We have a new review coming today and it’s the First Order Stormtrooper! I am reviewing the one from the first Snow wave assortment (there is also one in the second Snow wave assortment, the only difference is the packaging and the Build-A-Weapon), his Build-A-Weapon is a big rifle so this one is not so unpleasant as its useful. The BAW is not the best thing hasbro has done, the BAD (Build-A-Droid) was much better as for each wave there was a good droid to build, here the BAW is most of the time disappointing except a few times were the weapons are actually weapons because the “saw droid” from the first Desert wave assortment or the “forest droid” from the first Jungle assortment are really the strangest things hasbro has ever done but what really matters is the figure itself and this stormtrooper is a great figure and an easy army build. It’s a 5POA figure with the ball-jointed articulation which gives the figure possibilities of expressions when you put them in your dioaramas. Concerning the design, it is a nice evolution from the Stormtrooper of the Empire and the clones from the Republic and I think it is important that we still find the influence of both on the First Order troopers armors. There is one detail better than the stormtrooper of the Empire, in the Empire they had big black holsters on their belt, here with the First Order, they can attach their gun to their armor which is aesthetically speaking better.
A comparison pic of the Stormtrooper of the First Order & the Stormtrooper of the Empire :