The Mystique of Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers in Formation

Dan Zehr recently asked patrons of Coffee With Kenobi, “What makes stormtroopers so cool?” He asked his question in conjunction with a giveaway of 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire by Greg Stones. I answered with a few of my observations about stormtroopers, but the question got me thinking about stormtroopers in general. Stormtroopers are indeed popular. Go to almost any comic convention, and you will find the 501st Legion, the costuming group featuring the Empire that raises money for charity. Many, if not most, of the 501st’s members costume themselves in the white armor of the stormtroopers. Fans flock to get their picture taken with the stormtroopers. So, what it is about stormtroopers? What is the public perception of them? Why are they so popular. Here are some of my own thoughts on the subject.

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New Star Wars Armor and Blaster Kits Revealed by Anovos

Lots of news from Anovos today, just in time for start of San Diego Comic-Con:

ANOVOS has several new STAR WARS™ items available for pre-order beginning today to coincide with the start of San Diego Comic-Con International!

Come see us at San Diego Comic-Con booth 3849 to see these costumes and accessories in person for 15% OFF
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Shop our Not-at-the-Con Sale at ANOVOS.com and save 10% OFF with discount code SDCCSTARWARS through July 23rd at 11:59pm PDT

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Limited Reservation Availability — ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Death Trooper Helmets from Anovos

Here’s the latest offering from Anovos:

The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam. Our wearable replica helmets are digitally scanned from screen-used STAR WARS™ production assets and made of sturdy fiberglass with a fully-lined interior and adjustable padding. We have another shipment of this sinister helmet from Rogue One: A STAR WARS™ Story on the way, but only 50 will be available in this wave, so act now.

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In Stock and Available on Payment Plan — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Death Trooper Helmet Accessory

Payment Plan options are now available for our ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY Death Trooper wearable replica helmet! These 1:1 scale fully-lined fiberglass helmets are recreated from screen-used assets for exacting detail in reproduction. Reserve your spot in the Empire with this in-stock offering!

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Death Trooper Helmet Launch Details From ANOVOS

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Death Trooper Helmet Launch Details

Our new Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story Death Trooper Helmet Accessory will be available for pre-order on ANOVOS.com on Tuesday, November 15th at 9:30am Pacific Time! This fully-lined and wearable 1:1 scale fiberglass helmet item is being produced and released in limited quantities for faster fulfillment. Wave 1 orders ship before December 16, 2016 while supplies last. Not eligible for Payment Plan. See our website for additional details.

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