Love the card, not feeling that garish paint app - the original looked better. New one here looks like lipstick on a pig...
Troopers have had all the badassness of gloss-white department store dummies since Disney's colonization of SW so nah, not really.
Yup, a joke since '78. If your attention's as on-point as a stormtrooper's aim.
Yeah, that was... sarcasm. But good dodge on the rest of the post about ANH and ESB.
And by "teddy bears" you mean the species that built large, intricate towns hundreds of feet up redwoods, and constructed (and actually flew) aircraft and massive catapults, complex constructions on-par with (or beyond) many indigenous peoples in our world that defeated colonial armies? Or the species that within 24 hours came up with (and constructed...) elaborate traps that pierced or toppled huge armored vehicles that would have been a major challenge for rebel military, and could quickly figure out the basics of operating high-tech equipment like speeder bikes or ATSTs when needed?
Or the species that had a numerical advantage (Palps may mention a "legion" but there are only about 50-60 stormtroopers in the Endor battle actually onscreen, no more than 100 Imperials all up) AND the element of surprise AND "home turf." Not to mention the combat assistance of a dozen crack rebel commandos plus Han, Chewy and Leia.
Yeeah, that tired "teddy bear" thing does kinda unravel under the ol' magnifying glass, right?
But all right, I guess one of SW's top ten most iconic characters, one of the top five selling figures of SW lines (in any scale,) menacing tens of thousands of collectors' shelves for decades... are a joke, a trope. "Nothing more than fodder."
Nice work, ShootingDowntheGalaxy.
The Stormtrooper is funny since it's Han in disguise.Not sure exactly where to post this question but since the black series came out with the original 12 background display from the early bird certificate I was wondering if anyone knew who painted the original background for its 1977 Christmas release? I’ve been doing some light research on the certificate itself and can’t seem to find any sources that tell who painted the original artwork and where the source material was from.
Looking at the images themselves you can clearly see some of them were sourced from set photos or promo photo shoots that Lucasfilm had done earlier. Particularly the Tusken, Han, Luke, Jawa, and Stormtrooper.
Does anyone have a source or information on this pivotal piece of artwork in Star Wars toy history? Thanks I’m advance.