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Topic - Albin Johnson
On the outside, they all look the same: White armor, white helmets, black blaster rifles. Imperial soldiers from a galaxy far, far away, they're loyal only to the Empire and recognizable everywhere as "Star Wars" storm troopers.
"It's successful because you've got a lot of people that say they had no way of celebrating 'Star Wars' fandom in a way that felt good until they had people to do it with, charities to do it for and events to do it at."
Ultimately, its camaraderie, says Johnson, and esprit de corps.