Is it me or does the AT-TE gunner have the dreaded "Action feature hips"?
He still looks fantastic action feature or not.
No, I think it's something that might actually be the next step we needed in SA articulation - look again at the hip joints. They're slightly rounded. I think they could be ballsockets, so they can move outward from the hip like VOTC Luke. This is a serious winner.
I think you are right again Jared. The hip joints look to be ballsockets. You can check out the difference Action Feature Clone Trooper
, AT-TE Gunner
Also, you can see from the carded front shot of the gunner he doesn't have that awkward stance that the action feature clone does.
It makes sense that the gunner would have ballsocket hip joints. If your manning a AT-TE it would be a good idea to be able to sit down.
Unlike the CW Trooper which can't kneel or sit down, if his life depended on it.
This lends more credence that we will see a AT-TE vehicle in the near future.
I just can't believe Hasbro would bless us with such a great Clone Trooper. He even comes with two helmets a regular, a mission specific, and his pauldron seems to be easily removed for army building. Might I venture to say that Hasbro quite possibly has surpassed the current SA Trooper?