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Sandtrooper (A New Hope) VC14, The Vintage Collection, 2010
- Articulation Count: 14
- Articulation Details: Ball jointed neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed waist, 2 ball-jointed legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
- Accessory Count: 4
- Accessory Details: 2 Blaster Rifles, Removable Shoulder Pauldron, Removable Backpack
This Sandtrooper Sergeant was released individually carded during The Vintage Collection in early September 2010. Sandtroopers can be seen in the original Star Wars movie in various scenes on Tatooine.
The figure is identical and a straight re-release of the previously Walmart exclusive Sandtrooper with Dewback from The Legacy Collection in 2009. The only difference this time around is that instead of a vibro lance, Hasbro included a second blaster rifle with the figure.
The figure has 14 joints, including a ball-jointed hip. With so many joints, you can pose the figure in nearly any position you'd like. The Sandtrooper stands very securely on his own without any balancing issues, even with the backpack attached to his back. However, Hasbro included the typical peg holes in the feet if you'd like to use a stand. Both of the Sandtrooper's blaster rifles are a good fit for either hand.
The paint application is cleanly applied, but you won't find any kind of "Tatooine dirt" on the boots or anywhere on the armor. All in all, Hasbro picked a fantastic sculpt for a re-release! It's a super articulated Sandtrooper figure which is brilliant for "trooper building".