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A Shadow Stormtrooper is a minifigure from the Star Wars theme, first introduced in 2007.

Description

The Shadow trooper minifigure features all black pieces- the leg, arm, hand, and head pieces are pure black, while the torso piece has grey printing on the front and back to depict the shape and design of Shadow trooper armour. Silver printing is also used on the torso for four dots just above the belt. The helmet piece also has printing on it, silver for the mouth grill and eye lenses, and also for some detailing at the bottom of the helmet. Grey printing accompanied the silver for extra detailing on the sides and bottom of the helmet as well.

Shadow trooper minifigures were originally released in 2007 with the 7664 TIE Crawler, and then re-released in the 7667 Imperial Dropship in 2008. The two releases of these minifigures differ slightly in that the grey printing used in the 2008 release is lighter in colour than the original.

Shadow troopers come with one accessory, a black blaster.

Background

Shadow troopers, also known as Blackhole Stormtroopers, were an elite squadron of Stormtroopers that were equipped with experimental cloaking armour, which allowed them to appear invisible in nearly every environment. Several Shadow troopers were present on the first Death Star, and fought against Darth Vader's former Apprentice, Galen Marek. Legions of Shadow troopers were also used by the Director of Imperial Intelligence, Lord Blackhole, also known as Lord Shadowspawn, to combat the Rebel Alliance, and later the New Republic. Carnor Jax also used Shadow troopers as a bodyguard eleven years after the Battle of Yavin.

Notes

  • In the 2009 "May the 4th be with you" promotional poster, LEGO lists Shadow troopers as Shadowtroopers. This led to some confusion, as in the Star Wars universe, there are several Imperial forces which use the name. This figure is based on the 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game incarnation of the Shadtroopers.
  • A Shadow ARF Trooper was released in 2011 that resembles this minifigure.

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