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Unbox that other black-clad Imperial trooper, with Hot Toys’ new Shadow Trooper

Hot Toys’ lineup gets another Imperial with the forebear to the Death Trooper, the classic Star Wars comic’s Shadow Troopers.

Maybe we shoulda said “the other other black-clad Imperial”

At this point, there are a few Imperial troop-types that sport jet black armor. For one, there are the above mentioned Death Troopers, which were seen in Rogue One as well as The Mandalorian. And speaking of that show, it was also the stage for the (re)introduction of the Dark Troopers, which are straight up droids in the canon. But before either of those, there were the Shadow Troopers.

Originally called Shadow Stormtoopers in the Marvel Comics of the 70s, Shadow Troopers also wear black armor. But where they differ from Death and Dark Troopers is… well pretty much in every other way. For one thing, Shadow Trooper armor is cast from the standard Stormtrooper mold, and for another, they have cloaking devices. There’s something very rarely seen in Star Wars.

Since their intro, Shadow Troopers have appeared in a few video games, and have also gotten the odd action figure here and there. One of those came from Hot Toys, which is following up on that prior release with a new edition.

Shadow troopers are elite, highly specialized, and fanatically loyal Imperial soldiers. Identifiable by their distinctive black armor, they attack in great numbers to overwhelm their enemies.

The Shadow Trooper™ with Death Star™ Environment 1/6 Scale Collectible Set features a specially applied high-gloss paint application to replicate the sheen of the trooper’s special armor. This intricately detailed figure is highly poseable with 30 points of articulation. Accessories include a variety of swap-out hands and a blaster rifle to recreate a wealth of posing and display options. 

Death Star™ Environment Diorama is also included. This dual-sided display is illuminated by a red LED light, making this an eye-catching addition to any display!

Add the Shadow Trooper™ with Death Star™ Environment to your action figure collection. Pre-order now at Sideshow.com.

Sideshow press release

The Shadow Trooper is priced in at $240 USD, and is available for pre-order now via Sideshow’s links above. Look for these to ship some time between June and September of this year (2024).

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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