Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 382: AT-RT Driver

AT-RT DRIVER Pack-In Figure
Revenge of the Sith Vehicles
Item No.:
Asst. 85194 No. 85347
Number: n/a
Includes: AT-RT
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $14.99
Availability: May 2005
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: The Republic forces use AT-RT (All-Terrain Recon Transport) vehicles for reconnaisance and ground support. Lightweight and maneuverable, they walk on long legs and are controlled by specialized clone troopers with distinctive armor. (Taken from the figure's box. Which, interestingly, shows a white AT-RT Driver one the sides.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy room.

Commentary: With only about four points of articulation and very little deco, this isn't the best AT-RT Driver money can buy-- we covered that one a few weeks ago. No, this one is a pack-in with a vehicle which means it's a cheap figure whose sole purpose in life is to warm a seat. The sculpt isn't all bad, but there's really nothing here to make you jump out of your seat with glee-- aside from the vehicle that's packed with him, that is. In less then five months after his release, Hasbro cranked out a better, super-articulated version of the driver with a removable armor chest plate, a firing rocket launcher, and a normal gun. So why do you want this one? I really don't know.

Collector's Notes: This set wasn't exceedingly rare, but it was popular and a later release-- so it's entirely possible you missed out on it and now gotta pay through the nose (well, maybe $30) on eBay. Rumor has it this vehicle-and-figure-set will be reissued this year, but the details are still a little fuzzy.

Day 382: May 23, 2007

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