Death troopers were an elite variant of the Galactic Empire's stormtroopers. They served as protective details and bodyguards for important Imperial officers and members of the Tarkin Initiative. They wore black suits of armor and specialized helmets that scrambled verbal communications. Death troopers were trained in unarmed combat, heavy weapons, and sniping. Specializing in commando missions, the troopers were experts at covering their tracks, leaving little evidence of their missions.
The earliest known deployment of the death troopers was in 13 BBY when they served Director Orson Krennic on his mission to find and capture Galen Erso. They would continue to protect the director until his death on Scarif at the start of the Galactic Civil War.
Another death trooper squad served with the forces of Grand Admiral Thrawn during his campaign against the early Rebel Alliance and participated in the Battle of Atollon. A squad of death troopers was also deployed to a freighter to protect a large kyber crystal en route to the Tonnis sector to eventually be transported and used for the primary weapon system of the Death Star. During the Ghost crew mission to Lothal, a death trooper tried to capture the crew leading the pursuit.
Death troopers were known to wield SE-14r light repeating blasters, E-11Ds, DLT-19D heavy blaster rifles, and C-25 fragmentation grenades.
Rounding out the Death Trooper Specialist's armament is a blaster and a side arm blaster pistol. All of this is paired with an environmental base modeled after the ground of a planet far, far away. Product Size: 53 x 40 x 40 cm
The Gentle Giant Ltd. Death Trooper Specialist Collector?s Gallery Statue features the new enigmatic soldier standing with blaster at the ready, carrying an arsenal of weaponry. The base features a rock and grass environment, with a child's Stormtrooper toy lying on the ground.