Knock, knock. Who’s there? A giant ebony droid that’s going to punch a hole right through your Mandalorian helmet! Bruh, I don’t think your little grappling hook is going to do much against that thing!
The Dark Troopers were intimidating when they showed up in Star Wars: Dark Forces. They were just as menacing when the automated killing machines surprised audiences during the last episode of Mando‘s second season. Iron Studios has captured the hulking metal murderbots created by Lucasfilm.
We spotted this new statue first over at Figures.com. The statue is 1/10th scale. It features interchangeable arms. This allows the Dark Trooper to be posed in a punching stance. Perfect for displaying it right next to your Mando figure.
The Dark Trooper statue is not available for pre-order yet. It doesn’t even have a listing on Iron Studios’ website. However, we know that this work of art will be released sometime during the Q2 of 2022. The droid is priced at $129.99 and stands 9.4″ tall.
The Dark Troopers first appeared in the FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces. However, since Disney de-canonized most of the expanded universe lore and characters upon purchase, the company has slowly incorporated elements back into the “new” lore.
This was the case with the Dark Troopers when they appeared in the Season Two finale of The Mandalorian. Though not nearly as bulky as the Phase 3 version of the droids, they were never the less a force that almost destroyed the rescue party until Luke Skywalker showed up.
What are your thoughts on Disney’s version of the Dark Troopers? Was it a pleasant surprise? Or did it feel like today’s Lucasfilm is desperate for ideas and will borrow from the ejected lore when it is advantageous? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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