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Some official promo shots showing troopers and craft.

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Official First Order character standees for TROS


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Hadn’t seen this ‘Pop’ before I saw it in-store today. Guess it confirms what we had heard about Jet Troopers launching from Tread Speeders.

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Yeah I'm not seeing any real changes that warrant a new FOTK CRL for 9 . I was hoping to find at least one little thing, maybe I still will lol

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Yeah I'm not seeing any real changes that warrant a new FOTK CRL for 9 . I was hoping to find at least one little thing, maybe I still will lol


None whatsoever. As I’ve said for months they simply cleaned up and reused the TLJ kits.


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On 10/11/2019 at 11:06 AM, The5thHorseman said:

The elbow mobility cut may have become standard from what I see. 

That seems odd, it's not on any screen used TK. Only shown on the Disney ride and those are anovos kits that aren't going to people that paid for them when TFA came out

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9 hours ago, heartstopper85 said:

That seems odd, it's not on any screen used TK. Only shown on the Disney ride and those are anovos kits that aren't going to people that paid for them when TFA came out

It's a different mobility cut. The Anovos cut, is extreme and based on a Finn's armor. The mobility cut for the ROS stormtroopers (and TLJ troopers too as I realized afterwards) is not as important but still differs to the original TFA troopers.

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That seems odd, it's not on any screen used TK. Only shown on the Disney ride and those are anovos kits that aren't going to people that paid for them when TFA came out

 

It is seen on screen - on the Executioner! Sadly Anovos has over accentuated it.

 

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Other than this example all standard TROS First Order troopers are per TLJ.

 

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Nice action pose from the Jet Trooper. I’m guessing they produced the card before confirming the name.

Nice t-shirt cannon too!

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I must say there does seem to be an awesome array of weaponry coming in this movie, I'm definitely excited.

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I must say there does seem to be an awesome array of weaponry coming in this movie, I'm definitely excited.


I agree!

I recall when I first mentioned the array of ‘mean looking new weapons’ back in a post in March.

I also recall getting caned by certain members for being fake news


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12 hours ago, JAFO said:

 

It is seen on screen - on the Executioner! Sadly Anovos has over accentuated it.

 

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Other than this example all standard TROS First Order troopers are per TLJ.

Don't be mistaken, these forearms aren't cut. They've been expanded by adding a vertical stripe along the seam where the outer and inner halves of the forearm meet.

 

As for the TROS blasters, I don't see what you guys are liking in them. They all look like junk to me, with all these oversized barrels.

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32 minutes ago, The5thHorseman said:

Don't be mistaken, these forearms aren't cut. They've been expanded by adding a vertical stripe along the seam where the outer and inner halves of the forearm meet.

 

Nice catch

 

 

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5 hours ago, Sly11 said:

I must say there does seem to be an awesome array of weaponry coming in this movie, I'm definitely excited.

Hopefully you'll be able to see them being used and not on the cutting room floor lol

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Sorry to keep coming back to this topic but, I wanted to check and the executioners definitely do have the mobility cut to their forearms too. In fact if pay attention to all the troopers in the background it quite obvious that this cut has become standard for TLJ, and then TROS.

 

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But what's nice , is that once you know it's there you can even guess the expanding stripe along the back seam:

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So here's an interesting piece of trivia if you're doing an executioner and care about deepest accuracy: mobility cut at the front, and expanding stripe at the back.

 

Also here's some more troopers with the mobility cut. I don't know if it is already, but I think this might be something worth mentioning in the TLJ/TROS CRLs. Or at least for the higher levels of accuracy.

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Just saw this picture on FB today. Looks like D-ring is a thing again! 

 

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Yup. Nice to see my screengrab doing the rounds

 

 

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3 hours ago, The5thHorseman said:

Just saw this picture on FB today. Looks like D-ring is a thing again! 

Great catch. Been wanting to add one to mine, now I have an excuse to do so, 

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By the way, is it me or does it look like the abdomen piece has been massively shortened at the front? It seems to be ending right near the lower edge of the chest plate instead of protruding upward like the TFA armors did.

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Must have had one eyed closed when they redesigned that section. Pretty big difference from a slight angle to a dog leg cut.

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5 hours ago, The5thHorseman said:

By the way, is it me or does it look like the abdomen piece has been massively shortened at the front? It seems to be ending right near the lower edge of the chest plate instead of protruding upward like the TFA armors did.

Appears a lot shorter, could be for movement

 

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11 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Must have had one eyed closed when they redesigned that section. Pretty big difference from a slight angle to a dog leg cut.

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Again Anovos most likely based their cut off of Finn's specific armour. But they stopped halfway and omitted to also cut that raised, outer part of the forearm. This would be an easy way to fix the Anovos forearms by the way.

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8 hours ago, The5thHorseman said:

Again Anovos most likely based their cut off of Finn's specific armour. But they stopped halfway and omitted to also cut that raised, outer part of the forearm. This would be an easy way to fix the Anovos forearms by the way.

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That's great if they where sticking to supply TFA armor like the pre orders should have been but switching to TLJ it just doesn't cut it. 

 

Perhaps Anovos should take away something we often tell people here "research is the key"

 

Already seeing quite a few people adding in filler sections to those areas so not really a hard problem to fix, just more work on their "already to wear does not need painting armor". 

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Yeah, Anovos is clearly bending things the way it suits them best. At this point I'm almost just hoping for someone committed and reliable to get an Anovos kit and recast it...

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