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'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 credit: 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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"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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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)