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Meisho Star Wars Movie Realization Figure- Akazonae Royal Guard

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Red Lacquered Armor Samurai Guard

  • Iconic Star Wars Red Guard reimagined as Samurai
  • Designed by acclaimed artist Takeya Takayuki
  • Meticulously-detailed accessories included

One look at these Meisho Star Wars Movie Realization Figures makes us dream of a Star Wars/samurai crossover film. This isn't as much of a stretch as you might think: the Star Wars films already drew heavily from Japanese samurai cinema. George Lucas has long acknowledged that he was influenced by Akira Kurosawa films, to which the Star Wars films owe part of their visual storytelling and narrative elements. The word "jedi" itself is believed to be derived from the Japanese word jidaigeki ("period drama"), and parts of Darth Vader's suit design (especially his helmet) came from samurai armor. George Lucas even asked samurai film mainstay Toshiro Mifune to play the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope. Rumor is that when he turned the role down, he was then offered the role of Darth Vader.

Akazonae Royal Guard figure brings forth an alternate reality where maybe Toshiro Mifune didn't turn down George Lucas's offer to fill the iconic role, and the samurai influences of the films were taken to the utmost extreme. The word "akazonae" refers to a samurai wearing red lacquered armor - perfect for a member of the Imperial Royal Guard. Silent, imposing, and deadly, this Royal Guard comes wielding a force pike staff and a traditional Japanese katana. The front robe pieces are removable, so you can choose to display the guard "traditionally" or in samurai armor fashion. Fully articulated with interchangeable hands, you can really get this Akazonae Royal Guard to do way more than just stand there.

Product Specifications
  • Meisho Star Wars Movie Realization Figure - Akazonae Royal Guard
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars collectibles
  • Iconic Star Wars Imperial Guard reimagined in samurai style
  • Designed by acclaimed artist Takeya Takayuki
  • Fans of Star Wars and samurai cinema will find the extreme level of detail most impressive
  • Materials: Plastic (ABS and PVC)
  • Dimensions: 7" tall
  • Includes:
    • Akazonae Royal Guard figure in full red samurai armor and helmet
    • Removable front robe pieces
    • 3 pairs of interchangeable hands
    • Force pike staff
    • Japanese katana and saya (scabbard)
    • Cape
  • Ages 15+
  • WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age

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