It all started on one sunny day in Northern VA , around noonish. I raced to the toy aisle pegs in my Target, with visions of Scorches and Fouls and Firespeeder Pilots in my head. I was let down, all that was left on the pegs was a lone Utapau Clone Trooper and 4-5 Sun Facs. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a VTSC Luke in X-Wing Gear. I light up, seeing two full pegs of the new VTSC figures. I quickly flipped through them, hoping to find a Biker Scout. There it was, in the back of the pegs! A VTSC Biker Scout! After picking up a pack of King Kong Movie Cards, I raced to the register, my purchase in hand. Here goes the review.
The Biker Scout has a sculpt that looks like Hasbro paused ROTJ and grabbed a real Biker Scout right out of the movie. The armor has a nice, clean sculpt on it, and the body glove has all the creases, folds, and straps on it. The survival backpack looks perfect, and the helmet looks to-scale. Hasbro even sculpted in an ankle holster for the Biker Scouts minigun.
From what I can tell, the VTSC Biker Scout has 14 points of articulation, it is "super articulated". Normally I'm not much of an articulation freak, but I do believe all "troopers" should have at least 12 points of articulation. These 14 points can allow the Scout to ride his speeder bike, lie down in sniper position ala SW Battlefront, and blast away at rebel scum.
This Scout is all clean, and I like it. He does have a little bit of mud on his boots, but oh well. Even though his helmet is small, it has a very crisp paintjob on it.
This Imperial Trooper includes:
Since most VTSC are only supposed to include the accesories they had when they were vintage figures, I can forgive the Scout only including a Blaster. I like the look of it very much, its very compact.
I love the packaging of the VTSC series, its a recreation of the original vintage packaging that was used between 1978-1984. It even has the Kenner logo and the vintage "coffin" blister.
A flawless figure, the VTSC Biker Scout is a must-buy. I passed on the original VOTC Stormtrooper, so I wanted this even more. This is undoubtbly the definitive version of this trooper.