The ISG Department of Public Relations is proud to continue “Trooper Spotlight”. For our next spotlight, we sit down with one of our newer members to the ISG Family: Cory Roble (TR067138) !! Please read and enjoy learning more about a great member of the Imperial Sands Garrison.
What’s your name, and why did you pick your ID#?
Cory Roble TR-67138 because 67 was my high school football number and The Misfits song “We Are 138”
Legion / Imperial Sands Garrison, and what is it that sparked your interest in joining?st How long have you been a part of the 501?
I’ve been a member of the 501st since December 2015 after having worked on my costume on and off since 2013. My interest was sparked by the Blu-Ray Anaheim Documentary Bonus.
Of all of the troops that you have done, tell us about one that meant a lot to you and why?
Of all my troops, the Poway Special Needs Prom has been the most memorable so far because I have Asperger’s and I really was able to appreciate how important having something special dedicated to you feels like. So I instinctively knew that I was actually impacting another kid’s life.
How has being a part of the 501st impacted your life?
I have extreme social anxiety. My costume was chosen because the Return of the Jedi Royal Guard was feasible for me to do. But I’ve always related to the strong, silent, impressionable, and important guys in red barring Vader progress from the elevator on the Second Death Star. The kid in me always liked the red guys, Max Rebo, and Salacious B. Crumb. I had family friends make my robes and I ordered the boots and gloves based on Lesley’s recommendations. I have no immediate plans to acquire a 2nd costume.
Outside of trooping and 501st related stuff, what do you do for a living, and what are some other interests or hobbies that you have?
I clean CPAP machines and related equipment at an office park in Miramar. I routinely write poetry, I have a passion for collecting Golden Age DC comic books, my favorite Superhero is Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman. Godzilla/ Gojira is eternally near and dear to my heart. And I am obsessed with Attack on Titan. I own a 3D TV w/ surround sound so I watch a lot of 3D movies.
Can you give us an idea as to the kind of support you get from friends and family regarding the 501st and all the great things that you have done for the Legion?
I don’t really tend to mention 501st stuff outside of occasional references here and there. No particular reason, it’s just not usually at the forefront of my mind. I tend to use 501st troops as therapy sessions to force myself to get outside my own daily anxieties.
What is the best costuming tip you can share?
My best costuming tip is never underestimate the importance of ventilation. Or in my case, until I get a fan, don’t be afraid to take frequent helmet breaks. Everyone will always understand the need for that so don’t feel nervous when doing so.
And lastly, is there anything, Star Wars related or not, that people might not know about you that they might be surprised to find out?
Random fact: My prized possession is All Star Comics #3 from 1940 the 1st appearance of the Justice Society of America and New York World’s Fair Comics 1939 first published appearance of Wesley Dodds, the Sandman.