Sunday, April 10, 2016

Action Figure Review: First Order Snowtrooper from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

 Ready for an insanely short review today? Well, that's what you're going to get as I look at the First Order Snowtrooper from The Force Awakens. Want to know why this review is so short. Well, basically Hasbro already released this same figure last year with an extra orange pauldron as the First Order Snowtrooper Officer. It was a Toys R' Us exclusive that was released a few months ahead of this figure. It turns out that all you really need to turn a basic Snowtrooper into an officer is the extra pauldron, so this guy is the same figure some of us already own, just with one fewer accessory. Still, that is accurate to the film so it's tough to knock Hasbro's decision to release both figures even though they're both exactly the same. For a fully detailed review of this figure, check out the older review. To see a few pictures of this version and some thoughts on it, continue on after the break...

 The Facts:

 Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Blaster rifle, survival pack, and removable kama.

Non-Scalper Price: $18 -$20 dollars

 Again, here's the link to the review of the First Order Snowtrooper Officer since this is the exact same figure without the reddish-orange pauldron.
Had this figure been released prior to the Snowtrooper Commander, I doubt it would have seemed like a big deal that the commander came with an extra accessory. Getting just the Snowtrooper afterwards, though, does seem a but odd. Same figure; less accessories. I wish Hasbro would have included something extra like the cool binoculars that come with the Hot Toys 2-pack, but they didn't. The Snowtrooper is still a Great figure, but if you're going with one version, grab the commander instead.

I've reviewed a number of Imperial and First Order Stormtroopers on this site, including:

Star Wars: The Black Series (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Biker Scout

Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III (6 inch) by Hasbro (2015)
Finn (FN-2187)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Stormtrooper
Imperial Shock Trooper
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5

Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro (2015)

Star Wars: Rebels by Hasbro (2014)
Mission Series
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios and Stormtrooper
Sabine Wren and Stromtrooper
Stormtrooper Commander and Hera Syndulla

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection by Hasbro
Imperial Scanning Crew


  1. I really dig this guy. Even better, we should get the ESB version sometime this year!

    1. I know! I'm so excited as I've always loved the Hoth Stormtroopers! I'd love to get their E-Web cannons to go with them. That would be incredible!


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