New 'Meisho Star Wars' Samurai Figures Are Coming To The U.S.

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Just in case you didn't know: the original Star Wars trilogy was inspired, in part, by old Japanese samurai stories. The coming-of-age story of a young boy is a common premise throughout many Eastern myths — and you'll find the parallels between Star Wars and tales of ancient warriors. And you can see that Darth Vader's helmet is modeled off that of samurai.

A lot of fans noticed these influences as we've seen several samurai-styled Star Wars fan art and cosplay photos online. However, there's never been any decent samurai-meets-Star Wars merchandise available. And with The Force Awakens arriving in theaters this December and the demand for Star Wars collectibles at an all-time high, it's only a matter of time before we can finally get an official take on samurai Star Wars.

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Blue Fin partnered with Tamashii Nations to bring us the "Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars" line of action figures to the U.S. later this year The series, featuring six impressively-detailed figurines, will recreate some of the Empire's best troops into samurais of ancient Japan — and they look brilliant!

The first figure, the "Ronin" Boba Fett, will be available in the U.S. store shelves this December. Fett will be followed by "Daisho" Darth Vader in January 2016, the "Teppou Ashigaru" Sandtrooper in March 2016 and the "Akazonae" Royal Guard in May 2016. Two figures are already available: the "Ashigaru" Stormtrooper and the "Taisho" Darth Vader can be ordered directly from Bluefin's official site.

The figures will cost around $80 to $90 USD each.

Via Techtimes