Chronicle Collectibles Starship Troopers Tanker Bug Maquette on Preorder


Well, yes and no. Yes, it’s a giant Tanker Bug from the 1997 military sci-fi film Starship Troopers, but luckily for humanity, it’s just a very cool Starship Troopers Giant Tanker Bug Maquette by Chronicle Collectibles. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, Chronicle shrunk the house-sized, napalm-spewing alien beetle down to a manageable, dynamic, and aesthetically pleasing statue for any Starship Trooper fan.

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Details on the Chronicle Collectibles Starship Troopers Giant Tanker Bug Maquette

So, what’s the deal?

The maquette by Chronicle Collectibles features a blueish-black Tanker Bug perched on a sandy base cut out roughly in the shape of the figure. The Bug looks like a 12 legged scarab beetle with a longer-than-normal thorax and disturbingly radioactive-looking green eyes with red paint details on its head and antennae. The dark black shell features aesthetic damage marks and scratches to give the appearance of battle scars, and the Bugs underbelly is a light grey. The base is made to look like the dusty alien planet dirt (e.g. Mars), and is stamped with a metal “Starship Troopers” logo between the Tanker Bugs front feet.

If you order the maquette directly from Chronicle, you’ll also get a wee little Johnnie Rico figure posing as if he’s shooting into the Bugs back. This edition also comes with a circular splatter of Bug guts you can place beneath Johnnie’s assault rifle barrel.

How big is the Tanker Bug Maquette going to be?

The statue itself is pretty big, 25″  inches tall on a 20″x10″ base, and Lil’ Johnnie is about 2” tall.

How much does the Tanker Bug Maquette cost?

Pre-orders started today (November 4, 2016) at 12pm online. If you pre-order it now, you can get it at the discounted price of $350, but after 30 days, the price will increase to $400. Don’t forget to order it from Chronicle Collectible’s to get the Johnnie Rico figure accessory!

Photos of the Chronicle Collectibles Starship Troopers Giant Tanker Bug Maquette

Everybody fights! Nobody quits! Now have fun, that’s an order! –Jean Rasczak, Starship Troopers

By Carly Courtney

Carly is an avid reader, science fiction fan, and loves action figures. In particular, she's a fan of all things Star Wars.

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