Preview – Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor

If you’re like me, you’re not so patiently anticipating the new Star Wars movie that comes out.  The trailers make it seem like it’s going to be a good one, and I can’t wait to see Luke get back into the action.  I’m sure there’s some creative editing going on in the trailers to keep us guessing, and I can’t wait to see how it all works out.

If you’re looking for something to satiate for a bit while you wait for the movie, I was recently pointed in the direction of Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor.  From the synopsis:

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Foreword by John Boyega

Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture.

Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandising.

Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

It sounds interesting. There’s a few sneak peeks at what is inside the book in the book trailer they put together (embedded below). The Stormtrooper is one of the most iconic science fiction characters, and really only ranks behind maybe Vader and R2 in the Star Wars universe. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, and most other places you would purchase a book from.