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Hot Toys Unleashes EMPEROR PALPATINE and His Guards

Hot Toys Unleashes EMPEROR PALPATINE and His Guards

We can argue all we want to about who Supreme Leader Snoke really is in the new movies, but there’s one indisputable fact about him: he learned his threatening dialogue from the OG Star Wars baddie, Emperor Palpatine. The various Darths get most of the glory, but the true puppet-master of the entire Galactic Empire wields only a cane, and wears the most basic of robes. Hot Toys‘ new figure of him, however, is anything but basic.

Light-up throne, cane, Force lightning, Luke’s lightsaber hilt (version 2.0), and even a separate stand in case you somehow want to pose him looking at his chair instead of sitting in it…this is an Emperor who accessorizes in style. Sure, you could buy the basic version without the chair, but if you’re going to spend money on a Hot Toys figure, you’re already a high-roller so you might as well fork over the extra. And speaking of extras…

…the Royal Guard is also coming! Unlike the recent Black Series figure, which had hidden battle armor beneath the robes, this is a screen-accurate costume based on the 1983 design, years before Kir Kanos was a thing. These guards’ faces will remain mysterious, but rest assured that every evil wrinkle on Ian McDiarmid’s face has been lovingly, hatefully captured. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of Hot Toys sculptors.

Yeah, nobody’s tricking this guy into becoming a major cut-up. But you might want to pose him looking away from your bed, because waking up in the middle of the night to that face isn’t something we really want to be doing.

Are you ready to summon the power of your favorite online retailer to purchase this fully armed and operational figure? Let us know below!

Images: Hot Toys

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