View Poll Results: What are your thoughts on Gentle Giant producing one or more Dark Trooper Mini Busts?

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  • Shut up and take my money!

    14 35.90%
  • I'm a completist, so I'm in regardless.

    1 2.56%
  • I could be convinced to purchase this if it wasn't too difficult to obtain.

    7 17.95%
  • Never played the game and don't know anything about the character, so not a likely purchase for me.

    2 5.13%
  • No interest.

    15 38.46%
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Thread: Dark Trooper Mini Bust - Interest Poll & Thread

  1. #1

    Dark Trooper Mini Bust - Interest Poll & Thread

    One of the characters I've always wanted to see in Mini Bust form is the Dark Trooper from the 1995 video game Star Wars: Dark Forces. I absolutely loved the game and remember very vividly playing through the various levels and having my heart rate soar when a Dark Trooper would come running (or flying) at you from out of nowhere. In the game, there were different phases of the Dark Troopers that you would encounter.


    Star Wars: Dark Forces - 1995


    Star Wars: Dark Forces Video Game - 1995


    Star Wars: Dark Forces Video Game - 1995

    Hasbro got the right idea when they released the most daunting version, the Phase III Dark Trooper, in 1998 as part of their Expanded Universe action figure line.


    Star Wars: Dark Forces Dark Trooper - General Mohc Action Figure - Hasbro Expanded Universe Line - 1998

    Since then, Gentle Giant has actually done three of the other characters from that same line which all turned out fantastic:


    Mara Jade Mini Bust - 2006 GenCon Exclusive


    Grand Admiral Thrawn Mini Bust - 2014


    Spacetrooper Mini Bust - 2018 PGM Exclusive (pending)

    Now, I certainly think there's a market for the Dark Trooper to be done in Mini Bust form...possibly even a 3-pack of sorts to capture the different phases. It's just a matter of convincing Gentle Giant Ltd. & Disney of that. I'm curious to know what other collectors think. Be sure to vote in the poll so we can get a good gauge, and who knows...perhaps we could see a 1/6 scale Mini Bust version on collector's shelves around the world. Stranger things have happened!

    Here's some examples of what these things really look like and why I think they'd make some killer Mini Busts.


    Phase I, II & III Dark Troopers


    Phase Zero Dark Trooper


    Star Wars Legacy Collection - Build-A-Droid Phase III Dark Trooper


    Kenner/Hasbro Dark Troopers
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  2. #2
    I would absolutely be in for something like this. Video games are another area of fandom that haven't been represented very robustly by GG. There are still several characters from The Force Unleashed that I'd love to see made.
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  3. #3
    Not really interested in it, for no other reason it would be outside of my collecting focus. That said, it is an appealing sculpt nonetheless. Gee! I remember back in the day when I collected action figures, loving having found this character. It was so massive and rather impressive. Not a very easy figure to find at stores back in those days.
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  4. #4
    I'd pass on the ole Dark trooper. Not my thing.

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  5. #5
    I’d totally be in. Loved the video game back in the day and the action figure was great. That said unless something has changed since the Disney acquisition it’s no longer considered canon and therefore off limits.

  6. #6
    I've never considered the Thrawn or Mara Jade to be part of some Hasbro EU lineup, but instead as being part of the Heir to the Empire EU stuff...

    With that in mind, I'd pass on a Dark Trooper - but make a Jorus C'baoth and I'm all in.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Kneel_Before_Zod View Post
    I've never considered the Thrawn or Mara Jade to be part of some Hasbro EU lineup, but instead as being part of the Heir to the Empire EU stuff...

    With that in mind, I'd pass on a Dark Trooper - but make a Jorus C'baoth and I'm all in.
    Yeah , I’d get a Jorus C’boath for sure ! Outbound flight was a great read !


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  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Kneel_Before_Zod View Post
    I've never considered the Thrawn or Mara Jade to be part of some Hasbro EU lineup, but instead as being part of the Heir to the Empire EU stuff...
    This is true. My point was that the characters, which were all part of a group that got the action figure treatment, were made into Mini Bust form and it would be cool to see more of those characters on the higher-end side of collecting.
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  9. #9
    I need this in my life, LOL!
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  10. #10
    I’d actually be down for a Kyle Katarn MB too.

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