LEGO Star Wars May the 4th 2016 Exclusive Minifigure!

The event that LEGO Star Wars fans look forward to all year is nearly upon us–May the 4th 2016! But while this international Star Wars holiday (of a sort) usually brings with it a phenomenal new UCS set and a highly-demanded polybag promo minifigure, this year is looking to be a little disappointing. Not only is the major set being released the critically-maligned Assault on Hoth 75098, but now the free minifig itself is getting harsh reviews: it’s the 30602 LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper minifigure May the 4th 2016 exclusive!

UPDATE 4/30/2016: The May the 4th Exclusive Jakku Stormtrooper is now available online while supplies last!

LEGO 30602 First Order Stormtrooper Polybag Promo May the 4th 2016

Oh dear. It used to be that we could count on May the 4th to bring us some of the most popular Star Wars sets of the year, including the ridiculously popular LEGO Darth Revan minifigure. But last year’s Admiral Yularen minifig failed to capture the hearts and souls of collectors, and I have a hunch that this year’s exclusive figure is going to fare even worse: it’s the LEGO First Order Stromtrooper 30602 promo!

Basically, this is the First Order Stormtrooper figure that’s already easily obtainable in multiple sets, but now with a different torso print. Disney is really pushing for toy manufacturers to release this specific design as an exclusive, and it was already used for the $200+ Hot Toys Jakku Stormtrooper sixth scale minifigure that was released earlier this year.

LEGO Star Wars 2016 May the 4th Exclusive Stormtrooper MinifigurePersonally, I think this is a pretty unspeakably lame exclusive. I’m sure that Disney/Lucasfilm heavily limited what TLG could choose for the 2016 May the 4th Exclusive figure, but the number of people I’ve heard crying out for a Jakku Stormtrooper minifigure is exactly zero.

As a promotional tool, I’m really curious to see how successful this will be at the LEGO Stores in May. At least the Yularen minifigure was a unique character–I’m not sure that there’s going to be much demand for this particular Stormtrooper iteration at all.

LEGO May the 4th 2016 Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper MinifigureThe exclusive First Order Stormtrooper LEGO Star Wars May the 4th minifigure promo will be available online and in stores from April 30th to May 4th 2016. The promotional offer is supposedly limited to one per person, but I have no idea if–or how–TLG is planning to enforce that restriction. I suspect that anyone wanting to load up on these troopers will be able to snag them with multiple $50 purchases with no problems whatsoever.

What do you think of this year’s LEGO Star Wars May the 4th minifigure exclusive, Star Wars fans? Will you be venturing out to make a purchase to earn this exclusive minifig during the week of May the 4th, or does a slightly modified version of the readily-available First Order Stormtrooper figure fail to capture your enthusiasm?

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LEGO Star Wars May the 4th 2016 Exclusive Minifigure! — 15 Comments

  1. They are joking right. There is a chrome Captain Phasma polybag behind. Please tell me it isn’t true.

    • its Kevin Smith’s trooper minifigure; bit better than phasma lolz, but sad bit about it already being semi available

      • The Jakku Stormtrooper that this minifigure represents appears only in the first scene of the movie, the battle in the village on Jakku. Kevin Smith’s Stormtrooper appears during the siege of Maz Kanata’s castle. As such, this minifig cannot be the Kevin Smith Stormtrooper. (Though if that likes you make the figure more, be my guest! Ha.)

  2. I would like to have seen an Elite First Order Tie Pilot with the red markings on the helmet

  3. Ah well just means I won’t buy Star Wars from the online shop, doesn’t it!