Name: Endor AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: N/A (Vehicles) (Exclusive)
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: August 2006
The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walkers are used by the Empire to launch devastating ground attacks. These walkers are less stable than similar vehicles that move using tank treads, but standing at over 15 meters tall, these behemoths more than make up for their instability with a menacing psychological assault. Although the Empire mainly uses the smaller AT-ST models on Endor, the site of the second Death Star's shield generator, the AT-AT model was also used to transport large quantities of troops and supplies.
Hasbro thought a little bit outside of the box during The Saga Collection. What new and invigorating ways could they present previously developed products yet make them new and fresh for collectors? We could probably make a case and point with the Endor AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) vehicle. In Return Of The Jedi just as Luke Skywalker is surrendering himself to Darth Vader, you can see an AT-AT walker moving along the grounds scouting the area directly below the Imperial Shuttle launch pad. It did take up a decent amount if frames in the film, but it was hard to make out the vehicle completely due to the lack of light (since Luke turned himself in at dusk). Hasbro must have had to utilize some of their own concepts on how an Endor AT-AT would look like in daylight, and it comes in the form of a cool Toys R Us exclusive for collectors. We’re especially fond of 2006’s TSC Endor AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) vehicle because it was a brave, yet wise decision Hasbro made to bring something “new” to the 3.75” scaled line. Most collectors are so Episode V focused that it seemed unlikely Hasbro would have ever developed an Endor AT-AT for release. The deco looks fantastic and we’re actually quite impressed with the final product. If you’re bored with the same old sculpt of the AT-AT that’s been used since the vintage era, this may not be for you or your collection, but we’d have to tell you that your collection will be missing out on a really fun Star Wars toy if your choosing to overlook this exclusive.
You may be of the belief that the same old features that have been carried forward from the vintage vehicle are for all intents and purposes once again carried forward here. With each release however, it seems that more tweaks are made and others get taken away, but no matter how you see it, revisions are made which continually improves the AT-AT vehicle with each subsequent release. Three double A batteries are required to power the electronics. Three buttons (We’re calling them A, B and C) on the console inside the AT-AT’s body control lights and sounds, similarly to the 1997 Imperial AT-AT, but now specific to Endor. By the way, we feel we need to reiterate how very nice of Hasbro to update the inside of this vehicle. The graphics on the screen and even the sound effects are Episode VI specific. It’s truly nice to have this Imperial vehicle that is sourced to Return Of The Jedi. Button A activates walking sounds, but if you hold it down you’ll hear both walking and crushing sounds. Button B just sounds off firing sounds. Button C activates heavy blaster sounds. There is a new lever that activates the lower cannons and when you articulate it red electronic lights and sounds are activated by moving this lever back and forth. The upper cannons can be manually rotated and there is a small button that you press to fire the projectiles that are stored in them. The same control stick moves the “head” of the vehicle up and down and back and forth. We’re glad they kept that feature here. It’s too nostalgic to eliminate.
Assortment Number: 87141
Retail: $89.99 USD
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Status: Endor AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) is a retool and repaint of 1997's POTF Imperial AT-AT Walker vehicle. All-new exclusive features have been added to this version of the vehicle.
Articulation Count: 19 points
Articulation Details: opening cockpit, 2 rotating cannons, 2 sliding chin guns, articulated neck, opening hatch, 4 pivot-jointed "hips", 4 pivot-jointed "knees", 4 swivel "ankles"
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: 2 projectiles, 2 removable head cannon shields
Date Stamp: 1997
Status: Biker Scout is a retool of 2000's POTJ Scout Trooper. This time the figure has been given an all-new head sculpt with a flip-up helmet.
Articulation Count: 6 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: blaster pistol, removable helmet half
Date Stamp: 2000
Status: AT-AT Driver is a slight repaint of 2006's TSC AT-AT Driver (SAGA 009) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel gloves, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster
Date Stamp: 2005
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