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    Aug 14, 2014, 8:16 PM - Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #1

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    Aug 14, 2014, 8:28 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #2

    Feel that Abrams will do an exceptional job with the movie, BUT was hoping for something a little more familiar...
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    Aug 14, 2014, 10:00 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #3

    I too am not a fan of change but I gotta say these new designs are sick! Wasn't a big fan of some of the clone wars troopers. But these are so cool .
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    Aug 14, 2014, 10:05 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #4

    Yeah, this is going to be Bad ASS! Can't wait!
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    Aug 14, 2014, 11:53 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #5

    I'm lovin that stormtrooper!
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    Aug 15, 2014, 7:33 AM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #6

    I was blown away when I first saw the new X-Wing in JJ's video, and the
    new Stormie helmets look pretty great!
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    Aug 15, 2014, 7:43 AM - Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #7

    I don't want to like, but I do like
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    Aug 15, 2014, 7:52 AM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #8

    I guess the Galaxy is back to being clean crisp...
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    Aug 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #9

    Keep in mind, in the overall scheme of things, the destruction of the Death Star isn't THAT big of a win for Rebels. It only ensured that their immediate destruction was postponed. The Empire is still extremely powerful and surely, being both a political and military organization, the Emporer's throne was filled pretty quickly and things were back to "oppression as normal" within no time.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 10:10 AM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #10

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    Keep in mind, in the overall scheme of things, the destruction of the Death Star isn't THAT big of a win for Rebels. It only ensured that their immediate destruction was postponed. The Empire is still extremely powerful and surely, being both a political and military organization, the Emporer's throne was filled pretty quickly and things were back to "oppression as normal" within no time.
    Tried explaining that to Dynamic and Rubio last night...You cut off one head of a hydra and what happens? Two grow back?
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    Aug 15, 2014, 11:37 AM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #11

    Like it a lot, especially love the bridge over the nose section, if it was removed, it would look a lot like a conventional motor cycle helmet. I imagine there would be much better visability for the stunt actors looking out through one of these, and the small and slight Ralph mcquarrie tribute on the ear area is a lovely way of saying thank you to him.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 12:02 PM - #12

    Pretty sure the "X-Wing" was a Z-95 headhunter from the books. It fits the description. I don't think those photos of "storm troopers" are legit. So far the real deal has been the Millennium Falcon set, Tatooine set and the Z-95. I hate the rumor mill.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 12:33 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #13

    kebh020727 said: View Post
    Pretty sure the "X-Wing" was a Z-95 headhunter from the books. It fits the description. I don't think those photos of "storm troopers" are legit. So far the real deal has been the Millennium Falcon set, Tatooine set and the Z-95. I hate the rumor mill.
    I does look like a Z-95 but it has been implicitly stated (can't find the reference at the moment) that it isn't' a Headhunter.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 1:10 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #14

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    I does look like a Z-95 but it has been implicitly stated (can't find the reference at the moment) that it isn't' a Headhunter.
    ^^^ It does look like that but Im sure theyll call it something they made up themselves
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    Aug 15, 2014, 1:21 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #15

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Tried explaining that to Dynamic and Rubio last night...You cut off one head of a hydra and what happens? Two grow back?
    ?....As I remember our discussion was in regards to Ryan not being keen on the new design of the ST lids. I don't remember anything to do with the political structure?...I completely agree with Art.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 1:26 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #16

    Also, as Fettseven stated just as in "real life" styles, equipment, transportation etc all evolve. If in fact these images are accurate, it would make prefect sense that they seem modernized and sleek in appearance. I promise you, If Superman was invented in 2014 he wouldn't be sporting red panties and blue stretch gabardine!
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    Aug 15, 2014, 1:29 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #17

    it was very early in the conversation I got to painting and was very AFK got like 18 missed txts? Something about jazz hands and a bunch of nonsense is all i saw
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    Aug 15, 2014, 4:43 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #18

    LOL you guys are crazy!!!

    If J.J. has any appearances of Mandalorians in the new movies even for a second, I hope his team takes less creative freedoms with the Mando helmets and armor. This armor passes down from father to son and even won or collected in battle. Any over to top creative adaptations may come across as to much too soon, resulting in trying to hard TRON looking armor. Man, I hope they don’t F this up.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 4:46 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #19

    Mandos are the mandos in clone wars peace loving farmers....EU is out the window
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    Aug 15, 2014, 5:02 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #20

    Any appearance of Grand Admiral Throne would be hella cool too!!!!

    Yeah I hear you Brother, EU is out the window but only until they incorporate some of it. I would be very surprised if they managed to avoided all EU and created a 100% new storylines. It would floor me but maybe in a good way?
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    Aug 15, 2014, 5:16 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #21

    Here's another photo floating around.imageuploadedbytapatalk1408140958-579205-jpg
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    Aug 15, 2014, 6:18 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #22

    That helmet is FUGLY my hopes of the movie being good is dwindling especially for imperial costumes
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    Aug 15, 2014, 6:36 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #23

    What don't you like about it, xanthis? ...if you're weighing the entire movie's success on the few leaked shots of trooper lids...I dunno...at least the troopers are real and not CGI.

    I for one think it looks like a logical evolution to the troopers we know. I like that it doesn't have ears (thank god...no trimming those again), similar to the original Liz sculpt of the lid. Everything so far has lots of nods back to original sketches and designs - I am all for this.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 7:48 PM - #24

    Where did that last photo come from? A lot of these photos that I have been seeing, looks to me like McQuarrie concept helmets.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 8:21 PM - Re: Episode 7 Imperial Troopers!!!! #25

    Why did they need to be updated at all?

    Unless the stormtroopers become crackshots because of these helmets, it's unnecessary. This would mean that they were updated for toy purposes.

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