'Star Wars' Sith Trooper Debuting at SDCC 2019 Ahead of 'Rise of Skywalker'

Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will make its debut at SDCC 2019.
Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will make its debut at SDCC 2019.
(Image: © Hasbro)

Lucasfilm has unveiled a new Sith Trooper design that will make its film debut in December's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" - but it'll be landing on Earth next week for Comic-Con International: San Diego.

In full Disney style, an array of Sith Trooper merchandise is scheduled to debut at SDCC this year. Described by the studio as "the next evolution of Imperial/First Order soldiers," these Sith Troopers merge the classic Stormtrooper design with the Imperial Royal Guard outfits.

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Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Rise of Skywalker."

Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker."
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Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Rise of Skywalker."

Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker."
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Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Rise of Skywalker."

Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker."
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Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Rise of Skywalker."

Hasbro's Star Wars Sith Trooper for "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker."
(Image credit: Hasbro)

"It has some really unique aesthetics to it," said Lucasfilm archivist Madlyn Burkert. "And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering."

A Star Wars Sith Trooper Geeki Tiki mug.

A Star Wars Sith Trooper Geeki Tiki mug.

(Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Sith Trooper merchandise scheduled to debut at SDC includes a Geeki Tiki, a Mini Muglet, Fifth Sun t-shirts, a Funko Pop!, a Hasbro Black Series figure, a hat, a pin, a 1/6 scale Hoy Toys figure, a Loungefly backpack, a Rubi's kids costume, a trading card set, and a bookmark.

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" hits theaters Dec. 20. 

Originally published on Newsarama.

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