IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER (Hoth Battle Gear)
Date Stamp: 1980
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 39740
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure first appeared on The Empire Strikes Back 31 back card.
Comments: If you have ever wondered “what’s in a name” you need look no further than the vintage Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) action figure. Even though what seems to be the whole collecting world knows him as "Snowtrooper", the figure was never actually referenced as such on any version of its packaging ever. Granted, with the latest Hasbro version sporting the moniker, and Hasbro buying (and subsequently demolishing) Kenner, you could say that they finally got it right, but to the vintage collector “Snowtrooper” will never be more than an affectionate nickname for a dude with a ten syllable name.
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, The Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear), affectionately referred to by most vintage collectors as the Snowtrooper, has no significant mould variations. However, the Tri-Logo version does have a slight variation in the figure’s cape. Instead of the slits that can be seen on the common version’s cape, the Tri-logo cape had a small circle punched out on either side to hook onto the figure’s waist.
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