With the cinematic release of Star Wars Episode VII no longer so far, far away, the allure of the principal saga is as vigorous as ever. Capitalizing on the seemingly depthless fan affinity for icons of the original trilogy, Kotobukiyas Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues offer enough screen accurate detail and poseability to make them a welcome addition to the collection of any ardent Star Wars devotee.
Sold as a two-pack, Kotobukiyas Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues arrive in pieces that easily snap together without tools or glue. The pair of 7″ tall (1/10th scale) Imperial Squad Leaders are superbly painted and come with a host of familiar accessories including removable orange shoulder pauldrons and unwieldy multi-component backpacks. Additionally, the troopers’ white armor features realistic weathering and discoloration that convincingly recreates the look of extended exposure to Tatooines unrelenting desert environment as in Star Wars Episode IV.
Beyond the swiveling heads, Kotobukiyas Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues dont offer any additional points of articulation. A clear advantage of the segmented design however, is that they can be reconfigured with little effort into an assortment of recognizable stances. The figures two sets of interchangeable arms can be swapped in and out to allow them to be posed with the macrobinoculars, DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle, and T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle that are included. Magnets built into the feet of the figures allow collectors to firmly secure them to the matte black display bases that they ship with as well.
Kotobukiyas Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues are a clear must-have for fans of the original trilogy. With their screen authentic detail, distinctive posing options, and a retail price typically below $100 USD, this import figure set is one that collectors shouldnt miss out on.