REVIEW: Shadow ARF Trooper
Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:36 AM
Name: Shadow ARF Trooper
Theme: Star Wars
Price: (free as part of 'May the Force Be With You' promotion)
Description: Build a better intergalactic battle with the Shadow ARF Trooper™! Boost your Clone Wars battles with the ultra-rare LEGO® Star Wars™ Shadow ARF Trooper™! Straight from the Clone Wars battlefields, this Advance Recon Force trooper waits in the shadows to strike for the Republic.
Normal polybag with cartoonish picture of Shadow ARF Trooper. New Clone Wars branding across the top. Parts of the bag are transparent so that you can see the minifig parts inside.
Polybag Front and Back
Welp, quick build. :) Just the one minifig. Here he is - nice and shadowy.
Shadow ARF Trooper Front, Back, and Side
The head is the typical fleshie Clone Trooper head.
He comes with the usual short blaster to blast the baddies when doing recon. It would have been cool to get some other recon gear or something.
Trooper with Short Blaster
The helmet has blue accents, and the silver visor.
Comparison with ARF Trooper, which comes in the 7913 battlepack.
Comparison with "non-shadow" ARF Trooper
I was going to use my rating system from before, but the categories don't exactly fit. Perhaps some Reviewers Academy training will do me some good.
I essentially give this guy a 40/50 rating. Nothing really new with the design - he's just a shadowy version of the ARF. But he's exclusive (and hopefully stays somewhat rare), and was free with my purchase today.
Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:42 AM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:16 AM
Anyway, very nice. The torso could be useful for a "shadow" Clone Trooper, if a black helmet existed.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:36 AM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:52 AM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:14 AM
Nice introduction review for the Shadow ARF Trooper.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:37 PM
KDM clearly you were not looking hard enough. These are the elite stealth ARF troopers. They hide in the shadows. I can see why you didnt see them. You need to turn up the gain and boost your levels of your monitor. Then you may catch a glimpse of the blue off their helmet haha j/k
Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:44 PM
Why "hopefully?" Wouldn't it be nice if the figure were sufficiently readily available for everyone to be able to have as many as they want? I assume from your positive assessment that you don't mean "hopefully" in the sense of "hopefully, we won't be burdened with more of these wastes of plastic taking up space and bloating our sets' piece counts"...
Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:46 PM
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