It's my understanding that there's 3 different Stormtroopers that are out (which makes two variants, though they're all evenly distributed, I know). Semantics. I think from those 3, you can make up a total of 8 different arm combinations, essentially making 8 unique Stormies.

Yes. Three Different Stormtrooper Sculpts:

BUT, there are only FOUR unique Arms. Let's call the Stormies 1, 2, 3 from the photo above.

#1 and #2 share the same right arm (A), while #3 has a unique right arm (B)

#1 and #3 share the same left arm (A), while #2 has a unique left arm (B).

So, we have

1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A

2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B

3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A

4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B

You already get 1, 2, 3 in the packs, so the only one to create is #4 using Trooper #2's left Arm and #3's right arm.

THEN, you switch the guns around (TWO different guns) to get the 8 combos.

2 right arm X 2 left arm X 2 guns = 8 combos

1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Long Rifle

2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Blaster

3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Blaster

4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Long Rifle

5 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Blaster

6 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Long Rifle

7 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Long Rifle

8 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Blaster

What I find funny is that in order to achieve all 8 stances, you may actually need FOUR of the SWshop.com 3-packs.

Since you only get 1 long rifle per set of 3 (according to the picture) and you need FOUR long rifles to complete the 4 figures, you'd need 4 sets of 3. Also, you'd need FOUR of Trooper #2 and #3 each in order to mix the arms to get enough parts to make 2x Trooper #4 and still ahve 2x Trooper #2 and #3. If you did that, you'd end up with another extra Trooper #1 everytime you make a Trooper #4, thus 2x more Trooper #1 from creating 2x Trooper #4.

SO, to truly cover your bases, you better order FOUR of the Stormie 3-packs. Then, you'd have enough parts for:

1x Trooper #1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Long Rifle

1x Trooper #2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Blaster

1x Trooper #3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Blaster

1x Trooper #4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Long Rifle

5x Trooper #5 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Blaster

1x Trooper #6 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Long Rifle

1x Trooper #7 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Long Rifle

1x Trooper #8 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Blaster

OR, I could be completely wrong or the 3-packs are completely blinded and that would change the whole thing for how many you'd need. It's suck if you ordered 4 sets and got 6 Trooper #1 and 6x Trooper #2, you'd be screwed...

Jeff

Assistant JD.com Math guru