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Changing Of The Guard

Changing Of The Guard

Posted to Flickr on 29 June 2009. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

The Star Wars action figures produced by Kenner in the late 1970s were popular but, by today’s standards, incredibly stiff and even a little misshapen. In contrast, a modern stormtrooper figure has over a dozen points of articulation and a removable helmet.

That said, I had countless hours of fun as a boy with the "old guard."

The older figure shown here is from my boyhood collection, given to me by my parents. This photo is dedicated to them.

Photo shot for the Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting.

Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.

Photo seen in Flickr Explore.

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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