Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper Voice Changing Mask – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This Imperial Death Trooper Voice Changing Mask lets your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fan speak with true authority! It’s the right fit when issuing commands as they bypass protocol with their own missions.

Product Features

  • Genuine, Original, Authentic Disney Store
  • Molded plastic helmet front
  • Adjustable straps for secure fit
  • Put on mask and speak to sound like an Imperial Death Trooper
  • Switch on to see mask light up!

Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist (Deluxe Version)

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The official release of the widely anticipated new film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is almost upon us. Star Wars fans around the globe will finally behold the epic new journey featuring a group of Rebel heroes on a dangerous mission to steal the plans of the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction – the Death Star.

Now Hot Toys is delighted to present a special Deluxe Version of the 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist collectible figure to get fans ready for the exciting new adventure! The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The figure stands approximately 32.5cm tall with the finely crafted sleek black colored armor, new helmet with scope and LED light-up functions, a black pauldron and chest rig, detailed weapons including a long range blaster rifle (Special Forces DLT-19) and pistol. The Deluxe version also includes a special Stormtrooper doll accessory and a specially sculpted diorama figure base! Build up your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collection by completing your own Death Trooper squad!

Hot Toys MMS399 Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist (Deluxe Version) Collectible Figure features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Death Trooper Specialist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Approximately 32.5 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Finely sculpted Death Trooper helmet with scope and LED light-up functions (green light, battery operated) | Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed hands, One (1) pair of hands for holding blaster rifle, One (1) pair of hands for holding blaster pistol, One (1) gesturing left hand

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Costume: One (1) newly designed and meticulously crafted Death Trooper armor, One (1) black under-suit, One (1) black chest rig, One (1) black belt with pouches, One (1) black pauldron, One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons: One (1) Special Forces DLT-19 long-range blaster rifle, One (1) blaster pistol

Accessories: Stormtrooper doll, Specially sculpted diorama figure base

Release date: Q1 – Q2, 2017

You can also check out the Hot Toys MMS385 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 1/6th scale Death Trooper (Specialist) Collectible Figure previewed earlier on this toy blog HERE. There are subtle differences but hey, this is a different figure from the earlier one. Feel the burn… in your pocket / wallet!

Trailer Roundup — Rogue One, Iron Fist, And More

One hell of a week, huh? I mean, aside from the ongoing and hilariously/depressingly busted American election news, there was plenty of video game stuff going on, too. PlayStation VR is out and I’m working on building a meaty collection of thoughts on that. In short, it’s a cheap, functional, and occasionally buggy alternative to the more refined experience that HTC Vive or Oculus Rift provides, but I do have a lot more to say about it than that.

Then there’s Gears of War 4, which was pretty good but really had a lot of room to become great, and Shadow Warrior 2, which I’ve had to put on the back burner for PlayStation VR. But from what I have played, my feelings pretty much mimic what Kirk Hamilton has to say about it over at Kotaku. Next week you’ll see Battlefield 1 and the continuing trend to release a game early for people willing to pay a premium, a purposefully hateful tactic by publishers to put consumers against their own convictions.

And speaking of the American election, some of you can still register to vote. For others, you’ve missed your chance. Please, please, please don’t miss this opportunity. Some electors are actually legally bound to vote by constituency, so your actions are a genuine and literal representation in the final results. (And while I really do think you should vote not matter what, I urge you to not support a dark triad pile of rageful sexism, racism, and incessant fighting against human rights.)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Story Trailer #2

FFUHHHHHHHHHHH. Even though this came out only yesterday, this one was hard to miss. The Internet basically exploded over it, and for good fucking reason. Look at Mads Mikkelsen be a badass, and Felicity Jones also be a badass, and Diego Luna additionally be a badass. Oh, and low-key we see Darth Vader and so god damn much glorious footage of Mon Mothma.

