If you were a kid back in the ’70s or ’80s, you may recall those giant Shogun Warriors from Mattel.Well, the Stormtrooper has been given the same treatment in 2010 thanks to a partnership between Super7 and Lucasfilm.
The Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun stands a whopping 24 inches tall, and includes all of the features that you expect from an authentic Jumbo: free rotating wheels on the bottom of his feet, and a spring-loaded Rocket Punch firing fist. Utilizing the same techniques implemented by Japanese toy manufacturers in the 1970s, the Super Shogun is constructed from durable, blow-molded polyethylene with a painted vinyl helmet. The figure is articulated at the neck and shoulders, and includes a removable, highly-detailed BlasTech E-11 laser blaster, which even features a poseable stock that unfolds from below the barrel. Collectors of both Japanese and Star Wars memorabilia are sure to be impressed with the care taken to fuse the disparate concepts into one unique entity.
Packaged in a dynamically illustrated gift box, each Stormtrooper is individually serial numbered as part of this one-time limited edition production run. As a special bonus, metallic foil stickers are included to allow fans the option to customize the torso with the character name in English or in Japanese.
Of course, something this awesome isn’t going to come cheap—expect to pay $300 when it’s released. Given that the $900 Ralph McQuarrie collectable Darth Vader helmet sold out within days of release, I would keep an eye on Super7’s website for more info on when you can pre-order.