When the Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch figures were first announced, I was so excited I didn’t even know how to contain my self. I actually watched all 6 Star Wars movies all over again, that’s just how excited I was for these figures. I have just always wanted 6 inch Star Wars figures. The first wave has finally arrived and we are going to start things off with the Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Sandtrooper Figure Review and go from there.
Sandtroopers are basically modified Imperial Stormtroopers equipped with a modified armor and equipment to withstand the harsh climates of desert planets of Tatooine. So let’s take a look and see how Hasbro did on their first army builder figure for the 6 inch Star Wars Black Series.
The packaging is something that is really going to surprise you if you get the whole case shipped to your doorstep. The case that all 4 of the figures from wave 1 came in was just so small I thought that I was sent the 3.75″ figures by mistake. Nope, that’s just how small the packaging is for the 6″ SWB figures.
The Sandtrooper fills up the packaging nicely with all of this accessories. The packaging may not be the most appealing packaging to the eyes that we are used to (with all kinds of graphics), but I actually kind of like the simple approach Hasbro took.
The front has the character’s name, as well as a small head shot of the Sandtrooper on the top. The back has a really cool image and some text to go along with it:
Imperial Sandtroopers fall prey to a jedi mind trick that makes them ignore the two droids they are searching for.
“These aren’t the Droids we’re looking for.”
The sculpt for the Sandtrooper is just great. He looks like he just jumped straight out of the movie, something that you don’t really expect to see with a 6″ scale action figure. The white pieces of the armor on the Sandtrooper also look like they are actually armor pieces. What I mean by this is that where there are joints (elbows, knees, etc) it is sculpted in a little bit deeper. The armor pieces actually pop out a little bit, making it look like the storm trooper is actually wearing the armor.
Hasbro also actually spent some good money on the small details like wrinkles on the shoulder pad, a diamond on the left knee pad and other details on his abdomen.
He comes with 3 guns and a backpack. What more could you really ask for with a 6 inch action figure? I guess you could ask for a functional bipod, but then you would probably loose a few accessories. The accessories are slightly rubbery, but if you are careful you won’t have any problems with them looking all bent out of shape.
For the most part, I would say that the dirty paint is sprayed evenly over the figure. Now, there are some spots on the figure where there is excessive dirt where there probably shouldn’t be. For example, the belt. There is just way too much dirt on the belt and it’s just not realistic for dirt to accumulate there. Also, the head seems to be sprayed darker than the rest of the body for some reason. This appears to be a widespread problem with all of the figures.
My Stormtrooper figure also has a couple of reddish/pink areas on his body. They are the most noticeable on his belt and chest on the front. I’m not sure if this is just my figure, or if all of the figures in the wave are going to be like this. It may be something for you to watch out for if you are searching for these figure in the store.
The Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Sandtrooper has roughly 20 points of articulation and for being in a pretty restrictive suit, he can really move. For his POA he has:
- Ball joint head w/hinge
- Ball joint Shoulders
- Swivel Biceps
- Double joint elbows
- Swivel/hinge wrists
- Ball joint torso
- Ball joint hips
- Double joint knees
- Hinge/ball joint ankles
The shoulders are restricted a little bit by the Sandtroopers shoulder armor, but really not too bad. Also, the hips are slightly restricted, also due to his armor. Every other joint has amazing articulation that you are absolutely going to love with this figure.
There are a few minor flaws with the Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Sandtrooper Figure, but I really think that this may be the most detailed Sandtrooper action figure that we have ever seen to date. Sure, Sideshow has done their version a few years ago, but it really doesn’t even stand up to this.
For $20 I would say this figure is worth every penny.
If you are interested in buying the Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Sandtrooper Figure then you can order it from the following locations: