Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sideshow SANDtrooper - coming soon!

If you haven't already heard, Sideshow will be releasing their version of the Sandtrooper Sergeant (no pictures available yet). That's great news indeed because we can never get enough of Stormtroopers or Sandtroopers. Since Sideshow announced their impending release of the Imperial armored figures, I've stopped getting Medicom's versions which are way more expensive and also much smaller in scale when compared with all other 1/6 scale Star Wars figures from all other manufacturers, be it Hasbro, Marmit or Sideshow.

Here's a recap of some of the Sandtroopers posted in earlier entries

Marmit Sandtrooper Sergeant (more pictures here), denoted by the white pauldron on his right shoulder. He's basically carrying the World War II German Maschinengewehr 34 or MG34, but now a Laser Rifle in a galaxy far, far away.

Medicom Sandtrooper with orange pauldrons, denoting Squad leader. They led units of seven troopers (enlisted troopers wore all black pauldrons). Medicom's Sandtrooper is also armed with the MG34, similar to what Kerberos Protect Gear Panzer Cops carried, which pretty much makes them a distant cousin.

Marmit Sandtrooper with World War II German MP40 magazine pouch and his Stormtrooper blaster, E-11 BlasTech Standard Imperial Sidearm, essentially a souped up Sterling L2A1, including the foldable stock.

At least with Sideshow's 12" Star Wars line, we know it wouldn't meet a premature end like their Lord of the Rings :(

Sideshow SANDtroopers PREVIEW pictures are here!

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale 12-inch Imperial Sandtrooper REVIEW here and here


Anonymous said...

Wao!! good news to me..looking forwards to SS clone troopers. To me, I think MG34 machine guns are very popular weapons as they were also used by Panzer Cops.

alex teo said...

Still much prefer the Episode IV to VI stormtroopers, sandtroopers and snowtroopers to the Episode II Clone Troopers. Find the clone troopers' helmets too long and don't like how it opens outwards at the chin region.