The biggie is the head's size for the helmet. The head is just too small for the helmet it seems and a little annoying then with how the helmet rests on the head, and things. It sits too low. While I know there's complaints on the helmet's sculpt, I consider it "good enough" more or less. I'm not a Stormie helmet sculpt expert though so while I knwo there's differences between the 3 films and all, and this one may not be perfect, it seemingly serves its purpose to me. To have the chance at SA clean while Stormtroopers, I'm happy then. Plan to slip some different headsculpts on there though and hopefully get the helmet issue fixed up a bit then so it sits better on different heads.
I'm doing the same thing. The OT purist in me believes none of these troopers are Jango clones anyways, so it works out for the best. I did a qucik swap with the Comic 2-Pack Luke while I was fooling around and it sits MUCH better. All of my troopers are going to have some Regular old human heads at some point.
Wow, I'm kind of shocked at the seeming vitriol for the 30AC Stormie. Since the last five I've found have seemingly had the waist looseness issue corrected, I'm beyond thrilled with it. Different strokes to move the world, I guess.
I'm in the same boat here DP. I'm personally a big foan of the figure. The Tantive version doesn't really do it for me. Don't get me wrong it is still a real nice figure but the lack of waist articulation on that figure, as well as the Sandtrooper belt, really kind of killed it for me. I'm fine with just my two of those for now unless they go on clearance.
Personally I can overlook the slightly warped helmet. I've notice mine have it in varing degrees some are barely noticeable, while on others the distortion is slightly more obvious but still isn't overwhelming. Correctly painted nozzles would have been nice, but IIRC these have been messed up on other Stormtroopers as well. If they really start to bug me I'll repaint them myself. A lot of my later troopers do seem to have tighter torsos as well which is a relief.
I'm only at 4 right now but I think I'll pick this one up everytime I see it. It is cheaper than VOTC, and also has more of a pure white plastic.
Oh and Jesse, the height seems about right to me. The trooper is about VTSC Han's height without the helmet. I think I may try and shorten some of mine a wee bit to add some height differential to my ranks. Being that these guys ARE NOT clones.