Sunday, March 08, 2009

Pic of the Day 21 - Star Wars Week 1 - Royal Guard

Royal Guard VCD

It's Star Wars Week for the Pic of the Day feature here at A Clone's Paradise. Since this blog was started for the purpose of talking about my Star Wars collection, I think maybe I'll do that this week. This week will be all about my favorite Star Wars character, the Royal Imperial Guards! Read on to learn more.

These robed warriors are the best of the best, the elite of the elite, the very finest the Empire has to offer, other than the two Sith, of course. They are the personal bodyguards of Emperor Palpatine, and occasionally accompany Vader.

I've always loved the look of the guards, the nice, deep, solid red. They're mysterious, all covered in robes, they have an intriguing weapon of unknown function, and they do absolutely nothing in the films. And yet, I love them. I owned a Royal Guard costume for a few months, and joined the 501st Legion, though shortness of funds required that I sell the costume, and shortness of time, uncomfortableness of wearing the costume, and caring about others in general caused me to stop trooping with the Legion. But it was fun while it lasted, I have a couple of pictures of myself in the costume, and my daughter Katie still says, "Look, it's Daddy!" when she sees a guard, so that's cool.

The above images is from Sideshow's Vinyl Collectible Doll series of Super Deformed figures, and cost way more than it should have, but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

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1 comment:

Marissa said...

I like the cartoon-y look of his hands especially.