This month's insider is going to feature a picture of the new Fan Choice Concept Stormtrooper, fo those interested (***cough***MisterPL***cough***).
(Got the pic from Here
, though there's no other shots of the figure)
It's interesting, and as an "offshoot" trooper it's neat. I'm certainly going to use it for custom fodder, and if I could somehow BS it into continuity I would. As it stands, I think it's got good parts for a custom AT-PT walker pilot I believe. The shield looks neat, and the "glowing" sabre looks to have been pulled off.
His holster's clunky though, as is the armor. It almost looks like the armor's a separate piece, though I'm doubting this is true. It just doesn't look as "smooth" as the commtech stormtrooper's sculpt, and there's something odd about it in that regard. You'll know when you see it.
Overall though, I welcome it... I do believe I voted for someone else in that election, but this figure appears to be nicely poseable with 3 good accessories (blaster w/holster, shield, and a floor-piece base), with fairly decent (seemingly) articulation, and no action pose.
Not much more I can ask for... well, except more articulation because I doubt he's sporting 16+ points like I think all figures should.
He's near enough to blend into stormie ranks though too, for those who don't mind a little "off" look. I mean, if you use POTF2 figures in your ranks there's no way in the world you WOULDN'T use this figure. I'm a stickler for detail so I won't be mixing them in myself, but I'll be buying a few for something or other.
I think the shield will make a neat EU/Fan-fiction crowd control device too.