The blaster rifle is a good size for posing the figure in intimidating positions, while the pistol feels a bit puny.
Posing the Stormtrooper is unfortunately rather challenging. With more than 30 points of articulation, initially it seems like the figure could easily be positioned into just about any pose. Standing poses are easy and the figure balances itself well. But its arms and legs are very stiff, with bending at the elbows and knees rather challenging.
It’s essentially impossible to position this figure in a kneeling pose. The photo below shows the most its legs could be bent.
It’s easier to make the Stormtrooper offer a fist bump than it is to position its arms in a natural-looking battle pose.
The figure definitely looks its best when standing upright, so fortunately it comes with a First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with nameplate and Star Wars logo. While the figure stands upright on its own quite easily, this stand helps complete the whole package.
Overall, this Stormtrooper is definitely many steps up from your average action figure, but doesn’t quite pack the same impressive punch as Hot Toys’ usual line of intricately detailed human figures with faces you can see. Nonetheless, First Order fans won’t be disappointed by ordering one (or two, or twenty) of these.
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