March 21, 2011 – Stormtrooper G.A.S. Mask
The Imperial Stormtrooper, by far the baddest of the galaxy’s footsoldiers. More notorious than Cobra Commander and as easily out smarted as Master Shredder’s Foot Clan, these guys also got the dopest uniforms out of all the childhood villains.
Another great homage to the boys in white was done by a fellow 365er who spent a year documenting the exploits of two of the Empire’s minions. Check them out here:
Here’s one of my favorites with a guest star from My Neighbor Tortoro!
Here’s what Wookieepida has to say about the iconic space grunts:
Stormtroopers were the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Like Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the Emperor’s power, extensions of his will, and a method of keeping the Empire’s thousands of star systems in line through fear.
Members of the Rebel Alliance SpecForce had several terms for stormtroopers, including whitehats, plastic soldiers, and snowmen. Other slang terms for stormtroopers were the “Boys in White” and “Plastic Boys”. Also, another was “Stormies”, and was used often by Wedge Antilles and Corran Horn.