Well, I got the hoth speederbike patrol battle pack yesterday evening, and since I havn't seen anyone talking about it, I figured I'd give my first impressions of it.
I like it over all, since I love biker scouts and speeder bikes, so this is an interesting variation on the theme.
Good things about it: Comes with two bikes and too troops. Great for army builders (if you can find it!).
The biker scouts themselves look to be a hoge poge of the saga legends biker scout (head cheast and lower torso) a snow trooper (legs, waist and possibly the lower arms, and the belt), and I think the AT-At pilot from saga legends.
I don't own any snow troopers, but the shoulder/upper arm look to be a re-tooled version of that part of the At-At pilot anyway. Again, could be the snow trooper, but I'm not sure.
The arms make him look kinda like it's the return of the muscle bouned figures, but aside for that, it is an interesting mix.
The BIG down side with this sculpt, is that he dosn't have the little pocket for the small hold out blaster, and he can only actualy hold onto one of the controll bars. If he can hold on with his other hand, it must not be all to well. It's interesting to pose him holding the blaster (Can't seem to get him to hold the small blaster . . . but he can hold the standard one), but I'd have loved to have these guys be able to hold the controlls more.
The bike is weathered interestingly, and is the same mold as the one we got waaaaay back in 1983. However, I can't get either one of them to explode, so I don't know if they just work harder than the old ones, or if they simply just don't go boom.
If anyone can tell if this is just me, I'd be happy to know.
Anyway, my first impressions of it. It's an interesting variant, but I can quickly see why many collectors may want to consider passing on it unless you're a nut about biker scouts like me.
Also, I hope I posted this in the right place. I wasn't too sure if Battle Packs went in with the legacy collection or not.