Star Wars The Force Awakens 12-Inch First Order Stormtrooper Review
The word Stormtrooper is practically a household name. These are the ground troops for the Empire and as soldiers, they’re dedicated and unwaveringly loyal. They can never be swayed from their mission and will move forward regardless of whatever awaits them.
The Star Wars The Force Awakens 12-Inch First Order Stormtrooper is based on the same body style as the original Stormtrooper. And this new design cuts just as an imposing figure as the classic ones do.
Like the older models, this Stormtrooper also wears the tough white body armor. This armor is impenetrable and that’s one of the reasons that these elite troops are such a formidable force to have to fight against.
The armor of the Stormtrooper gives him such protection not only from the weapons of the enemy but from the environment as well. The armor is built with survival in mind. The armor is regulated with temperature control so that whether it’s hot or cold outside, the Stormtrooper will be able to survive and complete the mission at hand.
This tough ability to withstand things is one of the reasons that the enemy will quickly surrender. This 12 inch First Order model comes in a box with some of the Stormtrooper background information printed on it.
From the beginning the Stormtrooper knows how to handle weapons – including the powerful blaster. This figure comes along with one of the blasters. This black and white weapon is molded with excellent detail and looks like the blaster weapon from the movie.
The Stormtrooper only comes with the blaster but he is compatible with other weapons such as one of the pistols. He can grip either of them in his hand. The figure is sturdy and made of tough plastic.
His head is fastened onto a ball joint so not only is that sturdy, but it does have the ability to offer some movement with it. You can turn his head to the left or the right.
The arms are also moveable and you can raise or lower them.
This helps kids be able to imagine the Stormtrooper in the middle of battle as he raises his weapon to subdue any enemy he needs to capture. The wrists of the figure do have the ability to swivel so that makes pointing or lowering the blaster or other weapon look more realistic.
He has molded parts on his waist. This is an accessory belt made to look like it’s holding items. He also has a molded detail on the side of his leg. The Stormtrooper is designed in white, but has the same black markings as the original.
You’ll see these markings on the imposing face helmet, shoulders, inner forearm, hands, tops of the legs and the knees. Though it’s meant to be played with, some adults do collect these Stormtroopers.