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Title: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scott on January 7, 2010, 09:14 AM
Looks like it! (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5673/#details)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 09:24 AM
Just saw that too - here's hoping it's legit!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2010, 09:32 AM
Interesting. Most interesting. I wonder how big that thing will be.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth Broem on January 7, 2010, 10:19 AM
It looks like they are going to justify the high price by including a speeder :)  Hasbro can't be to upset if that is how it gets leaked.  It looks like their own ad.  Anyway cool news if true.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darby on January 7, 2010, 10:33 AM
Very cool.  I am very interested to see how it turns out.   ;D
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: efranks on January 7, 2010, 10:53 AM
I think it's a pretty safe bet that an AT-AT is on the radar for 2010 but I have no idea what direction Hasbro will decide to go with it.  I think it could definitely be in the $100 range if Hasbro wanted to make it work.  They could also easily go the $150-ish route like the BMF and see what happens. 

The slide that JTA has looks relatively professional, like something you'd see from Hasbro, but a really creative person could definitely fake it.  I don't think JTA would fake it so it would be interesting to know where it came from, if the source is sound.  My guess is that it might be since JTA seems to have a decent rep for this type of thing.

Anyway, it won't be much longer till we hear the plans for 2010.  Hopefully some good news will come out of the UK toy show, which is later this month, and we won't have to wait all the way to February.

   E...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 7, 2010, 12:41 PM
The slide looks weak, but I can totally see Hasbro using that for some sort of internal presentation. 

Here's to hoping that it's legit, and that it's a nice surprise in the $100 price offering.   :)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 7, 2010, 12:49 PM
Ya it looks pretty lame to me as well, but hopefully we'll see something pan out next month.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 7, 2010, 01:11 PM
I'm hopefuly for the AT-AT to come out, but I'm also going to be cautious about picking one up right away. Since I've seen where waiting could have saved me half as much on the Falcon, AT-TE, and Turbo Tank, I see the same thing happening with the AT-AT as well.

I'll prolly buy one at full price, with the hopes of returning it to buy it back cheaper.

Meh, either way, I know I'll own at least one of these.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on January 7, 2010, 01:17 PM
I'm also going to be cautious about picking one up right away. Since I've seen where waiting could have saved me half as much

That's the catch-22.  If we buy at full price, it sucks to spend more, but it tells Hasbro yes there is a market for this stuff.  If we wait, we save 50%, but then Hasbro gets to say "see no one wants this at the price it costs us to make it".

On one hand, I'd love to support the big-money stuff to show Hasbro there's a market for it (and hopefully get more "big" things llike a Sail Barge or whatever), but on the other hand who doesn't like the idea of waiting and saving $50-70 bucks?   :-\
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 01:23 PM
The slide looks weak, but I can totally see Hasbro using that for some sort of internal presentation.  

Here's to hoping that it's legit, and that it's a nice surprise in the $100 price offering.   :)

completely agree about the "weakness" of the slide.  I am not sure what the purpose of the slide is, but I would think that if I, as a company, were showing off a new big box toy item, there would be a lot more focus on the actual toy itself - and not having what appears to me as a primary focus on two characters from the cartoon.

edit:  Plus you can find this picture is also dated all the way back from as early as March 2009  (http://dailypop.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/enter-the-ruthless-bounty-hunter-cad-bane/)

plus I would think any picture would atleast make some sort of attempt to to show off atleast one of the bulletted features...

Still hoping this is legit but I definitely do have my doubts.  

As for saving money on these big items - if I love it I will rush out and grab it full price, I did on both the Falcon and the Target Jabba Rancor.  If I am not head over heals about it but I do kinda like it I may pick it up on clearance, which is what I did end up doing for both the AT-TE ($50 at TRU this past summer) and the Turbo Tank ($45 after Christmas with a $5 off coupon at WM).
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2010, 01:28 PM
Indeed.  The wait and see clearance mentality can serve you well personally & financially, but in the grand scheme of things does that hurt the line?  When you have hundreds or possibly thousands of collectors doing that I think there's the potential for a negative impact on future big items.  If a significant number of collectors use the wait and see approach on the new AT-AT, it can only have a negative affect on the release of future large vehicle offerings.

As for the veracity of the slide?  I'm on the editorial board at JTA, and was privy to the leadup to our staff receiving this image.  It was presented to JTA as a retailer solicitation.  But the lack of an actual product image led to our staff adding the disclaimer to our own report that nothing is official until Hasbro tells us otherwise.  Everyone at JTA is excited about this news, but we're also wary about the use of unofficial sources.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: King_Maul on January 7, 2010, 01:40 PM
Thanks for that bit of insight Nick.  I'm quite excited about the news and hope a new AT-AT is indeed coming our way.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2010, 02:01 PM
I certainly hope this pans out as well, and I would think (hope) we'd find out at Toy Fair in about a month.  I'm curious to see what they could do with a new AT-AT at the $100 pricepoint (if that is where it is), because I thought if we ever saw a re-do of this it would be closer to the Falcon's original price.  Not that I'm complaining, $100 is better than $150 any day.

As far as the "buy now or wait for clearance" issue, I feel much the same as others here.  It is nice to save the $50 or more on these things, but at the same time it probably hurts that whole section of the line (in this case, large vehicles) if we all do that.  It totally depends on the item for me too.  I paid full price for things like the Falcon and Rancor (both of which saw clearance) as well as the AT-ST and Dewback (which haven't yet that I know of).  On the other hand, I waited on the AT-TE (mostly out of necessity) and saved $50...I also waited on the Turbo Tank for the same reason, although I couldn't really pick it up when I saw it for $50 at Wal-Mart and I'm still on the fence on whether or not I need one or not.  That being said, if we do see this all new AT-AT (depending on how it looks), I'll pick it up at full price.  That would probably go for any OT vehicle that we'd see redone, depending on the quality of course.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JDH1173 on January 7, 2010, 02:06 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but the Endor AT-AT was about 89.99.  We are now going to get a bigger, better, more features for $10 more?  When the price of the ARC and Gunships are twice as much?  Unless Hasbro is feeling generous, the numbers don't seem to add up.  Then throw in a speeder bike and Scout.  Here's to hope. :-\
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 02:24 PM
It took 27 pages of searching "AT-AT" in google images but I am calling it a fake now.  The below image was just flipped/enhanced.

(http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Revell_2007/06662_at_at.jpg)

Looks like it is an "easykit" if you scroll down to the bottom of this page (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Revell_News_2007.html)

 :'(
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 7, 2010, 03:09 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but the Endor AT-AT was about 89.99.  We are now going to get a bigger, better, more features for $10 more?  When the price of the ARC and Gunships are twice as much?  Unless Hasbro is feeling generous, the numbers don't seem to add up.  Then throw in a speeder bike and Scout.  Here's to hope. :-\

Yeah, I completely agree with this statement.

I can't see a new AT-AT at $100 when just a couple of years ago at TRU it went for the same or very near the same price and that was on an old Kenner mold with just some new deco.

If this new one is bigger (and it should be-much bigger) and with all those bells and whistles, plus a speederbike and figure, then I'd expect Hasbro to charge $150 for it. Not that I'd like it, just what I've come to expect from them.

I'm cautiously optimistic about this news.

As for the wait and see approach, since I've been slashing my budget in half every year for three years straight now, I have precious few dollars to spend on SW. Oh I could spend more, but the whole point was to have money for other things (mostly the new home I just bought in November). So Hasbro WILL have to knock my socks off to pay for it full price. Otherwise, I have no problem with waiting, unless of course I see it fly off the shelves, then I'll buy now and return later for cheaper as stated above. It's an unfortunate "game" but one I've heard repeated by others many times. I'm just now doing it. AS far as other big items, there really is only ONE I want and that is Jabba's Sail Barge. Since the big "H" has already written that one off as "No way, no how" then I'm fine if the AT-AT would be the last of the big vehicles/ships.

I've got less and less room for this stuff, so it does become a competition of do I have the room, do I really want to spend that much, is it really worth that much.

To each their own of course. None of us is wrong in deciding to buy it immediately or wait.

I think it speaks more to Hasbro raises prices to the point where we even have to discuss these options.

One thing I would hope for, but doubt we'll get is a NEW Speederbike design with a better overall sculpt and mostly correct handles.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 7, 2010, 03:11 PM
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

I agree about the price, for 100.00, I don't think it will be that big.  Make it jumbo and 150.00, and I'll buy.

