Packaging for me is just a way for the figure to get to me in one
piece. Once I take the figure out, it usually goes in the trash. There
is the same style of box as other Medicom figures. It is very collector
friendly though. I was able to pop the figure out with no problems. No
twistys! The figure will pop back in with no problems.
All armor. The Shocktrooper has the unique red color of it’s
division(troop?). All of the armored pieces are sculpted well and fit
together well. It looks like the reference photos I’ve seen.
Most of my sixth scale Star Wars
figures are packed away, but I stood him next to my Plo Koon and he was
just a bit shorter. (I figure Plo is an alien, so he would be taller.)
But he is a good size next to my Hasbro Ki-Adi Mundi.
As I said before, when I saw
pictures of this guy, I had to have one. The red paint is just so
striking. The red really brings out a lot of the details in the
There are also the many
scratches and dents representing battle damage. While cool and all I
would have like to have a clean version also. I know when the
Shocktroopers were shown in Revenge of the Sith, it was near the end of
the Clone Wars and they had been fighting for a few years, so the
battle damage makes sense. Still a clean one would be nice.
When my wife saw it out of the
box, she asked me if I had already scratched it up. I said, “No it’s
battle damage”. She just rolled her eyes and walked away.
Excellent articulation. The
arms came out kind of wonky when I got it out of the box and I had to
take off some of the arm armor to get them to look naturally. I seem to
be having the same issue Michael did on his 501st trooper with one of
the arms not coming close to the body, except on mine it is the left
arm instead of the right. The right foot seems a tad loose also. All
other joints are tight.
He comes with another set of swappable hands, both gripping. The right
hand has the index finger extended so it can fit in the trigger guard.
The hands are very easy to swap
out, much better than the Sideshow hands. I always have a hard time
getting Sideshows hands off and on. Actually they come of at the drop
of a hat. Getting them back on is the hard part.
He comes with a blaster pistol
with a folding stock. The stock on the blaster doesn’t unfold into a
rifle position, but I was able to pop the stock off. There is a tab at
the end of the stock near the trigger and a little tab near the end of
the barrel, to allow you to take the stock on and off. You might not
want to do it too often, as the tabs might break off, but you get a
couple of options with the blaster. I prefer the stock off as I can get
the grasping around to fit on the barrel easier.
There is also a clear stand
included. I have never seen on like it. There is a around base, and a
plastic pole that goes up. Then there are two half circles that have
screws in them that you can use to make them tight to the pole. The
only problem is, is that the circles are to small to fit around the
waist and to big to fit around the legs. You shouldn’t need the stand
Pretty much covered in the paint and sculpt sections.
I do like black body suit under the armor. It is nice and tight. It
does tend to bunch up at the crook of the elbow and the back of the
knees, but now that I think of it, real clothes do that also.
Fun factor- ****
It’s fun for me. Not real sure you want to give a kid this one to play
with. The armor is nice and sturdy and could probably withstand some
play, but over $100.00, I wouldn’t want my 13-year old playing with it.
Value: *(original price), **
For me, personally, $149.00 is way too much to pay for a toy. However
since I was able to get it half off, I give it an extra star.
Things to Watch Out For -
Couldn’t find a thing wrong with him.
I REALLY wanted this guy! The $149.00 price point was what was holding
me back. Like I said before, I can justify a lot of things, but action
figures over $100.00 I have a hard time justifying. Ok, scratch that, I
have a hard time justifying action figures over $25.00-$30.00. I
realize that I am old school and can remember days when I could get a
sixth scale toy for under $20.00, (OK just to show how old I am, I can
remember getting sixth scale action figures for under $10.00! How’s
that for old school?), So I really have to want an action figure to
start paying big bucks for them. I realize times change, and prices go
up, but that dosen’t make it any easier to swallow.
Am I glad I got it? You bet.
Will this be my only Medicom figure? Don’t know. I see some that I
like, but none jump out at me like this guy did. If one does, I look at
it and see. If I can get it for half price, I’ll definitely get one! :)
Packaging - ***
Sculpt - ****
Paint - ****
Articulation - ****
Accessories - ***
Outfit - ****
Fun Factor - ****
Value - *(original price), ** (sale price)
Overall - ****
Where to Buy -
This figure was exclusive to StarWars.com. At the sale price it was
available for one week.
You can use Michaels sponsor www.MyAuctionLinks.com
to find a good any ebay deals as well.