Most people are familiar with the standard Imperial Stormtroopers, with their imposing white-and-black armor, blaster rifles, and pistols; however, in the Star Wars universe, the Empire uses more than one class of Stormtroopers, such as Snowtroopers and Scout Troopers. For the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — which takes place just before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope — audiences will be introduce to two specially-trained classes of Stormtroopers: Death Troopers and Shoretroopers.
With that said, here’s a Stormtrooper variant that will never appear in Star Wars. Hot Toys has unveiled its 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Porcelain Pattern Version) Collectible Figure.
“As the symbol of the Empire’s sweeping military might, the Stormtroopers have a presence in every corner of the galaxy,” reads the official description. “As a special edition release, Hot Toys re-imagines the iconic white battle armor in an original design variation representing different cultures and civilizations.
“This very special Star Wars collectible: a sixth scale Stormtrooper figure is inspired by the highly regarded blue-and-white porcelain motif that originated centuries ago in China!
“Expertly crafted based on the classic Stormtrooper armor, this figure boldly adopts the unique blue-and-white porcelain floral patterns with an Imperial twist on the masked soldier’s helmet and armor, blasters, interchangeable hands, and a specially designed figure stand!
“Available as a limited edition item in selected markets only, this stylish and extraordinary interpretation of the Stormtrooper figure is a unique collectible for sophisticated fans and collectors.”