And yes, if you can afford it, buy at full price.  I'm sure Hasbro has the ability to see that a new, expensive item is flying off the shelves.  It does give them feedback.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Paul on January 7, 2010, 03:37 PM
It certainly will give us something to look forward to at Toy Fair.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 7, 2010, 04:07 PM
The thing about an AT-AT is it's all leg...  Think about the Octuparra Droid.  $35 netted you an exclusive and impressive looking toy, but the plastic content's not what you'd think.

What I'm curious on now is the scale...  "Larger than life"?  That's big talk on this, so if they can deliver then kudos to Hasbro.  Good for the folks who are really wanting a new AT-AT though, and it's a good ESB 30th item.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 7, 2010, 04:20 PM
Yeah, I completely agree with this statement.

I can't see a new AT-AT at $100 when just a couple of years ago at TRU it went for the same or very near the same price and that was on an old Kenner mold with just some new deco.

Keep in mind that that particular versions was only available at TRU which can only move so many units. If they get full distribution like the TT and AT-TE that would greatly affect the price for the better because they have the greater volume. Using a TRU exclusive and the base is apple to oranges.
If they can do the Turbo Tank I am confident they can pull this off,

I hope it's true!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 04:35 PM
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

Ok, but having said that - do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?  Hasbro does not make Easykits.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2010, 04:45 PM
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

Ok, but having said that - do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?  Hasbro does not make Easykits.


What makes you so absolutely certain that the image is that of the Easykit model?  It could very well be a shot of the model from TESB that Lucasfilm provided to both Hasbro and Easykit/Revell.  The most likely explanation for the image is that it's a still provided by Lucasfilm to Hasbro for retail solicitation until there's an approved prototype image that can be presented.


As for the price point being around $100?  Based on what we saw with the Octuptarra Droid which is almost all legs, a large AT-AT does not necessarily have to cost as much as the BMF Falcon.  Those legs can fold or detach in order to make the box fit into that $100 packaging footprint.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 7, 2010, 04:50 PM
Another positive to an AT-AT, and I've mentioned it before I think, is it's got the kid/Clone appeal not many other OT vehicles have going for it.  I think the AT-ST has something similar up its sleeve, in terms of sales.  Walkers in general are kind of Clone-y regardless what film they came from I figure.

For those really wanting one I'm happy for them though...  I'm curious to see what it actually is...  Like I said, that's a bit of boasting with the "larger than life", because life's pretty large on this one. ;)  My usual standards apply to this like anything else, so I'm not too hopeful for myself, but I'm anxious to see it regardless, just based on past stuff in the bigger price point.

My guess on the kit image is that it's not ready to be displayed at the time of this slide's creation...  Just a thought there.  These days though, anything (including a fake) is possible though, but I'm willing to go with this as being all legit and things.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 04:59 PM
I don't think the shot in the slide was intended to be the actual toy.  I recognized that shot immediatly as something I've seen before.  I think the slide was just saying "this is an AT-AT"...

Ok, but having said that - do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?  Hasbro does not make Easykits.
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What makes you so absolutely certain that the image is that of the Easykit model?  It could very well be a shot of the model from TESB that Lucasfilm provided to both Hasbro and Easykit/Revell.  The most likely explanation for the image is that it's a still provided by Lucasfilm to Hasbro for retail solicitation until there's an approved prototype image that can be presented.

you are right, I am not certain.  I just don't think Hasbro would go the lazy route of photoshopping an old image, and its presentation to bigbox sellers in such a manner.  Hasbro would show off a $100 vehicle loud and proud.   I just can't see them not showing off the features - and just saying to these companies "Trust us, its going to be cool - here is a very small picture of what it might end up looking like".

I am hoping that the item is coming - I just think this slide, for the time being - is a fake.  perhaps I am wrong, hopefully I am, I just doubt it.

Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on January 7, 2010, 04:59 PM
do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?

Well, Hasbro has been caught using pics they lifted off the 'net before...  last example I remember was using some 501st legion guy's pic to make up the card art for the Legends Sandtrooper card (http://www.sandtroopers.com/dustrho/articles/20070320/):

(http://www.sandtroopers.com/dustrho/articles/20070320/comparison.jpg)


Hasbro would show off a $100 vehicle loud and proud.   I just can't see them not showing off the features

That is what Toy Fair is for...  showing off the toys.  ;)

Many times retailers are mailed promo info for the 3rd/4th quarter goods in advance of Toy Fair so they can start planning for holiday orders.  Toy Fair is then the place they get to see the stuff in person...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 05:12 PM
Wow Jeff, thanks for that example.  See, I could be wrong, and I am ok with that.

I hope that 501st guy got paid!

edit:  user Rebeltrooper over at rebelscum is now reporting he called Hasbro and gave them the item number and according to him the Hasbro employee on the line confirmed it was a "Super Deluxe Vehicle AT-AT"!  glad I am wrong   ;D
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 7, 2010, 05:28 PM
Ha!  We want Hasbro to pay the guy from the 501st?  Then he'd be making money off a BOOTLEG suit.  He didn't pay Lucas to make that thing =)

Also, the pic is from The Art of the Empire Strikes back.  I can't pull mine right now, but I grew up with that book.  The mountains in the back are unmistakably the Mike Pangrazziano paintings that ILM used.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 7, 2010, 07:31 PM
A guy over at RS who has been a member since 2001 claimed to have called the Hasbro customer service line, inquiring about the item number.  After checking her computer, the lady said it was indeed an AT-AT.  I suppose we could try to do the same tomorrow!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2010, 07:54 PM
Ha!  We want Hasbro to pay the guy from the 501st?  Then he'd be making money off a BOOTLEG suit.  He didn't pay Lucas to make that thing =)


I would think that if the picture is the guys property, and as you said, the suit is a bootleg, then yeah, I think the guy could have a case.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 7, 2010, 08:02 PM
do you actually think Hasbro would be flipping, enhancing, and using an image of a product that was not owned by them?

Well, Hasbro has been caught using pics they lifted off the 'net before...  last example I remember was using some 501st legion guy's pic to make up the card art for the Legends Sandtrooper card (http://www.sandtroopers.com/dustrho/articles/20070320/)

There was this example too (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=12758.msg298051#msg298051), where Hasbro used a model to render the packaging for Vader's TIE. Some of us thought that it was going to be an all new mold based on the image but in the end it was essentially creative license.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 7, 2010, 08:11 PM
I'll take 2 please, thanks.

That 1980 mold had to go.  Head too big, body way too small, too short in height.  Just awful overall.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 8, 2010, 10:25 AM
My mistake.  That is an ILM photo, bit it's published in "Sculpting a Galazy"  pages 92-93


Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 8, 2010, 12:35 PM
I'll take 2 please, thanks.

That 1980 mold had to go.  Head too big, body way too small, too short in height.  Just awful overall.

Oh I wouldn't say awful in general. As a toy it's fun. As for scale, yes, it's more than awful.

What I imagine seeing now is a new AT-AT where the toy is actually hardly bigger if at all than the one we have had for decades. However, Hasbro redesigns it to have a smaller head, longer legs and a slightly smaller body. It will all look relatively to scale with itself and with the new smaller scaled Snowspeeder will look to scale even more.

It's fun to speculate on this. I just hope we get some definitive answer out of Hasbro at Toy Fair or sooner.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dan on January 9, 2010, 05:29 PM
Part of me would like to see this, as the AT AT has been my favorite vehicle/toy since 1980. But I also already have 3 AT-ATs (1 vintage and 2 POTF2). I have to think this would be a $150 pricepoint item, and I don't relish the idea of spending $300 to "upgrade" my hoth diorama that has been in a box for 2 years.

I think I'm getting old...  :-\
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Greg on January 9, 2010, 06:19 PM
I'll take 2 please, thanks.

That 1980 mold had to go.  Head too big, body way too small, too short in height.  Just awful overall.

Oh I wouldn't say awful in general. As a toy it's fun. As for scale, yes, it's more than awful.

What I imagine seeing now is a new AT-AT where the toy is actually hardly bigger if at all than the one we have had for decades. However, Hasbro redesigns it to have a smaller head, longer legs and a slightly smaller body. It will all look relatively to scale with itself and with the new smaller scaled Snowspeeder will look to scale even more.

It's fun to speculate on this. I just hope we get some definitive answer out of Hasbro at Toy Fair or sooner.

I do not agree that the old mold is a fun toy. Compared to the Turbo Tank or AT-TE, it's boring. Sure, it's tall and has lights and sounds, but that's about it. The Turbo Tank can launch a speeder, the AT-TE has opening hatches, plus both have many small features.

