New Action Figure Reimagines Star Wars Sandtrooper as Feudal Japanese Warrior

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Meisho Movie Realization Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper

Bandai will be releasing an action figure of a Sandtrooper from Star Wars reimagined as a feudal Japanese warrior.

The figure is part of the “Meisho Movie Realization” series, which puts a traditional Japanese spin on famous movie characters. Known as the Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper (“Gun-Wielding Infantry Sandtrooper” in Japanese), the figure joins other Star Wars releases in the series, including Samura Taisho Darth Vader, Ashigaru Stormtrooper, Ronin Boba Fett, and Akazonae Royal Guard.

The Sandtrooper’s blasters have been reconfigured into matchlock rifles, and the figure’s included katana can be removed from its scabbard. The dynamic design was created by Takayuki Takeya, with the figure sculpted by Junichi Taniguchi. Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts action figure line will gain additional Star Wars figures in the near future, including a battle droid, phase 1 clone trooper, and Darth Maul.

The figure retails for 8,856 yen, including tax. Preorders are currently open, and the figure will ship February 2016.

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The Sandtrooper’s blasters have been reconfigured into matchlock rifles.

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Matchlock rifle blaster

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Reverse view

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The figure features a traditional Japanese redesign.

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The desert-faring Sandtrooper has been redesigned as a gun-wielding foot soldier.

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Included weapons

Link:
Meisho Movie Realization Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper
http://p-bandai.jp/tamashiiwebshouten/item-1000097495/

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