Life as a Stormtrooper is miserable. You’re a faceless cog in a giant machine (that also happens to be a rather evil machine), you shoot at some rebels, probably miss, and then probably die. But this brilliant fan film digs a little deeper into the life of one Stormtrooper to examine the trauma of fighting in a…
They got beat by tiny teddy bears. They can’t hit targets to save their lives. They occasionally whack their heads into doorways like goofballs. The Empire’s “finest” soldiers have rarely had a great reputation—but for one small group, Marvel’s Star Wars comic is trying to change that.
There’s a whole bunch of videos out there of dancing stormtroopers at Disneyland, but a dance troupe topped them all last night during a British talent show.
The very best of what Star Wars can be often comes with Star Wars at its silliest. Like the Dark side and the Light, there must be a balance between coolness and sincere camp at all times; it’s what makes a name like ‘Poe Dameron’ both ridiculously silly and badass at the same time. It’s also what makes these new…
So, the Rogue One trailer hit the web earlier this week, and it looks awesome. There’s all the hallmarks of the original trilogy, on a war footing, and that means plenty of Original trilogy stormtroopers.
Don’t bother spending your weekends scouring toy stores for hard-to-find Star Wars figures. Nothing on the shelves at Toys ‘R’ Us can even begin to compare with Hot Toys’ new First Order Stormtrooper from its Life-Size Masterpiece Series. Standing over six-feet tall it’s easily the most impressive Star Wars figure…
Today’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House had everything: The Easter Bunny, lots of Easter eggs, and... stormtroopers? For some reason Star Wars stormtroopers keep showing up at Obama events. But the weirdest part might be that Obama hasn’t even seen The Force Awakens yet.
There’s a picture floating around the internet that appears to be one of the new Stormtrooper variants for this year’s Star Wars film, Rogue One. If it’s accurate, it’s going to be one badass figure.
Yesterday we mistakingly declared that a bouquet of tiny dinosaurs was the best Valentine’s Day gift—we were wrong. If you really want someone to know you love them, or you’re sorry, or you’re trying to rule the galaxy, it’s better said with a bouquet of assorted Star Wars characters.
New heroes like Rey, Finn, and Poe. Old ones like Han and Leia. New foes like Kylo Ren. The Force Awakens is packed with great characters, but the Internet has chosen one above all: A Stormtrooper with a stun baton. Now this icon has been given an official backstory... because it’s bloody Star Wars, and everyone has a…
Wait, you thought we were talking about Finn? I mean, he is very cool and all. But no, we’re talking about the other guy.
Here’s an old Imperial Stormtrooper from the original Star Wars trilogy turning itself into a new First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in one sweet GIF. Made by GadgetLove, they say that the “size difference of the two designs makes it look as if they are breathing in and out while evolving.”
So, the Stormtrooper is almost done. The armor is trimmed, assembled, and wearable. Now, there’s a couple of final things that need to be picked up. Additionally, I’ve embarked on another project: refitting my original Stormtrooper.
It’s so easy to not think of Stormtroopers as people. In the original Star Wars trilogy, the only time we ever saw one without a helmet on, is when Han Solo and Luke Skywalker put on the outfits. But they’re people too—and in The Force Awakens, we’ll finally get to see that.
If there’s one toy that defines cheap and mass-produced, it’s those buckets full of tiny green plastic army men. They really stop being desirable once you turn six, except when those plastic soldiers are replaced with tiny white stormtroopers led by an equally tiny Darth Vader.
Nothing ruins the Halloween holidays like the stress of trying to decide how to properly decorate your home. ThinkGeek has made it easy this year, though, with these cheap, festive, and well-timed Stormtrooper hanging skeletons.
Sure, here in the West we had Force Friday for the new The Force Awakens merchandise, and got some cool action figures of the movie’s bad guys. But Bandai are knocking it out of the park with their Star Wars Figuarts, and the First Order has never looked better!
Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” Star Wars figures—which take the Empire and turn them into ancient samurai with flintlocks and katanas rather than blasters and lightsabers—are fantastic. But now the line’s got a few more additions that make it even cooler. Sandtroopers! Royal Guards! Boba Fett! Oh my.
We skipped a week with this column, but this week, I want to talk about the variations in the stormtrooper costume. Not all stormtroopers are the same, and between each film, there’s minor differences that need to be taken into consideration when building your costume.
Late-August is a little early to start setting out your holiday snow globes, except when they’ve got Star Wars characters inside. But these aren’t just ordinary snow globes, they’re also Bluetooth speakers, and the blizzard inside gets more intense as your music does.