Star Wars Stormtroopers Become Taiko Drummer Figurines from the Sengoku Period
Meisho MOVIE REALIZATION Taikoyaku Stormtrooper
Stormtroopers are the mobile infantry of the Imperial Army in the Star Wars movie series. They have now been turned into military commanders from Japan's Sengoku period with the new Meisho MOVIE REALIZATION Taikoyaku Stormtrooper figurine.
Bandai's Meisho MOVIE REALIZATION brand takes movie characters and makes figurines of them using Japanese motifs which are completely different to the original movie setting.
The theme this time is the Taikoyaku—the taiko drummer who would give orders and convey the battlefield conditions during Japan's Sengoku period. He wears a white helmet and armor with a flag on his back, and features such accessories as drumsticks and a trumpet shell.
Regarding other Meisho MOVIE REALIZATION Star Wars products, there is the Akazonae Royal Guard, Samurai General Darth Vadar, Ashigaru Stormtrooper, Ronin Boba Fett, Gun-Wielding Ashigaru Sandtrooper, and Samurai General Darth Vadar (Death Star Armor).
The figure retails for 8,856 yen, including tax. Preorders are currently open, and the figure will ship June 2016.
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From Meisho MOVIE REALIZATION brand
The theme is the Taikoyaku
Accessories as drumsticks and a trumpet shell
Stormtrooper beating a taiko drum.
Stormtrooper blowing a trumpet shell.
Meisho Movie Realization Taikoyaku Stormtrooper
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Japanese)