Sunday, August 24, 2014

#74: Star Wars The Vintage Collection - Imperial Scanning Crew

Last week I went to the Time Tunnel toy show in San Jose and was finally able to pick up a set that fills an annoying gap in my collection. It's all about the accessory. See, a few years ago, Hasbro released an Imperial technician figure with the lower half of the scanning crew's equipment. They planned to release the top half as a variant release of the same figure, but that never happened. They kept promising they were looking for a way to get him released, and eventually they did. As a Kmart exclusive. Because Kmarts are so plentiful and easy to buy exclusives from. So I got this set for the top half of the scanning equipment crate. It fits well on top of the other half, and even opens up, revealing a little scanning gun thing that plugs into the interior and some other small detachable piece of equipment. As for figures, it comes with the exact same Imperial technician figure I already had, and TK-421. This is the Stormtrooper whose armor ends up as Luke's disguise. It's pretty neat, as so far as I know this is the first time a Stormtrooper has been sold as a specific trooper, and he's the only one who's identified onscreen.

Together at last!

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