Thursday, February 25, 2016

SY Sheng Yuan | Star Wars Geonosis Troopers | SY503B

SY's take on Lego's Star Wars Geonosis Troopers.

It's almost exactly like Lego's own set, unlike other SY sets where they changed some parts in their own release.

Comes with a small walker and four clone trooper minifigures. They also come with their blasters that act as stud-shooters.

Group photo! 2 kinds of clone troopers included. If one doesn't know, Geonosis is the planet in Star Wars Episode II where the clones first showed up and got their appearance in the battlefield. Now I know these clones don't look like the ones in the movie, that's because this variant of clones appeared in the Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show instead, I think. At some point, the clones and some Jedi visited Geonosis again and the clones were sporting this kind of armor, though I'm not sure if in the show they had Phase II armor (like in this set and Star Wars Episode III) or Phase I (like in Episode II). 

Comes with generic angry Clone Trooper faces! No back print. No problem really because more often than not, their helmets will be on anyway, right? Assuming you display them or even play with them. Though admittedly, it would have been nice to add personality to some of them like in the show.

I believe this mold for Clone Troopers is the Clone Paratrooper. In the movies, you see them in Utapau, General Grevious' hiding place, though in white/orange. 

The stud shooter blaster. Sadly, it doesn't really shoot as well. The stud merely drops on the ground.. Still looks nice though. Or maybe, I just don't know how to shoot it.. HAHA

The walker. My favorite of the vehicles in all 4 of the "army-builder" sets released by SY. Though the minifigures aren't necessarily my favorite ones. 

Lots of articulation for both the torso/cockpit and the legs. Easy poses, except it only goes up and down or left and right, no 360 action. 

Fits two minifigures! Just like in the movies? I'm not really sure. And in the Star Wars universe, there are lots of walker variants so this may actually be an original Lego design. It also comes with gun holders/equipment storage for the minifigures' gear. Overall it's just really great. The minifigs are great, and are in unison with their vehicle. Quality is top-notch as well. 

Also, amazing gatling-stud-shooter. Unlike the minifig stud shooter, it shoots well: far and fast. I almost lost one of the studs when I first tried it because I didn't aim properly and expected it to not shoot too far because of the minifig stud shooters. Really impressed with this part, and the design adds to the walker's overall look as well. 


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1 comment:

  1. Lego blasters actually shoot pretty far. Bought Bats vs Supes small set recently and Bats gun really works. But those that were from bootlegs were weak.
    Though I doubt the idea of such blasters is good anyway. It's written 6-12 years. I bet kids will lose shooting parts really quickly. Besides to hit something you have to aim really good.