At first, it just looked like a rehash of the Collector's Series Stormtrooper, but when I opened it up I was pleasantly surprised. Much better articulation--the knees bend and stay bent, and the figure stands easily on its own! Sure, the overall appearance still suffers from that overfed look the CS Stormie had, but the paint deco (red dirt on the boots and legs) and the head sculpting look really good. The blaster rifle also looks good, and the figure can hold it okay (with a little work). So, I'd definitely recommend picking up this one...and opening it!