Bandai have released official images of their Ashigaru Stormtrooper and SH Figuarts Darth Vader and they look amazing!! The figures stand at 7 inches and are the perfect blend of traditional samurai and classic stormtrooper features. I love how the stormtroopers are armed with a gun and Katana, Vader is equipped with a dope lightsaber-katana. If these pieces hit the states their gonna go like hot cakes…keep your fingers crossed. Check out ToyArk for more info!
Tamashii Nations has posted some updates related to their upcoming SH Figuarts Star Wars and Movie Realization Stormtrooper Figures. The SH Figuarts Darth Vader will include an interchangeable severed hand and a lightsaber. The description also reveals that a Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker is coming next year. There will also be a campaign of some sort (can’t translate the flattened text), which will see the release of a Return of the Jedi Death Star Diorama for the SH Figuarts Star Wars Figures. The 1/12 scale SH Figuarts Stormtrooper and Darth Vader are scheduled for an April 2015 release. Vader is priced at 5,940 Yen (about $50 USD), while the Stormtrooper is priced at 4,320 Yen (about $36 USD).~ToyArk