this elusive figure.
A great figure to add to your EMPIRE,and with news that they are returning for episode 7 this
is another reason to buy.
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on 17 August 2014
arrived next day (prime) straight away I noticed that shabby paint work on the utility belt. on further inspection the overall paint job wasn't great. my first black series figure and also my last. Hasbro need to make big improvements on quality. shame NECA didn't have the licence
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on 11 August 2014
This is a fantastic rendition of the Stormtrooper as seen in 'A New Hope'. Comes complete with two blaster rifles and multi point articulation. This is a must for all collectors of Star Wars related material.
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on 12 August 2014
Arrived in an ok time but the box was not a keeper it was worn on the edges so this one is now an out of the box display item but for the price i am well happy.
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on 17 October 2014
Good figure but be careful with the arms because if you pull them out too much the shoulder pad will pop off and require glueing back on
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on 11 August 2014
Awesome piece to the collection really great design and looks amazing and feels strong well worth it to any fan
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on 31 December 2014
My grandson said its too good to take out of the box as he does not want to spoil it.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 8 September 2014
Big Star Wars fan and I also like collectable figures so I thought I'd try this out as I'd heard good things about the Black Series, but sadly I wasn't that impressed with the Storm Trooper.

The detail was good enough, and although the paint job was adequate it wasn't quite right - slightly off where it needed to be. The figure was quite adjustable, but difficult to make the gun stay in the hand. I ended up putting the figure back into the box as it frankly looked better in there.

I'll probably not bother with any more as the quality doesn't justify the price.

Recommended only for big Star Wars fans who can overlook some basic quality control issues.
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on 31 July 2014
one of the best sculpts in the series yet, very posable and look great in pairs.
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