Disneyana is a vast arena of collectables.There are collectors who specialise in one area of interest. For example, collectors who like Star Wars.So it is very possible to get sidetracked when collecting Star Wars Memorabilia.For example collecting Star Wars Stormtroopers.So if someone has one version of a regular armor is another version of this regular armor an improvement?
So for example, when someone has the Six inch Black Series First Order Stormtrooper,why would a collector get 3.75 inch Stormtrooper,such as the one above? In the case of the 6 inch Black Series regular First Order Stormtrooper Armor ,the figure has multiple points of articulation and good sculpt;so why get another toy?
In this case,the artwork on the box was a deal clincher.Whereas the Black Series box had a minimalist sense of artwork on the box,this box has artwork that would not be out of place on a novel or comic book.
Moreover,also there is the extra feature included with this action figure,which acted as a deal maker.Because from everything that has been said about First Order Stormtrooper armor , there is the suggestion that First Order Stormtrooper armor is an improvement over the armor used by clone troopers of the Galactic Republic and Stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire.For example Captain Phasma is reported to have said that ‘even a Wookie can’t crush First Order Armor’.
So if regular First Order Stormtrooper Armor is the apex in armor Technology,then there has to be a reason why regular First storm troopers need to ‘Armor up’ and that reason might be given in a non film medium.For example in the Force Awakens movie the back story of the Character played by Max Von Sydow was not clearly given in the movie itself.That background had to be found elsewhere.
So by implication there is the possibility that the ‘armor up’features are an external improvement to regular Stormtrooper armor.And these improvements might be explored in the books or comics.For example,early Star Wars comics gave us Jaxxon the giant space bunny.Perhaps the new Star Wars comics could give the reason for the ‘armor up ‘feature.And if that is the case,then this is a collectible piece of Disneyana.
Ultimately,regular First Order Stormtrooper Armor can be improved.The box artwork acts like a story synopsis and the extra included with the toy is the improvement.But whether this improvement fixes previous undisclosed weaknesses in the regular First Order Armor is something that might be explored in the various Star Wars novels and comics.