Captain Phasma is so shiny, so chrome

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Stormtrooper armour is kind of rubbish, innit? You’re supposed to be the tip of the Imperial spear, a galactic strike force that brings down entire solar systems through your mere presence, and instead you’re reduced to a joke. After Return of the Jedi, the Stormtroopers were a laughing stock.

Oh, but times have changed. Now they’re sleeker, fanatical and look like they were designed by the vengeful ghost of Steve Jobs and his unaccredited department that he stole glory from. Stormtroopers look the business, yo. But Captain Phasma? She’s not only the field commander of a new generation of troopers: She’s the boss who’s taking names and kicking ass.

And I’m saying this with all manner of confidence, even though the film isn’t even out yet. I’ll eat a Stormtrooper helmet if I’m wrong next month.

As the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens nears, the anticipation for this long awaited installment of the saga grows stronger every day! Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to officially introduce the sixth scale collectible figure of commander Captain Phasma – clad in distinctive metallic armor, following the reveal of the First Order legions of troopers.

What’s in the box?

The Captain Phasma Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Approximately 33 cm tall
  • Specially applied multiple layers of metallic paint on armour with weathering effects
  • Newly developed body with over 25 points of articulation
  • Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable chrome armoured palms including:
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of palms for aiming weapon
  • Two (2) pairs of palms for holding weapon in different styles
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Costume:

  • One (1) Captain Phasma’s distinctive chrome coloured armor with weathering effects
  • One (1) black and red coloured cape
  • One (1) black under-suit
  • One (1) belt with pouches
  • One (1) pair of silver boots

Weapon:

  • One (1) light golden coloured blaster rifle with extended stock

Accessory:

  • First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with Captain Phasma nameplate and Star Wars logo

So shiny, so chrome and a not so mediocre price at $249.99 for the cape-wearing Stormtrooper when she goes on sale next year May.

Last Updated: November 10, 2015

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  • BacchusZA

    “So shiny, so chrome and a not so mediocre price at $249.99 for the cape-wearing Stormtrooper….”

    That line makes me both VERY happy. And VERY sad.

    I used to collect the original Star Wars Ep IV – VI figures as a kid, still have 20-30 in a box somewhere, and I’d *love* to collect this new series of figurines too.

    But not when they’ll cost >R5k each…….. 🙁

  • Captain JJ the Goo

    Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Star Wars ep VII. This year really is all about the big ones.

    • Hammersteyn

      Witcher 3 + Fallout 4 = Star Wars 7

      Something’s confirmed

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Rants not winning?

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    I HATE that most of the movie is already being leaked. Hate it

    • Captain JJ the Goo

      Aside from what this figurine looks like (didn’t read the article itself) I’ve kept myself very far away from Star Wars stuff. Just like Fallout 4. That hype is dangerous.

    • Hammersteyn

      Shut off the internet, simple

      • Captain JJ the Goo

        Ah. Good idea.
        Now where is that switch?

        • miaau

          you let the PTA groups know there is porn available?

  • WitWolfy

    I wonder if they’ll ever sell a fat man version of that suit?

  • miaau

    A small part me of thinks I should start measuring success against the ownership of these things. Convert my study into a trophy room, of sorts.

    They are extremely desirable, but 2 problems:
    1. So I get them. Then what? Not sure I am the collector type, no matter how much I want them
    2. I could feed the local orphanage for a month on what some of these things cost. That also worries me, the actual cost in Rand terms for these dollar bound items.

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