Robstyley wrote:Snaketibe wrote:2) Snowtrooper's / Dengar's Rifle - WTF?! That thing isn't even in the films! There was a perfectly good Imperial blaster they could have given the Snowtrooper, but instead they foisted that enormous barge pole on the figure. When he held it in his outstretched arm it reached out about fifty feet in front of him wherever he went! Ridiculous!
I think it is in the films, it's meant to be this - the large Stormtrooper blaster based on a German MG34 machine gun. Although strangely it's mostly seen in Star Wars on Tatooine and the Death Star. Might be a peek of a Snowtrooper holding one in Empire? Dunno.
Pomse2001 wrote:About Snowtrooper's / Dengar's Rifle. That one is in the film. Dengar have one, but I have never seen them on snowtroopers. But stormtroopers use them in ANH, Luke have one on the death star see links and pictures
I agree that it might be that it's SUPPOSED to be that particular rifle, but if so it's a truly terrible likeness! So much so in fact, that it's really only Kenner who could say for sure. The biggest divergence is the second hand grip towards the front of the figure's gun, which is completely absent from the on-screen rifle, which instead had a sniper's mount / ground support / whatever you'd call it. Whatever it is, it's certainly not a second hand grip. And since it therefore doesn't really look like any on-screen weapon, I still contend that it's not really from the film, and certainly stand by my assertion that Kenner should have given a regular Imperial blaster to the Snowtrooper and moulded a more accurate rifle for Dengar... After all, they managed it for IG-88