Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: September 2009
These stormtroopers are stationed on planets instead of Imperial vessels. Their lightweight, flexible armor allows them to maneuver the high-velocity speeder bikes that they ride while conducting patrols – or chasing Rebel intruders.
The extremely popular vintage-styled Biker Scout gets another chance at retail in the form of a basic figure in the Legacy Collection. This time around he receives a new deco, however slight, to be more faithful to his appearance in Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. The most noticeable difference from both the 2006 VTSC Biker Scout and the 2007 TAC Saga Legends Biker Scout figures is the abdomen area and belt straps are painted much darker. This small enhancement has done wonders for this already awesome figure and proves our point that if Hasbro could perform the slightest changes in paint application on previously released figures that it would bring out the true excellence of these already phenomenally sculpted characters. It appears there have also been different uses of black paint throughout the figure and the dirt of his boots has also been slightly enhanced to be more visible. This Biker Scout has cleaner lines and the details seem crisper, but this could have more to do with the variances seen from one sample to another instead of a direct enhancement to this repacked figure. Biker Scout is super-articulated and with the exception of desperately needing ball-jointed hips, this figure is nearly flawless. It is also important to note that this one of one the last Original Trilogy characters to NOT have a clone’s likeness underneath the helmet, as the head is one piece without a removable helmet. Oh, how we (in particular) miss these days when our Imperial army weren’t clones.
Hasbro revisited their own repack convention back in December of 2008 when they officially nixed the GH (Greatest Hits) numbering sequence and placed everything under the "BD" designation instead. Clone Trooper (327th Star Corps) (BD 29) was the first figure to be included as part of the basic line numbering system if you recall. To date, only four figures have been released with a GH before their number. We are happy that this subline has gone the way of the dinosaur because too many different action figure numberings drive us crazy. And we love how some of the best action figures are getting reintroduced into the line and the look of the packaging changes over time. When the line look gets refreshed, we think it is the perfect opportunity to reintroduce those true greatest hits so that they can get their pace in the sun time and again. Biker Scout is certainly one of the figures to deserve this billing and while he may be very familiar already to most of you out there, we can honestly say that he looks spectacular in the new “red” packaging and Hasbro really did enough to enhance this figure and make it worthy of another purchase. And it is also nice to get him at the $7.99 price tag (while repainted) when his original MSRP was $9.99 (or higher depending upon your retail location of choice). And if Hasbro needs extra figures to spread droid parts across, we can't think of a better candidate than the Biker Scout.
Status: Biker Scout is a repaint of 2006's VTSC Biker Scout figure.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left forearm (1), swivel right forearm (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: L8-L9 right leg
Date Stamp: 2006
Assortment Number: 93125/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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