Star Wars has provided fans with movies, merchandise, and more for almost 50 years. Although every generation seems to have its favorite trilogy, one constant throughout all the movies is the Skywalker Saga’s main villain: Emperor Palpatine.
The Rise of Palpatine
We are first introduced to him in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace and see him finally defeated in Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.
Although he goes by many names throughout the nine films, including Darth Sidious, Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lord, and simply The Emperor, he is a formidable foe who battles Jedi Master Yoda, Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey Palpatine, and Kylo Ren.
Fans of the Sith Master can bring home the power of the dark side with a unique (and hauntingly lifelike) bust of the master villain.
Ian McDiarmid portrayed The character in all films, whose performance was so iconic, deep, and dark that it made Emperor Palpatine a fan favorite. Some may argue he’s a larger-than-life character rivaling Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) in his use of The Force, cold-hearted nature, and cruelty.
The Best Bust
The unsettling figure shows Emperor Palpatine as depicted in The Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). His face shows the look he gives Luke Skywalker moments before he attempts to kill the Jedi with Force lightning (the first time viewers were exposed to such a power). With a cloaked head, damaged face, and piercing yellow eyes, the bust of the iconic dark lord is an excellent addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection.
The bust sits on a Death Star-themed base and stands about 10 inches tall. It also comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.
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The limited edition (only 1,000 made) model is available for pre-order at $200. You can view it in its entirety and purchase it (if you would like) here.