Name: Hoth Survival Accessory Set (With Hoth Rebel Soldier)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Source: The Empire Strikes Back/Expanded Universe
Availability: July 2002
Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance continues the fight against the Imperial forces and suffers a defeat on the ice planet Hoth. Luke Skywalker journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader, lures Luke into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with Vader, Luke faces the startling revelation that the Sith Lord is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker.
What’s worse than repacking a 1997 POTF2 figure into the Star Wars “Saga” line? How about kit-bashing TWO 1997 POTF2 figures and repackaging the “new” figure in the Star Wars “Saga” line. We have to tell all of you that the Hoth Survival Accessory Set is unequivocally the weakest of all four TARGET exclusive multipacks. As with anything that gets repackaged, it becomes boring for the collector right out of the gate. Star Wars collecting is and will always be a hobby that focuses on 3.75” basic figures, so when a new product comes out that includes a basic figure that is old and aged, it’s hard for the collector to express excitement over it, even if it comes with some new and never before released accessories. Sadly, not even the new stuff packaged along with the Hoth Rebel Trooper may be enough to sell you. But the kit-based Hoth Rebel Solider is and of itself the most awkward aspect of this release. Hasbro should know that a bad action figure plus a bad action figure does not equal a good “new” action figure.
The Hoth Rebel Trooper in this set is made from the head of 1997’s POTF2 Hoth Rebel Soldier figure and the body of 1997’s POTF2 Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear) figure. The new combination of parts have also been completely repainted as well, in a desperate effort to create an all-new character. Honestly, the final result is contrived, and, from the best of our knowledge bank, is completely inaccurate. This new figure isn’t even likeable as far as we’re concerned. We’re a little bit aggravated that Hasbro would cut corners so cheaply to deliver this set based on one of the most favorite battles in the entire Star Wars saga. With only six points of articulation, the “updated” Hoth Rebel Soldier certainly cannot obtain every last pose you desire, nor is it completely interactive with the rest of the accessories included in the multipack. If you want to know, the Hoth Survival Accessory set is the weakest of all four. In our opinion, it should have been the strongest. Hasbro certainly missed the mark here.
Status: Hoth Survival Accessory Set (With Hoth Rebel Soldier) contains a Hoth Rebel Soldier action figure which is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the head from 1997's POTF2 Hoth Rebel Soldier figure and the body of 1997's POTF2 Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear) figure. This new combination of parts has also been repainted.
Articulation Count: 6 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 9
Accessory Details: survival backpack, blaster rifle, scanner, 2 gas masks, 2 missile projectiles, Hoth sentry droid, power box
Date Stamp: 1997
Assortment Number: 32537/32532
Retail: $9.99 USD
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