When Hasbro introduced the concept of Star Wars Transformers I was very very critical, not seeing the point in mixing 2 brands so different.
Until now I only bought the Millennium Falcon/Han Solo-Chewbacca, and just for the gold Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighter included in the first edition.
But now I have to give the SW Transformers designers my compliments for their AT-AT! This AT-AT has some very good features, even when compared (forgive my heresy ) with the Action Fleet one. First of all its legs are poseable! This makes it unique among the small scale AT-AT models, afaik (Action Fleet, Titanium Series and Star Wars Miniatures).
Here is a little review for those of you who do not already know this model:
The 2 front legs have an articulation with 4 position at the hip and a free articulation at the knee. The 2 rear legs have a ball joint at the hip and an articulation with 3 position at the knee. All the feet have a ball joint at the ankle, but only the 2 rear ones can move freely, within limits, while the 2 front ones can only roll round the longitudinal axis. This limitation is balanced out by the fact the toes of the 2 front feet can move (exactly like in the movie!). The proportion of the body and details are quite good and in vehicle mode there is no part of the robot visible (differently from other SW Transformers, e.g. the X-wing). The only real imperfection concerns the head, it is too big and lacks completely of the neck, so it cannot tilt at all, but it can only roll 360 around the longitudinal axis (this is absolutely movie inaccurate, but it is used in the robot mode transformation ).
In the end you can pose this AT-AT to simulate most of its steps, even if not continuously (you cannot use it for a stop-motion movie), you can pose it like Blizzard 4 when it falls flat (besides for the head ), and you can crash a MM snowspeeder under its feet in scale.
Transformer designers were able to put a lot of articulation in this quite small vehicle, this makes it very movie accurate apart for the head which has been sacrificed to the robot transformation.
What do you think about this vehicle? I am interested in reading your comments.