I scored 6 sandtroopers at Target yesterday. I opened 2 of them up, and I love that this is the VOTC stormtrooper with dirt. Minus the backpack and pauldron, these work great as dirty stormies for an Endor dio or the like.
Good thing, because 1 of these sandtroopers did not come with a backpack! I opened it very carefully and it did not drop out or anything, it was never there.
I have 8 POTJ sandies and 12 from the Evolutions sets, so I have my fill of sandtroopers anyhow.
These Tatooine wave stormies will be displayed devoid of all sandtrooper gear.
Love the butt bomb.
Lastly, I think the black pauldron looks pretty bad anyhow. Orange, grey, and white look pretty good.