I'm hoping that we do end up with a new AT-AT that has features comparable to the recent big vehicles. Even a partial retool would be cool by me. In any case, I can't wait till Toy Fair to see this behemoth.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 9, 2010, 06:47 PM
I think the AT-AT was amazing for its time back in the day, and was cool enough back in the POTF2 days... really, it wasn't until we got the AT-TE that I started really thinking a new AT-AT could be down the road out of Hasbro. 
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 11, 2010, 12:47 AM
I'm already dreading the price.  :o

And if we get a new AT-AT (whatta beast!), I'm afraid Hasbro may put a hold on a Sail Barge or Slave I for a while due to costing. But we did get the BMF and AT-TE in the same year...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 11, 2010, 04:06 AM
The only AT-AT I have is my vintage one, so I look forward to finally adding an (updated) one to my collection.

I think I'd prefer they leave the speeder out if it meant getting more features on the AT-AT itself though.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: IncomT65 on January 11, 2010, 07:09 AM
I never had the AT-AT when I was a kid, but my nephew did. I still remember it as an awesome toy. Yes, compared to the latest vehicles it sorely lacks in detail and correct looks, but it's still the same old Kenner AT-AT from back then.

I'd gladly welcome a new, bigger, more correct AT-AT. I won't be surprised if it'll cost 150 euros here in Europe though (roughly $210)  :o

Just like with my Octuptarra Droids, I think I'll call in the help of my fellow US SW fans, because despite the high shipping costs, I'd still safe money compared to the European prices.

But first, let's see if this dream of ours comes true  ;)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 15, 2010, 04:45 PM
I don't care what the price is, or how poor I am. I'm buying two.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: OTFREAK on January 19, 2010, 07:11 PM
 Check this out guys!! From Yakface.

Wondering what to expect for that rumored new AT-AT? Look no further as we've received a spy report with more features of this bad boy:

Here is the translated text:
- Complete with new molding, the AT-AT bigger than ever!
- random dialogue from the movie (English), built-in sound and action
- Holds Speeder bike in the rear hatch.
- Cable arm and pull open the cover for passengers side of the body
- The blaster has a gimmick in luminous nose.
- Opening the hatch at the bottom of the body to recreate Luke's sneak attack
- AT-AT Driver figure included
- Cockpit/head can hold 6 figures
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 19, 2010, 08:50 PM
That's just crazy and insane!  What's this AT-AT and Yak doing in all the same place.   :-\  ;)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2010, 09:44 PM
I saw that post at yakface as well- very interesting. the AT AT in its' current mold is a beast of a box at retail- anything sized signifcantly larger I would think would be broken down (legs removed) in the box to save packaging/shelf space/etc

This item has me severly interested in toyfair, and I have become something of a shadow collector...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 19, 2010, 10:23 PM
Wow, 6 figures in the head?!? That's awesome. maybe even dare I say TOO big. I'd have been happy with it being big enough for 4.

Not that I like going there, but RS is reporting that the AT-AT is nearly 3ft tall.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 19, 2010, 10:56 PM
Actually, if the legs had to be atttached, the box could be much, much smaller than the actual vehicle.  As long as they don't attach like the At-te's legs...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 20, 2010, 09:50 AM
Or unless the legs are SA and fold nicely like the At-St.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 20, 2010, 10:40 AM
Wow, 6 figures in the head?!? That's awesome. maybe even dare I say TOO big. I'd have been happy with it being big enough for 4.

Not that I like going there, but RS is reporting that the AT-AT is nearly 3ft tall.

Good, that's really what we need.  2 or 3 AT-ATs for Dressel please.

I had 2 of the 1980 mold.  1 actual vintage, which I keep for old time's sake but don't display.  And the other one from the 90's that I sold.

The advent of the AT-ST and especially the AT-TE just flat make the old AT-AT look bad.  I understand it has play value for kids, but that's now what most collectors are in this for.

I expect great things from this new version, and I've got $200 each for a few of them if it's done correctly.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 20, 2010, 11:09 AM
Didn't everyone expect the AT-ST to be in the $69.99 neighborhood?  I think $200 for a toy is kinda pushing it personally, but freakishly tall at 3' and 6 figures in the cockpit?  Hmmm.  Will be interesting when it's finally revealed.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 20, 2010, 11:23 AM
Yeah, I'm anticipating the cost on this one. While I'd like to do multiple purchases for it, I"ll hold off on that. Likely I'll buy one at full price and HOPE for clearance later for my multiple purchases.

Whew, I guess this means I can sell off some of those older molds. (If I get multiple purchases that is.)

I may be getting ahead of myself though. We still have yet to see the real thing.

But if Hasbro gave the AT-AT the treatment it did for the AT-TE and BMF, then we should be in for a real treat.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 20, 2010, 01:36 PM
If this ends up being all it sounds like it could be it should be awesome and maybe even "worth" $200, but I can't see how I could ever justify that much for one item anymore.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 20, 2010, 02:24 PM
If this ends up being all it sounds like it could be it should be awesome and maybe even "worth" $200, but I can't see how I could ever justify that much for one item anymore.

I hear ya. With my budget for SW toys severely (though self imposed and I could afford more) cut, $200 would take a huge chunk of it. I'm hoping for $150 at the most. Though $100 would be just fine if it really has all the bells and whistles we're hearing about and is as big as has been reported.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 20, 2010, 02:54 PM
I'd pay $200 for large killer playsets.  But would actually rather see them be made modular, and be around $40-$50 each.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on January 20, 2010, 04:15 PM
I'd pay $200 for large killer playsets.  

If you guys want to continue to re-hash the "$200 buildable/modular DS" idea (yet again), take it over here...

The Playset Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16250.0)

Thanks! ;)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 21, 2010, 01:47 AM
The head holds 6 figures?  And it'll be 3 feet tall?  I sure hope so, but I'll be amazed if they can price it at the rumoured $114 MRSP.  I'll be ecstatic to get it at that price, but I'll still be amazed considering the insane price increases on ships in the last year.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 21, 2010, 07:51 PM
I think I asked this about the BMF - but provided everything pans out and this thing is an awesome beast...are you guys planning on getting rid of your old vintage/potf2/tsc versions?  I'd like to at least hold on to one for old times sakes especially since I never owned any version of that old school mold until 2002.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2010, 11:03 PM
I think I asked this about the BMF - but provided everything pans out and this thing is an awesome beast...are you guys planning on getting rid of your old vintage/potf2/tsc versions?  I'd like to at least hold on to one for old times sakes especially since I never owned any version of that old school mold until 2002.

I built that diorama shelf in my room to hold a hoth battle with two POTF2 AT-ATs...I don't think a new one will even fit in there, so I'm reluctant to upgrade at this point.  I'm actually hoping it's not all that different from the last one given the possible $99 price point.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 22, 2010, 11:06 AM
I think I asked this about the BMF - but provided everything pans out and this thing is an awesome beast...are you guys planning on getting rid of your old vintage/potf2/tsc versions?  I'd like to at least hold on to one for old times sakes especially since I never owned any version of that old school mold until 2002.

I'll likely keep one of them, but if it's as good as reported, I'll buy one or two of the new versions and either sell the old ones or donate the ones I still have MIB to charity.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 22, 2010, 11:09 AM
At one time I had four of the POFT2 version, ended up parting with a couple of them a while back just because I realized I didn't need that many. 

With this new one coming out, I'm planning on getting two of the new one, then with the old ones I'll give one to my son to do with what he wishes, and the other one I'll most likely take it apart for custom fodder, which I am really excited about.   :)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 22, 2010, 02:19 PM
At one time I had four of the POFT2 version, ended up parting with a couple of them a while back just because I realized I didn't need that many. 

With this new one coming out, I'm planning on getting two of the new one, then with the old ones I'll give one to my son to do with what he wishes, and the other one I'll most likely take it apart for custom fodder, which I am really excited about.   :)

OOh that's a good idea. I may just do that with one of mine.


OH!! This just came to me, how about making custom painted ones. Kind of like what they did with the Vader Helmets and more recent Stormtrooper helmets???

I'm certain the we the collecting community could come up with some great designs as I'm just as certain that many of us will be looking to get rid of the older ones. So this would present a great opportunity to recycle some of them and in an artistic way.

If we could get this started, I'd be happy to take the lead on it. I still have Mary Franklin's e-mail and number and I think even Steve Sansweet's e-mail. So it's an idea we could run by them to see if LFL would be interested in doing this. It would be in keeping with the Imperial theme thus far. Being a big ESB anniversary might even help sell the idea. And heck if it all clicks maybe even have a special display of them at Celebration 5.

What do you folks think? Bring in the new AT-ATs and send off the old ones in grand style!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth Broem on January 22, 2010, 04:41 PM
I have to admit I am dreading the price on this one.  They already had the AT-ATs jacked up pretty high the last time they were out.  I think that was the Endor painted version correct?  Now they are talking about it being 3 ft tall and can hold 6 figs in the head along with a speeder bike packed in the back somewhere.  Yowzers!  But in the end if it floors me I will probably get it someway.  Just like the Falcon and AT-TE.  I will break down and get it.  I may get it just soley for a chance to reinact Luke taking down the AT-TE.  That was one of my fav scenes from ESB when I was a kid.  My kid likes that part as well.  Even though sadly from time to time he asks me who that "guy" is  :(
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 22, 2010, 04:48 PM
I'll go 150.00 like the Falcon.  I still look at my BMF everyday and grin...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Greg on January 25, 2010, 10:02 AM
Supposedly this is a prototype of the new AT-AT:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/VaderF/AT-AT.jpg)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 25, 2010, 10:17 AM
Looks about he same size as the old one, and on a kitchen floor. Head looks awful.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 25, 2010, 10:36 AM
Yeaaaah...That doesn't really do anything for me.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2010, 10:38 AM
Looks an awful lot like the old one.  Are we sure this is the real thing?
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2010, 10:40 AM
I don't know, doesn't seem that impressive.  Not like the first time I saw a photo of the AT-TE, anyway.

What I find to be really funny is the size comparisson charts being made on some of the otheR Sites, with absolutely no frame of reference other than the floor tiles.  I'm trying to remember when was the last time I saw a 24"x24" floor tile...I'm drawing a blank.  

   E...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 25, 2010, 11:19 AM
24 x 24s do exist, but aren't common...anyway.  I hate the clear plastic guns...rest looks so simlar and is hard to make a judgement at this point.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 25, 2010, 12:13 PM
Kinda on the fence with this pic (meaning whether or not I like how the AT-AT looks and not so much if it's legit).

My guess is this IS Hasbro's AT-AT... could be dead wrong though obviously.  From this image, it doesn't look great, or terrible.  I think I need to see it in comparison to a figure.

Regarding the tiles, who knows... 24x24... it's been a while since I made a trip to Asia to check what most tile dimensions are over there.   :P
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2010, 12:32 PM
There are definitely some differences between this AT-AT and the original. 

-The neck joint is different
-The cockpit hatch is different.  I don't see the side windows that are on the vintage one.
-The main hold hatch is noticeably different
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 25, 2010, 12:37 PM
Also the cannons on the side of the head are noticeably different and you can see the open "ass hatch".
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2010, 12:42 PM
While "booby hatch" might be more fitting (since some of our obsessions over toys could land us there), I guess "ass hatch" is more anatomically correct.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 25, 2010, 01:15 PM
New From Hasbro  AT-AT with AS-S Hatch
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 25, 2010, 03:32 PM
Looks an awful lot like the old one.  Are we sure this is the real thing?

It's just speculation that this is the "new" AT-AT.  I don't think it is.  But if it turns out that this is the new one, you're right Rob, it looks just like the old, bad one.

If this is the new one, Hasbro can keep the 2-3 I was going to buy because the proportions (not just the total size) is still a complete disaster.

(http://www.obh.snafu.de/~madley/starwars/dataimg/atat_pri.gif)

Hey Hasbro - smallish head, LARGE body, big tall legs.  Get it right.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 25, 2010, 04:13 PM
The more I look at the POS in the new photo, the more convinced I am that it's the old mold.

This is not the new AT-AT that's coming out.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 25, 2010, 04:38 PM
Not saying I'm in love with this thing, but it certainly looks different to me.

If this is the real thing, I can certainly understand why some hardcore collectors would be let down.  But I think this looks like a decent upgrade over the old version, and am really looking forward to seeing how much bigger it is.  I'm thinking at this point I'd actually be down for two of them... I think the body and legs look fine, but the head looks a bit big (could be partially due to the angle of the picture).
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 25, 2010, 04:50 PM
Chewie I hope to God you're wrong.  If you're not, I'll conclude my thoughts with this:

(http://noreah.typepad.com/tarot_arkletters/images/2007/10/11/burst_bubble.jpg)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 25, 2010, 05:14 PM
The photo looks like a custom to me. The head is virtually the same. So is the body. THe only thing really different are the inner coverings of the legs.  Again not accounting for the back hatch as I feel that's a custom to this old mold.

If this is the new thing then I think I can easily pass it up. Or at least wait for it to clearance.

While this needs to look like an AT-AT, it shouldn't look like the old toy. That one is so severely out of scale it is embarrassing.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 05:19 PM
Looking the picture over, I see a couple things...

-First there's a large hatch running along what I assume will be a lower level, just like all diagrams basically show of the AT-AT, and which the models have.  That's obviously new, as is the ass-hatch which does appear to be open...  I would say, assuming that lower hatch is figure-sized for the most part in terms of height, that the body's about 1.5 to 2 times the size of the old body of an AT-AT then.

This is assuming there's space there to get your hands in and put figures, etc.

-The head is probably what I consider the letdown...  It looks stumpy, like the old one, and something just seems off about it.  The guns I'm wagering will have realistic versions you can replace, much like the AT-ST did, for the cheeks...  The head's clearly new and larger in sculpt, but it doesn't look like it necessarilly fits 6 figures properly (IE: Standing).  There's just something off about it.  It's the most glaring issue I see.

-The entire torso/body's sporting the cheaper "single-mold" style that the AT-TE and BMFalcon had too...  Notice how details all sort of sink together, but aren't separate.  It's basically a couple large single pieces that'll get screwed together.  The color of the plastic used (assuming it's not the final color since AT-AT's aren't white) doesn't do justice to it, so it may look better molded in grey...  I dare say the original AT-AT had some sharper sculpt to it.

-If the body's bigger, which I'm assuming it is by my guesses on that troop door, the legs are larger as well, but it's tough to tell how much larger/longer they are.

I do believe this is the upcoming AT-AT.  There's way too much new there I think for it to not be, and it's about what I was expecting.  Kind of an "up-sizing" of the original more than something completely redesigned from the drawing board.  Some folks will be happy with that I think, and others won't, and that's fine.  I didn't plan on buying the new AT-AT because it's not to-scale so it's out of my buying realm...  Though 3 feet (if it comes to that) isn't all that bad really, in the scale world.

And I find the Speederbike garage in the ass to be very lame.  Speederbikes are tiny, and they actually fit in racks and things in the rear section with doors that open on the side.  Having some mechanics of the walker actually flip open as a door is meh to me.  I felt the same way about the BARC in the TurboTank's supposed area of the drive section for the wheels and stuff.  It's a play feature, but it's sucking up interior space, so I'm not fond of that I guess (Maybe the better analogy is the little escape thing on the BMF.  I didn't care for that either and would rather had another section of the Falcon's interior I think).
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2010, 07:45 PM
I've been comparing this new photo to the POTF2/TSC versions and it looks to be quite new.

There is a definite difference in the head, the body and even the feet.  There are more subtle differences to the legs, but a noticeable update to many of the sculpted features.

The shape of the body looks quite different, there seems to be more of a slant to the front and back panels where they slope away from the side panel.  The POTF2 version is more flat front to back.  The underbelly where the legs attach is quite different as is the area where the opening hatch on the side fits.

There seems to be less sculpted detail on the side panels than on the previous version but I think there could be two reasons for that.  The previous version added some detail to add to the play features (eg window and opening door) but also to make it more visually interesting.  The AT-AT really doesn't have a lot of detail on the sides and it's possible for both price and aesthetics, some of that was left off of this version so that they could concentrate on other upgrades such as the size, sound and interior while keeping the assembly easy and cheap.

The head on this seems to be quite a bit more closed in than the earlier POTF2 sculpt.  There are detail changes on the back of the chin guns, how the top opens and where the bubble holding the side guns meets the back of the head.  While one report said that this was going to hold 6 figures I think it's more likely that Stan's rumor on RS (maybe here as well) was correct that it would hold 3 figures.  Two sitting and room behind them for one standing. 

The scale is definitely at issue in this photo.  The only frame of reference is the floor tile which could be 24" square or not. 

