Put Luke Skywalker on speed dial because Iron Studios is unleashing the Imperial Dark Trooper on our statue collections!
After unveiling a spectacular statue of Bo-Katan from The Mandalorian; Iron Studios has set its sights on the Imperial Dark Trooper. The deadly droid Stormtroopers made quite an impact on The Mandalorian‘s second season; until, of course, they encountered Luke Skywalker in the jaw-dropping season finale! And we know how that turned out. But that takes nothing away from what was a sensational live-action debut for these Legends of Star Wars lore.
Today, the studio has shared our first look at the awesome-looking new 1/10 scale statue and reveals the juicy product details. But will it be worth adding to our collections? I mean, is there any doubt?
Iron Studios brings the powerful and dark Imperial droid from The Mandalorian!
A figure covered in shining black armor is aboard Imperial Officer Moff Gideon’s space cruiser, directing his red photoreceptor eyes towards his objective, wielding a large blaster rifle and ready to fire with precision at any target. Iron Studios thus presents its statue of the fearsome “Dark Trooper BDS Art Scale 1/10 – The Mandalorian – Iron Studios”, one of the most efficient and powerful Imperial combat droids. Just as seen in the second season of The Mandalorian series, a spin-off from Star Wars on the Disney+ streaming channel.
The first original Dark Troopers were not combat droids, but cyborg clone troopers, with over 70% of their body parts replaced by mechanical components. The Dark Trooper project saw the human side within them as a weakness, so in its third generation, it created advanced battle droids endowed with a military infantry exoskeleton. Similar to the armor of the Stormtroopers, they carried powerful weaponry with rockets at their feet, with extreme strength and flexibility.
KIDNAP ON TYTHON
The Dark Troopers, responsible for the kidnapping on the planet Tython of the child named Grogu (Baby Yoda), took him aboard Gideon’s ship, where an entire platoon of lethal robotic soldiers was kept in a cargo compartment. An almost insurmountable obstacle for the Mandalorian Din Djarin (Mando) and his allies in his mission to rescue Grogu. The Dark Troopers were only defeated because the powerful Jedi Master Luke Skywalker helped them.
Unveiled firsthand in the Sideshow Con virtual event, a must-have for Star Wars fans and collectors, the statue has two pairs of interchangeable hands, giving you the option of different ways to display. The collector can even choose to purchase more than one figure to create a troop of Dark Troopers to join the other pieces of Iron Studios’ The Mandalorian line already announced, and with many more to come.
Dark Trooper BDS Art Scale 1/10 – The Mandalorian
– Limited edition
– Based on original references
– Made in polystone – *(may contain parts in resin, polystone, PVC, metal, and fabric)
– Includes 2 pairs of interchangeable arms
– Product dimensions: 9.4 (H) x 5.9 (W) x 5.5 (D)
– Product Weight: 1.7 lbs
– MSRP: USD 129.99 (American US Dollars)
– Release schedule: Second quarter of 2022
Sadly, Iron Studios are yet to make pre-orders available. However, they have confirmed a retail price of $129.99. Moreover, they have set an expected release date of sometime in the second quarter of 2022. It’s not much to go on, and it won’t offer much solace. But it’s a start. And for a statue of this quality, it’s got to be worth it. Just don’t place it on the shelf next to Luke Skywalker!
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