Friday, May 2, 2008

Bounty Hunter: McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper

Okay, I know he's not a Bounty Hunter. But I practically had to take out a bounty to find this guy. It turns out my buddy Bill shops at a Magical Grocery Store as well, and picked this guy up on his weekly trip to the store. He also picked up a few buddies to go along with him (you're breaking me Bill, but thanks on this one).

So as you would know, McQuarrie equals favorite concept artist from the Trilogy. Snowtrooper equals one of my favorite paintings from said concept artist. Actually I love the sketches of the Snowtrooper, and if I find a copy of the Empire Strikes Back sketch book I had as a kid I will no doubt put scans up of my favorite drawings. So, where was I? Oh yeah, McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper figure equals favorite figure, right?

You know next to my vintage Yoday and Boba Fett, this figure is easily one of my favorites of all time. Even if he has a wonky leg, not to worry Bill, they all have the one leg longer than the other problem. Looks like they copied the concept artwork too closely, right down to the pose. Cool!

Oh yeah, another cool thing is the colors on the helmet and the "nonsense numbers", great stuff, great stuff!


Bubbashelby said...

I love the McQuarrie figures. I have this one, but haven't brought myself to opening him yet.

chunky B said...

Man, if you are not an opener then you have to find one of these to open. It's a fun figure.

I usually will not open something because of the package artwork,that's when I might purchase a second figure. It's just you run out of room to store stuff, then you're not enjoying it, so I just threw caution to the wind and ripped this bad boy open!

Bubbashelby said...

I am an opener 95% of the time - but space and the beauty of the package art have held me back on this one. Right now he's pegged to the wall next to a couple other McQuarrie figures.

I did open the concept Boba Fett and he is sweet!