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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Want: Super Shogun Stormtrooper from Super7

Yes, it has rotating wheels on the bottom of the feet.

Yes, it has a spring-loaded Rocket Punch firing fist.

Yes, you are crazy for wondering if you need it. Of course you need a two-foot tall Star Wars Super Shogun Stormtrooper.

In the world of jumbo-sized Japanese toys known as Jumbo Machinders, or even Shogun Warriors, no new characters have been produced in this size for over 25 years. Until now.

San Francisco‘s Super7 brings us the limited edition Super Shogun Stormtrooper in all its two-foot glory.

More info and killer pics at starwars.super7store.com »

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BONUS: JUMBO MACHINDER VINTAGE TV SPOTS
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Star Wars: Stormtrooper Singin’ In The Rain, Missing Lightsaber Scene & ‘Made In China’ Lightsaber

Some nice CG effects by Danny Choo. No doubt inspired by the VW GTI spot with David Elsewhere puppet-dancing for Gene Kelly.

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This lost lightsaber scene from Return of the Jedi just debuted at Celebration V (via) reminded me of an auction Mel and I went to where George Lucas donated an ‘authentic’ Obi Wan lightsaber …

… complete with ‘authentic’ Made In China sticker still present. You know, for added realism.

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