Troopers are no longer faceless

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Troopers from 9489 Battle PackAfter 13 years of making various kinds of troopers, LEGO has decided to print faces on their heads.

This pair is from 9489, the new Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper battle pack. The TIE fighter pilot in the Planet set has the same head so it looks as if all imperial troops will be printed this way from now on.

(thanks to Bodybomb3 for prompting me to mention this.)

33 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

at last no mysterious black heads

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By in Germany,

So we finally know that stormtroopers in the Star Wars universe aren't faceless! :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the mention, I'll try to keep on finding good news for you to report :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I love these new heads! All of the figures are brilliant from these new sets.

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By in United States,

Is that the only difference with the storm troopers from the last version?

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By in United Kingdom,

So all the storm troopers are going to have evil grins and a five a clock shadow for now on?

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By in Germany,

@TheCahleySlash: "Five o'clock shadow"?! :P

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By in United States,

I like the change! I'd definitely want to see more than just one standard head, though. There's nothing to say the Ep IV-VI troops are clones. Some of the Marvel comics back in the had them very much as individuals.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those heads look much better. Why didn't hey do this earlier. Big question, is it worth £2 more for greater detail?

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By in United States,

Well it's about time!

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By in United States,

It is great news and a very welcome detail..... it is just going to suck changing over the current set of troopers. The Bricklink price will be high for those.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks promising! But will Lego keep it up in the years to come? Anyhow, new stormtrooper print? Looks like I will have to start my imperial army over again...

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By in United States,

Great, now the Scout Troopers are unrealistic. At least on the Clones/Stormtroopers it doesn't matter.

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By in United States,

@TooMuchLEGO, fair point. And to the link: LOL!

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By in Australia,

These are awesome im am so getting this set :D

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By in Philippines,

Yep...definitely have to start with a fresh set of troopers.

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By in United States,

cool cant wait to get one

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By in Singapore,

These sets are awsome. The only problem I have are those other guys who aren't stormtroopers. Whatever they're called :P

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By in United States,

Ah man,This what Lego keeps doing. they keep making the minifigs look more glossy and kidsy. I hate the New Boba Fett and the New C-3po coming in 2012, but I hope they keep the Stormtroopers outside apearence the same.(I guess the new heads are okay, but I don't reallly care)

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By in United States,

They look better without the 5 o'clock shadow. If you have the nook color, you can see the face without that beard.

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By in Australia,

I don't like them, but I am very happy that Lego is printing on pieces. Perhaps they will continue printing on blocks and do away with stickers.

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By in United Kingdom,

Why is this needed? stormtroopers never take their helmets off and where supposed to be faceless enemies the scout trooper looks terrible now and lego gets to drive the price up.

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By in United States,

I too am from the "don't want to see under any mask" school of thought. Worse thing to happen to Star Wars saga was the humanization of the faceless enemy, with Boba Fett begin the perfect example. Lucas lost his mind thinking he needed to explain that which did not need to be explained.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, I like it. What annoyed me the most was when we had a stormtrooper who had a plain yellow head! He didn't have the Ep.III hole-for-a-visor, so I wondered why they didn't at least print a smiley or something! (He was in an Endor set, I think...)

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By in United States,

well im okay with the stormtrooper but the scout trooper looks just wrong!!!!!!

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By in United States,

It's not so bad for me; I only have two Stormtroopers anyways (surprisingly), and they are both from different time periods (1999 and 2008). The majority of my LEGO Star Wars minifigs are actually Jedi....

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By in United States,

Um, you could just turn the head around like you do to Jango Fett.

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By in Germany,

C'MON GUYS, JUST TURN THE HEAD AROUND! :P

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By in United Kingdom,

@Everyone worried about the scout trooper - Just like the Jango Fett figure from 2002 you have to reverse the head to fill in the visor with black, it is not complicated!

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