This isn't Action Fleet or any smaller scale that's been released by Hasbro.  Doesn't appear to be a custom of the WoTC colossal gaming piece either. It's possible it's some type of model, but I don't know all the versions out there so it would be hard to track down. But the opening head and moveable legs seem to not be indicative of a model, even a snap together.

I think if someone was going to custom build an AT-AT and put this much work into it, they'd put that extra effort into it to hide what looks like a hinge on the side as well as shoot for a more accurate head.  It could be possible that someone would customize a POTF2 AT-AT but the body sides have so much work done to them, scratch building would seem more likely.

I also don't feel that this is an update to the POTF2 mold.  Which, technically, is the Kenner mold.  It's 30 years old and the amount of modifications that look to have been made to this over the previous release seems like way too much work to put in when you could cut new steel.  Besides, we don't even know if the older sculpt is still viable.  Again, it's over 30 years old and has been used twice in the last 12 years to do new runs.  That sculpt could be gone by now.

Anyway, I'm leaning towards believing this is something done by Hasbro.  But what size it actually is or what's included (or not), is still up for debate.

   E...
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 08:07 PM
The only thing that even resembles the Kenner mold, are the legs.  I agree, this isn't the Kenner Mold at all E...

I see definite seams at various points to indicate removable hatches on the side, or that the side itself seems to open up really.

I also can say that this isn't any "model" I've ever seen in production, even garage kits...  Plus models would have a lot more accuracy to them than this does.  I'm pretty confident this is the Hasbro toy, but I guess we'll see in a little while.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 25, 2010, 09:41 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/VaderF/AT-AT.jpg)(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/tempVatat-m.jpg)

Well, the body is different.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Greg on January 25, 2010, 10:00 PM
Karma23 over at Banthaskull photoshopped the pic to have the cockpit closed. If the final product looks close to the below image, I'll get at least one. In any case I look forward to seeing the finished product at Toy Fair.

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e154/larr93/PicsandSketches/atat.jpg)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 25, 2010, 10:09 PM
See?  This is why Hasbro hates us getting images early.  This photo is crap.  It's too bright, and is washing out all of the deatils, and it's from such an odd angle that it makes the proportions strange.  I think this looks really good, and a solid paint job will help it.  Again, even the BMF is out of scale, but I love it.  Hell, I'm out of scale.  My waist is way too big for my shoulders, but my wife loves me!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: EpicGon on January 25, 2010, 10:30 PM
This Ac Photo is not the final product yet, it needs a finished paint job, with different shades of gray (perhaps more colorful than the Lc At st which lacked of matisses), with a clear view of the interior, the compartments, open doors and hatches our perception will probably change.

But I think it´s on the way to be a nice rendition of the At-at.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2010, 11:10 PM
This may or may not interest anyone, but I tried to sloppily add a Snowtrooper to what I think the rough scale of the picture might be...  I could be way off, but if it has 2 decks inside the body, this is about right I think then.  Of course it may not have that, I don't know.

I just thought it might be interesting to see a possible size of it with something easier for comparison in the shot.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2010, 11:24 PM
This photo is crap.  It's too bright, and is washing out all of the deatils, and it's from such an odd angle that it makes the proportions strange.

I agree with this.  I'm still excited to see what the actual finished 2010 AT-AT will look like.  All this badly photographed prototype does for me is help add another bit of evidence to to support the hard-to-deny-at-this-point rumor. 

I know it runs contrary to the OMG! effect of the internet, but I'm going to go ahead and wait to see the finished product compared to figures before I decide whether I like it or not...  :P
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 26, 2010, 12:29 AM
I'm not sure if this is a Hasbro Prototype or some sort of custom.  I'm curious to see how this image compares with what we see at Toy Fair.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: manglord on January 26, 2010, 02:33 AM
Wow! It must be cool to work at Hasbro, seeing that they get to play with the toys in the break room. Or wait a minute, could someone have photographed it in the restroom? That would explain the poor lighting. I'll try not to get too excited while i eagerly await more photos.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on January 26, 2010, 02:44 AM
all i can say is its not like its some top secret alien weapon system and there is no other company in competition that wants to see and steal there designs seriously they should just release the actual prototype pics so we can convince our selves to save and buy them.



(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9237/72556062.png)

or is it a cake like this pic lol lol lol lol
(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z167/Great_WhiteSnark/AT-AT-cake-progress.jpg)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 26, 2010, 10:33 AM
But that's the problem, many are looking at this prototype photo and saying "Pass."  (check otheR site...)Hasbro needs to release only full on, completed product photos.  That way people will know what they are saving for.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 26, 2010, 10:37 AM
Hasbro needs to release only full on, completed product photos. 

I'm sure they will around Toy Fair, but I don't think they intended on this photo leaking if it really is what it is and if it's really a photo from them
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2010, 10:45 AM
They do need to release the photos, but that's what they want to hold in their pocket for Toy Fair (amongst other things).  When photos like this are leaked, I'm sure it irritates the hell out of Hasbro.  But that's what you get with the internet age.

Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 26, 2010, 10:47 AM
Suffice to say this is creating a huge buzz in the SW collecting world.

Could you imagine if the AT-AT isn't being done at all? How disappointed would we be if come Toy Fair there is NO AT-AT?

I would hope then that seeing the buzz generated by discussion and even a "leaked" photo, real or not, that there is some merit to making this.

If the AT-AT turns out to be real (even if the one in the photo isn't), I think Hasbro is going to find they've made many fans happy. It's just the waiting that bothers the heck out of us. We all know Hasbro much prefers to release this information at official venues like Toy Fair and SDCC, but many of us still have the mentality of want to have it now. I'm guilty sometimes of that myself.

I think most of us would be satiated if Hasbro were to at least DIRECTLY confirm the AT-AT as a toy being released this year. Lord knows we can't trust then when they say no though. They tried to do that with the Falcon and AT-TE and it didn't work. SO they might as well just fess up to the fact that the AT-AT is coming out. Then we all can eagerly anticipate seeing it officially for the first time at Toy Fair.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 26, 2010, 10:55 AM
just as easy as those people are saying "pass" when they see these leaked images they can, and probably will flop when the see the real deal
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2010, 11:38 AM
Yeah, I think it's safe to say that a lot of the people saying they will pass will actually go ahead and buy it.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2010, 12:14 PM
I'm not near the expert on all the scale/differences/etc., but it looks like a new/different AT-AT to me as well.  I know that I'll likely pick up one, probably at full price unless it is incredibly disappointed.  It would be neat to have a few, but I just don't have the room (or budget) for that.  It was said earlier in this thread I believe, but after getting the recent AT-ST (not to mention the AT-TE and Falcon), but those really made that POTF2 AT-AT look "old".  As long as it is a fair amount larger than the previous version, and has some nice features, I think I'd be happy.

It was mentioned over on RS today that this will likely come out in the new "CW" theme packaging.  Not that I expected anything different, but I was just thinking how neat it would be if we got things like this and the new Snowspeeder/Cloud Car in vintage packaging as well.  I know all of those will likely see the blue CW themed stuff, just like in the past, but it would be cool if they used that vintage-type packaging (similar to the VOTC/VTSC and upcoming "vintage" line) on the non-CW stuff like this as well.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 26, 2010, 01:04 PM
It would be really cool if this was in a vinatge type box.  My favorite part would be the picture of a kid in a yellow turtle neck shirt playing with it.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 26, 2010, 01:40 PM
(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/atatcomp.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on January 26, 2010, 01:59 PM
Back door, huh?
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 26, 2010, 02:12 PM
I might just store my Endor logs in ye ol ass hatch.   ;D
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 26, 2010, 02:25 PM
so isn't the above pic just another example of how easy it is to photoshop ths stuff?

edit:  the new pics from toy fair are making me believe a little more now.   :P

double edit:  so the snow speeder looks to have a tow on it to trip up the AT-AT - further confirmation...   ;D
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on January 27, 2010, 05:29 AM
hope it looks this good

(http://www.zoid.us/atat.jpg)

or as good as the 1 in the link witch is a custom.

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=19994.0.com (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=19994.0.com)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 27, 2010, 09:27 AM
Wowzers, if this is the new AT-AT, then hells yeah, I'll be buying it. Is this a picture of a model? Looks familiar.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2010, 10:20 AM
I believe that is the Master Replicas AT-AT.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 27, 2010, 11:52 AM
I believe that is the Master Replicas AT-AT.

