Monday, March 9, 2009

Star Wars Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper by Hasbro

The Rebel Alliance strike team (see previous post) lands on Endor only to be discovered by scout troopers. Following the botched reconnaissance mission, Imperial scout troopers engaged in a speeder bike chase with Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa after the Rebels commandeered speeder bikes to pursue their foes. They weave in and out between the trees at top speed in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Hasbro's 1/6 scale 12-inch Stormtroopers were bloated, obese and certainly a HUGE disaster in the area of 12-inch Star Wars collectibles BUT surprisingly, their Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike turned out quite nicely. Released in 2000, Hasbro's 1/6 scale Speeder Bike came with 12-inch Scout Trooper in a very nice package giving the impression of the high speed chase through the forest of Endor.

By the way, clicking on the pictures gives you a much larger and better view of the figure and vehicle :)

Sleekly styled for exceptional maneuverability and powered by a turbine repulsorlift engine, the Speeder Bike is an excellent vehicle for patrol and reconnaisance missions, such as the forest planet of Endor.

Speeder Bike out of box

The Speeder Bike is very faithfully realized in 1/6 scale and it's really impressive!!

Comes with swivelling front-mounted blaster cannon, pivoting handlebars, positionable foot pedals, removable poncho and flip-up exhaust flaps.

The front of the speeder bike has forward guidance repulsor field directional vanes and terrain sensor


Pivoting handlebars with acceleration handgrip for maneuvering


Close-up of the controls for the repulsor guide and power management settings

Scout trooper riding speeder bike


Thrust flaps or exhaust flaps located at the rear of the speeder bike

Hasbro's 1/6 scale speeder bike has movable exhaust/thrust flaps
 

A view of the repulsorlift engine and foot pedals for altitude control





Dismounted scout trooper (check out this link for a full review of the "Biker Scout" and a more detailed look at the 74-Z speeder bike here)

Sideshow's Scout Trooper Premium Format Figure is now on pre-order (click on link below). Get it while it's HOT!

Scout Tooper Premium Format Figure

2 comments:

desmond said...

Alex, this Hasbro 12inch product is definitely worth buying for SW collection. Good score!!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

thanks desmond. I'm very happy with this purchase ;p