This time it is the 3 Sand Trooper figures I own.
I love stormtroopers!!! there I said it, I love all things Stormtrooper, and perhaps nothing more so than the Sand Troopers from ANH. I really like their weathered look, the pauldrons and the extra equipment they carry. So it should be no surprise that I own 3 of these characters.
I have the Hot Toys Sand Trooper Squad Leader, the Sideshow Sergeant and the SideShow Desert Sands Detachment. The Sideshow figures are from the Militaries of Star Wars series from a number of years ago, and are now becoming harder to find, also meaning that sadly they demand an increasing premium price wise. The Hot Toys figure is newer and fairly readily available, but of course at Hot Toys prices
Stormtroopers will, it seems often draw a lot of discussion about how accurate they are, but I will not be touching on the minutia of how these measure up to their on screen counter parts or really to each other here. This is more a chance for you to see some of what is available out of the box if you are looking for a Sand Trooper figure.
First up is the Hot Toys Squad Leader. A very nice figure that comes with a sand textured base, and a surveillance droid. All the equipment is there that you would expect with a Sand Trooper. He has T21 light repeating Blaster seen in the pics, an E-11 blaster, a DLT 19 blaster rifle and the binoculars also pictured. Quite posable as are the other two troopers seen here also, even if the armour is a bit restrictive. The base has a lovely sand finish but sadly Hot Toys put two foot prints in it which are quite visible if the figures lower half is not posed as per the box art.
The SideShow Sand Trooper Sergeant is another nice figure. This one has all the usual Sand Trooper bits, and comes with the pictured RT-97c blaster rifle and an E-11 as well. Of course being a Sergeant he has the white pauldron. Aside from different hands (which all these figures have by the way) that is pretty much it for this one. The base on this one does no come with the sand cover interestingly, but I was able to find one elsewhere.
Last of the 3 that I have is the SideShow Desert Sands Detachment figure. This one has a real arsenal included comprising of E-11, DLT-19, RT-97c and T-21 blasters. He also comes with they grey pauldron shown and an additional white one. The stand for this one does come with the sand cover this time and there are long and short options for the vertical pipe shaped object on the back pack. I would say the is the best equipped of the 3 and gives the most options for achieving different looks.
And here are all 3 together
I hope as always this was helpful, and I welcome any comments you may have.
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