Like I mentioned before, the beauty of these highly detailed 1/6th scale figures by Hot Toys or other manufacturers allows us to examine each character closely and appreciate the efforts the costume and prop designers put in to put these on the big screen. When all these characters are moving about on the screen, one cannot scrutinise all the juicy details featured until they are available to us replicated in movie-accurate 1/6th scale for our enjoyment. That's when the drool factor kicks in. Smaller size action figures are great for playing with but these high quality museum standard 1/6th scale realistic life-like reproductions of the actual stuff are such a wonder to behold. I never tire of them as each new release is a totally new experience.
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Hot Toys has been adding an extra band to all their Star Wars packaging, spelling out the type of trooper contained inside the box even though the picture on the cover clearly shows what's contained within. I believe this started because after Hot Toys previewed and took pre-orders for the Hot Toys MMS385 1/6th scale Death Trooper (Specialist) Collectible Figure, they announced that they were also releasing the MMS398 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Death Trooper collectible figure and MMS399 Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist (Deluxe Version) Collectible Figure. All three look almost identical and would cause confusion if the box design was left as is. Hence the addition of the extra band. See the action figure review of the Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th Death Trooper (Specialist) Collectible Figure posted HERE and HERE.
Hot Toys MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper Collectible Figure's special features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Shoretrooper in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Approximately 30 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed hands, One (1) pair of hands for holding weapons | blaster rifle | figure stand
Instruction sheet for Hot Toys 1/6th scale Shoretrooper Collectible Figure
The double-barreled E-22 blaster rifle, which is based on the airsoft S&T Sterling L2A1 with a second barrel, a precision stock, and an Element M300A (EX 191) flashlight added. Like the Death Trooper blaster, this blaster is also likely meant to be some kind of E-11 variant, especially considering the E-22 designation (which presumably is a reference to the two barrels).
Specially designed Imperial Shoretrooper theme backdrop with figure stand. The cardboard backdrop has a different design on the reverse side.
Stationed at the top secret Imperial security complex on the tropical planet Scarif, shoretroopers patrolled the beaches and bunkers of the facility. Shoretroopers operate, effectively, as Sergeants which allow them to command small squads of regular stormtroopers. There were at least three distinct ranks of shoretroopers, all with unique armor markings. Shoretrooper captains had almost all of their chest plates blue, along with a small plate of armor that was on their left side. Their right shoulder guard was sand colored, but their left shoulder guard was all sand blue, save for the white stripe. Further down the same arm, there were stripes of sand blue and yellow.
Hot Toys MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper Collectible Figure is basically a Shoretrooper captain. His outfit / costume consists of: newly designed and finely crafted Shoretrooper armor with blue breastplate, brown colored pants, utility belt with pouch, armored boots. The brown pouch is based on the WWII German MP40 ammunition pouch.
I think the Shoretrooper (also known as Coastal Defender Stormtroopers) is the most different type of Stormtrooper from all the other Galactic Empire's stormtroopers. The Imperial Elite troopers are usually clad in either all white or all black but the Shoretrooper does not fall into either categories. Their armor is very yellowish and their legs are pretty much exposed from wearing only brown pants. When I look at them, I don't associate them with stormtroopers immediately.
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure with figure stand and specially designed Imperial Shoretrooper theme backdrop.
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