View Full Version : Sandtrooper-2005 shortpack squad!

Darth Alex
12-09-2004, 12:36 PM
Finally compared this guy to the POTJ Sandtrooper.
Same. Exact. Figure.
However, for you carded collectors, this one looks KILLER in the desert pose in front of the card's desert background. (I AM LOVING these otc/potc cardbacks...Comic Book Guy voice...BEST CARDBACKS EVER)
The sand detail on this guy is FANTASTIC.
I will say one thing negative, in light of finally owning the SA Clone and the VOTC Stormie and having em side-by-side, this figure looks great, but I'd love to see some different types of Sandtroopers in the VOTC style.
Simple review, Rolling Stone rating SAYS...4 stars. Great figure, great sculpt, gun and binoculars still fit on le' backpacke'.
I'd up this to the Classis 5 star review if this guy had VOTC articulation.
Annnnnd I'd buy different Sandtroopers like this if they had VOTC articulation.
****************Are you reading these reviews, oh Hasbro reps?:classic: ****

BTW- 2005 shortpack squad....let me take a finger and POKE it HARD into the eye of Hasbro on this one. When I bought the Cantina "case" from Bryan's, this guy was one per case. I would buy 4 for a Tatooine squad(I'm still schitzo as to whether or not I'm army building right now I.....AM) and could've sold 2 to 2 friends(yes, I have friends) who BOTH want one. That's SIX SOLD for one guy. No way in Hades I'm buying 6 cases. I don't need em that bad and my friends aren't gonna throw money :greedy: :greedy: :greedy: at me, I don't like enough to eat/"return" that many unneeded figures.
Why one per case Hasbro, why? Why tease us? Why make me feel like an abused fanboy?

12-13-2004, 11:00 PM
Finally compared this guy to the POTJ Sandtrooper.
Same. Exact. Figure.

Thanks, Darth Alex, you saved me some money on this guy. I've got a nice platoon built up from the POTJ version and the technicolor pauldroned troop builder set. If there's no difference here, I won't be buying any.

12-14-2004, 06:18 PM
Didn't believe me huh?;)

12-15-2004, 12:05 AM
Didn't believe me huh?;)

:D Actually I did - but an independent confirmation of source info validates it beyond reproach. :crazed:

Darth Alex
12-21-2004, 03:04 PM
Technically, I was wrong, the rust stains on this version of the POTJ sandtrooper has the color of DIGITAL RUST, only found in the LFL Pro Tool Paint Box:crazed: .
Seriously, why is this guy only one a case? Come on....

12-21-2004, 09:56 PM
I saw one of these last week, looked good and made a great mini-diorama piece, but I didn't understand why the binocular accessory was in the tray right in front of the figure, the other OTC figures hid the extra accessories behind the insert so they wouldn't mess up the diorama card look.