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The Empire’s Ranks Grow With Kotobukiya’s Sandtroopers

sandtrooper-featThese ARE the Sandtroopers you are looking for.

Kotobukiya has revealed the latest additions to their Star Wars ARTFX+ collection… not one but two statues featuring the desert planet based Sandtroopers, as seen in A New Hope.  The headline piece is the Squad Leader Two-Pack, which includes all the parts you will need to build two unique Sandtroopers (including various posing options).  As a companion, there’s also a single-packed Sergeant statue, to make it even easier to army build these gorgeous looking Imperial troopers.

When it comes to details, Kotobukiya truly shines, and they prove that again with the look of these Sandtroopers.  Every facet of the armor is perfect… and perfectly painted to give the sand-blasted effect of the characters on screen.

Check out lots of photos below, as well as more details on both upcoming ARTFX+ sets, straight from Kotobukiya:

STAR WARS SANDTROOPER SQUAD LEADER TWO PACK ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! One of the highlights of the line is the inclusion great army builders (in addition to famous heroes and villains) like the previously released Stormtroopers. Up next is the character chosen as part of a fan poll at Star Wars Celebration VI in a double dose of the specialized Imperial trooper designed for maneuvers in desert conditions, the SANDTROOPER SQUAD LEADER TWO PACK!

First seen in Star Wars Episode IV searching Tatooine for a pair of droids, Sandtroopers use modified Stormtrooper armor and unique weaponry, and as with all soldiers are more effective in greater numbers. The Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues replicate their onscreen counterparts perfectly, with intricately sculpted armor that shows off all of the details you know from the film. Notably, they wear the iconic shoulder pauldrons and convoluted backpacks full of desert equipment. Similarly, due to the harsh conditions they operate in the Sandtroopers feature armor scoured and stained brown, further differentiating them from their standard Imperial brothers. In this pack you’ll get enough parts to build two Sandtroopers Squad Leaders with all of their equipment and weaponry, and bonus parts let you assemble and display them in various iconic poses (on the lookout with macrobinoculars, pointing at targets, or wielding either T-21 or RT-97C)! Like all other ARTFX+ Statues the Sandtroopers also have magnets in their feet for display on their included bases.

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. The Sandtrooper Squad Leaders stand 7 inches tall (1/10th scale) and are perfect companion for the Sandtrooper Sergeant (sold separately)!

Available JANUARY 2014.

STAR WARS SANDTROOPER SERGEANT ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The incredible line of 1/10 scale ARTFX+ Statues capturing the heroes, villains, and soldiers of the Star Wars films continues, this time with a leader for your Sandtrooper legions (sold separately in an army building two pack). Straight out of Star Wars Episode IV comes the elite Stormtrooper variant chosen by fan poll at Star Wars Celebration IV, the SANDTROOPER SERGEANT!

Always on the lookout for Rebel droids or other anti-Imperial forces, the Sandtrooper Sergeant valiantly serves on missions in the harshest desert environments from Tatooine to Ryloth. The Sandtrooper Sergeant is a fearsome soldier as he stands at the ready, wielding his powerful RT-97C heavy blaster rifle. Like the men under his command the Sergeant wears specially modified Stormtrooper armor that is captured in a highly detailed sculpt with a great dirty and weathered paint job! Everything is screen accurate even down to the intricacies of the trooper’s unique backpack. Like all other ARTFX+ Statues the Sandtrooper Sergeant has magnets in his feet for display on the included base.

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. The Sandtrooper Sergeant stands 7 inches tall (1/10th scale) and is the companion for the Sandtrooper Squad Leader Two Pack (sold separately)!

SRP: 54.99

Available in JANUARY 2014.

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