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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Action Figure Review: Imperial Jumptrooper from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
Height: 6 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, a ball jointed abdomen, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: E-11 blaster rifle, display stand, and jetpack.
Non-Scalper Price: $23 dollars
* Hasbro has gotten their mileage from the basic Stormtrooper body and that's what is utilized again here for most of the Imperial Jumptrooper. The basic body is shared between the Jumptrooper on the left and the standard Stormtrooper on the right. The back is different, though, as there is a hole for the jetpack to plug into.
* The Stormtrooper body is excellent, as usual, with the same sparse but crisp paint applications you'd expect. There's a bit more color here, though, and the orange details on the helmet and left shoulder pauldron really go a long ways to making this guy feel quite unique.
* I love the helmet design. It's kind of reminds me of a mix between the TIE Pilot and the AT-AT Pilot. The lens is one long piece, rather than being two separate eyes, and there are some nice orange and gray details on the helmet. The helmet has a "Mohawk" like the aforementioned troops although the Jumptrooper's is slimmer. The oxygen tubes running out of the helmet connect around to the jetpack on the back (which I'll cover shortly).
* The Jumptrooper is sporting an Imperial cog on both shoulders but the left should pauldron is notable for its bright orange color. Not only does it add a little bit of visual flair to break up the white and black but it's also reminiscent of the pauldrons sported by the Sandtroopers. The printing on both insignias is really extremely neat and clean!
* Here's a glimpse at the jetpack. It is removable from the back of the figure as it simply unplugs from the back of the figure and the tubes connected to the helmet unplug from the top of the jetpack. The tubes would just be hanging free, though, so there aren't that many display options to be had without the jetpack attached. Still, the pack is well designed. The paint applications are nice and the thrusters have some scorch marks on them.
* The Jumptrooper's articulation is the same as nearly any other Stormtrooper in the line except the plastic quality on the joints, particularly the elbows and knees, is much more solid. This guy can hold up to some solid play, no doubt.
* We've seen the E-11 so many times in this line, although you can't blame Hasbro since it is the default Imperial weapon. This version has some very heavy drybrush effects to give it a weathered appearance for that rugged look. Like always, it easily fits into the holster attached to the figure's belt.
* Interestingly this figure also comes with a translucent display stand. It's triangular, like a tortilla chip, and has a small wedge that the foot of a figure can be placed in. It's a little awkward but it does work. The Jumptrooper's boot is a little too wide to work as effectively as it probably should but it can still function. Personally, I'd love to see Hasbro include these with all upcoming figures.
This is the first Imperial Jumptrooper I've reviewed. For more Star Wars: The Black Series reviews check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)
Captain Poe Dameron
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Clone Commander Wolffe
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Enfys Nest's Swoop Bike/ Enfys Nest
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Patrol Trooper
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Princess Leia Organa
Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Red Squadron (R2-D2, R5-D8, and R2-X2)
Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
Vice Admiral Holdo
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty