First Order Stormtrooper Standard Kit - Updates

Shipping Estimate: Winter 2018 (Dec 22 - March 19th, 2019)

Latest Update: September 20th, 2018

  • Due to the complexity and length of the most recent update for this item, it can be found by clicking this link: First Order Armor Update

Archived Updates

  • June 4th, 2018: Production of these kits remains smooth and they continue to be on schedule to be delivered Spring into Summer 2018. If you haven’t already done so, please contact our friendly Product Specialists to verify your order and that your shipping address is up-to-date. You can reach them either by responding to this email, or through Live Chat on ANOVOS.com from Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm PST.
  • February 7th, 2018: As of today, we anticipate shipping to begin in Spring 2018 and continue through Summer 2018. We have closed out pre-orders for these items, as we get closer to the projected shipping date. Unlike the Classic Imperial Stormtrooper, the armor pieces for this build-it-yourself kit will now be pre-trimmed making final assembly much easier. Customers will be personally notified directly when their order is ready to ship, as well as given the opportunity to remit payment for the final shipping & handling charges for their kit.
  • December 4th, 2017: We previously anticipated this kit to be available for a Fall 2017 delivery.  However, it was determined that this is unfortunately not the case. This season our production team has been working closely with our manufacturers on remaking the armor molds in steel, as well as beginning preliminary test pulls with these updated steel molds. While the test pulls initiated thus far have proven the updates have successfully eliminated previous imperfections, we are still hard at work to complete the remaining test pulls. Thus, the armor pieces for this kit remain in the pre-production stage. In reviewing these details, we must update our shipping estimate to Winter 2017.
  • August 29th, 2017: During production of this kit our quality control team discovered that many pieces did not meet our high quality standards and these imperfections warranted the halt of production on these pieces.  To be more specific, as part of the process of quality control our team randomly 3D scans our own vacuform bucks. During this process, they found a couple issues that they decided to take action on : life of the mold and inaccuracy. The first thing they discovered was that these molds only had a maximum half life of a few more pulls which would have then compromised the integrity and wastage of subsequent pulls. Secondly, by bringing these molds into the 3D environment, they noticed contouring issues that did not allow for the armor to line up correctly. Therefore, they decided to not only remake the molds in steel, but they also decided to go back to scans they had taken from the original armor actually used on set and reprint them for the purposes of this kit. In essence, for quality and accuracy reasons the armor pieces have returned to the early pre-production stages. Our team has assigned extra personnel to the project in order to mitigate further delays to this kit. Unfortunately, after reviewing the potential effects this discovery has upon our previous production schedule it was determined that we must update the anticipated delivery window to Fall 2017.
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