With ARF Trooper
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Deluxe)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 16: The Hidden Enemy)
Availability: February 2010
ARF troopers use All-Terrain Recon Transports (AT-RTs) in the battle to free Ryloth from Separatist control. These one-man walkers can cover ground swiftly and are armed with a repeating laser. AT-RTs give troopers added height, mobility and speed – useful advantages when facing battle droids and reestablishing order after a combat operation.
The AT-RT was first seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith on Kashyyyk. Looking immediately like a micro version of the extremely popular AT-STs, it quickly became a fan favorite miniature vehicle. Hasbro almost immediately realized the potential success of this too and created a specially boxed vehicle and figure set in the 2005 Revenge Of The Sith toy line. Different from the deluxe line, the vehicles included in this assortment were a bit too big for the deluxe scale. A couple years later, Hasbro created a TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set with two repainted versions of the AT-RT in it. Based on an Expanded Universe flavored take of the Kashyyyk battle, it offered collectors a new version of this small vehicle. The vehicle must have been a great seller because Hasbro has once again decided to get this vehicle out to the market again. But the great news is that a brand new vehicle has been sculpted and Hasbro fixed all the awkward parts of the original and created a great all-new version.
The original had a silly wind-up feature but Hasbro chose to give the new vehicle favorable articulation in place of walking capabilities. (We prefer the articulation to gimmicks of course.) Repainted faithfully to look like something directly out of The Clone Wars television series, Hasbro included the popular 2009 TCW ARF Trooper (CW10) basic figure with it to create a great new addition to this deluxe package. This subline provides the collector with a decent bang for your buck and while we would love to see a lower price point, we think it could be worse. The new AT-RT has a lot more smooth contouring than the original, but perhaps most striking is the beautiful Aurebesh writing on its sides as well and it matching beautiful paint job. The feet of the vehicle have been expertly designed for this release and the cannons are streamlined and not bulky which add to the authenticity of the vehicle. The AT-RT is finished off with proportionate and agile walking legs. The legs are not totally articulated but are good enough for various posability. The figure fits the seated area very well and can hold onto the handlebars without issue. Clearly, Hasbro thought about the ways to make this vehicle as optimal as possible. It really is a fine execution in so many ways.
Assortment Number: 93833/91349
Retail: $15.99 USD
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Status: AT-RT is an all-new vehicle.
Articulation Count: 8
Articulation Details: 2 swivel handlebars, double swivel chin gun, 2 swivel "hips", 2 hinge-jointed "feet"
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: removable antennae
Date Stamp: 2009
Status: ARF Trooper is a straight repack of 2009's TCW ARF Trooper (CW10) figure.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-socket shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster
Date Stamp: 2009
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