The vintage Stormtrooper is the exact polar opposite of the modern figure. Even though it is actually quite accurate to the film version, it is completely void of any form of action posing points of articulation save for the hips and shoulders. On a positive note, with his moulded head, he had no choice but to stay on targetů as long as he was facing it directly.

This figure made its first carded appearance on the Star Wars 12 back card in 1978 and carried through on every card back right up and including 1985's The Power Of The Force assortment, at which time it was renamed 'Imperial Stormtrooper'.

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Year: 1978
Original Retail: $1.99
Original Retail: 38240
  • All vintage figures have minor variations, but the Stormtrooper has one major variation that is exceptionally hard to come by. The Japanese Takara version, while similar in its stance, is an entirely different sculpt. It is easiest to spot by looking at the head and wider hipped legs. Also of interest with the Takara version, is the bolt on the figure's back, not unlike the See-Threepio (C-3PO) or Death Star Droid figures

Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt