You heard right.
The good folks at Toyark have provided us with a much needed translation of the press release for Tamashii Nation’s upcoming Star Wars figures. To hear news.toyark.com tell it, not only will Tamashii Nation be dropping traditional Stormtrooper and Darth Vader figures, but they will also be making samurai versions available for purchase.
The bad news: It is only hitting shelves in Japan this March.
The good news: If you have $70.00 to spare (not including international shipping fees) then it could be yours when it releases.
From Toyark (more images follow):
Tamashii Nations has posted some updates related to their upcoming SH Figuarts Star Wars and Movie Realization Stormtrooper Figures. The SH Figuarts Darth Vader will include an interchangeable severed hand and a lightsaber. The description also reveals that a Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker is coming next year. There will also be a campaign of some sort (can’t translate the flattened text), which will see the release of a Return of the Jedi Death Star Diorama for the SH Figuarts Star Wars Figures. The 1/12 scale SH Figuarts Stormtrooper and Darth Vader are scheduled for an April 2015 release. Vader is priced at 5,940 Yen (about $50 USD), while the Stormtrooper is priced at 4,320 Yen (about $36 USD). Check out pics of those Here.
Tamashii Nations also released official images and info for their Movie Realization Samurai Stormtrooper. The figure will include interchangeable hands, a sword and a rifle. It stands at 170MM tall (about 6.7″). It’s scheduled for release is May 2015 at a price of 8,424 Yen (about $70 USD).