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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

Canon:

Shadow troopers were elite and highly trained Stormtroopers that served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War against the Rebel Alliance. They wore distinguishing black suits of experimental armor coupled with portable cloaking devices, rendering them almost completely invisible and highly suited for stealth missions. Shadow troopers overwhelmed their enemies by attacking in hordes, using various weaponry such as T-21 heavy blasters and flash grenades.

Shadow troopers were highly trained, elite, and fanatically loyal stormtroopers that served the Galactic Empire. They wore specialized, experimental stealth armor made from stygian-triprismatic polymer that enhanced the shadow troopers' stealth capability and allowed them to avoid sensors. The armor, similar in appearance to standard stormtrooper armor, was entirely black in color.

Like standard stormtrooper helmets, the armored helmets worn by shadow troopers featured heat dispersion vents and blue-tinted exhaust filters located on each sides of the face. In the same manner, the shadow trooper helmets were equipped with a direct speaker placed between two induction filters on the chin section. The helmet's eye lenses and mouth area were gray in color.

Shadow troopers were equipped with portable cloaking devices that rendered them almost completely invisible as they moved around. Outfitted with a wide range of survival equipment, weapons in their arsenal included T-21 heavy blasters, flash grenades, E-11 blaster rifles, DLT-19 heavy blaster rifles, and jetpacks.

Shadow troopers' stealth equipment made them highly suitable for missions requiring cunning rather than brute force. They were able to appear out of thin air and surprise their enemies. With their T-21 heavy blasters capable of delivering massive damage at long ranges, and flash grenades capable of disorienting their enemies, these elite shock troops attacked in hordes to overwhelm their opponents.

Shadow troopers served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War against the Rebel Alliance. They were based off their clone shadow trooper predecessors, a variant of the clone troopers that served the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. According to Admiral Gial Ackbar of the Rebel Alliance, shadow troopers were elite soldiers who were not to be underestimated.

Legends:

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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