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Snowtrooper
03-30-2009, 05:00 PM
Its being reported over at RS that an all new AT-ST will be released this October.

Details:

-Stands over 13"
-Sporting more accurate details
-Missile firing cannons
-Multi-articulated "wobbling" legs
-Comes with driver
-Room for 2 drivers
-Opening ports and hatches
-Retailing for $50

If it turns out to be true, it sounds like it will be the AT-ST that people have been wanting. I'm a little concerned about the wobbling legs feature. If they go the cheap route on the joints, we could have AT-STs that will have a hard time standing up. We'll see I guess.

mtriv73
03-30-2009, 05:03 PM
I hope it's true. How tall was the old one? 13" doesn't seem that much bigger (unless we're talking about something else and then it seems A LOT bigger.

Devo
03-30-2009, 05:12 PM
We do need a proper ROTJ version - hopefully this will be it. The old one is looking pretty dated now that other vehicles have been completely redone in the modern line - X-wing, TIE fighter, Falcon and landspeeder.

Lets hope its the right height - most of it will be leg so I don't see why it can't be made to correct scale with the figures and yet still packed in a relatively compact box.

bigbarada
03-30-2009, 05:15 PM
I hope it's true. How tall was the old one? 13" doesn't seem that much bigger (unless we're talking about something else and then it seems A LOT bigger.

The 1983 Sears Catalog lists the vintage Scout Walker as 10" tall (that doesn't include the "sagging" that naturally happens to the toy over time). So this one is at least 3 inches taller.

Sounds really cool, but I hope it is the ROTJ version, not the ESB version.

Ando
03-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Very cool rumor. I like the idea of it being taller and a 2 seater.

Can I ask a question that I do not legitimately know the answer to...

What exactly is the difference between the ESB and RotJ versions of the AT-ST?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-30-2009, 05:56 PM
Very cool rumor. I like the idea of it being taller and a 2 seater.

Can I ask a question that I do not legitimately know the answer to...

What exactly is the difference between the ESB and RotJ versions of the AT-ST?
They look a little different. The current one was based on the ESB design and reflects it fairly well; compare that to a picture of a ROTJ AT-ST and you'll see the differences.

I already have three of the four AT-STs from the modern line, but I suppose this one will be cool if true. Don't you think it would come out in the $60 vehicle line? I really doubt they'd be able to get a $50 all-new one as an exclusive anywhere.

DarkJedi5
03-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Very cool rumor. I like the idea of it being taller and a 2 seater.

Can I ask a question that I do not legitimately know the answer to...

What exactly is the difference between the ESB and RotJ versions of the AT-ST?

Below, the first is the Hoth version and the second is the Endor. There are some rather slight differences in the shape of the "head" with the Hoth version appearing more narrow and less blocky than the Endor version.

Ando
03-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Got it, thanks guys.

Devo
03-30-2009, 06:48 PM
The ESB version is clearly 'lankier' - extra long skinny legs with a small head. ROTJ looks more sturdy in the leg department - and it needs to be with that bigger looking head.

Blue2th
03-30-2009, 10:11 PM
If it's true, I will indeed buy one.

JetsAndHeels
03-31-2009, 09:55 AM
I have 2 of the AT-ST's from the POTJ days (the one that included a speeder bike and an ewok). I may still get one of these new ones, if this is indeed true and it is being made...I like the features this one may possibly have, especially the fact that it will be a 2 seater.

El Chuxter
03-31-2009, 01:57 PM
What's that Johnny Mathis song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT_08gchS8k) again?

DarkArtist
03-31-2009, 05:55 PM
put me down for 3 or so. want to really build up a EU style Imperial Bunker display with a few AT-ST's maybe a TIE Bomber, Shuttle and a few speeder bikes.

Slicker
03-31-2009, 09:37 PM
What's that Johnny Mathis song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT_08gchS8k) again?I can't watch YouTube here but as soon as I saw the name the song that came to mind for having some this good would be the "Twelfth of Never"...and that's a long long time...

TheDarthVader
04-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Hmmm. It would make sense to me that we are going to get a new one. Hasbro has a way of packaging older vehicles such as the old AT-ST in the target battle packs, then giving us a new better version.

DarkJedi5
04-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Yeah, I'm not going to be happy since I already own three of these (granted one is from the POTF2 days and is kind of falling apart) but if it seats two (or perhaps a Wookiee and two Ewoks) then I don't think I could pass. I would expect to see this in the new $60 assortment unless it's an exclusive.

JediTricks
04-06-2009, 12:21 AM
What's that Johnny Mathis song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT_08gchS8k) again?Sorry grampa, did we forget to put new batteries in your hearing aid again? ;)

Kind of odd timing though.