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“You’ve done well, Lord Vader.

And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker.”

Emperor Palpatine

One of the newest additions to Kotobukiyas famous ArtFx series is no one less than the imperial leader and Sithlord Emperor Palpatine.

He’s accompanied by two red-dressed Royal Guards and instantly awakes memories about his arrival on the Death Star in episode 6 (Return of the Jedi). 


As usual Kotobukiya delivers detailed and movie-accurate statues which exactly represent the original appearance from the movie.

While Palpatine is an all-new statue the Guards are the same figures like the previously released two-pack Royal Guards.

Some figures from the ArtFx line feature alternative poses and come with interchangeable parts. This time Kotobukiya decided not to include additional parts so it’s not possible to change the figures appearance.

But in this way the figures look much more realistic and accurate.

The 1/10th scale gives enough room for many details and all three figures fit perfect into existing collections.

Collectors who missed the previously released Royal Guards get now another opportunity to add these elite troopers to their collection along with another version of Palpatine. For those who don’t have a lot of interest in the Guards but still want to have the Emperor: Take a look at the first release of Palpatine. The seperatly sold Emperor comes in a sitting pose and his iconic command chair.



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(Original imagery and information from Kotobukiya Facebook)

Last modified: November 1, 2017

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