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Biker Scout - TSC - Vintage

Name: Biker Scout
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: N/A
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: April 2006
License: Hasbro

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Celebrate the legendary Star Wars films that changed the universe forever, with The Saga Collection. This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. The finest re-creations of the iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are back with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. And, as a tribute to the dedication of Star Wars fans everywhere, we are re-releasing elements of the original packaging that harken back to the creation of Star Wars action figures, which began over 25 years ago with the Original Trilogy. May the Force be with you!

Hasbro made us wait a very long time before we got a definitive version of the Biker Scout from Return Of The Jedi. But it’s not like they didn’t try multiple times beforehand. In the modern line, life started for the Scout Trooper/Biker Scout in the Speeder Bike assortment in The Power Of The Force line in 1996. And then we got our first carded version of the figure in 2001’s Power Of The Jedi line (with a running change variant too). Collectors were very happy to get this figure into their collections, but when the standards for articulation changed in the 2002-2004 Star Wars era, fans realized that it was going to take at minimum one more try to give us the best Biker Scout action figure possible. Hasbro waited a half of a decade and worked up the most incredible version yet in 2006’s The Saga Collection vintage-styled line. Not only did the figure meet a 14 points of articulation, the scale and sculpt made us collectively drool. Clearly designed to be the template for all future scout trooper figures, the Biker Scout is one figure than thousands have army built already and will continue to do so as Hasbro inevitably releases and rereleases it time after time.

As you know, the Biker Scout has a respectable 14 points of articulation. Because he is essentially just two colors (black and white), the joints are very well hidden. They provide the figure with great mobility and the Biker Scout can be impressively posed in many static and action stances. The armor has been faithfully replicated and his helmet is just spot on to the characters we saw in Episode VI. The best news is that the figure comes sans removable helmet and this should be a clear bonus for Original Trilogy purists. He only comes with the signature blaster pistol only these scout troopers carry and it fits perfectly in his hand as well as his ankle holster. The figure nicely straddles all the speeder bikes released to date and while it’s not a match made in heaven, you will eventually be able to get him in a very natural pose on the bike. Overall, the figure is probably the best we will ever get and we don’t see a need for Hasbro to revisit it again. Of course variances in paint job over time will get the Biker Scout more and more exact to the ones we saw in the film, but for now, this is one spectacular figure as is.

The Saga Collection gave us 11 (12 if you count the George Lucas figure) amazing vintage-styled figures between 2006 and 2007. The Biker Scout probably will take first place as one of the finest in the set because it is truly one of the most accurate. For obvious reasons, this figure didn’t last long on shelves and outsold the others in the wave by a landslide. The Biker Scout is a figure that will certainly need release after release to meet retail demand. (Editor’s Note: The Biker Scout to date has also been released as 2007's TAC Biker Scout in the Saga Legends line and again repainted as 2009's LC Biker Scout (BD12) figure. It has also seen release with a retooled head with a flip-up visor in the 2006 TAC Commemorative Tin sets. So it appears that this figure isn’t going anywhere soon.) And since he is a very popular Imperial soldier, there probably won’t be an end in sight on when he should call it quits in the basic figure line. The detail on this figure is truly astounding. From the accuracy of his visor to the discolored midsection, the Biker Scout will bring your collection up to a whole new standard of taste for you. And the Biker Scout is fine dining. You clearly won’t want another fast food action figure again.

Collector Notes

Biker Scout

Status: Biker Scout is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: blaster pistol

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: 87066/87129

UPC: 653569136903

Retail: $9.99 USD

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

Vintage The Saga Collection (2006)
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Vintage The Saga Collection (2007)
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Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)
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Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

Added: May 31, 2010
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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