I started, then stopped, but I think if you just work the braids under the armor one at a time going around it, you'll pop the armor right off. I do believe it comes off though... Which rocks to me.
I love the figure though... It's really great.
I like how he actually holds his rifle or just stands there, or stands howling, or runs, or whatever you want, and also you can have him AIMING his rifle like he's really shooting it... I mean, it's such a minor thing to so many people but yet it's such a HUGE thing for the figure to do this flawlessly but still look great in many other poses.
That's what it's all about to me... They nailed it.
Now if they'd do a Hoth Trooper, Fleet Trooper, ENdor Trooper, Scout Trooper, Snowtrooper, Sandtrooper, Bespin Guard, etc., etc., etc., etc. just like that...