Damn...lol.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2010, 04:15 PM
More AT-AT Details (rumors) from RS:

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Rebelscum reader Boba Fatt sends in a report on the highly-anticipated BAT-AT: "Damn, it's HUGE!"

According to this eyewitness account, it looks like a Turbo Tank on legs, with an interior similar to the inside of the Turbo Tank, but with 2 levels, opening doors, a gun rack, and an underside hatch for Luke to slice into. There are 2 strings that come out of a side panel like on a rescue helicopter. The neck seal is rubber, and the head holds 6 figures inside, including General Veers. Plus, the rear opens for a Blizzard Force speeder bike. Still no photos yet, but this matches all previous reports.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2010, 04:38 PM
the head holds 6 figures inside, including General Veers.

Sooo... does that mean "the head holds 6 figures inside, including someone tall like General Veers" or is the rumor now being updated to say that a new?/repack?/kitbash? General Veers is coming with the AT-AT? 
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2010, 04:44 PM
I know it's strange. I was/am under the impression that it includes the AT-AT Driver per the info I received on it last week. We'll see I guess.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 27, 2010, 09:51 PM
I could personally care less about extra figures and speederbikes with the inclusion of this set.  I just want this BAT-AT (what's the b stand for?) to rock my socks off.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darby on January 27, 2010, 09:59 PM
B=big?

I also could care less who the figure is, since I'm buying it anyway.  I'd be surprised if it were Veers.  A Snowtrooper Commander would be nice.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Darth Broem on January 28, 2010, 12:15 AM
I could be wrong but it sounds like a new General Veers over in Scum's thread.  Unless they were just assuming that?  Eh, we'll find out soon enough it sounds like.  Time to start saving the pennies again it sounds like!
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 28, 2010, 08:29 AM
yeah, on the RS main page it says someone that was at the UK TF reported that:

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The card game/figure stand concept was on display, but no new figures were shown, except for what looks like an updated new General Veers...thought to be included with the BAT-AT.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Matt R. on January 28, 2010, 10:04 AM
it is most likely needa with veers head and new chest armor & helmet
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 28, 2010, 12:07 PM
it is most likely needa with veers head and new chest armor & helmet

Or just plain AT-AT commander.....
http://jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=3228

The vintage figures look great but I am puzzled how they are remaking figures that were pretty solid when so many others need it more.
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on February 3, 2010, 02:33 PM
From the Q&A at TNI (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=8&itemid=15386):
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Well, we can confirm that there is indeed a great new AT-AT coming this fall. Set to hit shelves on 8-1, it will be offered at a $99.99 SRP (same as the AT-TE and Turbo Tank) and will be an all-new version, rethought from top to bottom with great new play features, a lot of room for figures, and a huge number of electronic phrases and sounds. It has been designed with both collectors and kids in mind, and we think that it will wow both audiences. As for size, we don't know the exact height off-hand, but it is much bigger than the vintage Kenner version when all three dimensions are considered in person. Look for more details, and photos, at Toy Fair. Bring your tape measure!

Nice to see the $99.99 price tag confirmed.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 3, 2010, 02:49 PM
Awesome!!!
Count me in for 2-4! 2 out of the Gate and maybe two more at clearance/sale time!

I hop that when they say they will have all of the Vintage wave on display they mean it. I am officially really excited, the community needed some new news, fan site traffic has been really slow across the board.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 3, 2010, 02:49 PM
SWEET!

I'm glad that Hasbro confirmed this ahead of time. Now the rumors can be put to rest and we can eagerly anticipate seeing the pics. Oh and PLEASE, take dimensions. Height, width, length. If possible, take an old AT-AT with you if they'll let you in with it, to compare sizes. I know that's asking a bit. Maybe shoot off a message to Hasbro and ask them if they'll have the old mold there to compare against so you don't have to trudge one about.

I'm very happy about this and the price is right on the mark!

I'll gladly get a new one. And maybe 2 more when it clearances...
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: King_Maul on February 3, 2010, 03:18 PM
This is exciting news (not that the lead up rumors/news to the confirmation wasn't), but it's nice to have it confirmed.  The all new design and price tag sounds great.  I'll anxiously wait to own one.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 3, 2010, 03:34 PM
Not sure if this was ever answered, but does Hasbro trash the old molds/tools when we get these updates on these "classic" vehicles?  Not sure why anyone would want the old stuff - perhaps some vintage throwback in the years to come?
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 3, 2010, 03:41 PM
Usually, the old molds wear out and are thus destroyed or are lost necessitating a new one.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2010, 06:01 PM
Nice to see Hasbro come out and confirm this, and now we can all just look forward to seeing pics in a couple of weeks here.  Hopefully it is significantly larger.  I mean, it will never be to scale, but a decent upsizing would be pretty nice.  Glad (and surprised in a way) to hear that it will be at the $99.99 pricepoint.  I mean, the last TRU exclusive was almost that much with the old mold wasn't it? That is a pleasant surprise.  Sort of glad to hear there are "lights and sounds".  I know that is supposed to be more so for the kiddos in many cases, but maybe it is just because of the throwback to vintage stuff, but I sort of like those included - at least where they don't cause aesthetic problems.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 3, 2010, 06:46 PM
I'm certainly ecstatic by the confirmation of the $99 price - kudos to Hasbro for keeping it affordable.  Of course, it'll cost more in Canada, but it should be closer to $150CDN rather than $200CDN, so I'm a happy camper.

Toy Fair can't come soon enough!
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 4, 2010, 09:21 AM
The $99 price point scares me a little, it may not be all that it can be, sculpt-wise.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 02:46 PM
It's Official!

STAR WARS AT-AT
(Approximate Retail Value: $99.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available: August 1, 2010)
In space, size does matter, and Hasbro certainly kept that in mind when creating its all-new, highly detailed STAR WARS AT-AT. The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) played a significant role in the Empire’s military assault in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and it will play an equally important role in every fan’s toy collection this year! Measuring more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this colossal vehicle holds up to 20 STAR WARS figures – 6 of which can fit in its head alone! – and includes so many play and electronic features true to its on-screen counterpart that it’s hard to believe! From the zip-line in its body and articulated legs for superb poseability, to its LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases, this is the must-have addition for STAR WARS fans of all ages. Includes a 3 ¾ inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike.

(Courtesy of Jedi insider)
http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=12548
Jeff ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2010, 02:54 PM
Measuring more than 24 inches tall?  What was up with all those 3' rumors?
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 02:58 PM
Measuring more than 24 inches tall?  What was up with all those 3' rumors?

Rebelscum.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 4, 2010, 03:03 PM
This thing is going to bomb.  I think Hasbro probably really messed this up.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 4, 2010, 03:14 PM
So it's 12" wide and 24"+ tall? Anyone want to start petitioning now for replacement legs that are 6"-8" taller?  ::) :P
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 03:15 PM
I do not think this will bomb at all. I think it will do better than the Turbo Tank and is so much more known. I plan on buying two out of the gate. I have seen more buzz overall than last year's Turbo Tank in the collecting community.

Let's hope this does not fail, because if it does it does not bode well for the Movie line or future big boys. If this kicks butt at retail then we may see a Sailbarge.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2010, 03:25 PM
I'm happy for those that are happy, but at 2 feet tall, it's still 16" shorter than "scale", and so that's way off the mark for me and I won't be picking one up unless I see it on clearance maybe. 

I can't stop laughing at the "3 feet tall" bull**** though that was swirling about. :)  2 feet and 3 feet are pretty huge differences in scale, with stuff this size.  I mean that's not even in the ballpark of one another.  So hats off to that completely wonky report.

I'm with Jayson on the legs 6 to 8" taller...  It's sort of a shame Hasbro didn't pack legs almost as long as the vehicle is itself.  That would've bumped it up in height and added nothing to the bottom line.  Height was what a lot were looking for.  I don't know if this will impact it or not, and I still think this is a popular design from both an OT movie fan and Clone fan point of view, so I think the AT-AT may do well regardless.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 03:39 PM
I personally never expected this to be "in scale" but I am actually really excited about this. This is still a pretty massive vehicle and will sure as hell look better than the 30 year one. The previous one is 30 years old people! It's going to be light years better and I think many will come around once the product pics surface. I am really excited. My only worry is if I we be able to fit on my display shelf.

I am so glad I ditched my 3 old Snow Speeders, Endor AT-AT and soon the POTF2 one. Pretty much all of the key OT vehicles have been updated that really needed it. I am really looking forward to this years product offerings!

