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Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby maichan » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:21 +0000

Two of my favorite subjects come together in one format.... Samurai & Star Wars! :D

I recently received this in the mail from Japan.

Samurai Taisho Darth Vader from Movie Realization by BANDAI.

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Fully articulated.
Size: Approx. 180mm tall (approximately 7 inches tall)
Material: ABS, PVC
[Set Contents]
-Main figure
-Optional hand parts x each side 3 types
-Lightsaber x2 types
Sculptor: Jyunichi Taniguchi

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High-five!
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Think about all the possibilities...
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Stormtroopers coming soon....
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Steve Hubbell » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:46 +0000

Neat!!!
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Maka » Fri Jan 16, 2015 19:39 +0000

I love the last "thinker" pose. :)

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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby jabba359 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 20:16 +0000

Very cool. Looks like Stormtrooper Samurai are coming out as well, though I don't know about the choice to go with nipples... :?

http://technabob.com/blog/2014/12/17/sa ... rmtrooper/
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby maichan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 22:54 +0000

jabba359 wrote:Very cool. Looks like Stormtrooper Samurai are coming out as well, though I don't know about the choice to go with nipples... :?

http://technabob.com/blog/2014/12/17/sa ... rmtrooper/


I've been carefully keeping watch of my source for Japanese toys... the Stormtrooper has been listed for a few weeks but is not yet available for pre-order (or keeps selling out). Suggested retail is 8424 JPY, but they it discounted at 6350 JPY.

Somehow, I could swear I've seen Japanese armour with nipples, but of course when you need to find something, you can't ... I've searched but with no real reliable results. :lol:

There are 3 Stormtrooper versions scheduled.
This one is the Ashigaru Stormtrooper (foot soldier). There will also be a Teppou Ashigaru Stormtrooper (Musketeer) and an Ashigaru Banner carrier, as well as a Royal Guard.
More images: http://www.toyzmag.com/2014/10/star-war ... i-nations/

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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Lobster Johnson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:49 +0000

Just saw something yesterday that reminded me of this thread. A Taikoyaku stormtrooper will be the next figure in this line: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/DEC158163
Also, I saw this samurai Batman figure. I'm not crazy about the design, but I thought you guys might like to see it: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR162547
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby maichan » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:16 +0000

Lobster Johnson wrote:Just saw something yesterday that reminded me of this thread. A Taikoyaku stormtrooper will be the next figure in this line: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/DEC158163
Also, I saw this samurai Batman figure. I'm not crazy about the design, but I thought you guys might like to see it: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR162547


Several other figures have also been released or scheduled for release.

I saw the Batman online, but not really my thing... looks cool though.

So far, I have the original Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett.

Other figures can be seen here: http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tama ... ation.html

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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Lobster Johnson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:18 +0000

Wow, those are really cool! I don't have any of these, but I think they're a great idea for a series of figures.
Edit: I just saw that they made a variant of the Darth Vader one: http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG158041
I like the Death Star thing on his helmet.
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby BuckRogers » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:32 +0000

Just ordered one of the Storm Trooper Samurai from this series. They are readily available on Amazon now. Sooooooo cool!
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Lobster Johnson » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:31 +0000

At Barnes and Noble yesterday I picked up the Ronin Boba Fett figure. It's fantastic. Now he needs some stormtroopers to fight! :P
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby BuckRogers » Tue Oct 11, 2016 22:48 +0000

Lobster Johnson wrote:At Barnes and Noble yesterday I picked up the Ronin Boba Fett figure. It's fantastic. Now he needs some stormtroopers to fight! :P


Awesome! Well done!

I have the Teppo Ashigaru and the Ashigaru Stormtrooper. I think I need to get the Boba Fett one for Christmas! Love them!
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Re: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

Postby Warren » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:13 +0000

A fantastic range of figures. I'm impressed by the consideration and detail put into them, and the articulation is crazy. And y'know, Darth Vader looks even more imposing as a samurai.

maichan wrote:Somehow, I could swear I've seen Japanese armour with nipples, but of course when you need to find something, you can't ... I've searched but with no real reliable results. :lol:


Several months late, but... boost your google-fu. :)

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca ... Nio_dou_(dō)
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