Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review 2: Hot Toys Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper Collectible Figure

continued from previous toy blog post...

This is my second part action figure review of the recently released Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure. This Shoretrooper definitely has more articulation than the Hot Toys MMS267 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Stormtrooper 12-inch Figure (reviewed earlier HERE and HERE) due in part to the more flexible fabric black suit worn under his armor as well as brown pants instead of the skin-tight inflexible body glove worn by the stormtroopers. Even the Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th Death Trooper (Specialist) Collectible Figure was not spared the skin tight body glove issue - see the pics HERE and HERE. The only Stormtrooper with amazing articulation is the Bandai 1/6th scale Star Wars Stormtrooper Plastic Model Kit (check out the pics HERE and HERE).

This Shoretrooper captain (identifiable by the markings on his armor) certainly poses well. Perhaps Hot Toys might consider releasing the other two ranks later on since they already have the mould and it's just a matter of repainting the armor. They are famous for doing that. Regular shoretroopers featured sand colored armor, a red band around their right arm and a white stripe around their left shoulder guard whereas Squad leaders were identified by a sand blue stripe that went along the top of their chest plates and onto the top of their shoulder guards. Squad leaders also sported a kama attached to their belt. 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.

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The backdrop you see is the alternative backdrop that you can use if you preferred it. It's part of the specially designed Imperial Shoretrooper theme backdrop that came with two designs. The other backdrop design was shown in my previous action figure review post HERE.

Hot Toys MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper Collectible Figure's 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. Unlike the Stormtroopers who were armed with two weapons, the SE-14C Blaster Pistol and E-11 Blaster Rifle, the Shoretrooper is only armed with 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.

There aren't any other accessories with this figure other than some extra gloved hands.

Still, as a Star Wars fan, I cannot imagine not having this figure in my collection. Hot Toys products are of the highest quality with amazing and highly accurate details. They are basically mini movie props so since we can't have the 1:1 scale real deal, this is the BEST that we can afford. As long as Hot Toys keep on making them, I'll keep on collecting them, racking them up and shooting them for my own good pleasure :) I enjoy posing these figures, taking pictures of them and sharing them on my toy blog here.

Some close-up shots / pictures of Hot Toys MMS389 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Shoretrooper (Captain) 12-inch Collectible Figure

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