But this is also one hell of a trailer, even removed from Star Wars context. The entire theme of it is spelled out in the single line “make ten men feel like a hundred,” and the rest of the trailer is built to support it. It has a dire gravity to it, but it is also infused with irrepressible optimism, partially because of what we see but also with the pop cultural knowledge of how A New Hope goes. It hits theatres on December 16, 2016.

Iron Fist — NYCC Teaser Trailer

Okay, straight up, there’s problems with Iron Fist‘s casting in just broad terms of reinforcing the diminishing of Asians from leading roles, and in this case, perhaps tempts writers to put the character into a white savior trope. But I do also think Finn Jones as Danny Rand is a great fit, and we should reserve critical assessment for after we watch the series. The execution is just as important as this controversial foundation.

I also genuinely love how this has its own take on action, just as the past Netflix/Marvel shows have done. Daredevil was overwhelming grit and realism, Jessica Jones was low fantasy dynamism, and Luke Cage was 70s-style stoicism. And now Iron Fist definitely has hints of Hong Kong kung fu action films, which is fantastic but also surprising given showrunner Scott Buck’s career. Anyways, it releases on Netflix on March 17, 2017.

John Wick: Chapter 2 — Teaser Trailer

While this looks like more of the same, that’s a damn good thing. For one, the first John Wick simply wasn’t enough, so who’s to fault them for just wanting to make more. But it’s also what we, the fans, also asked for. We simply said why did it end, and Keanu Reeves said it doesn’t have to. And here we are.

Look at that. He even got another puppy dog in tow and another totally dope car. Oh, and a shit ton of sick kills and hyperactive, nearly psychedelic cinematography focusing on clarity of action and visually enticing/assaulting colors. I’m also excited to get more insight about this fascinating world of assassins and assassin rules. It hits theatres on February 10, 2017.

Black Mirror — Season 3 Trailer

If you haven’t watched Black Mirror before, then you are wrong. Not about anything in particular; it’s just that your existence is wrong. The reduction of its quality as a modern Twilight Zone is a bit unfortunate, but it is also incredibly accurate. Its insight into the current climate of social faults and cracks is not only poignant and pointed but also prescient.

The series’ ability to look beyond dark criticism and go into grim logical rabbit holes is incredible. The second season certainly lost a bit of its edge and impact, but it was still far and away more innovative than a lot of things out there. And just as interesting is the fact that the premiere episode will be written by creator Charlie Brooker alongside Michael Schur and Rashida Jones, both of Parks and Recreation fame. Oh, and the second one will be directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenberg! The season releases on Netflix on October 21, 2016.

Shadow Warrior 2 — Who Wants Some Wang Trailer

Speaking of Shadow Warrior 2, here’s the launch trailer for the game, which actually came out yesterday on PC (and will hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime early next year). It’s certainly a slick trailer, but it’s also very odd because its gimmick is freezing time and watching an arrow follow its trajectory through a bunch of blood and bodies. Why is it odd, you may ask?

Well, it’s because in practice, this game is fast. Like, stupidly fast. If I had to put a figure on it, I’d place it somewhere in the neighborhood of an unhinged Quake. Yet it still somehow manages to be exceptionally deft and comprehensible, though I wish the same could be said about the humor, which is inexplicably more hit-or-miss than the 2013 original. Still, I recommend you give it some of your time.

Project Genom — Trailer

It definitely doesn’t get any more sci-fi than a naked person waking up in some sort of stasis chamber and stumbling to the floor of a dark, crimson lab and discovering strange bits of cybernetics on their person. In fact, this whole game looks to be some incredibly sci-fi-ass sci-fi, relying on artificial/scientific/naturalistic modifications and enhancements to be born from the mythos as much as the game’s progression systems.

This trailer also does a terrific job of showcasing all the sick stuff you can engage in, like having a firefight on the moon, drifting through zero gravity, fucking hoverboarding, dogfighting, zipping between floating mountains with a jetpack, and, I dunno, kicking weird little space worms? None of it looks exceptionally representative of the MMORPG game loop(s), but it definitely gets your attention. You can get it now on Early Access for 20% off.

