Entertainment Earth is currently taking preorders for the Bandai/Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Taikoyaku Stormtrooper. Includes 4 interchangeable hands, 2 drum sticks, a conch shell, and a flag set. Expand your army today!
PROS: If you are looking for an ornately sculpted and painted piece in the 1:12/6″ scale line, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than Bandai’s Mei Sho Movie Realization figures. The intricacy of the sculpts and precision in the articulation result in a truly museum-quality collectible that you can actually handle repeatedly without fear of breaking the figure (or wallet) as you might with Sideshow and/or Hot Toys products. The Ronin Boba Fett is a unique and “real world” interpretation of the iconic bounty hunter with a feudal Japanese/Samurai aesthetic. It is loaded not only with attitude, but accessories as well like throwing knives, a sword, and a re-imagined EE-3 rifle and jet pack. In total, this figure is a must-own for fans of the style, scale and Boba Fett alike.
CONS: These figures aren’t for your everyday collector due to the price and niche style. The various hands for the figure can be difficult to switch out, let alone be “massaged” enough to hold the weapons. As Obi-Wan said, “patience” is the key here – don’t try to force anything.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
*Review sample provided by DorksideToys.
Tamashii Nations has officially announced that their line of Star Wars Samurai-inspired figures are coming to the US.
Star Wars Movie Realization line coming to the U.S. officially Late Spring 2015! And even more to come!
Thanks to JediDefender for the tip.
Big Bad Toy Store is now taking preorders for Bandai’s Movie Realization Stormtrooper Foot Soldier. If you’re on the fence about this figure, you might want to get on this early as the Darth Vader version sold out very quickly.
Watch for our full gallery for the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader coming soon.
New images for Bandai’s Movie Realization Samurai Stormtrooper have turn up online courtesy of S.I.C Lover on Facebook. Click on through to check out the gallery. Thanks to Brandon Flores for the heads up.