Thomas infiltrates the Emperor’s army to review the new Sith Trooper from Tamashii nations’ The Rise Of Skywalker collection
Sith Troopers were a stormtrooper variant that served the Final Order during its war against the Resistance in their ultimate push towards galactic conquest.
S.H. Figuarts has released their line-up for The Rise Of Skywalker including the Sith Troopers, Kylo Ren and Rey w/ D-O. The Sith Troopers come with a bonus stand called the “emblem stage” collection. This base stand is red with the First Order emblem and Star Wars written on it, it’s rather large. So for people who wanted Star Wars stands, these are for you!
As for the figure, it comes with 6 interchangeable hands and 3 different weapons. The weapons are beautifully painted and detailed. The heavy cannon is just a repaint of the First Order Heavy Gunner weapon.
This figure has 33 points of articulation, the only articulation that is limited is the head, exactly like the Black Series version. The reason behind this is because breastplate goes up on the neck and so moving the head to the right or to the left will also make it go up and it can’t look down unless it’s aligned in the center. That’s basically how the armor is designed I think as it’s a problem on both brands. As for the armor itself, they used a shiny red paint, it’s really beautiful! The armor is screen accurate.
However, I have a complaint about the helmet, it looks a bit off compared to how it looks in the movie. The Black Series wins on this, they made a better helmet because they used a brand new sculpt. S.H. Figuarts used parts of the First Order Stormtrooper helmet and made modifications on it which is why it looks a bit off. However, the paint and the rest of the body is better than the Black Series version.
What makes this figure stands out is its paint application, the articulation range and the weapons included, it’s a great figure and an easy army-build but the helmet could have been better if they had done a new sculpt.
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Thomas Storai is the Senior Collectables Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a wide range of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!