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    troopbuilder kit

    just wanted to review he troopbuilder kit (remember, this is not the 4-pack which the fan-club will sell)
    well the parts all come in one plastic bag and that means that there are some paint scratch marks on some parst but nothing big really
    every bag contains parts for 10 stormtroopers and every trooper comes in 14 parts, 2 pins for the knee joints and a rifle and a riflerack
    most rifleracks are totally bend and screwed up so you can't use them anymore, the rifles are also a bit bend but you can get that right with a bit bending yourself - you can also take the time and try bending the racks back to normal but that would take A LOT of time
    to the figure assembling:
    I used boiling water to get the underarm joints soft so you can get them better in the upperarms
    to get the leg together you have to do a bit more: you have to get the pin (looks like this (==) ) trough the upper- and underleg but the pin is made of hard plastic and you can't get that soft with boiling water so I cut one end off (== cut here) put he pin (== though the holes and glued the other part ) on the other side of the joint so you don't have a hole left on the joint (now I hope you understood it)
    BTW they packed something wrong: there are 11 right "underlegs" and 9 left "underlegs" packed in one bag (looks like all bags have this cause my brother who ordered it too had the same problem)
    back to the assembling:
    it's pretty hard to get the upper body together so I'll probably use some boiling water today again so I can get the parts soft and push the body better together
    overall this set is a great chance for europeans (and other people who missed the CT troopers) to get some troopers for a reasonable price (10 figs = 60 euro)
    you can order them at www.toy-palace.de - great site, I ordered there a couple of times for BIG summes and hadn't had any problems

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    Hi,
    Thanks for allerting us to this I might be able to order some later, but I'm not sure if that will be possible yet.
    You said that they had packed too many right legs i think - does this render the figures unusable?
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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    since it;s only one it's no big deal, I tried to redirect it today using boiling water and a lot bending but it didn't work well I'll try it again soon
    BTW the upper body still is kinda loose, the getting soft and push togeher I mentioned didn't work - but I still can raise the arms of most of 'em without them hanging down again

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    So this is basically junk in a bag? When assembled, the look like the Commtech Stormtrooper, right? You get one bag that assembles 10 Stormtroopers that won't be as good of quality as the ones already assembled for just over $5 a piece? I'll pass.
    "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."

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    Check it out.
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    "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."

  6. #6
    Looks good. Now how/where can I get my hands on a pack of this?

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    at a german site called www.toy-palace.com
    but the set is the people who DIDN'T have the chance to get them in USA for 5 bucks, freedom

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    Hi again,
    Our box of bits arrived this morning and we're having some trouble putting them together. Could you please explain again how to do the legs?

    Oh, and our box came with 11 upper arms of one sort and 9 of the other. Interesting eh?

    For any UK collectors that can't be bothered to put things together, www.thetoyshop.com sometimes has commmtech stormies in for 5 each.

    Thanks
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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    I figured the upperarms aren't that different so I just slapped them together and you can't tell the difference
    one question, does your bag have all the right underlegs? caused mine and that of my brother both had a packing error (as said in first post)

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    We haven't constructed them all yet, but we did go through the entire bag and sort everything into little baggies. We found that the only parts that were misspacked were the upper arms. Our legs were fine.
    There is very litte difference in the upper arms, so you might be right ad there might not be a "left" and "right" afterall.
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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