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.
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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 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?