Bandai Plans "Star Wars" Samurai Darth Vader Statue

Bandai announces license at this weekend's Tokyo Toy Fair

The Star Wars movies drew heavily from Japanese samurai cinema. Elements, particularly C3P0 and R2D2 were inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress. The word "Jedi" is thought to be derived from the period drama term "jidaigeki." And, Darth Vader's look is said to be inspired by samurai armor. Date Masamune's specifically. So, with a new Star Wars license, Bandai is preparing for a Samurai Vader statue.

 

 

Bandai announced the license at this weekend's Tokyo Toy Show with a line-up that includes

  • Star Wars Picture Mini Bust Collection
  • Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader Statue
  • 1/72 Scale A New Hope X-Wing Model Kit
  • 1/48 Scale X-Wing
  • SH Figuarts Darth Vader
  • SH Figuarts Stormtrooper
  • 1/12 Scale Model Kit – C-3PO
  • Darh Vader and Stormtrooper Converge Minifigures
  • Star Destroyer
  • Death Star Space Warp
  • Transforming Egg Figures

That Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader Statue is a 20cm statue, planned for release in late 2014.

 

 

via http://animeanime.jp/article/2014/06/12/19055.html

 

 

AmiAmi has more photos at http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2014/06/toyshow2014-01.html

 

via Toyark and @t_features

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