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Best Stormtrooper ????
« on: May 5, 2005, 01:25 AM »
Which of the many Stormtrooper figures is considered the best and most accurate ?

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #1 on: May 5, 2005, 01:44 AM »
Without a doubt it's the VOTC.  No comparison really.

Some people have cited very minor inaccuracies in the sculpt, but it's mostly Stormtrooper Die-hards.  I know that people have used the Bust-Up Stormtrooper head to make customs using the VOTC body, as they say the Bust-Up's helmet is 100% accurate while the VOTC has a slight sculpt difference that isn't as accurate...

For what it's worth though, the VOTC is a well made figure all around in my book, save the lame-o holster.  Superior to any Stormtrooper prior to it.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #2 on: May 5, 2005, 09:16 AM »
Without a doubt it's the VOTC.  No comparison really.

No way... I'll take the original '95 POTF2 Stormtrooper any day. Way better sculpt and likeness, and much more articulation.

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #3 on: May 5, 2005, 02:54 PM »
Oh yeah?

Well I have 3 of the 95 I'll sell you for $50...  they're loose and incomplete.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #4 on: May 5, 2005, 03:39 PM »
The only downfall of the VOTC stormie is that if you try to put him in a bent leg stance, his knees sort of go together like he's really got to take a leak.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #5 on: May 6, 2005, 12:00 AM »
Without a doubt it's the VOTC.  No comparison really.

Some people have cited very minor inaccuracies in the sculpt, but it's mostly Stormtrooper Die-hards.  I know that people have used the Bust-Up Stormtrooper head to make customs using the VOTC body, as they say the Bust-Up's helmet is 100% accurate while the VOTC has a slight sculpt difference that isn't as accurate...

For what it's worth though, the VOTC is a well made figure all around in my book, save the lame-o holster.  Superior to any Stormtrooper prior to it.

What was with the holster ?

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #6 on: May 6, 2005, 02:27 AM »
Well, it's not bad, it just was strange.

Hasbro didn't really make a complete holster...  They made one that's kind of open on the back, and you slip the blaster barrel through a notch in the holster at the top, and it was to sort of stick there in the holster (the back of the holster's sort of "molded" like the blaster barrel...  Hard to explain).  The end result is that the rifle sorta sticks out if you have it holstered, but it's really not terribly noticeable.  Why Hasbro didn't just make a compelte holster with a "back" on it, or a "sleeve" that covers the entire gun barrel (ala any other holster they've done), I do not know.  It's completely possible that it can be done, they just were trying something different it seems.

It's really hard to explain it, without a picture.  If someone knows of one showing what I'm talking about I'm sure they'll link you.

It's the figure's only drawback in my eyes.  I can get my Stormies to sit fine, kneel, run, die, lunge, stand at attention with guns up, down, or arms at their sides...  It's simply a great figure to me.  As close to perfection as Hasbro has ever acheived I think.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #7 on: May 8, 2005, 12:35 AM »
What about that new sandtrooper in the evolution pack. How does it compare ?

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #8 on: May 8, 2005, 03:17 AM »
Comparable, or I'm guessing potentially better, however I'm not a fan of "dirty" paintjobs.  Too limiting for dioramas, but I'll amass a nice number of that figure if I can nonetheless.

At C3, it looked good to me though...  Maybe even better than the VOTC Stormie.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #9 on: May 8, 2005, 01:54 PM »
Isn't that Evolution Sandtrooper just a VOTC Stormie with sand and a shoulderpad and possible backpack?

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2005, 11:50 AM »
VOTC hands down, and not much room left for future improvement.  Only drawback?  $
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #11 on: May 9, 2005, 01:24 PM »
Only drawback?  $

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #12 on: May 9, 2005, 01:52 PM »
Isn't that Evolution Sandtrooper just a VOTC Stormie with sand and a shoulderpad and possible backpack?

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2005, 10:34 AM »
Isn't that Evolution Sandtrooper just a VOTC Stormie with sand and a shoulderpad and possible backpack?

Which proves that these can be sold at a lower price point since it comes with two other highly articulated figures.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2005, 02:02 AM »
I'm guesing VOTC aren't really in stores anymore ???