Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Ultimate Starship Troopers Collector's Set Marauder Figure













Call it a memorabilia to one of my favourite Sci-fi movies. The first Starship Troopers movie is definitely the best and truly iconic. Awesome digital effect at that time and cool soundtrack that still  ring a bell in my head. The famous quote that goes "A good bug is a dead bug".

Unfortunately, Starship Troopers 2 has no link to the very first and seems more like a B grade movie. Good thing Casper Van Dien aka Rico returned to complete the trilogy with Marauder Powered suit to smash more alien bugs. 

Ultimate Collector's Set - Includes Starship Troopers 1, 2 and 3 DVDs. Also the 8" Marauder figure that was featured in Starship Troopers 3. Just like another Exo-suit giving extra protection to its user and technology to turn the tide of war. It also share some familiarities to Destroid and space Warhammer. I couldn't get this locally back then so it was an imported set. Gone was the DVD era when collectors usually go for regional code 1. Checkout my short video...

6 comments:

chrismandesign said...

You’re not the only one who loves Starship Troopers, as well as other great masterpieces in Paul Verhoeven’s filmography; I would say not only because of its action sequences or fantastic special effects, but also by the corrosive criticism of the society in the late 80s and early 90s, that is implicit and explicit in virtually all his movies... Oh and you’re fortunate to get this set that includes such a nice figure, that is very well sculpted and the plastic resin used allows a very good level of detail !!!... By the way, I was not aware of the existence of the other 2 sequels, until you mentioned it in your publication, that was valuable info, pal !!!... =OOOOO

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Now that u pointed out Paul Verhoeven’s filmography has strong elements of society corruption just like 'Robocop'. It's also common and unique style of inserting news reports in his movies. To think that there are very few merchandise to these movies which make this rather rare.

Yami said...

When i was young i got hooked into the series after watching the Klendathu Drop scene in the first movie which is awesome and Gory! but In terms of the faithfulness to the original Novel, the 80s OVA is the best adaptation of the series. Though the recent CGI Movie is not bad in the action department especially with the kickass marauder armor designed by Shinji Arakawa himself! But at the end of the day the novel is a must read for any Scifi fans, nice haul on that Marauder tho.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Yami
Yeah! The Klendathu Drop scene remained clear with me too. Rough landing like D Day and troopers feeling that sense of invincibility till the bugs shown up. Reality check : ( I did show some of the later CGI series and movies. I would say good pastime shows not epic and somehow the space armor moved closer to Halo in some ways.

deSMOnd said...

I never watch this movie before...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Most people just watched the very first Starship Troopers. The third movie is good to watch but not fantastic.

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