Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2020

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2020

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Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear):
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This is the last thread of toy of the week, thanks for the support :D
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Before I show you mine (ooh er, missus!), I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Lars for all the incredibly hard work he's put in devising and maintaining the 'Toy of the Week' threads over the years (and it has been years!). As should be obvious, I have been a big fan of them from day 1, and I have enjoyed contributing to them immensely, just as I have enjoyed seeing other members' examples of the toys each week. It really has been a monumental undertaking from Lars and I hope I speak for all of us on the forum when I say a huge THANK YOU :-D



OK, the Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear). So many of us seem to refer to this figure as the Snowtrooper that if you've never seen a MOC of it, it can come as something of a surprise that that isn't its name on the card! :-D One of the first wave of 10 figures released for The Empire Strikes Back, this was a terrific addition to any young boy's Star Wars figure collection! OK, the rifle made no sense whatsoever, but the half-height cloak (aka 'kama') was a novelty we hadn't seen before, as was the method of fixing it to the figure via the pair of plastic hooks on his belt! A true army builder figure, you could never have enough of these Imperials to attack your Rebel friends as they defended the Turret and Probot playset, or to populate your Imperial Attack Base if that was your preference :-D

There are some variants to be found on this figure, the most famous of which today is probably the YPS version which comes with an even more innaccurate gun (as well as a kama with round holes in it instead of slits)! I have the kama, but don't have a YPS rifle myself as quite frankly it's never really appealed to me, but it's a variant some collectors like to track down nevertheless.

The variants I do have all look pretty similar. Apart from the variation in width of leg stance, the most obvious difference is the shape of the belt buckle.

Anyway, here are mine:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 45, 2020

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Cheers Lars for all of your hard work, I really enjoyed the toy of the week 😎👍

Here's mine 😉
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I'd like to echo Jeremy's sentiments- these threads are great and are helping to build an amazing library resource. Thanks to you too, Jeremy- your contributions to these threads are superb 8)

Onto the Hoth Stormtrooper, or Snowtrooper as I have always called it. One of my fav figures, for sure! Lovely examples so far guys- nice and crisp. Here's my Palitoy 41-bk MOC, my minty loose display figure, my Turret Probot scene and last and best, my two childhood Snowtroopers.
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Ruby2511 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Cheers Lars for all of your hard work, I really enjoyed the toy of the week 😎👍

Here's mine 😉

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A great example! It looks brand new.

Thanks for sharing :-)
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Cazza wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:01 pm
I'd like to echo Jeremy's sentiments- these threads are great and are helping to build an amazing library resource. Thanks to you too, Jeremy- your contributions to these threads are superb 8)

Onto the Hoth Stormtrooper, or Snowtrooper as I have always called it. One of my fav figures, for sure! Lovely examples so far guys- nice and crisp. Here's my Palitoy 41-bk MOC, my minty loose display figure, my Turret Probot scene and last and best, my two childhood Snowtroopers.

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Thanks for that, Andy.

As for your collection, it looks brilliant. I'm loving the 41-back, your loose one looks mint, and it's always wonderful to see a populated playset! :-D And having your childhood figures as well is the icing on the cake!
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Another great figure, just loved him as a kid, still have my childhood one although I got him so young and lost the cape pretty much instantly so don’t remember having the cape ever! Here’s my Kenner 31a. One of my favourite MOC.
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Yes, many thanks @Pomse2001 for this tread, its been fun seeing what members have in their collections.
And of course a big thanks to @Snaketibe for sharing his enormous collection of varients over the years.

Some great examples here guys. @Cazza that looks like a nice loose figure display case.

Right Imperial Hoth Snowtrooper, I have a few of these as this is one of my favourites.
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theforceuk wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:19 am
Another great figure, just loved him as a kid, still have my childhood one although I got him so young and lost the cape pretty much instantly so don’t remember having the cape ever! Here’s my Kenner 31a. One of my favourite MOC.

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Another great example! We're seeing some excellent posts in this thread.

Thanks for sharing yours :-)
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Mini99 wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:30 am
Yes, many thanks @Pomse2001 for this tread, its been fun seeing what members have in their collections.
And of course a big thanks to @Snaketibe for sharing his enormous collection of varients over the years.

Some great examples here guys. @Cazza that looks like a nice loose figure display case.

Right Imperial Hoth Snowtrooper, I have a few of these as this is one of my favourites.
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Thanks Nick.

Those are three beautiful examples of yours! Your TL bubble looks perfect and the Kenner is lovely.

Thanks for sharing :-)
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Snaketibe wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:13 am
Ruby2511 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Cheers Lars for all of your hard work, I really enjoyed the toy of the week 😎👍

Here's mine 😉

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A great example! It looks brand new.

Thanks for sharing :-)
Thanks 😀 he is a nice example, got from my mate Martin, he's got lots of goodies at the moment 🤩🤩
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Great figures guys, thanks for sharing.
My feedback:
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Some great examples. Thanks Lars for running these threads for the last couple of years. They e been immensely informative and fascinating to see everyone’s examples. Retire with your head held high young man.
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Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Before I show you mine (ooh er, missus!), I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Lars for all the incredibly hard work he's put in devising and maintaining the 'Toy of the Week' threads over the years (and it has been years!). As should be obvious, I have been a big fan of them from day 1, and I have enjoyed contributing to them immensely, just as I have enjoyed seeing other members' examples of the toys each week. It really has been a monumental undertaking from Lars and I hope I speak for all of us on the forum when I say a huge THANK YOU :-D



OK, the Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear). So many of us seem to refer to this figure as the Snowtrooper that if you've never seen a MOC of it, it can come as something of a surprise that that isn't its name on the card! :-D One of the first wave of 10 figures released for The Empire Strikes Back, this was a terrific addition to any young boy's Star Wars figure collection! OK, the rifle made no sense whatsoever, but the half-height cloak (aka 'kama') was a novelty we hadn't seen before, as was the method of fixing it to the figure via the pair of plastic hooks on his belt! A true army builder figure, you could never have enough of these Imperials to attack your Rebel friends as they defended the Turret and Probot playset, or to populate your Imperial Attack Base if that was your preference :-D

There are some variants to be found on this figure, the most famous of which today is probably the YPS version which comes with an even more innaccurate gun (as well as a kama with round holes in it instead of slits)! I have the kama, but don't have a YPS rifle myself as quite frankly it's never really appealed to me, but it's a variant some collectors like to track down nevertheless.

The variants I do have all look pretty similar. Apart from the variation in width of leg stance, the most obvious difference is the shape of the belt buckle.

Anyway, here are mine:
Thanks mate for the very kind words and for sharing your items in the threads nearly every week :D So what do we do now when we do not have toy of the week anymore ? :lol:

and thanks for all the great info and for sharing your hoth stormie army of variants, I really love this figure 8)
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