The legend of the Heikegani ghost crabs

The Heikegani crab has inspired reverence to ancient legends, as well as scientific investigation into the power of selection. While many believe the angry samurai face in the crab’s shell is simply the result of the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia, others believe that the grimaced faces are the Heike samurai warriors, who were reborn and are still, somehow, watching over them.

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Last summer Bandai released the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader, a gorgeous action figure depicting the iconic Sith Lord as a fearsome samurai dressed in full battle armor. Now they’ve announce a few equally awesome additions to their line of Feudal Japan-style Star Wars Movie Realization figures, including one of the Emperor’s Royal Guard and a Sandtrooper.

For the Movie Realization series they’re known as the Akazonae Royal Guard and Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper. Both figures are covered in outstanding details and come with interchangeable hands and sets of weapons. They look incredible posed beside the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader figure:

The Star Wars Movie Realization Akazonae Royal Guard comes out in March 2016 and the Star Wars Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper Meisho Movie Realization Action Figure comes out in May 2016. Click here for more photos.

It looks like they’ve got plans to release a Japanese feudal period Boba Fett figure as well:

[via RocketNews24 and Nerd Approved]