Buddy the Stormtrooper is the official mascot of The CopyGeek.

Released in 2015 as Number 04 in the Star Wars Black Series 6-inch Red Line series, he’s a First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

As part of my growing collection, I actually have three First Order Stormtroopers. However, Buddy is distinct, having a black blemish on his helmet just above his visor. I like to think he hit his head on one too many low-hanging doors which has shaped him into the character I imagine him to be.

You see, Buddy is not your typical Stormtrooper. He goofs off a lot and has one mission – to enjoy life as much as possible. The word ‘serious’ isn’t part of his vocabulary which is why he’s frequently the focus of my Important Days images. Plus, he tends to sneak along on any adventures I find myself on.

To truly appreciate Buddy and his carefree life, check out some of his shenanigans on Instagram.