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REVIEW: Rebel Fleet Trooper 1:6 Scale

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Background

One of the most iconic scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy was the opening of Star Wars: A New Hope.  The scene shows the capture and boarding of the Tantive IV by Darth Vader and Imperial Stormtroopers.  One of the Rebel Troopers who attempts to stave off the boarding of the Empire is Lieutenant Pello Scrambas.

Sideshow Collectibles chose the grey-haired Rebel Fleet Trooper as one of the figures for their Militaries of Star Wars line.

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Packaging

This is Sideshow’s classic Star Wars packaging.  It features a front flap that is held shut using a magnet.  There are photos of the figure on all four sides of the box.  On the rear, there are Star Wars screen shots of the actor the character was based on.  Inside the front flap, there is background reading about the character as well as a window for viewing the figure.  That figure is secured within dual plastic trays.


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The Figure

The Rebel Fleet Trooper 1:6 scale figure stands approximately 12” in height and has over 30 points of articulation.  The piece uses Sideshow’s Art S. Buck body and is an authentic likeness of Lieutenant Pello Scrambas.

The figure’s outfit includes: white helmet with antenna and chin strap; grey long-sleeve shirt; black, pocketed vest; light khaki cargo pants; black boots; brown, faux-leather belt with holster and a magnetic strap.

The figure’s accessories include: Rebel Trooper blaster; extra set of hands; display base with the Star Wars logo.

This figure is limited to a run of 3,500 pieces.

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Our Opinion

If you’ve ever discussed Star Wars with me, you might know that my favorite scene from all six films is the opening of Star Wars: A New Hope.  I can’t really explain why…since I don’t know.  But it might be that the scene has a real 70’s sci-fi look to it.  So I was very excited when Sideshow announced they would be releasing this figure as well as the Captain Antilles 1:6 scale figures.

The actual figure has a well-sculpted head.  I like that his mouth is slightly open and they haven’t used glossy paint (that’s a plus).  He also is sporting a Lee Majors hairdo with big sideburns.

The number of accessories is a little underwhelming.  You get a blaster, helmet and a pair of extra hands.  But the helmet is very cool.  It has an elastic band that weaves through the chinstrap and holds the thing in place.

Overall, it’s one of my favorite Sideshow Star Wars figures.  I enjoy when the company produces figures based on some of these lesser-known characters.  It’s a must-have figure for me.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Sideshow: $69.99 (Wait List)

Rebel Fleet Trooper Grades:

Quality: 9/10
Paint: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.3/10

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Have this figure?  What do you rate it?

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