StarWars.com has shared a first look at the Trooper Armor display coming to San Diego Comic Con as well as the “Early Release Edition” of Sith Trooper products available during the event.
- At San Diego Comic-Con 2019 (SDCC), Lucasfilm will celebrate the history of stormtrooper design — and the future.
- Fans attending the mega pop-culture event will be treated to a new exhibit of trooper armor from across the Star Wars saga.
- This exhibit will feature a first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers: the “Sith trooper” from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake.
- In addition to the display, fans will also be among the first to purchase “Early Release Edition” Sith trooper products debuting at SDCC (pictures below).
About the Trooper Armor exhibit:
- A total of nine different costumes, all screen-used, will be on display at the Lucasfilm pavilion (booth #2913):
- Imperial stormtrooper
- TIE pilot
- Death trooper
- Biker scout
- First Order stormtrooper
- First Order TIE pilot
- Captain Phasma
- Sith trooper
- This year’s exhibit will celebrate The Rise of Skywalker and the Star Wars saga as a whole.
What they’re saying:
- Madlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist, who is co-producing the exhibit: “It has some really unique aesthetics to it. And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.”
- Madlyn Burkert on ordering custom mannequins for the exhibit: “Most mannequins are made for fashion. With our armor, we need a different pose.”
- Este Meza, Lucasfilm’s senior manager of events: “The stormtrooper itself is one of the most iconic parts of Star Wars. Seeing all of the pieces of armor together is very powerful.”
- Madkyn Burkert: “We’re really excited to show this design history. It takes us from the beginnings of Star Wars and leads us right to the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.”
Here’s a first look at Sith trooper products coming to SDCC
- Sith Trooper Geeki Tikis – Early Release Edition ($20)
- Sith Trooper Mini Muglet – Early Release Edition ($7)
- Booth #2913-M
- Sith Trooper Tee (Red Helm Short Sleeve Crew Tee) – Early Release Edition ($28)
- Booth #2913-J
- Sith Trooper Pop! – Early Release Edition ($15)
- Booth #5841
- The Black Series, Special Edition, Sith Trooper – Early Release Edition ($32)
- Booth #3329
Heroes & Villains by BioWorld:
- Sith Trooper Hat – Early Release Edition ($20)
- Sith Trooper Pin – Early Release Edition ($30)
- Hat and Pin Combo ($50)
- Booth #2913-K
- Sith Trooper 1/6 Scale Figure – Early Release Edition ($230)
- Booth #1929
- Sith Trooper Unisex Backpack – Early Release Edition ($70; $75 with Sith Trooper Funko Pop!)
- Booth #5248
- Sith Trooper costume sets and masks for kids and adults – Early Release Edition ($6-$75)
- Booth #4049
- Star Wars: The Power of the Dark Side Trading Card Set ($50) includes bonus Sith Trooper card and Star Wars Authentics Sith Trooper Photo (free with purchase at booth)
- Booth #2913-B
- Sith Trooper Premier Bookmark Giveaway
- Booth #2913-D