Who is TK-8316?

“Let me see your identification.”

Who is TK-8316? ^^;

Ok so for today I’ll just like to talk briefly about the 501st Legion.

The 501st Legion is a worldwide non-profitable volunteer group set up in 1997 in the US dedicated to dressing up as (mainly) Stormtrooper and other villain characters from the Star Wars universe. It is the only costuming group recognised by George Lucas.

The Singapore Garrison started out as a small outpost in November 2002. Today it is the biggest garrison in Asia with 39 members. The local garrison actively participate in charity and promotional events like blood drive, the Salvation Army, toys/gaming conventions, chingay etc. They are a bunch of great people and I ook forward to trooping with them. ^^;

Oh btw, every member has their own unique Legion ID. The “TK” stands for normal stromtrooper whereas there are others like “TD” for Sandtrooper, “BH for Bounty Hunter”, “SL” for Sith Lord etc. Cookies to those who know what is the significance of 8316. ^^


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44 Responses to Who is TK-8316?

  1. tflops says:

    I don’t mind joining too!

  2. Marvin says:

    is that you on the photo? ^^

  3. gordon says:

    @ tflops
    sure. there’s a Philippine Outpost which u may want to check out.

    @ marvin,
    sorry for the ugly mug. ^^;

  4. k says:

    how hot is it under the suit

  5. Fariz Asuka says:

    How much does the suit cost you Gordon? I hope it is not hot while wearing the suit.. ^^;

  6. Otaku Dan says:

    I would not mind joining 501st legion but first I need a suit

  7. Squee says:

    8316 is your date of birth?

    btw wear it to the next team blue event ^^

  8. FatB says:

    Oi! I missed your last post.

    *waves hand* you don’t need to see my identification.

  9. Snark says:

    Damn I want a suit of my own.

  10. soonkiong says:

    i would need an XXL version with extra cooling holes if I’m ever gonna wear a stormtrooper’s suit. ^^;;;

  11. Marianto says:

    Would be cool to see you trooping in the upcoming AFA08 ^^

  12. Marvin says:

    lol, but don’t put yourself down like that Gordon. ^^

  13. Panther says:

    I had the exact same thought as Sam. Congrats on joining the 501st officially, by the way.

  14. Sandy-kun says:

    Uwooo! That was so cool suit! ! O_o
    Is that heavy? Is That Hot? Or has it an AC built in inside??? Lol
    What that suit made of?

  15. acesan says:

    Does the helmet fog up? I just know that when I went paint ball, I wore a helmet like that, and it all fogged up and you couldn’t see o_0

  16. gordon says:

    @ k,
    very hot.

    @ Fariz Asuka,
    slightly more than 1k, not including the other accessories.

    @ Otaku Dan,
    since u live in the US, it’s much easier to get a suit.

    @ Squee,
    very close, but not date. ^^

    @ FatB,
    I don’t need to see your identification.

    @ Snark,
    getting is one thing. fixing, building and customising it is another thing. ^^;

    @ soonkiong,
    unfortunately the armour is kinda like one size only.

    @ Marianto,
    probably not cos i’m going to attend may’n’s concert and do some looking around, shopping etc.

    @ Marvin,
    i told the webmaster to put takashi kaneshiro’s pic but it didn’t work out. ^^

    @ Panther,

    @ Sandy-kun,
    it’s not that heavy. it’s hot and is made of White Glossy .090 Gauge ABS Plastic.

    @ acesan,
    yes it does. not to mention covered with sweats too.

  17. marvin says:

    lol, he would probably be TK-0001. ^^;

  18. kira says:

    8316, sounds like NRIC no. lol.. like go army medical centre, only give first 4 no. of ur IC.. =D

  19. chun says:

    LOL at FatB’s special treatment 😛

  20. Saku says:

    Grats on joining the 501st Legion ^^

  21. GNdynames says:

    Looks awesome! I want one too >.<

    Just wondering, do you still planning to wear glasses or are you you planning to get a set of contacts when wearing that?

  22. Orange says:

    Congrats! Looking good!


