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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sideshow 1/6 Scale Sandtrooper Squad Leader - Quick Pics

Here are some quick pictures of my 1/6 Sandtrooper Squad Leader (a.k.a.Commander or Orange Pauldron Sandtrooper) from Sideshow Collectibles. I bought this figure direct from Sideshow's website months ago when it first went up for pre-order.

Even though the USD has appreciated over my local currency since then, this slight increase in cost of the figure itself is more than off-setted by the relatively lower international shipping rates that SSC has since negotiated with the international carrier. In addition, I used my Sideshow Rewards Points to further reduce the cost of this item. So, the total cost of this figure for me ends up to be relatively easy on my credit card.

Price aside, this figure turns out great. I would rate it slightly higher than the Sandtrooper Sergeant which SSC rolled out a few months ago. The Light Repeating Blaster is literally a blast and the armored body is no longer as floppy as it once was as seen in the SSC Stormtroopers. Overall, a good improvement although it will be fair to say it can be improved further.

This figure is listed as sold out on SSC's website but I believe it probably is still available with some retailers. And considering that it has only start to ship from SSC this month, those who missed out on the pre-order may want to try their luck on SSC's Second Chance Waitlist. I don't think there will be a lot of Waitlist conversions for this Sandtrooper but at least there is no harm trying! ;-)


Armand said...

Dude, you got 2? Damn jealous weh!

desmond said...

The dirt on the armour is much better than the first white pauldron sandtrooper. Nice score!!

toytales said...

Hi Armand, Yes, I got two! Waiting for the 3rd one (Black Pauldron) to arrive. :) Do you get these Sandtroopers too?

Hi Desmond, I have to agree that the Orange Pauldron Squad Leader is better than the White Pauldron Sandtrooper. I think SS sort of learnt from some of the comments collectors made of the White Pauldron and made the Orange one better. If this is so, then the Black Pauldron Sandtrooper should be even better!! :)