Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Incoming as well: Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Militaries 1/6th scale E-Web Cannon

Know as the E-Web Cannon or E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster, this weapon was first seen in the 1980 American epic space opera film "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer.

With the introduction of the E-Web heavy repeating blaster, formally titled the Emplacement Weapon / Heavy Blaster, troopers were able to fire at an optimum range of two-hundred meters and a maximum range of five-hundred meters. Although it was the most powerful repeating blaster in the Imperial arsenal, it was restricted by certain limitations. E-Web blasters required a relatively lengthy set-up time, including assembly, calibrating the generator, and configuring of the targeting software. They also operated most efficiently with a two-man team, the first to man the gun itself, the second responsible for monitoring and adjusting the power generator, which, like all generators of its time was prone to overheating. Regardless, the E-Web, equipped with a built-in comlink and computerized fire control, served as an highly effective and powerful tool for the Imperial army, making significant appearances in an attempt to murder Obi-Wan Kenobi, at the Battle of Praesitlyn, and perhaps most successfully during the Galactic Civil War at the Battle of Hoth.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster Sixth Scale weapon. Featuring a portable power generator with conduit hose, the Imperial army's powerful blaster can be positioned up and down or from side to side, to create a custom display, the perfect complement to the Snowtrooper Sixth Scale Figure, the newest entry in the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale collection.

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This should go nicely with the Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6th scale Imperial Snowtrooper 12-inch figure except this thing ain't cheap :( It costs as much as the figure itself. Only for the truly hard-core die-hard fans OR the completist collector who must have one of everything ;p

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