Kotobukiya’s Death Trooper Specialist Model Kit ComicWow! Review


Death Troopers were a variant of the Galactic Empire’s Stormtroopers. They guarded Imperial Officers and members of the Tarkin Initiative. Kotobukiya and ArtFX Collectible Toys are coming together to bring you a pre-painted model kit of a Death Trooper from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This statue joins the ArtFX line of Kotobukiya’s Rogue One line, including the Scarif Stormtrooper pack and K-2SO statues.

This 1/7 scale statue stands at about 9.5 inches tall, and is posed in such a way that it looks like the Death Trooper is running. It is covered in the signature black armor with lights in its helmet. It holds a rifle in one hand, and also comes with a Stormtrooper doll-like figure, a pistol, ammo, and accessories. The base comes straight from a scene in the movie, adding more authenticity to the collectible, too.

Death Troopers have a somewhat ominous look to them, with heavy black suits of armor, specialized helmets, and tons of compartments around them for assorted weaponry. These guys are trained in unarmed combat, weapons, and sniping, making them nearly unstoppable.

The paint job does a lot for the aesthetic of the piece, adding both realism and texture. The pieces of this kit easily fit together and make it really easy to create this Death Trooper into a standing and epic figure. The quality of this collectible does justice to the character(s) in the film, making it the perfect item to add to any Star Wars collection.

Kotobukiya has also released a Death Trooper two-pack, with interchangeable parts and different points of articulation for various poses. Check it out!