Sideshow First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Statue!

“There has been an awakening”… of crazy Sideshow Star Wars Premium Format Figure prices! Sideshow shocked the collecting world with the unprecedented $570 price-tag on the Premium Format Kylo Ren statue on May the 4th, and now Kylo is getting some slightly cheaper company: the Sideshow Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure goes up for order Thursday afternoon!

Sideshow Premium Format Episode 7 Stormtrooper and Kylo Ren Statues

While it’s far from the most popular or impressive Star Wars Premium Format Figure around, the original Stormtrooper PF statue retailed for a very reasonable $300 just a few years ago.

But, well, times have changed and Sideshow Collectibles’ prices have gone way (way) up in not that long of a time. And while they’re still $70 cheaper than the Kylo Ren PF, the Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper statues are far from cheap with a $499.99 MSRP. (Yes, you read that right: $499.99 per Stormtrooper.)

Sideshow Premium Format Figure First Order Stormtrooper StatueEven so, this 19.5″ First Order Strormtrooper Premium Format statue is looking mighty fine–and may actually end up selling out long before it ships, as the Exclusive Edition is limited to a mere 1,000 pieces. That’s really tiny for a 1/4 Sideshow Star Wars piece!

Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper Blaster Rifle DetailAnd while the statue isn’t going to change the way that anyone looks at life (or even just high-end statues), the detailing on this piece really is quite nice. I don’t know if it’s $500 nice, mind you, but it is nice. I especially like the paint deco on the two guns available with this Stormtrooper. And that’s the perfect segue to talk about…

Sideshow Exclusive SE-44C Blaster Pistol

The extra item for the exclusive this time out is a SE-44C Blaster Pistol to display on the Stormtrooper’s thigh holster. It’s certainly not the most jaw-dropping exclusive item SS has ever given us, but it’s a logical addition that will add exclusivity and collectibility to the piece for those who snag that edition.

And honestly, I’m not sure what Sideshow could have done here that would have been more enticing than this blaster pistol, short of creating a bloody helmet for an FN-2187 statue.

First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format FigureThe Sideshow Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure goes up for order Thursday afternoon on the Sideshow Collectibles website. A regular version without the extra accessories will be available from other retailers, but the exclusive edition will only be at Sideshow’s own website (as usual).

How do you feel about this First Order Stormtrooper PF, Star Wars collectors? Is this piece worth its lofty price-point, or do you think that Sideshow is setting themselves up for a fall with their increased prices on Star Wars statues this year?

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