George Lucas may have parted ways with Star Wars when Disney bought the property in 2012, but now he’s joining the evil Empire, as an action figure. Hasbro today announced that a George Lucas Stormtrooper is joining the ranks of its Black Series line of 6-inch Star Wars figures.
The toy, titled “George Lucas (in Stormtrooper Costume),” features the Star Wars creator in full Stormtrooper armor from the original trilogy, as well as an accompanying helmet and blaster. This is not the first time Lucas has appeared as a Stormtrooper action figure.
As noted in the official post on the Star Wars website, Hasbro released a 3.75-inch George Lucas Stormtrooper in 2006. He has also been immortalized in the past as Rebel Alliance pilot Jorg Sacul in 2002, and as his Revenge of the Sith character, Baron Papanoida, also in 2006.
“As a lifelong Star Wars fan, I have the honor and privilege of bringing the characters of the franchise to life in product form every day,” said Vickie Stratford, Sr. Hasbro’s director of product design, in an official announcement.
“When the opportunity arose to design the George Lucas figure, we were especially excited about this project. This figure is just one of many ways we can honor his legacy for years to come and we hope fans will appreciate it as much as we do! ”
With George Lucas himself reaching 5’6 “, he is not as tall as Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy. In fact, the creator of the franchise is a bit short for a Stormtrooper. George Lucas (in Stormtrooper Disguise) will be released in 2022 but will be uploaded for pre-order tomorrow, September 29, at 1 p.m. ET, on Amazon.