It’s been some time since we talked about Death Troopers, the novel by Joe Schreiber where the worlds of horror and the pop culture phenomenon called Star Wars collide. The idea was instantly applauded, though, at the time, it was shocking that Lucas would allow such liberties to be taken with his creations.
Since then, we’ve seen Funko prepare to crank out a line of Monster Mash-Ups, combining iconic monsters with Star Wars characters … which tells us George isn’t as rigid as we once thought! Now, Death Troopers gets something it sorely needed … MERCHANDISING!!! Gentle Giant takes the lead, doing what they do best with a property they know very well. Here’s the skinny …
The legions of the undead are here. Nothing can prepare the galaxy for what lies waiting aboard a seemingly abandoned, derelict Star Destroyer. Amidst its vast creaking emptiness the unknown is lurking and the dead are slowly rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry. This elite Stormtrooper is infected with more than just the dark side.
At 6.5 inches this remarkably horrifying 1/6th scale mini-bust is crafted in heavy, high quality poly-stone, featuring detachable armor plates revealing the morbid decay of the Imperial walking dead. Accurately sculpted with detailed and distressed armor, then hand painted to Gentle Giant’s always exacting specifications. This fine collectible is a limited edition. Each piece is individually numbered with matching certificate of authenticity and includes a complete Paperback edition of Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars horror novel: Death Troopers.
Pre-Orders are beginning to pop up now, but the piece doesn’t drop until October. Don’t let that keep you waiting! I have no idea how limited this piece will be, so if you NEED this in your collection, stake your claim immediately.
The above not enough for you? Need your Star Wars/horror fix a bit more visceral? Well, for the really there’s also the Deluxe Death Trooper Mini Bust featuring detachable armor plates revealing the morbid decay of the Imperial walking dead, including the fiendish face behind the mask! A blaster and 3 additional Interchangeable arms are included.
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Fondle your blaster in the Dread Central forums!