These new TK costumes remind me of how, with each new superhero movie, they have to change the costume just because they can. Spiderman has a different suit in each movie, Batman and Superman are the same. Heck, even the new Star Trek movies have subtly different costumes in each one. Why? They have huge budgets and a costume designer that wants to show off a little.<br><br>
Having said that, I have no problem with making the new TK armor look more 'real' or 'functional.' Make the ab buttons look like they do something, rather than just having the vac formed bumps with a bit of Testors slapped on 'em. Make the tube stripes look like they actually provide a breathing filter or something. Etc.<br><br>
My only complaint is changing the design or adding a detail for no apparent, as of yet, reason. The angled join between the ab and the kidney armor...why? The big ugly black plastic girdle joining the chest and the back armor. Why? Rogue One takes place so close to ANH that it seems a design change like these shouldn't be there.<br><br>
Does the helmet look like an eFX helmet? In my opinion, yes, and I don't like it. However, 99% of the viewing public, as I've encountered with the general public when I troop, don't notice these differences. They can't tell an RS from an FX! But that doesn't mean that we can't discuss it here. Heck, were stormtrooper professionals boys and girls! It's our job to discuss this minutiae!