Umpass-stay (30 27) - Hasbro - 30th Anniversary Collection (2007)
Return to the Main Jedi Temple Archives Home Page

Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]

AT-ST Driver - SW [S - P2] - 12 Inch Figures

Name: AT-ST Driver
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]
Number: N/A
Scale: 12 Inch Figures
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: TBD 2003
License: Hasbro

Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS001 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS002 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS003 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS004
Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS005 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS006 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS007 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS008
Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS009 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS010 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS011 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS012
Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS013 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS014 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS015 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS016
Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS017 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS018 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS019 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS020
Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS021 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS022 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS023 Review_ATSTDriver12InchFigureSWS024

The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a second, more powerful Death Star. As the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the dreaded space station, Luke Skywalker confronts his father, Darth Vader, in a climactic duel before the evil Emperor. In the last second, Vader makes a momentous choice: he destroys the Emperor and saves his son. The Empire is finally defeated, the evil Sith are destroyed, and Anakin Skywalker is redeemed. At long last, freedom is restored to the galaxy.

The All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) is able to move in and through terrain too dense or irregular for full-size Imperial AT-AT walkers. Their pilots are chosen for their superior sense of balance and dexterity with the walker controls, since scout walkers must be able to move quickly through the unexpected to accomplish their missions of reconnaissance and anti-personnel hunting.

Since its inception, the 12 Inch Figures line by Hasbro has been hit or miss. You have to honor their fervor they have for the line as they could have stopped it long before reaching 100+ figures. Some of the 12 Inch Figures are stellar, and others leave a lot to be desired. But no matter the success or failure, the concept of the line has always been simple. They just take a standard buck and dress it up in their love and add all-new portraits for extra pizazz to make unique characters for the various assortments they release. After the first phase of the Star Wars “Saga” wrapped, Hasbro didn’t get distribution corrected and many things that were intended to be released months earlier came much too late. This bottle-necked the next phase of the line that was meant to be released in January 2003. Many products did make it out on time, and other eventually saw release. But the assortment of 12 Inch Figures that encompassed Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise), Han Solo and the AT-ST Driver almost didn’t make it out at all. In fact, most retail stores except for “toy specific” retail even received this assortment, and it couldn’t be found until almost a year after its intended release. This was tragic, because it contained one of their greatest 12 Inch Figures of all time: the AT-ST Driver.

It’s true. AT-ST Driver is an incredible accomplishment. Hasbro used one of their better bucks to make him, so there is premium articulation here and the figure can move pretty much anyway you want it to move. But let’s back up a bit. AT-ST Driver has an astonishing portrait. It’s literally one of Hasbro’s greatest head sculpts of all time. Some of our photos pick up extra sheen in the face that just doesn’t exist on the figure, but between the highly detailed aged facial features (slight wrinkles and graying sideburns) and the fitted costume, the AT-ST Driver 12 Inch Figure is quite an amazing toy. For $19.99 you get a quality figure with plenty of accessories too. Keep in mind that Hasbro’s main job here is to dress up an already existing body type. And thanks to that magic they successfully masked the naked buck into a screen accurate Star Wars character. The AT-ST Driver is honestly better than most of the 12 Inch Figures Hasbro has produced since the beginning of the modern line. They really got down to business on how to approach this character correctly and ensure that it would accurately reflect the characters briefly seen in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of The Jedi. And it has.

The AT-ST Driver 12 Inch Figure comes wearing a fitted utility jumpsuit and a belt that can be removed. He also comes with two boots. His gloves are permanent as they represent his hands for this release. It’s not like gloves are covering his hands. The gloves are slightly oversized, but they’re not terribly large and the scale issue is barely an issue. The really fun part of the AT-ST Driver however is his accessories. He comes with a standard AT-ST Driver helmet, but he also comes with a pair of expertly tailored goggles with elastic that can be placed resting on the top of the helmet, or worn across his eyes and then wrapped around the helmet. You have some variety here and all of the options look fantastic. He also comes with a really cool blaster that can be held in his hand quite well. Because of the excellent articulation the AT-ST Driver comes with, you can really attain some awesome poses with him. The boots are the biggest stumbling block for you however. He has ball-jointed ankles, but you can’t articulate them in that manner thanks to the limited movement the boots inhibit. Still, there are plenty of options here and you should be able to find a pose that satisfies you. From head to boot, the AT-ST Driver is a marvel all around. It may not be a higher end collectible, but for $20, we don’t think you will find better anywhere else.

Collector Notes

AT-ST Driver

Status: AT-ST Driver is an all-new figure that utilizes the 1996 Hasbro buck.

Articulation Count: 15 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, ball-jointed neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel gloves, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 7

Accessory Details: helmet, goggles, blaster pistol, utility jumpsuit, belt, 2 boots

Date Stamp: 2003

Assortment Number: TBD

UPC: TBD

Retail: $19.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.

Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]
All Products

Added: July 5, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
blog comments powered by Disqus

Return to Research Droids Reviews Index

-Click HERE to return to the home page-

Channels

 

Follow Us

JTA Info

Affiliates

Hasbro

Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles

Kotobukiya

LEGO

Mattel

Disney

Disney Store

Acme Archives

Hallmark

Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels

Conventions

Star Wars Celebration News

Movie & TV News

Q&A of the Day

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

Action Figures In Action

       Facebook

       Instagram

       Pinterest

       Youtube

       RSS

Home

Contact

News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Imperial Shipyards

Jedi News

Sandtroopers

Star Wars Action News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand

ToyzMag

Yakface

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2014 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy.