Hasbro's First Order Stormtrooper Electronic Helmet | Review

Hasbro's First Order Stormtrooper Electronic Helmet | Review

A new accessory that is part of the The Black Series replica line for collectors has been delivered to us from an editorial office far away. No friends, we are not talking about the articulated puppets but a very faithful 1: 1 scale reproduction of the First Order Storm Trooper, taken from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as an electronic helmet by Hasbro. After putting our hands on the beautiful helmet taken from The Mandalorian a few months ago (find the review here), let's find out together if this latest release lives up to expectations. The premises are quite interesting: In addition to a renewed packaging, which we have already discussed with the previous release, we know since the first announcement last February that this helmet is equipped with a voice modifier and we think that this will be its killer. feature to beat the competition.

UPDATE DECEMBER 2021: The First Order Stormtrooper electronic helmet is on offer on Amazon at 87 € instead of 125 €!

Stormtroopers are born ... not made

After the defeat of Palpatine's Galactic Empire in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, peace in the Galaxy does not last long. Ten years before the events narrated in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new political force collects what remains of Darth Sidius' domain and forms a new army made up of stormtroopers recruited from birth and with an even more rigid training than the Imperial predecessors. . The First Order, under the leadership of Supreme Leader Snoke. The First Order, not being able to count on resources such as those of the Empire, could also be strengthened with better armaments and larger ships, last but not least the Starkiller Base, an artificial planet capable of instantly pulverizing entire systems. Among the various significant features of the Storm Trooper helmet are soft lines hidden under a layer of shiny white material with a wide visor covered by a black border.

Things you may not know… Among the Stormtroopers of the First Order we see in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are hiding many well-known faces who have acted in secret. The soldier in the interrogation room who is subjugated by Rey is none other than Daniel Craig. Other characters also enjoyed dressing up as Stormtrooper such as composer Michael Giacchino and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich as FN-3181 and FN-9330 respectively. Outside the film, however, for a fundraising campaign, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker himself) also enjoyed taking on the role of a soldier of the First Order, just as he did on screen in the old trilogy.


But let's get back to us, after this nice parenthesis we begin the analysis of the product starting from the packaging that encloses it and presents it to collectors who, as you well know, are also demanding in this respect. The new type of packaging of The Black Series line is distinguished by the first-trapezoidal shape that shows off in the side rib a beautiful representation of any First Order Trooper with gradation that fades from red to black and white. On the main facade there is a print of the photo of the helmet on a glossy patina, writings and logos of the series and the information that 3 AA batteries are required to make it work. On the side, on the other hand, we see a beautiful screen printing of the helmet, half depicted as a photo and the other half as a wiframe project. The back features the same images accompanied by synopsis information and product features.

What the heck does he do?

As we said above, the helmet is really detailed and in the video review you will have way to see also the qualitative difference between this last specimen and the first stormtrooper classic helmet released by the same company. The Gap is truly remarkable and with the same functions (even the old one was equipped with a voice modifier) ​​the new one wins for tactile feel, details and construction features that make it look like a real prop of the original one than a simple role play accessory. The attention to detail was really great because if in the classic version the battery compartment was placed in a clearly visible door on the back, this time those Hasbro geniuses have carefully studied to hide it under the white ring that is located on the lower part of the helmet, a really nice thought.

Video review

Where to find it?

Hasbro's First Order Stormtrooper electronic helmet is available on the website and in stores which are part of the Games Academy circuit and on Amazon.

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