The vintage Stormtrooper is the exact polar opposite of the modern figure. Even though it is actually quite accurate to the film version, it is completely void of any form of action posing points of articulation save for the hips and shoulders. On a positive note, with his moulded head, he had no choice but to stay on target? as long as he was facing it directly.

This figure made its first carded appearance on the Star Wars 12 back card in 1978 and carried through on every card back right up and including 1985's The Power Of The Force assortment, at which time it was renamed 'Imperial Stormtrooper'.

Product Packaging

Product Information
Year: 1978
Original Retail: $1.99
Original Retail: 38240
  • All vintage figures have minor variations, but the Stormtrooper has one major variation that is exceptionally hard to come by. The Japanese Takara version, while similar in its stance, is an entirely different sculpt. It is easiest to spot by looking at the head and wider hipped legs. Also of interest with the Takara version, is the bolt on the figure's back, not unlike the See-Threepio (C-3PO) or Death Star Droid figures

Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt

2018 International Toy Fair Coverage
More News at
There was an error retrieving the news feed
Rebelscum is an open book when it comes to how excited we are about the 3.75 inch scale Jabba's Sail Barge - but our fervour might not be shared by everyone so we want to know what you think. Pick the option below that best fits your frame of mind.
Yes, yes and yes again - I've put my money down already!
It's only a matter of time before I put my pre-order in.
Awesome but I'm waiting for it to retail.
Love the concept but it's too pricey.
Maybe, but I'm worried about the crowd-funded concept.
No, I'm not into action figures collecting.
It's not available in my part of the world.
Current Results