With Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) just a week away, speculation is growing as to what will be revealed from all the big franchises, and Star Wars is certainly part of that. While Lucasfilm‘s big reveals from a galaxy far, far away could be saved for Disney’s own D23 Expo next month, there’s plenty of Star Wars goodness coming to San Diego, and one piece just hit today: Sith Troopers.

Featured in J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Sith Troopers are described as “the next evolution of Imperial/First Order soldiers.” On the surface, the immediate reaction is that these pair various elements from the Stormtroopers, the Emperor’s Imperial Guards, and Snoke’s Praetorian Guards. A Sith Trooper costume will be featured as part of a Stormtrooper armor display in the Star Wars Pavilion (booth No. 2913) at SDCC.

“It has some really unique aesthetics to it,” says Madlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist, who is co-producing the exhibit. “And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.” The news broke simultaneously on The Star Wars Show and at starwars.com.

The “Sith Trooper” name has been used a few times over the years, but this is the first time that it’s been applied on screen. What, exactly, these red-suited Troopers do is something best answered when Rise of Skywalker hits screens this December.

Trooper Armor on Display

  • Imperial Stormtrooper
  • TIE Pilot
  • Death Trooper
  • Shoretrooper
  • Biker Scout
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • First Order TIE Pilot
  • Captain Phasma
  • Sith Trooper

Sith Trooper Merch

Attack of the Sith Trooper Merch

Fans in attendance at SDCC will be the first to own Sith Trooper merchandise from top licensees, including Hasbro, Funko, LEGO, Loungefly, Hot Toys, Beeline Creative, Rubie’s, Heroes & Villains by Bioworld, Topps, Fifth Sun, and Trends International. Some of the items will be SDCC exclusives, and some are early release. Below is a list where you can find all of it!

  • Sith Trooper Geeki Tikis – Early Release Edition (Beeline Creative) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-M – $20
  • Sith Trooper Mini Muglet – Early Release Edition ( Beeline Creative) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-M – $7
  • Sith Trooper Tee (Red Helm Short Sleeve Crew Tee) – Early Release Edition (Fifth Sun) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-J -$28
  • Sith Trooper Pop! Vinyl – Early Release Edition | Funko booth No. 5841 – $15
  • Star Wars The Black Series, Special Edition, Sith Trooper – Early Release Edition | Hasbro Pulse booth No. 3329 – $32

  • LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust — SDCC Exclusive| LEGO booth No. 2829 – $45
  • Sith Trooper Hat – Early Release Edition (Heroes & Villains by BioWorld) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-K – $20
  • Sith Trooper Pin – Early Release Edition (Heroes & Villains by BioWorld) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-K – $30
  • Sith Trooper Hat and Pin Combo ($50) (Heroes & Villains by BioWorld) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-K – $50
  • Sith Trooper 1/6 Scale Figure – Early Release Edition | Hot Toys booth No. 1929 – $230
  • Sith Trooper Unisex Backpack – Early Release Edition | Loungefly booth No. 5248 – $70,  $75 with Sith Trooper Funko Pop!
  • Sith Trooper costume sets and masks for kids and adults – Early Release Edition | Rubie’s booth No. 4049 – $6-$75
  • Star Wars: The Power of the Dark Side Trading Card Set (Topps) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-B – $50, includes bonus Sith Trooper card and Star Wars Authentics Sith Trooper Photo free with purchase at booth.
  • Sith Trooper Premier Bookmark Giveaway (Trends International) Star Wars Pavilion booth No. 2913-D

Photos: Disney/Lucasfilm