New Hot Toys Collectible Figure: The Death Trooper

New Hot Toys Collectible Figure: The Death Trooper

By: Mr Write-ster

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Imperial Stormtrooper is one of the most iconic characters in the STAR WARS universe. Armed with laser-based firearms called blasters *pew pew*, these faceless foot soldiers do the biddings of the Galactic Empire by serving as expendable henchmen. However, due to plot armour, Stormtroopers are commonly known for their poor aims, especially when they’re trying to shoot the main characters.

As the STAR WARS story expands, fans were introduced to several variants of these foot soldiers. But other than aesthetic differences, these Troopers still have pretty bad aiming and tend to miss their targets.

As a result, Stormtroopers’ poor aims have spawned countless of Internet memes which became a laughingstock.

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It was until the introduction of the Death Trooper which broke the stereotype that all Stormtroopers have bad aiming. First appeared in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016), Death Troopers are specialized troops with superior aiming, making them far deadlier than any regular Stormtroopers. Due to their fearsome all-black body armour and the fact that they are good shots, the Death Troopers instantly became one of the more popular Stormtrooper variants among STAR WARS fans. Recently, they also made a brief appearance in THE MANDALORIAN TV series on Disney+.

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In the show, these Death Troopers served an Imperial Remnant leader, Moff Gideon by trapping the Mandalorian and his allies inside a cantina which they had just shot to pieces with their precision and accuracy.

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Continuing the expansion of THE MANDALORIAN line, Hot Toys just announced the pre-order for the Death Trooper collectible figure. While there’s nothing new about this since Hot Toys had previously released several variants of the Death Trooper back in 2016 for the ROGUE ONE line, it doesn’t make this collectible figure any less awesome.

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Check out some photos of the specialized trooper as seen on the Disney+ TV show:

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The DEATH TROOPER is the 13th collectible figure under Hot Toys’ TV Masterpiece (TMS) line, hence is labelled as TMS013. As with most STAR WARS foot soldier collectible figures, the Death Trooper does not come with a lot of accessories, nor does it have a human head sculpt. Here’s what you get with the collectible figure:

  • A detailed likeness of the Death Trooper as seen in The Mandalorian
  • Approximately 32.5 cm in height with over 30 points of articulations
  • 9 pieces of interchangeable gloved hands
  • A finely crafted Death Trooper helmet with scope and green LED light-up function
  • A black multitextured fabric under-suit
  • An all-black Death Trooper body armour
  • A black colour utility belt with pouches
  • A pair of black boots
  • A blaster rifle
  • A blaster pistol
  • A figurine base stand with Death Trooper’s designation printed on

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If army building is your cup of tea, a squad of five or six of these collectible figures would most certainly be eye pleasing for any figurine collector or STAR WARS fan.

The Death Trooper collectible figure is expected to be released somewhere between the 4th quarter of 2020 to the 1st quarter of 2021.

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting contents from Rilex-Lah!

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