provides the perfect opportunity to upgrade your Rebel trooper minifigures.
The design of the humble Rebel trooper has stayed relatively consistent since debuting in 2008’s 7668 Rebel Scout Speeder, combining a sand blue shirt and black combat vest with plain, light grey legs and a unique helmet piece. It’s a solidly-realised minifigure, leaving little room to improve – probably explaining why it’s changed so little in the past 14 years.
That doesn’t mean there’s absolutely no room to improve, though – and the newly-releasedhas at last given us the necessary element to add the finishing touch to this classic minifigure. We’re talking about the dual-moulded legs sported by the Raccoon Costume Fan, which are in the perfect colour combo to represent the Rebel trooper’s boots.
Swapping out the plain legs for the dual-moulded alternative – black boots on light grey trousers – is an instant and surprisingly dramatic improvement, adding the cherry on top of what’s already a very accomplished minifigure design.
isn’t alien to the concept of dual-moulding, but it is something very rarely seen in comparison to the . That’s by dint of the blind-bagged characters pouring their into minifigure design, of course, but it does mean that we often have to rely on the Group’s in-house series to properly flesh out our minifigures from a galaxy far, far away.
Pieces like the Raccoon Costume Fan’s legs therefore prove invaluable for their versatility beyond their original application, so while this kind of detail otherwise isn’t possible acrossfor whatever reason, we’ll happily take it where we can get it – and in this case, that’s through , which is available now online and in-store.
Now, excuse us while we go snap up every instance of the Raccoon Costume Fan we can get our hands on…
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