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Darth Cruel
11-01-2006, 05:20 PM
No lie! Click through this link (http://www.jdoqocy.com/email-1467700-10363300) and see for yourself!


(http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_sku=SWMDSTB)

JediTricks
11-01-2006, 07:37 PM
What customers are they aiming this for? "I have an infinite amount of spare cash to throw down the sink on a black Stormtrooper" seems pretty limited. :p I mean, why not just do more white ones and by doing so lower the costs overall?

Turambar
11-01-2006, 07:53 PM
Not that I have any interest in buying one of these, but I am curious as to what comic reference this trooper comes from since I've never heard of it until now.
thanks

Darth Cruel
11-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Not that I have any interest in buying one of these, but I am curious as to what comic reference this trooper comes from since I've never heard of it until now.
thanks

Before anybody starts up with the Crimson Empire story...

Long before even Crimson Empire (a Dark Horse comic book which had these black-clad Stormtroopers in the story) there was a not-too-well-known Star Wars comic strip in some newspapers. The black-clad Stormtroopers made their debut there. I do not know the original date of release...but I saw a reprint of it once. I am going googling for it right now.

Edit - The Comic strip appeared in the LA Times from '79-'84. That particular storyline was called "Gambler's World". The name "Blackhole" was given to them because the Emperor's agent was named "Blackhole" The Troopers were regular troopers that had been given regular armor cast in black to identify them as "Blackhole's" Stormtroopers.

Jayspawn
11-01-2006, 09:54 PM
Neat looking but on the list of thing I'd get it ranks pretty low

Turambar
11-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Before anybody starts up with the Crimson Empire story...

Long before even Crimson Empire (a Dark Horse comic book which had these black-clad Stormtroopers in the story) there was a not-too-well-known Star Wars comic strip in some newspapers. The black-clad Stormtroopers made their debut there. I do not know the original date of release...but I saw a reprint of it once. I am going googling for it right now.

Edit - The Comic strip appeared in the LA Times from '79-'84. That particular storyline was called "Gambler's World". The name "Blackhole" was given to them because the Emperor's agent was named "Blackhole" The Troopers were regular troopers that had been given regular armor cast in black to identify them as "Blackhole's" Stormtroopers.

Nice research. Pretty cool information.
thanks, darth

Luuuuuuke
11-03-2006, 12:08 AM
Looks great. I'm not getting it. It just doesn't jive with what I collect.

Luuuuuuke
11-04-2006, 02:28 PM
Looks great. I'm not getting it. It just doesn't jive with what I collect.

I lied.

I just ordered it. It just looks so cool and it is great to have oddball things in ones collection. But that just means I'm going to have to pass up on a lot more things to make up for the cost (cause I don't look forward to having my wife's knee permanently embedded in my groin).

Though not swimming in $$$, it's not a huge hit on my wallet, as long as it's an isolated, unique purchase. For me, this falls into the category of: I'd like to have just one thing from that line.

By the way, how tall are these things?

JON9000
11-07-2006, 05:02 PM
I would love to get the standard RAH stormie, but I'm not too into the EU version.

Darth Cruel
11-08-2006, 09:12 PM
Nice research. Pretty cool information.
thanks, darth

Thanks T - I like to be helpful.

Edit - I am also seriously thinking about getting as many as 20 of these. I probably won't. But these Black Stormtroopers have almost instantly climbed to the top of my favorite Star Wars figure list to share that spot with a few other such as Sideshow's Obi-Wan Kenobi. And I would love to see a few of these posted around my office. And as I am sort of of the mind that Sideshow's version may be a LONG time coming...like never at all...I am thinking this may be the single offering of these unbelievably awesome figures. I just wish there were some added accessories like the blaster rifles, comlinks, grappling hooks and removeable thermal detonators from the Stormtrooper belts...maybe a few others as well.

Reefer Shark
11-08-2006, 10:03 PM
You'll need a couple of these guys to flank Kir Kanos when SSC eventually releases him.

I have one on order, it's a must have for me. Tempted to order a second, but damn.... so much $$$.

Darth Cruel
11-11-2006, 02:16 PM
I hope that there is enough similarity between the lines that if I display them together, it won't be noticed. Medicom and Sideshow have different scales for their "12-inch" figures, but if Medicom's are slightly shorter, I am OK with that as the troopers in the movies are pretty short for the most part. Also...I am fairly certain that Sideshow's offering of this Trooper will be a long time down the road if it EVER gets done by them.

They will have to be close though, I am die hard against displaying different lines together.

Reefer Shark
11-13-2006, 12:24 AM
I hope that there is enough similarity between the lines that if I display them together, it won't be noticed. Medicom and Sideshow have different scales for their "12-inch" figures, but if Medicom's are slightly shorter, I am OK with that as the troopers in the movies are pretty short for the most part. Also...I am fairly certain that Sideshow's offering of this Trooper will be a long time down the road if it EVER gets done by them.

They will have to be close though, I am die hard against displaying different lines together.

The Medicoms are noticabley shorter than SSC stuff, I posted a comparison pic in one of these threads here.

That can easily be fixed though since Medicom figures legs are expandable. You can really make the figures as tall as you want.

Darth Cruel
11-13-2006, 11:07 AM
The Medicoms are noticabley shorter than SSC stuff, I posted a comparison pic in one of these threads here.

That can easily be fixed though since Medicom figures legs are expandable. You can really make the figures as tall as you want.

Cool! Thanks for the info! How does the expanding of the legs work?

Reefer Shark
11-16-2006, 12:03 AM
Cool! Thanks for the info! How does the expanding of the legs work?

You can put little "spacers" in the legs (they come apart just above the ankle). Some of the taller figures come with the spacers in already, but a lot of people just make 'em out of ball point pens and stuff.

Pretty cool, I haven't actually done it myself though because I'm a lazy bastard. lol!