  23. suddenly this reminds me of wearing the gas mask during my active days.. then we have to like run for few hundred meters.

    hey what’s with the number! tell us!

  24. mikiwank says:

    Yeah !! An anothre 501th member ! I met many members of the 501 French garrison during the conventions. we have always enjoyed playing.
    501 french garrison

  25. Rin says:

    Well, I see many groups like that…
    I wonder if the stormtrooper is you…
    Still, I say the 501 legion here in Toronto back in hte summer…alot of people were stormtroopers or any other star wars character…

  26. Z says:

    Awesome self-portrait there Gordon! Armor is looking good and shinY! Make sure to wax it with Imperial armor polish from time to time to keep the shine xD. Will there be Singapore dancing trooper any time soon? ^^;

  27. andra says:

    congrats Gordon! ^^ hope to see this stormtrooper on the streets~

    hmm.. 8316.. your three sizes!!? No way.

  28. Whoohoo! Stormtrooper!
    8316? Hmm, I know the Katekyo Hitman Reborn fans use numbers to define character pairings, but I don’t know how those work. And I don’t remember ever reading that you were into Reborn…
    Is it an old ID number perhaps?

  29. Mizunaga says:

    Congratulations on your armor and joining the 501st Garrison. Will you be trooping around in armor?

  30. phossil says:

    ehh, well, I kind of miss my ID, sir…Lol.

    Congrats on joining the 501 legion. (I wonder if theres something like that near here..hehe). I would like to be in the Legion too!!

  31. phossil says:

    Sorry for the double post. I’ve checked out and there is a legion in here: http://501stgt.com/

  32. sbhboi says:

    Man this is quite poisoning me since there’s a local hobby store that selling Vader’s helm. Kukukukukuuu….*grind*


  33. gordon says:

    @ marvin,
    the ID starts from 001 and it’s already taken.

    @ kira,

    @ chun,
    let me see your identification.

    @ Saku,

    @ GNdynames,
    the glasses are able to fit in thankfully.

    @ Orange,
    lol. no need for salute. leave that to lord vader.

    @ Anonymous Coward,
    i know what unit u are in now. ^^;

    @ mikiwank,
    ah comrades from far away.

    @ Rin,
    wonder which one is me? can’t be unless u are in singapore. ^^;

    @ Z,
    probably no. can’t dance to save my life.

    @ andra,
    what 3 sizes? ^^;

    @ Coco the Bean,
    the ID is personal.

    @ Mizunaga,
    yes soon in fact.

    @ phossil,
    coming soon i see?

    @ sbhboi,
    those that can be worn?

  34. Stifler says:

    I can just see my savings flowing down the drain from getting the suit…I so need to get a job.

  35. Kairu Ishimaru says:

    Fabulous xD

  36. Raven says:

    How is the damage? SGD rates.

  37. PP says:

    so whats your rank ? 😛 pte or rec? …

  38. gordon says:

    @ Stifler,
    dude, if u are interested to join after NS, let me know.

    @ Kairu Ishimaru,

    @ Raven,
    secret. cannot reveal here or else george lucas will not be happy. ^^;

    @ PP,
    no rank right now.

  39. James says:

    OMG now i know , you’re Danny’s brother 😮


  40. Ryo-Base says:

    Somehow I feel jealous when I see wear that suit. Anyway that’s look awesome on you bro. (^^ “)

  41. Belela-san says:

    Oh crap another stormtrooper XD just how many are out there, they’ll take over the world if this keeps up

  42. xJAYMANx says:

    @Gordon: Attack of the DC Clone! >_<

    Damn, full armor costs $800-1500 USD on ebay USA, depending on quality. So did u add a chin strap, voice changer or CPUs inside the helmet? With limited funds, my only modification is inserting my old lenses in the foam lining behind each eye. Dizzy but tolerable. =_=;

  43. gordon says:

    @ James,
    lol i’m not.

    @ Ryo-Base,
    tempted to join?

    @ Belela-san,
    over 2000 in the legion.

    @ xJAYMANx,
    i try not to get armour from ebay. too dangerous. nothing additional is added inside the helmet.

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