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JEDIpartner
01-24-2009, 11:33 AM
The Spacetrooper was one of those briefly seen Ďcharactersí in the saga, but was enough of a curiosity for us as kids that we thought it was cool. For those of you who arenít familiar with the Spacetrooper, there are a couple of them on the surface of the Death Star as the Millennium Falcon is drawn into the docking bay via a tractor beam. They merely stand there and point at it and possibly do some other stuff that might be part of their daily routine.

The body is pretty much the standard Stormtrooper body. The head is NOT a clone head, but rather a handsome brown-haired guy with a cowl over his head. The rifle is rather chunky and has a little handle on the top of it. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS YOU MAY LOSE THIS PIECE WHILST REMOVING SAID TROOPER FROM HIS PACKAGE! He also comes with the standard blaster and holster on the belt. The helmet appears to be the same helmet as all recent Stormtroopers are packed with, until you notice that there is a little hole on the underside of it at the front. This is where the rebreather tube connects into it. The backpack/jetpack is really nice and, for once, they designed it so there are no gaping slots on the trooperís back! VERY nice indeed! The pack fits and locks over the square bit on the trooperís back.

While itís not the most excitingly new figure, it does deliver the goods well. It could be used as the Spacetrooper or for an army builder of standard Stormtroopers. Itís designed that well.


Includes head and middle leg for Astromech droid. This edition was for R5-A2.

I'd rate this an 8.0 out of 10.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-25-2009, 01:07 PM
There's an image of Joe Johnston wearing the spacetrooper outfit from the Making of Star Wars book, so they based the figure off of him. Only one suit was made, so they shot him twice; if you buy two spacetrooper figures, both would technically be correct in having the head. :)

JEDIpartner
01-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Good to know!!!! :thumbsup:

JediTricks
01-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Cool beans. We nagged Hasbro a couple times to get this figure made, nice to see they followed through.

So, the handle on the gun is removable and easily lost, or did I misunderstand?

JEDIpartner
01-28-2009, 09:08 AM
So, the handle on the gun is removable and easily lost, or did I misunderstand?

Yeah... even if you're kinda just fiddling around with it, it can pop off and get lost. I haven't lost mine yet, but I am waiting for it to happen. Perhaps a dot of rubber cement might help?

pbarnard
01-28-2009, 10:42 AM
Yeah... even if you're kinda just fiddling around with it, it can pop off and get lost. I haven't lost mine yet, but I am waiting for it to happen. Perhaps a dot of rubber cement might help?

Soft Rubbery plastic or hard and rigid plastic? Does make a small bit of difference, and a solution I've taken to some clips that fall out a little too easily in my Marauder Inc weapons.

JediTricks
01-28-2009, 02:53 PM
Yeah... even if you're kinda just fiddling around with it, it can pop off and get lost. I haven't lost mine yet, but I am waiting for it to happen. Perhaps a dot of rubber cement might help?
Hmm, good to know. That's weird, I can't imagine why they'd do it as a separate piece, I'll need to see this in person. I highly doubt I'd glue it on there, I have a purist attitude about accessories for some reason.

Snowtrooper
02-08-2009, 09:16 PM
I opened up mine last night, and heres my thoughts:

I really like how the pack attaches to the figure without having to cut a hole in it, and its a solid fit, not just barely hanging on there. Breather tube fits onto the pack and mask well, without it falling off too. The new head is well done. The eyes looks good and the paint isn't sloppily applied. I'm not for certain, but I think they fixed the goose neck appearance of the TAC release. I didn't armybuild the TAC version much because of that reason. With the helmet on, the spacetrooper doesn't appear to have that problem. So like said before, it would make a great stormtrooper army builder.

On the negative side, the blaster doesn't fit in the holster very well. As long as this mold has been out, you'd think they could fix this problem already. I also don't care much for the rubbery helmet. While not as bad as some, its not solid enough for me.(don't take that the wrong way.)

I highly recommend it:9.5

plasticfetish
03-23-2009, 07:26 PM
Picked this one up at last, and though it wasn't a big priority for me, I'm glad that I got it after all.

It's a fun toy that has very few flaws, aside from the crummy holster problem that Snowtrooper mentioned. Well, that and the fact that he can't really hold the smaller blaster anyway. Not that you'd use it if you could... because he has that b*tchin' hand cannon.

JediTricks
03-25-2009, 01:15 AM
I got this figure finally. I don't like how high the head holds the helmet off the shoulders, it looks tiny that high. And the large cannon is kinda weird, it's a T-21 but a shortened front that makes the whole thing snub. So it falls into my "ok" range.

Snowtrooper
03-25-2009, 06:50 PM
Picked up another one yesterday. Thought I'd maybe I'd get a squad of em.

DarkArtist
03-26-2009, 11:52 AM
i was able to get 6 of this guy for a small squad. hoping to build a Death Star style shelving system to showcase my collection.....thought it would be cool to have these guys plus the 4 Space Troopers from the old POTF EU era hanging around (perhaps working on the contruction aspect of it.)

bigbarada
04-17-2009, 02:27 AM
I bought a couple of these guys. The head seems a little large and it warps that perfect sculpted helmet when it's placed on the figure. I've found that I prefer displaying him with the helmet in his hand kind of recreating the behind the scenes photo (which I can't seem to find in an internet search).

I actually have two Spacetroopers and the Luke and Han in Stormtrooper disguise, so I did a little bit of helmet swapping. It turns out that the Spacetrooper helmet on Han Solo provides the best fit out of all the helmets (it also has the best paint job), so I now have the perfect Han Stormtrooper figure. :pleased:

DarthQuack
04-17-2009, 10:04 AM
I don't like you guys posting pics.....it's rekindling my interest in collecting....shame on you.

JediTricks
04-18-2009, 05:12 PM
I don't think the head is too large, it's the same size as the regular Stormie head, it's just sitting too high because the neck design doesn't match the Stormie head design so they added a plug to this head.

Not surprised the pic is hard to find, it's a really rare one and usually not well labeled. Here's a review of the figure which shows the spacetroopers and the pic of Johnston holding the helmet: http://www.oafe.net/monkey/sw4sptr.php