Solo: A Star Wars Story Class B Vehicles Pack-In
Item No.: Asst. E0326 No. E1691
Includes: Blaster, vest, Speeder
Action Feature: Force Link sounds, crash/eject action, firing rocket
Availability: July 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Han is cagey about where he scored this overpowered M-68 landspeeder, saying little beyond that its previous owner no longer had need of it. The M-68 is a design from the ancient core world of Corellia, now a principal starship production facility for the Galactic Empire. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure look just fine and is a bit hard to get at press time. He stands, he sits, and he can pilot the ship with no problems whatsoever - I would have loved a weapon storage compartment, but there's no problem with the trooper holding the blaster while seated. The sculpted details are nothing particularly new here - it does appear to be a mostly new sculpt, but it's a Stormtrooper and seems to share some similarities in design with the Rogue One figures.
The included vehicle is an interesting one. I find big, armored craft with wide-open driver's seats kind of stupid, mostly because any idiot can get knocked out or ripped out by a large, stronger person. If you can get past the fact that you've got an open bunker on legs, it's pretty awesome. The AT-DT has a rocket launcher, plus a button on the head that causes it to explode. It's a real toy! The cannon flies off and the seat blows out, ejecting the driver. I really like this. I also like that the legs are jointed in two places so you can balance and display this vehicle, and the ball-jointed ankles ensure you can do some neat dioramas with it. The toy is cast in a brown-tinged grey, painted with splotches of mud as well as some dark grey and off-white on the feet. Why, I don't know, it's a mud planet not from that one party scene in Logan's Run. It's a fine vehicle, and I hope to see Hasbro continue to crank out more new toy vehicles with this level of sophistication. I got it assembled in about 4 minutes. Snapping the legs in took some force.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,514: September 6, 2018