(Crucible Arena)

Crimson Empire: Crucible

Source: Expanded Universe:
Crimson Empire
Year: 2008
(Previews Exclusive)
Retail: $34.99
Assortment: Multipacks
Assortment Number: 87924
UPC Number: 6 56569 35827 5
Weapons and Accessories:

  • 4 Battle Staffs
  • 5 Removable Helmets
  • 2 Lightsabers
  • Sith Cloak
  • Clasp
  • Walking Stick

  • Comments: The Royal Guard is Emperor Palpatine's elite security force. Clad in striking red robes, they are respected and feared throughout the galaxy for their elegant and deadly fighting skills. Candidates are chosen from the ranks of the Imperial squads and trained on the barren world of Yinchorr. They work hard to master the lessons being taught to them, for their very lives are at stake: When Darth Vader tests them in the Crucible arena, they do not get a second chance if they fail the test.

    Emperor Palpatine: Accompanied by Darth Vader and surrounded by Royal Guardsmen, Palpatine visits Yinchorr to observe students at the training ground.
    Point of Interest:
  • Emperor Palpatine is a slight repaint of the figures from 2005's The Sith Evolutions set.

    Darth Vader: Vader tests a candidate's skills in the Crucible arena. A master in the art of combat, Vader makes short work of the class's "best" student.
    Point of Interest:
  • Darth Vader is a repack of the figure from 2006's A New Hope Commemorative Tin Collection set.

    Royal Guard: Each member of the Royal Guard has undergone grueling tests of combat reflexes and stamina, and is trained in the deadly art of echani.
    Points of Interest:
  • All 4 Royal Guard are the same: they have new sculpted parts, but the legs are the same as 2007's TAC Clone Trooper (Training Fatigues 30-55). Alum Frost and Lemmet Tauk have new head sculpt
  • Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax have the same head sculpts as the figures from 2006's TAC Carnor Jax & Kir Kanos Comic Pack.

    Alum Frost:

    Carnor Jax:

    Kir Kanos:

    Lemmet Tauk:

    More Details:
  • For more information on the Crimson Empire comic book series, check out our cover gallery and the Jedi Journals entries.
  • Photography by Dan Curto

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