Navigate / search

REVIEW: Stormtrooper Commander

IMG_8550

Background 

Sideshow Collectibles has plenty of popular product
licenses, but one of the most collected is the Militaries of Star Wars
series.  If you like Stormtroopers
or Clone Troopers, they've released various iterations of both. And the latest
armored trooper release is the Stormtrooper Commander figure.

The Stormtrooper Commander is always found on the front
lines, leading his troops into any combat situation. This highly trained
Imperial soldier is intelligent and resolute, as capable and fearsome as the
ARC troopers of the Clone Wars era. They face perilous and dangerous missions
without reservation, unswervingly dedicated to their orders and their
obligation to the Empire. The Stormtrooper Commander is clearly visible on the
battlefield due to his uniquely detailed armor, enhanced with added protection
and gear, and he is equipped with a BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle.

IMG_8551

 

IMG_8554

 

IMG_8555

 

IMG_8556

The Facts

Stormtrooper Commander
Series: Militaries of Star Wars
Manufacturer: Sideshow
Material: Hard plastic articulated body
Height: 12"
Points of Articulation: Over 30 (Prometheus body)
Accessories: BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle; Star Wars base
or Stormtrooper Commander base (Sideshow Exclusive); extra set of hands
Outfit: Fully detailed and weathered white and blue armor
set; black bodysuit; holster
Edition Size: 1,500 regular and 1,000 exclusive
 

IMG_8541

 

IMG_8542

 

IMG_8547

Packaging 

The Stormtrooper Commander box is of the single plastic
windowpane variety. Since the number of accessories is on the lighter side,
there's only need for one of them. Similar to the rest of Sideshow's Star Wars
line, there is a detailed description of the character on the front
(magnetically held) flap.

IMG_8559

Our Opinion

If you're a big Star Wars fan and/or into collecting
Stormtroopers (or Clone Troopers), then Sideshow has you covered. So far,
they've released six Sideshow produced trooper figures, as well as plenty of
the Medicom RAH line. So what's the difference between the Stormtrooper
Commander and the regular 1:6 scale Stormtrooper?

IMG_8549

Check out the new paintjob. The Stormtrooper Commander
figure features a weathered look on top of a new blue paint scheme. They've
done a superb job scratching up the blue area to give the armor a battle
scarred appearance. There are also random black marks all over the figure's
outfit.

So while the Stormtooper Commander doesn't offer anything
new on the original Stormtrooper figure, it gives you a new and unique spin on
the classic Star Wars character.

You can pick one up at the following:

Sideshow: $89.99 - Wait List (Regular and Exclusive)

Stormtrooper Commander Grades:

Figure Quality: 9/10
    Sculpt: 8/10
    Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 8/10
Packaging: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.3/10

IMG_8552
IMG_8546
IMG_8558
IMG_8557
IMG_8553

 

What do you rate this figure?

Leave a Reply