Sunday, September 28, 2014

#84: Star Wars The Black Series - Speeder Bike with Biker Scout

It's not surprising that the first vehicle for the six inch Black Series is the speeder bike, as it's basically the smallest interesting vehicle. With the scale, both price and space become more of an issue. Sure, they could make Yoda's hover chair, and maybe they'll make a STAP some time down the line. But speeder bikes are just cool. Although the speeder bike doesn't have the exploding action feature of its smaller cousin, it does include a clear plastic base so that it can "hover," which is definitely welcome as a display option. The scout trooper is a  good figure, featuring all the necessary articulation to pilot the bike. He includes the small holdout blaster which holsters on the side of his boot.

Word is that Target has an exclusive set featuring a shadow scout trooper with speeder bike and shadow stormtrooper set (black repaints!) coming out later this year. Although I'm trying not to troop build with this scale, I might find it hard to resist. Either way, this is a cool set.

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