OT wise the only thing I would like to see is (if they ever go back and redo) the Y-Wing get the Holiday Special Cartoon separation feature with a 2-man cockpit and astromech slot.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 4, 2010, 03:59 PM
I'm happy for those that are happy, but at 2 feet tall, it's still 16" shorter than "scale", and so that's way off the mark for me and I won't be picking one up unless I see it on clearance maybe.  



Right on.

I do not think this will bomb at all. I think it will do better than the Turbo Tank and is so much more known. I plan on buying two out of the gate. I have seen more buzz overall than last year's Turbo Tank in the collecting community.


If you define "not bombing" as people buying it, then who knows you might be right.

I define it as bombing if Jesse James passes on it.

The scale is way off, guaranteed the head is going to be embarrassingly large and ridiculous, and of course, the thing has to launch a speederbike out of it's ass like a cow launches a poop pie.

I'm just not interested in yet another AT-AT release that is horribly out of scale.  We already have it!

Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 04:04 PM
If you define "not bombing" as people buying it, then who knows you might be right.

I define it as bombing if Jesse James passes on it.

The scale is way off, guaranteed the head is going to be embarrassingly large and ridiculous, and of course, the thing has to launch a speederbike out of it's ass like a cow launches a poop pie.

I'm just not interested in yet another AT-AT release that is horribly out of scale.  We already have it!

Gotcha!
I would consider the first release horribly out of scale. This one could be classified as just out of scale.

I cannot wait to position this Mech-Dog with a leg up and have it **** out a Speederbike! This is going to be the best shot in my collection! The dual level inside is going to be awesome!
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 4, 2010, 04:08 PM
So it's 12" wide and 24"+ tall? Anyone want to start petitioning now for replacement legs that are 6"-8" taller?  ::) :P

Completely agree. This should have been close to if not 3ft tall. I REALLY hope Hasbro, or someone else brings an old mold AT-AT to Toy Fair to show and compare the size.  My excitement level for this has dropped.

I'll still get one, but multiple purchases are deeply in question now.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth Broem on February 4, 2010, 04:48 PM
Well I want to actually see the damn thing before deciding anything.  I am glad it's not 3 ft tall because they would charge $150 then we would all bitch about the price.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on February 4, 2010, 04:51 PM
If it's a "fun" toy with enough nifty features, then I'll probably still buy it (and enjoy it) despite the scale issue.  (blasphemy! :-X)

I have two 3-year olds at home who LOVE the AT-TE and Turbo Tank and don't give a rats ass about scale when they are playing with it (in fact, they usually use the GH figures with both).  I'm sure they will manage to enjoy a new big-ass AT-AT even if it's not any better scaled than the previous version. ;)


Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 04:56 PM
Well I want to actually see the damn thing before deciding anything.  I am glad it's not 3 ft tall because they would charge $150 then we would all bitch about the price.

Thank you! (I would not have bitched as $50 more would buy a lot more AT-AT. But remember space can also be an issue. (The Toy still has to be manageable for a kid to play with. I would love to see a smaller kid pick up the BMF)
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on February 4, 2010, 04:59 PM
Some of you need to be realistic. 

This thing needs to be able to fit on the shelf at WM, TRU, etc. and hit that magical PP of $99.99.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 4, 2010, 05:07 PM
Some of you need to be realistic. 

This thing needs to be able to fit on the shelf at WM, TRU, etc. and hit that magical PP of $99.99.

Agreed, but the legs do not need to be attached to the body and could have been bent in the box at the knee joint to fit. So it would have been completely possible for a 3ft version to fit in a box suitable for the shelves.
Title: Re: 2010 Imperial AT-AT
Post by: David on February 4, 2010, 05:11 PM
I cannot wait to position this Mech-Dog with a leg up and have it **** out a Speederbike!

I really needed a good laugh...thanks for that, Michael! ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on February 4, 2010, 05:17 PM
Some of you need to be realistic. 

This thing needs to be able to fit on the shelf at WM, TRU, etc. and hit that magical PP of $99.99.

Agreed, but the legs do not need to be attached to the body and could have been bent in the box at the knee joint to fit. So it would have been completely possible for a 3ft version to fit in a box suitable for the shelves.

Good point - but I still maintain that Hasbro didn't scale it correctly to hit that $99.99 price point.

And we should be satisfied with this offering considering the trouble this line is in. . .
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 4, 2010, 05:29 PM
Good point - but I still maintain that Hasbro didn't scale it correctly to hit that $99.99 price point.

And we should be satisfied with this offering considering the trouble this line is in. . .

I believe this as well and could not agree more to your last statement. They are pulling out the stops to revive the energy of the line. I really hope it works, I love this line and hate to fathom life without new stuff coming. Those were the dark times......

Back to topic this sounds like a real value for what's in there and the size despite "not being scale".
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: P-Siddy on February 4, 2010, 05:55 PM
Part of me would like to see this, as the AT AT has been my favorite vehicle/toy since 1980. But I also already have 3 AT-ATs (1 vintage and 2 POTF2). I have to think this would be a $150 pricepoint item, and I don't relish the idea of spending $300 to "upgrade" my hoth diorama that has been in a box for 2 years.

I think I'm getting old...  :-\

Just wait until they do a Kubrick build-a-walker.  ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Diddly on February 5, 2010, 12:33 AM
I'll wait and see pictures at Toy Fair... to scale or not to scale, if the head is still half as big as the body, I'm passing
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2010, 12:48 AM

And we should be satisfied with this offering considering the trouble this line is in. . .

Please elaborate.  I missed this...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 5, 2010, 12:54 AM
The reality of the situation is for me in Australia the BAT-AT will ultimately cost $249.00Au.
 that's at $1Au buying 90us cents 10% diff.
 i can guarantee that $249.00Au less 10% $24.90Au @ conversion =$224.10Au. $224.10 is not 10% dearer than $99.00us or even $150us.
 at $99.00us its like 60% and $150.00us 30% more expensive.
 even if you take into account that we pay 10% gst still doesn't work out.
 but $249.00Au is what the exact pricing of the turbo tank was at release so it will be the same again for the BAT-AT.

 point being you all need think your selves lucky that your not paying that much.
 
 and it won't go on sale at our tru they just don't have sales here. they are to greedy in aust.
 
 (my personal opinion: I'm tired of being held to ransome for toys)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Rob on February 5, 2010, 01:26 AM

 (my personal opinion: I'm tired of being held to ransome for toys)

However much it sucks, that's sort of the boat you got in when you decided to collect something produced by an American company, predominantly sold to American consumers. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2010, 01:47 AM
Yeah, what Rob said...

And that's not to say I don't feel bad (nor am I complaining about hte US price.  $100's not bad for the big assed stuff we've gotten like the AT-TE or this).  I've always liked to use this analogy though when I see someone in a foreign country upset by the price paid for the SW line (I feel far worse for the Canadians though, who used to do a little better with at least distribution at one time).

I like a couple things from Asia that weren't imported to the US by any mainstream company...  Stuff like Hot Toys snap-kit figures for instance, and Takara's Microman Aliens/Predator figures.  I loved those (I only have one MM Alien by the way, I can't justify the price of the others), and I'd have bought tons more of the items had they been affordable.  I paid about $12 per figure after shipping though, from an Asian company selling cases of Snap-Kit figures, because that was just the breaks...  They're sold like candy bars in the checkout aisles of stores in Asia, but they're pricey for a US collector to buy, and Microman stuff is really expensive it seems, just in general.

That's life trying to buy a toy not being shipped to the US or being shipped in some limited capacity... 

Chrysler LeBaron GTC's are actually collected in a car club in Europe because they're "rare" and liked there for some reason, especially the tougher models to find with turbo.  I beat the piss out of one daily and paid $3400 for it.  That's just the weirdness of imports/exports.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 5, 2010, 02:55 AM

 (my personal opinion: I'm tired of being held to ransome for toys)

However much it sucks, that's sort of the boat you got in when you decided to collect something produced by an American company, predominantly sold to American consumers. 
At this point in the game i just pay what it costs.
don't forget my post was aimed at your awareness.
 and Asia is right next door its far less of a trip.
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when you decided to collect something produced by an American company, predominantly sold to American consumers
your suggesting favoritism the only reason the word ''predominantly'' can be used is cause there are 308,618,000 Americans to 22,000,000 Australians our shops get filled just the same.
at the end of the day its an Asian product made by an Asian company advised by an American company.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on February 5, 2010, 06:24 AM
A first glimpse (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5796/#details)
Title: Re: AT-AT
Post by: Dan on February 5, 2010, 08:33 AM


Just wait until they do a Kubrick build-a-walker.  ;D

That would be great....


