The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: No. F2708
Includes: Pole, energy crackle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: Scout troopers, also known as biker scouts and Imperial sharpshooters, were specially trained stormtroopers of the Imperial Army's Stormtrooper Corps. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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This is a pretty good super-articulated figure. The neck is jointed for maximum improvement riding his speeder bike, and the hips were upgraded in 2012 to allow for lateral movement for improved piloting of said vehicle. The arms, hands, and everything else are basically the same as the 2007 release in terms of functionality. You get about 25 points of articulation, plus a holster - but I should note, no blaster was included in this particular 2021 release.
The packaging is great, but the main reason to buy this figure is the electropole with the energy effect. He has no problems carrying the weapon, and with the harness it almost looks like a new trooper. My standards for "new" are pretty low when it comes to army-builders, so something like a recolored shoulder or a dirt-free paint job just add to the fact they actually sculpted some new parts here.
This item was developed to be a shared exclusive, so you'll probably find it at some online stores and distributors - but it won't be showing up at big box stores. I'd recommend getting it if you can find one at the right price. Is it worth $15? It's a bit of a pill to swallow at that price, but it's pretty well-done and it's not like there's a lot else to pick up in this scale right now. Maybe some day we'll get Cal Kestis in this scale too, but for now at least we have a couple of troopers. It's a start!
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,843: August 3, 2021