Monday, November 30, 2009

What's New

Hi Guys!

Here's my latest acquisition, from the Legacy Collection:

Got this at Simply Toys, they seem to have the latest Shipment of SW figures in SG, but they do come at a price, i paid about SGD 23.90 each (retail: SGD 18.90).

Here's the list of their latest offerings:

Star Wars Basic Figures (Build-A-Droid) from $18.90/S$17 for members
- BD18 Ewoks BD/10
- BD29 R2-D2 BD/10
- BD30 Han Solo BD/10
- BD36 Boba Fett BD/10
- BD40 IG-88 BD/10
- BD41 Utai BD/10
- BD42 Jeremoch Colton BD/10
- BD43 Agen Kolar BD/10
- BD44 Clone Commander Cody BD/10
- BD45 Plo Koon BD/10
- BD46 Stormtrooper BD/10
- BD47 Commander Bacara BD/10

Beside that i got a new Camera!!! at a Electronic Fair.

It wasn't that cheap, but the accessories that came with it was GREAT! I actually wanted to get a Cannon 1000 D, but their offering wasn't that great, compared to Nikon.

So went ahead with this:

My Nikon 3000D came with:
1) 2X 8GB memory card
2) Card reader.
3) Extra Battery
4) Addition Flash
5) Tripod
6) Multi Coated UV HD Filter.
7) Camera cleaner
8) Screen protector
9) Dry Box
10) Nikon Camera bag

Total: SGD 900

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) also commonly know as the "Chicken Walker" because of its walking and shape of its tall legs.

For imperial standard, the AT-ST is considered a light weight/armored combat vehicle, which Imperial forces use for scouting/fast hit & run missions.

This small armored vehicle fits two pilots comfortably and in-terms of weaponry its fitted with a frontal chin - mounted double blaster cannons, a grenade launcher (left/starboard) & light blaster cannon with sensors ( on its right).
With all this gear it still was taken down by little cute forest bears......

The illustration above does changed my perception of the usage of this imperial classic, as when i think of an AT-ST, i immediately picture it in an Endor forest environment.

And now Hasbro, offers its customers a more detailed & scaled AT-ST with an driver and a diorama.

Let's take a look if its worth our collecting time:

Packaging: Nicely package vehicle that offers a compact packaging and nice illustration on its side.


Out Of The Box (with background diorama)

The background/diorama is utterly a waste of time, as they have the plastic that holds the model in place stuck to the background and if you don't know how to remove it, you would just spoil it as shown below:

Here's a version with everything remove (you can still see the holes and marks on the diorama):

The AT-TE Driver
This figure is not new, however is a repaint of the figure from 2007's TAC Battle of Hoth - Ultimate Battle Pack.

Its a nicely sculpted figure, but minus points on articulation, as most of joints comes with swivel articulation.

Facial Close Up:

With Helmet
Without Helmet
Overview of the Figure:

Articulation: AT-ST
Comes with a totally new sculpt that features revised articulated legs & added exterior revisions.

Highlight's of the vehicle:

1) Articulated Legs, that allows the collector to pose it in different positions:

Hinged & swivel knee & ankle joints

2)Interchangeable double Chin Blasters, the thick one comes with firing projectiles:

3) Functioning compartments:

Flip down Command viewport

Ingress/Egress top hatch

4)Roof opens - to fit drivers. (easy access)

Overview of AT-ST

My Verdict.

To me the AT-ST doesn't seem much at first sight, however after the UN-boxing and having it on your sleeves for a few days, you would look at it and think dam it does look good!

However its not without its problems....

Its great that it came with articulated legs, however i found it really hard when trying to get it to strike a pose and when i finally found a pose that i like, balancing it was another issue.

Aside from that, i personally felt that it lack detailing on the whole vehicle... it was nice that Hasbro added some weathering on the vehicle which does help, but wasn't enough to make its buyer go WOW.

Overall its something which every SW collector should have and how many times does a classic get remake/revised.

Do at least get one! believe me you would love it!

Driver: 5/10 (lacks articulation)

Overall: 8/10

More Pictures I Have! - Click to enlarge -

*illustrations with reference to wookieepdia"*

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