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AT-RT Assault Squad - TAC - Battle Packs (Exclusive)

Name: AT-RT Assault Squad
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Battle Packs) (Exclusive)
Source: Expanded Universe (Hasbro Concept)
Availability: November 2007
License: Hasbro

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Agile and lightweight, AT-RT walkers can move through challenging terrain to scout out the enemy's presence. The walkers are also used to patrol borders, giving their clone trooper drivers more mobility and better visibility than they would have on a foot patrol. AT-RT walkers are deployed during the Battle of Kashyyyk against the droid armies that attempt to take control of the jungle homeworld of the Wookiees.

Hasbro really took Order 66 to the max in the 30 (77-07) line. Not only did collectors receive two series of TARGET exclusive two-packs specifically called Order 66, many of the exclusive Battle Packs sets that came out also had the same running theme. Can we really blame them for milking a pivotal part of the Star Wars universe where Jedi were murdered and the beginnings of the Galactic Empire set foot in the galaxy? It’s a very fertile ground for some great toy concepts and Hasbro was sure to take advantage of this. Take for instance the AT-RT Assault Squad TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set. This “rare'” Battle Packs made its debut during the Fall of 2007, but really didn’t see widespread release. As a result, it fetches a premium on the aftermarket. But surprisingly, the included contents many just be something you might not need entirely for your own collection. We love it and there are some real gems here, but it isn’t perfect. It’s quite a bulky set as it contains to “deluxe-sized” miniature vehicles as well as three action figures, two of which are the same but all are unique to the set. If you love all things “Kashyyyk,” this is definitely a set for you and the set as a whole nicely complements the stuff Hasbro has already given us which showcase this “camouflaged” battalion of clone troopers.

Inside the set you get two camouflage-styled AT-RT vehicles. These are repainted versions of the AT-RTs we received in the Revenge Of The Sith line in 2005. They of course are battery operated and can walk quite well, despite looking awkward when they do so. They look amazing painted in green and what’s more, you get two camouflaged AT-RT Driver action figures that can sit atop and stride them incredibly well. (These are just repainted versions of 2005's ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54) figures.) Admittedly, they look fantastic and are reason enough to pick up this set. The AT-RT Drivers come with the same weapon that they did in the 2005 ROTS line but do not come with the large heavy assault cannon with projectile. The paint jobs on these figures are spectacular and it’s a style that would have fit in well in the film should Lucas and company seen it prior to editing. You’ll find new insignias on their armor and the color palette is just gorgeous. But don’t expect to see them anywhere in the Star Wars universe except the toy line. This is a Hasbro inspired concept. We applaud them for their ingenuity here because the set does look great. This style of the AT-RT and the corresponding clone troopers have never been seen in Episode III or any of the related Expanded Universe sources. And honestly, it doesn’t matter. The set is really just so cool.

The included Clone Commander may be the one and only set back in this set. Hasbro stubbornly reused the awful 2005 ROTS Commander Bacara (III 49) sculpt and we have to say that the action feature on that figure is horrific. But to give credit where credit is most certainly due, Hasbro gave this figure a spectacular paint job. You definitely feel the “Gree-ness” in the action figure and again, was this made from a superior sculpt, we would have said it was one of the best Hasbro concepts delivered unto collectors. As a whole, there is major value in this set. Just the AT-RT with a pre-posed pilot would have set you back $15 and here you get two AT-RT vehicles with two super-articulated pilots to accompany them. And on top of the you get an all-new Clone Commander (or “newish” if you don’t consider repaints new figures). As we had previously mentioned, this set came and disappeared almost instantly. It seemed to be more prevalent at TARGET’s website during its original availability and would sell through at brick and mortar. Still, if you’re looking to get this set now, you’ll likely pay double the price (or even much higher than that) now. We recommend it. It’s a striking set and we love 80% of it because it’s a lot of fun. The included Clone Commander is a partial disappointment, but we’re sure he could serve a purpose in your collection too.

Collector Notes

AT-RT Assault Squad

Assortment Number: 87376

UPC: 653569250395

Retail: $29.99 USD

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AT-RT Driver [A]

These clone troopers are specially-trained to ride AT-RT walkers and are outfitted with armor and helmets designating them as drivers. AT-RT drivers are part of the 41st Elite Corps that is sent to Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars.

Status: AT-RT Driver is a rework of 2005's ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54) figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles.

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: strapped blaster rifle

Date Stamp: 2005

AT-RT [A]

All Terrain Recon Transport walkers are used for patrol and reconnaissance by the Grand Army of the Republic. Clone troopers receive special training to operate these bipedal, one-man walkers, which are armed with a repeating blaster cannon and a mortar launcher.

Status: AT-RT is a repaint of the AT-RT included in 2005' ROTS AT-RT With AT-RT Driver Battle Vehicles set.

Articulation Count: 1 point

Articulation Details: ball-socket chin gun (battery-operated rotating legs)

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2004

Clone Commander

Commanders in the clone army are bred for leadership positions with more capability for the independent thought required for decision making. Clone commanders assist the Jedi Generals on missions during the Clone Wars.

Status: Clone Commander is a rework of 2005's ROTS Commander Bacara (III 49) figure.

Articulation Count: 13 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 1 ball-jointed shoulder, 1 swivel shoulder, 1 ball-jointed elbow, 1 swivel elbow, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles.

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: heavy assault rifle, projectile, removable shoulder pauldron, removable* kama (*glued)

Date Stamp: 2004

AT-RT Driver [B]

These clone troopers are specially-trained to ride AT-RT walkers and are outfitted with armor and helmets designating them as drivers. AT-RT drivers are part of the 41st Elite Corps that is sent to Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars.

Status: AT-RT Driver is a rework of 2005's ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54) figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles.

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: strapped blaster rifle

Date Stamp: 2005

AT-RT [B]

All Terrain Recon Transport walkers are used for patrol and reconnaissance by the Grand Army of the Republic. Clone troopers receive special training to operate these bipedal, one-man walkers, which are armed with a repeating blaster cannon and a mortar launcher.

Status: AT-RT is a repaint of the AT-RT included in 2005' ROTS AT-RT With AT-RT Driver Battle Vehicles set.

Articulation Count: 1 point

Articulation Details: ball-socket chin gun (battery-operated rotating legs)

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2004

            

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 1
Battle On Geonosis
Jedi Training On Dagobah

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 2
Capture Of The Tantive IV

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 3
Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious (See TSC Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious)
Jedi Vs. Sith (See ROTS Jedi Vs. Sith)

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 4
Betrayal On Bespin
Clone Attack On Coruscant (See ROTS Clone Attack On Coruscant)
Droid Factory Capture
Hunt For Grievous
(See TSC Hunt For Grievous)

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 5
Battle On Mygeeto

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (TARGET Exclusives)
Ambush On Ilum
ARC-170 Elite Squad
AT-RT Assault Squad
Attack On Kashyyyk
Betrayal On Felucia

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (Toys R Us Exclusives)
Arena Encounter
Bantha With Tusken Raiders
Hoth Patrol
STAP Attack

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (Walmart Exclusives)
Treachery On Saleucami

Added: May 1, 2011
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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