Rogue One Jedha Revolt Set
Item No.: Asst. B7072 No. C1231
Includes: Blaster rifle, 3 other figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2017
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Imperial combat drivers operate the Empire's arsenal of armored repulsor vehicles, from troop transports to heavily armed hovertanks. Combat drivers are lightly armored, relying instead on the thick skin of their vehicles to protect them in battle. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The Hovertank pilot is interesting in that it shows how much mileage Disney (and Hasbro) got out of the design - you can tell the body, arms, and legs are largely shared with the Scarif Shoretroopers and AT-ACT drivers. The belts are tweaked, the helmets are changed, the deco is different... but the body is largely the same. All of the joints move freely - unlike certain other pilot figures I could name - and it seems to share parts with the single Shoretrooper. I might be wrong. I love how the design doesn't have a belt to hinder hip movement, because I really do need all the parts to swivel freely to be happy in life. Otherwise, the cutting begins. The figure's helmet is probably my least favorite from Rogue One because it has a lot in common with the helmets I didn't like from The Force Awakens. There's no real "face," just a white slope with a slit for the eyes. I like a hint of a mouth or a nose, but that's not on Hasbro. The figure seems to be a pretty close match to the movie with a black bodysuit, white armor, and a silver buckle on each shoulder. I was surprised to see Hasbro even painted the vents on the back - nicely done!
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,358: April 5, 2017