Spryke — Kickstarter Campaign

That’s one good-looking game right there. Who knew a “deep sea cyberfish out of water” could look so welcoming? But I guess when your inspirations include Rayman and Finding Dory, you can expect some brightly cartoonish visuals that are meant to draw you in.

It also just sounds great. That song is pretty damn catchy, and we get some cool insight into the composition later in the pitch video. Oh yeah, it’s a pitch video for a recently opened Kickstarter. It’s got a decent proposal (including neat custom Xbox One Elite controllers) and a solid start. Check it out for yourself and think it over, if you want.

GoNNER — Launch Trailer

GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.” Um, GoNNNER, you officially have my god damn attention. Whatever you’re trying to sell me, if part of the proposition is a space whale, you better fucking believe I’m way more inclined to partake.

It also looks damn good, both in the sense that the art is tremendous and eye-catching and it just looks fun. The idea of a procedurally generated platformer probably would have rarely ever interested me prior to Spelunky, but now I’m excited by the idea of someone trying to outdo that future classic in some new way. You can get it now for PC, OS X, and Linux.

Stellar Overload — Early Access Trailer

While I’ve yet to put my hands on this game, I guess the most succinct qualitative arithmetic you can believe is something along the lines of No Man’s Sky + Minecraft. Oh, what the hell, throw in a bit of Skyrim, too. Look at all those big blocky worlds you can explore!

And, I guess, eventually beat up the Lego devil at some point? I’m not exactly sure, but it sure looks interesting. I’d love to build a spaceship out of blocks, fly it to another planet, and then beat up a/the devil. It’s incredibly ambitious, too. If you look at the technical page of the game, the devs apparently want to at some point smash together two planets for a total of seven billion voxels of chaos. It’s out now for Early Access now, either way.

Kim — Teaser Trailer

How often do you get a game based on a non-The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling property? And then how often do you get a game set in India? I can tell you it’s so close to never it might as well be never. That’s where Kim steps in, solving both dearths in one fell swoop.

It’s definitely gorgeous, but I am very curious as to how they’re turning the plight of a street orphan into an RPG. It seems easy enough to superficially translate it into some sort of survival genre game, but I’m really hoping it goes further and deeper with this masterpiece than that. I mean, this story really fucking goes places, so the ability to transform mechanics to match the expanding scope and complexity of the narrative would seem most challenging. But it’s out on Early Access now regardless.

Kotobukiya Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Rogue – Danger Room Sessions – 12-inch Fine Art Statue

Kotobukiya’s amazing X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue series cannot be stopped! We’ve seen a variety of mutant heroes and even some reformed villains battling the holographic dangers in the X-Men training facility, and the latest fan-favorite character to enter the combat training facility is one of the most powerful mutants in existence, Rogue!

Born Anna Marie in Mississippi, the young girl’s mutant powers first manifested during a kiss with her childhood boyfriend. Suddenly she found herself absorbing his life energy, and subsequently ran away, taking the nickname Rogue in the process. When touching a mutant, she absorbs powers in addition to memories and skills, making her incredibly powerful and incredibly dangerous. During her early career she battled the current Ms. Marvel and seemingly absorbed her flight and super strength permanently.

A stalwart defender of X-Men and anyone in need of protection, Rogue embodies both power and beauty. The spirited mutant is captured in a great action pose, poised over the hand of a defeated Sentinel as she looks for the next threat. Flying over the wreckage, Rogue carries a piece of the trashed robot to use as a weapon (and a warning) to other foes. The mutant hero’s classic costume is beautifully recreated, with the bright green and yellow of the bodysuit standing out within her dark brown jacket. Always enthusiastic in the heat of battle, Rogue’s face is perfectly sculpted to show off her fighting spirit. As an added bonus you can display the X-Woman in either of two of her most popular looks from the comics with alternate portrait heads!

