Thomas joins the ranks of the First Order Snowtrooper battalion to review the all-new Elite Black Series action figure
With Triple Force Friday, Hasbro has unveiled their new wave of Black Series figures celebrating the release of The Rise Of Skywalker, Jedi Fallen Order and The Mandalorian. All the figures were released on October 4th in the US but the situation is different in Europe. For the Black Series, a handful was released on October 4th with the rest arriving this week for online stores. However, when it comes to toy stores, the situation is not the same. In France, I have received word that First Edition packaging will be arriving on October 20th at the PicWicToys stores (formerly Toys R’Us) and a part of the First Edition wave is already available in MicroMania stores (French version of GameStop). As for the UK, I have yet to see reports of Black Series founds in toy stores. And thanks to my twitter friend Dominik E. for reporting that the Black Series wave is available in Germany, normal packaging!
In the US, this is a Target exclusive while in Europe, it’s a shared exclusive between the different online stores.
This figure is almost, almost a repack. The only difference with the normal Snowtrooper release is the cape! This cape is a fabric one, it has a hood. They used two pieces of fabric and sewed them together, white for the exterior and black for the interior. The outfit is the same as the normal Snowtrooper so it’s screen accurate, there are some details on it, paint app is good.
The blaster is also the same, it has good paint apps too – black and white.
This figure has 18 points of articulation, the plastic kama though limits the leg articulation, though it’s a soft plastic it has a bigger range of movement than a tough plastic.
A nice figure and an easy army build and as I always say, the cape makes all the difference!
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Thomas Storai is the Senior Collectables Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a wide range of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!