I don't see why there's all the hype for this guy. He has a good sclupt, woohoo, no one went crazy over Gree for having the SA sculpt. Oh my!! look!! they stamped on a itty bitty teeny weeny 501st legion emblem!! cool!!
Well, nobody went crazy over Gree because, the SA sculpt is awesome... for an SA Trooper, but for Gree the SA sculpt just sucked. It wasn't accurate to his character, lacking the leg holster(s), the "suspenders", etc...
For the 501st Exclusive Trooper... Eh, I don't know. I'm stoked that they did use the SA sculpt since it surpasses all others. This is just a Stormtrooper with some "flare" so I'm glad for the sculpt in that regard... It's the best sculpt for the job, but the price will kill the figure from being affordable, and the exclusive label will hurt how available it is I'd assume.
The 501st them is a "fan wank" as they say, and nothing more... I love the banner for reasons already stated. I've seen custom banners like that for SW figures and I think they're a great touch of earth history to Star Wars life... The 501st logo on the chest is cool, all part of the "fan wank" again, but I agree it should be in aurabesh, not English.
It's a cool figure... It's not a cool army builder at its (inevitable) inflated price. I still wish I had the ability to get one of these for every 10 Stormtroopers I have... They're the perfect front line to a Stormtrooper army display.