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She has been a steadfast member of various X-Men teams for years, and of course that means she’s spent quite a bit of time in the Danger Room. Ever since the early days of Marvel Comics’ mutant adventures, “X” teams have trained together in the ultra high tech facility known as the Danger Room, equipped with state of the art adaptive combat and athletics routines that challenge each participant in unique ways. The training facility has been featured prominently in X-Men comics over the years, as well as in various cartoons and the third X-Men film.
Sculpted by the legendary Erick Sosa, Rogue stands nearly 12 inches tall and is perfectly in scale (1/6) with the other Danger Room Sessions members like Wolverine, Psylocke, Cyclops, and more. Rogue makes for an impressive display piece on her own and looks even better alongside other Marvel inspired Fine Art Statues from Kotobukiya!
As an added bonus you can display the X-Woman in either of two of her most popular looks from the comics with alternate portrait heads!

Available November 2015

And on a related topic, have you seen the 6 Porn Parody Costumes That Give Real Superhero Movies a Run for Their Money? Superheroes mean big business, and it seems like everyone is finding new ways to cash in. In the picture above, the Rogue on the left (from Wolverine XXX) has the quintessential colors and leather jacket that the Southern belle is seen wearing in the comic books whereas the Rogue in the X-Men films (played by Anna Paquin) looks nothing like Rogue at all.

In the picture above, Elizabeth Olsen’s updated Scarlet Witch (on the right) with combat boots and a penchant for black as seen in the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” looks nothing like the Wanda Maximoff we know from the comics. On the other hand, you can’t deny that the parody version on the left bears a more striking resemblance to the Scarlet Witch we are most familiar with. Same goes for her speedster brother, Quicksilver (see picture below). Not only is his costume true to the green version from the comics, the appropriate pose and elaborate lighting was used for the porn parody. He’s giving Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past) a real run for their money, costume-wise.

Then there are the girls from DC comics – Catwoman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Check out the porn parody versions on the left versus the film versions on the right. Which is more true to the comic books? Very interesting indeed.

Just some observations ;p I’m not saying you should check out the films LOL

Anyone called for a house doctor? Belet Toys 1/6 scale Rogue Genius Outfit and Head Sculpt set

House (sometimes known as House, M.D.) is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show’s main character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. House was among the top-ten rated shows in the United States from its second through its fourth season. Distributed to 66 countries, House was the most watched television program in the world in 2008. The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People’s Choice Awards.

At first, the producers were looking for a “quintessentially American person” to play the role of House. Bryan Singer in particular felt there was no way he was going to hire a non-American actor for the role. Singer was very impressed by actor Hugh Laurie’s audition tape and his performance and commented on how well the “American actor” was able to grasp the character. Singer was not aware that Laurie was English, due to his convincing American accent. Laurie credits the accent to “a misspent youth [watching] too much TV and too many movies”.

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Belet Toys 1/6 scale Rogue Genius Outfit and Head Sculpt set features: 1/6 scale head sculpt, Leather Jacket, T-Shirt, Jeans, Belt, Shoes, Cane. Note: 12-inch figure body not included (used for display only).

There have been quite a number of 1/6 scale Hugh Laurie 12-inch figure released already due to his popularity from “House” (they made him into a Police Officer and even a United States Navy Corpsman LOL):
February 21, 2010 – The Doctor is in the House posted in my toy blog HERE
December 15, 2011 – ToysCity 1/6 US Navy Corpsman – Joint Operations (pictures HERE)
December 15, 2012 – ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale New York Police Officer “Gregory” 12-inch action figure previewed HERE

There was also a similar outfit released by ZCWO in 2013: ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale Mens Hommes Vol. 11 – Leather Clothing Set is inspired by House (posted HERE)

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Trailer Roundup: Mortal Kombat X, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, And More

Well Gamescom is starting tomorrow. There’s probably going to be at least a few big announcements, some cool previews, and cool Instagrams from everyone in Germany. I won’t be there this year, but rest assured that it almost entirely wouldn’t matter. I’m beginning to question the need of physically attending shows beyond broing out with some fellow writers and dev friends.

