In addition to the Delta Squad set (and the Vintage Y-Wing, a couple of smaller vehicles, the Stealth Operations Clone Trooper, and a few other items) Toys R Us just started stocking the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith & Imperial Troopers. 4 of the 5 figures appear to be new sculpts, and it's pretty good for $39.99.
Click through for a few images and impressions, after the break.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith & Imperial Troopers
The Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith & Imperial Troopers was another surprise drop from Hasbro, long-rumored but it just sort of fell out of the air after being confirmed via a leak a few weeks ago. It's in stores as of this week, but not all stores, and is $39.99. The set has 5 figures, and while we will be focusing on these in Figure of the Day in the near future let's run down a few of them now with some fun pictures, shall we?
The new Sith of the pack is Darth Phobos, arguably the weakest of the bunch and easily the most obscure. She appeared on the Wii and PSP ports of The Force Unleashed, so depending on which platform you own, you've never heard of her. She's a Theelin, like Rystall, and has 12 points of articulation plus a double-bladed lightsaber. The weapon is notable for having exceptionally good detailing, looking almost like a pewter accessory. The figure is notable for being quite bright and more colorful than images from the game, making her seem more than a little out of place in this set. But she is new, and that's worth something right?
Please note that Darth Phobos does not include the purple winged staff in the picture. That's from a new Outer Space Men action figure set, it just seemed to fit the design more than the lightsaber.
The new Starkiller is based on the heavy Sith robes which you may or may not recall from the games. His cape has a red lining and the hood clasps around the head nicely. In short, it fits well, and is a bazillion times better than all the cruddy cloth Jedi cloaks we've received over the years. The head sculpt also looks a lot more like Sam Witwer than most, making this a worthy purchase for fans of the game.
Two new Imperial Navy Commando figures were included, a normal trooper and an Officer. Both share a lot of tooling and are very similar, with a built-in holster that works well and a few other minor changes like an added rangefinder on the officer and added armor deco on the plain figure. We'll be looking at one of these in Figure of the Day early next week, so stay tuned for that.
The Imperial EVO Trooper is a redeco of an existing figure. The same guns from previous releases are present, and this release has less drawn-in detailing and an overall cleaner look. If you got any of the previous releases you know what to expect, but it's basically prettier than the 2008 release.