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Lego Star Wars Shadow Trooper Mini Figure

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      21.07.2010 15:23
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      A nice little Star Wars figure

      Star Wars Shadow Troopers are dark warrior troops created by the Dark Jedi Desann. They carry special light sabres powered by synthetic Sith crystals and are rather a nasty lot to bump into on a dark moonless night.

      The model here, which is the same as ours, is something that Lego see as being representative of a Shadow Trooper. In reality he looks far removed from the actual concept of the character and is modelled more closely on a standard Storm Trooper but in black instead of white.

      Our little figure is rather small and cute looking in a mean little way and we wouldn't part with him. He really stands out well ands looks the part, when he is set amongst some of the white Star Wars Storm Troopers too.

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      Our little mini Lego Shadow Trooper is amongst friends, as we also have a fab silver chrome Lego Storm Trooper and several white versions. We bought him for £1 at a boot sale and were very taken by his swarthy dark good looks. He may look just like many of the other Storm Trooper figures, but he is much cooler looking in his darker meaner jet black form.

      He stands at around 4.5cms short and has little stumpy legs and arms, but I won't be telling him that! His legs bend at the waist only, so movement is limited, but he can at least sit or stand.

      His arms move only at the shoulder and he has the same claw type hands that the rest of the mini Star Wars Lego figures have. He can grip various mini weapons with limited success and some of the larger or heavier weapons can cause him to topple over as he is only little and very light.

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      I find that if you want to get him posing with a heavy bit of kit then its best to buy a large flat Lego base to stand him and his fellows on. That way he can be clicked into place as his feet have the usual Lego style fittings. I think that a group of figures look better set out on a good sized piece of Lego base. This helps to create a montage which shows off all the little figures you have collected.

      He wears special black toned shadow armor which is meant to have optical stealth capabilities and keep him somewhat out of view when he is on the prowl. Obviously Lego have not been able to re create that, which is very naughty of them! As I feel he would have been fantastic if he had been able to go almost invisible with just a click of a switch. I don't feel its a feature that will be added any time soon mind you!

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      He has some nice mini detailing to his chest plate and six pack area and his mask like helmet looks good modelled in black, with lightly toned silver eye panels for him to see out of. He looks as mean and fierce as any 4.5cm high mini figure can and is very pleasing to look at.

      I rather like him as he stands out being modelled as he is, all in black with minimal highlights and so my rating for him is 5 stars. He is still available to buy online and in collectable shops and you should expect to pay between £2 to £3 for him. As with all small Lego toys he is not suitable for younger children.

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      13.07.2010 09:21
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      Well built Lego Star Wars Shadow Trooper Lego figure

      Going with the flow of having as many different lesser Star Wars characters made into Lego figures, this character, usually available for around the £1 mark depending on where you look, falls pretty much into the standard category of Lego people in terms of the fact that it's completely interchangeable with all other Lego characters and products due to it being a generic body structure.

      The character is completely black, with the only differences to the torso coming with the artwork, as per usual with Lego figures. This one has the flight battle suit of the Shadow Troopers who accompany Darth Vader on his flight missions, and the fading grey of the artwork is quite clever. I find it quite distinctive compared to other black torsos from Lego figures.

      The legs and arms are pretty much standard black, with the generic claw like hands perfect for holding something such as a weapon or anything that fits. The Shadow Trooper doesn't come with a weapon, whixh is a shame but understandable, as they more likely to have the controls of a shuttle or ship in their hands if you follow the film.

      But it's the helmet that sets this one aside. Sinister reflective eyes and a well sculpted mask give it a nice difference to other characters which tend to have a generic yellow face with the occasional art change, and a hat or helmet is anything. This character actually has quite a distinctive helmet, well sculpted, as I said, and with good artwork. It's quite fun to put the helmet on another character, especially the Princess Leia one where she's in Jabba's palace. It looks really strange, but this interchangeability is part of the fun of Lego figures.

      As with all Lego figures, I think this is a fun part of the playability. The legs and arms move and you can turn the head, even though it's somewhat more difficult with this one as the bottom comes close to the shoulder, so if you're mixing it with anything else with a cape or jetpack or anything like that, bear this in mind. Lego have jumped on the Star Wars bandwagon, as well as the Indiana Jones and Batman characters and films. Next up will be Harry Potter. The prices for these toys elevates somewhat with the film tie ins, so bear this in mind if the price of this figure should increase compared to standard Lego. It's merely the branding that costs, and is to be expected. Recommended, and at a good price.

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      09.07.2010 11:30
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      overall a good figure

      Brace yourself, as Han Solo would say...this is one very cool little action figure! If you love your Star Wars stuff like me,then you are going to be delighted with this fellow. The dark and alluring Shadow Trooper figure. Taken from the Star wars saga, this is one the bad guys; he looks pretty mean, doesn't he? He joins part of an elite selection of figures who are all part of the Lego action figure collection. The Lego series has been successful in its own right, following on from where Hasbro left off, with their own unique take on characters from the films.

      He is an inch or so in height and is usual Lego figure size. This means you can insert him into you standard Lego game or have him as a standalone piece. As a collector, mine are for display purpose only. He is one of the classiest looking figures in the range, with a lot going for him.

      The helmet has been executed superbly, with a shiny surface and stunning curves and lines on it. There is even a hint of the Darth Vader about him which is great! I love the eye pieces which add mystery and allure and the sleekness of the whole helmet. As we work down his body, Lego have etched on some white design work onto the Torso. Although quite basic, it does do the job and also highlights some armour definition.

      You can pose the toy at all limbs and twist the head. To further enhance the figure, a weapon of sorts would have added to the appeal. As there are lots of these guys, the idea is to buy a few to create your own army of troopers. As each figure is merely a pound, this is affordable and practical. A good purchase and scary Imperial for the Star Wars fans.

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