Actually, that’s a notion that has been rolling around my head for a few years now, one that’s been shared with other likeminded journalists, which is to say those that don’t go just to collect freebies and take pictures of themselves with celebrities. Anyways, that’s for another time. Let’s watch some trailers!

Mortal Kombat X

I wonder if Ed Boon even wants to make other types of games. Outside of Mortal Kombat, his credits run rather thin, even though his adventures outside of the brutal brawler have often proven successful. Hell, he programmed goddamn Black Knight 2000. But it is a bit weird that he was creative director on the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game. Hmm.

Anyways, Mortal Kombat X comes out sometime in 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue

That Assassin’s Creed team sure knows how to make the shit out of a trailer. The original Assassin’s Creed trailer is one of my all-time favorites, though it might just be the Unkle track that does it. But Assassin’s Creed Rogue seems to have promise either way, despite being relegated to last gen systems. Developers Ubisoft Sofia managed to inject some interesting ideas into Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, so it’ll be fun to see what they can get up to with the foundation of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

I’m super curious, though, as to how this Assassin-turned-Templar fits into a modern day Animus scheme. More Abstergo cubicles? Comes out November 11 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. (Also, notice that Ubisoft is doing away with colons in front of their subtitles? Weird.)

Mario Kart 8

Boy, talk about weird. I would love to know how this business deal came about. How in the world did Mercedes-Benz (yes, the Germany luxury car manufacturer) shack up with Nintendo (once again, yes, the Japanese video game company) to make this wholly odd Mario Kart 8 DLC? It’s free, either way, and includes a four-week long online competition called the Mercedes Cup. Comes out August 27.


From what I’ve played, Crawl is a pretty cool game. I haven’t put enough time in to get much more of an opinion than that since getting people together to play it is crucial, but I think it’s worth at least more than a cursory glance. It’s a multiplayer dungeon crawler, except your friends play the enemies. When the hero dies, the killer gets to become the hero, attempting to best both the dungeon and their friends. Currently out via Early Access for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Dying Light

My time with Dying Light from last year’s PAX Prime reminds me that every bit of this trailer’s braggadocio has at least some shred of veracity. The parkour elements genuinely added significant wrinkles to the zombie experience, as did the traps and general need to run. Comes out February 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest

Hey, I liked Toy Soldiers as much as the next guy, but Toy Soldiers: War Chest seems like an odd revival, especially since this trailer doesn’t paint much in the way of substantial mechanical changes. I’m open to it, but it doesn’t make me any less puzzled over its existence. I will say that the snappy writing and perfect tone is still intact, so there’s still that. Release early 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

It still looks like Call of Duty multiplayer to me. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, but it certainly has gotten a bit tired outside of the growing eSports arena. Perhaps the emphasis on mobility and adaptive environments will make Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare feel different and—dare I say—interesting, but it looks an awful lot like more of the same even with the jetpacks and future tech based on my time with it. Releases November 4 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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TRP 8/7/14: Rogue Contagion

Neil, Tony and Kaz are in this week to discuss infectious diseases, like ebola, herpes and Rogue Legacy. Neil has learned valuable lessons about bringing his Vita to work. Tony talks about what gaming he squeezes in between a busy schedule full of doctoring. And Kaz talks Sports Friends and Hearthstone. Finally most of the pack weighs in on their favorite superhero/comic book movies in the light of Guardians of the Galaxy hitting the box office.

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Custom-Feature: The First Rogue Corsair by Jon-Paul Kaiser

Custom RealxHead Ryusei Ninja Ichibanboshi by Jon-Paul Kaiser -known here as “The First Rogue Corsair” – will be available here for £180.00 from 4pm UK time on August 1st, 2014. Always loved JPK’s aesthetics and am enjoying his current usage of the color RED to accentuate the dynamics of his signature black-n-white, IMO. Looks awesome, but I am sure you can see that for yourselves haha (

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