Star Wars X Japanese Robots Exhibition & Launch Party

Pete Vilmur | June 11, 2010


Super7 celebrates their first collaboration with Lucasfilm with a special release party for the STAR WARS: STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN!

When: Saturday June 12th , doors open at 6:00 PM
Where: Super7 Store
1628 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Available at retail for the first time ever, the SUPER SHOGUN is a Limited Edition of only 1200 pieces, with many of that quantity already presold to consumers and overseas distributors. This is a one-time production with each STORMTROOPER hand numbered on the base of the foot with a unique serial number. Be sure to arrive early, as the first 100 people through the door will be given a unique Star Wars themed collectible, which will act as your raffle ticket. A random drawing later in the evening will award a prize package including one of the SUPER SHOGUN figures — a $299 value! Come on out to either buy one, or try your luck at winning one!

Similar to how the toy itself combines the themes of Star Wars and Japanese Super Robots, there will be an extraordinary exhibition of rare vintage toys from both franchises on display. The expansive series of original Kenner Star Wars action figures, including rare items such as figures with early “telescoping” light sabers, will be shown from the personal collection of Super7 honcho Brian Flynn. From 12-backs to Yak Faces, you will have the opportunity to see the complete Kenner collection in its entirety.

Master collector and “Chairman” of, Erik Sjoen, has graciously allowed his incredible collection of vintage Japanese Jumbo Machinders to be exhibited. The two-foot tall giants will take up a large amount of the exhibit space with over 20 different robots featured, from the popular Raideen and Grendizer, to the more obscure Capsule Robo G and Giant Gorg.

The final part of the exhibit will be dedicated to the “making of” the SUPER SHOGUN itself, presenting various stages of the production never before seen, including design sketches, original sculpts, and various mold tests.

Aside from the Jumbo figure, actual stormtroopers themselves will be on-hand at the party! Security at the event will be provided by the Golden Gate Garrison of the 501st Legion to ensure that any rebel scum is dealt with accordingly.

Check out the cool party invitation video here.

For more information, please visit STARWARS.SUPER7STORE.COM.

A similar bash will be held at Super7 Florida — for details, please visit their site.

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