Custom Stormtrooper figure arrives from Walt Disney World, a stellar 3D printed Star Wars Weekends collectible

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Just five weeks after joining the ranks of the Empire during Star Wars Weekends 2013, Walt Disney World has delivered the latest addition to the D-Tech Me personalized collectible line: a custom Stormtrooper figure.

Accurately featuring my not-so-menacing expression, this 3D printed sculpture sports a spot-on likeness of my face and head. And unlike the excellent Carbon Freeze Me figure I received from last year’s event, the Stormtrooper is in color, bearing an even more striking resemblance to yours truly.


Video: Custom Stormtrooper Me figure arrives from Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World


Arriving earlier than the promised 6-8 weeks, Disney’s custom Stormtrooper figure was shipped securely in a large, heavily padded box featuring the Star Wars and D-Tech Me logos as well as a description of the product.

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Inside, pulling my customized figure out of the plastic bag it was wrapped it revealed a flawless reproduction of the 3D scan of my face Disney took last month. I had chosen the Han Solo hair style, which was a bit of a shock at first, as it’s definitely a change from the long hair I’ve had since high school. But once I got past seeing myself with short(er) hair, I realized this figure was a dead-on match.

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Details in the rest of the Stormtrooper outfit are excellent, including the iconic helmet and gun held by its side.

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

The figure stands roughly 7.5″ tall, including the built-in base. Like the Carbon Freeze Me item, this figure feels slightly gritty to the touch, a result of the layer-by-layer 3D printing process used to create it. It’s definitely fragile and meant to be displayed, not for playing with.

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

Custom Stormtrooper figure from Walt Disney World

It cost around $120 to create, including tax and shipping, a price well worth this one-of-a-kind Star Wars figure.

The custom Stormtrooper and Carbon Freeze Me experiences are not currently available, offered only during Star Wars Weekends this year. There are no known plans to bring them to the D23 Expo in August, but they are likely to return when the special Star Wars event rolls around again in 2014.

Here’s a look back at the creation and arrival of my Carbon Freeze Me figure last year…


Video: Carbon Freeze Me experience and figure from Star Wars Weekends 2012


More photos of my custom Stormtrooper figure from Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World:

7 Comments

  1. Robert Dannenberg

    I was taken aback at first. Thought you got a haircut.

  2. Mark

    Like the hairstyle!

  3. Brandy C

    I like it! PS you look like the Prince Eric statute from the Art of Animation hotel!

  4. Jeff Lynch

    Can you post a pic of what you look like so we can see if the figure matches it?

  5. Cynthia W. Walker

    Hi:

    I ordered a stormtrooper during Star Wars weekend and have yet to receive it. The tracker says ‘ready to ship’ and then ‘picked up onsite’ but I never picked it up. Do you happen to know who I contact to see what’s going on?

    Thaks!

    C. Walker

    1. Fernando

      I ordered 4 figures, I have the same problem just with one, in the invoice it appears 1-800-555-5555 what its not correct, until you have your tracking number in the status it was not shipped, they are backordered 9 weeks, call to 1-877-560-6477

  6. Katie Walczak

    My husband ordered both the Stormtrooper and the carbonite figures when we were at Star Wars Weekend back in MAY! They told us 6-8 weeks and here we are 14 weeks out and still NOTHING. When we try the order tracking, we get a “Server Error” message. Would think Disney would have done a better job vetting this company. Very disappointing. :(

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