Movies, Toys

The Empire Adds Shogun Stormtroopers to Its Forces

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You guys know Super7? Lovers of vinyl and classic toys, put out a fun magazine, kind of hip despite their massive nerdiness? Well, they’ve finally teamed up with Lucas to make the Super Shogun Stormtrooper, a Stormtrooper version of the classic Shogun Warriors of the ’70s. This bad boy stands 24-inches tall, is actually made of the same materials and with the same techniques as the original toys, and it has wheels in its feet, too, like the originals. Super 7 hasn’t announced how many will be available — I doubt it’ll be that many, since the price is $300. What? Seems high? What if I told you it could do this?

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?Yep. A Stormtrooper with a Rocket-Fist. When he’s available for pre-order, it’ll be here.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.