I'm glad they stuck to the 99.99 price point.  It appears it will be 6" taller than the latest release, which is a big jump, but with 6 figures going in the head, the proportions must still be off pretty far from the model. I'm hoping it looks good, and looking forward to toyfair much more now.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2010, 08:51 AM
Well after seeing that photo, that looks pretty good. Loads of features for max playability for the kiddos (note the flip out cannons on the leading edge of the body) and it'll look great all buttoned up. Sold.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 5, 2010, 09:40 AM
I'm glad this photo leaked. There have been so may doubters on this bad boy (I'm not signaling out this site only).
This looks freaking awesome! Count me in for two without a doubt out of the gate, then another two at sale time!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 5, 2010, 11:11 AM
Hmmmm. Not too shabby. I'll reserve final judgement after seeing the head.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 5, 2010, 12:10 PM
Hmmmm. Not too shabby. I'll reserve final judgement after seeing the head.

That's my opinion ATM.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on February 5, 2010, 12:21 PM
I'm glad this photo leaked. There have been so may doubters on this bad boy (I'm not signaling out this site only).
This looks freaking awesome! Count me in for two without a doubt out of the gate, then another two at sale time!

That's my plan too - get two at full price, then if they hit a sale/clearance, grab a couple more.  I'm thinking though that this one is going to be plenty more popular than the Turbo Tank, and probably the AT-TE as well.  It's a hell of a lot more iconic than either of those two so we might not see too many of these hit clearance.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 5, 2010, 12:38 PM
the massive articulated legs on this thing are already impressing me more than the entire Turbo Tank did.

lets just hope the don't buckle and fall off like the original AT-TE...   ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 5, 2010, 12:52 PM
That's my plan too - get two at full price, then if they hit a sale/clearance, grab a couple more.  I'm thinking though that this one is going to be plenty more popular than the Turbo Tank, and probably the AT-TE as well.  It's a hell of a lot more iconic than either of those two so we might not see too many of these hit clearance.

I would actually prefer that happens. Because if this kicks that much butt Hasbro and retailers would be enticed for another big boy, maybe a Sailbarge (Yes, I know it's not cloneish, I am just being hopeful not looking to start a back and forth thread on why it cant be).
And on top of that it would be a big shot in the lines arm.

I cannot wait to see this up close!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2010, 01:06 PM
I'm sold on one for sure after the description on the front page.  6 figs in the cockpit?  Wow.  Will definitely get a second or third at a good price, though the $100 price point seems very fair to me.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2010, 02:12 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures, but I'm pretty certain I'm in for at least one as well.  I never expected it to be anywhere near "scale", but it does seem a bit larger and looks like a fun "toy" if nothing else.  Scale issues aside, I think Hasbro has really done a pretty nice job with these larger vehicles.  I like seeing the return of lights and sounds, and all the "features" have been able to be pretty well hidden so far.  I still haven't gotten the Turbo Tank (maybe eventually), but I've been pretty impressed with both the Falcon and AT-TE.  I never used to buy multiples of ships, but after this year's AT-ST, a couple of X-Wings, and this year's upcoming Snowspeeder/Cloud Car, I might start doing that a bit more (budget allowing).  It would be cool to have a couple of these.  Can't wait for Toy Fair.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2010, 02:39 PM
Hmmmm. Not too shabby. I'll reserve final judgement after seeing the head.

That's my opinion ATM.

If the head is small, maybe i'll get one.

If the head to body ratio is anything like the previous releases, I'll pass.

In the above picture, the legs and feet look pretty good in relation to a 3.75" figure, but the body does look pretty small.  I think the head's gonna be big.

Kinda funny how that guy's arm blocked the head, the thing that most of us were waiting with baited breath to see.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Diddly on February 5, 2010, 03:16 PM
That neck looks pretty tiny... I wonder if there could be any potential problems with the head/neck falling off of the body? I know I still have nightmares about the LEGO AT-AT's neck detaching from the body if you looked at it wrong. Two totally different types of toys, yeah, but the possibility of breakage/drooping remains...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2010, 05:01 PM
Head shot (http://www.starwars-descriptions.com/images/atatp4.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 5, 2010, 05:43 PM
This things is getting better with every pic. I just want to see it with the head close now. It also appears the Speederbike is new, some proportions look different. I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2010, 05:54 PM
Ummm...Is this thing going to be in the toon?  Looking good so far though!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 5, 2010, 07:15 PM
Has any one noticed that they just don't seem to display things correctly eg the back legs
when the turbo tank came out they thought the back was the front
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQzsl4JVJM
But that aside wow i want 2 strait up then 2 later omg
 
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Because if this kicks that much butt Hasbro and retailers would be enticed for another big boy, maybe a Sailbarge
A sailbarge would be nice and a new large slave 1. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2010, 07:54 PM
Actually, I think the Turbo Tank can be driven forward or packwards - there are control sections in both in the cross section references.  I do think the AT-AT pose looks a little weird though.  I don't get why they don't display them in a "walking" pose.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: EpicGon on February 5, 2010, 08:35 PM
I like the fact this At at shows an interior with two levels and something like a veranda. Also the details of the guns in its rear, shows a most devasting war vehicle. Only I wonder about how exact will be the paintjob, I would prefer they include different shades of gray and of course the interior should come without decals, all sculpted.

I assume it comes with features like launching missiles, and interior / exterior lights.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2010, 08:38 PM
I assume it comes with features like launching missiles, and interior / exterior lights.

Yes, get the full break down here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=20092.msg462543#msg462543).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth Broem on February 5, 2010, 11:50 PM
Ummm...Is this thing going to be in the toon?  Looking good so far though!

I kind of wonder if it will show up in the cartoon as well.    I hope at Toy Fair they have ESB figures displayed with it.  That just does not look right with Commander Cody and Clonetrooper General Kenobi.  I like the Clone Wars but get those away from the AT-AT Hasbro.  LOL! 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on February 6, 2010, 12:43 AM
The AT-AT actually showed up in Dark Horse comics' REPUBLIC title during the Clone Wars.  But only in one or two issues.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 6, 2010, 12:51 AM
So for comparison, I took a shot of my vintage AT-AT to see how it will compare to the new BAT-AT.  18" vs 24".  That's a huge increase in size.  OK, nowhere near the 3', but still impressive!  :P

The funky angle of that pic Jayson linked to (http://www.starwars-descriptions.com/images/atatp4.jpg) makes it a little tricky to appreciate the new version, but it still looks great.  Perhaps the head is still overscaled relative to the body, but honestly, I'm not too bothered by that.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1030551.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2010, 09:23 AM
Apparently that previously leaked photo of the At-At on the kitchen floor is the real deal. It looks a lot better on it's feet, and as for the head, I guess we'll just have to see it with the hatch closed and from better angles.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 6, 2010, 10:53 AM
I found this online.  I think it represents an ideal model.  We'll wait for a head shot of the AT-AT with the hatch down, but from what I've seen so far the head doesn't look so good on Hasbro's new version. 


(http://www.digital-echo.org/at-at%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 6, 2010, 11:16 AM
It's definitely looking better.  I have a feeling Dressel and Jesse going to be permanently disappointed with vehicles.  There will always be scale and size issues.  Just part of the toy/collectable balance Hasbro is always going to have to weigh.

I'm not sure I'm going to buy it with space issues in the collection room plus other things going on in my life right now....but it's looking like a nice addition to the line and a nice hoage to the 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 6, 2010, 12:42 PM
It's definitely looking better.  I have a feeling Dressel and Jesse going to be permanently disappointed with vehicles.  There will always be scale and size issues.  Just part of the toy/collectable balance Hasbro is always going to have to weigh.


I love the AT-TE and AT-ST.  There's hope!!

EDIT: Also the new TIE w/ huge wings and the dewback and the corporate alliance tank droid and homing spider droid even though those two are a little small.

EDIT: Oh also the hailfire droid and new rancor.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 6, 2010, 05:22 PM
I'm fine with the scale and all, I just realy. really. really hope the head isn't all saggy...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 6, 2010, 06:02 PM
I'm fine with the scale and all, I just realy. really. really hope the head isn't all saggy...

That's what she said.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 7, 2010, 01:37 AM
That's a great reference pic Dressel, thanks for posting that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 7, 2010, 03:34 AM
Maybe someone should ask hasbro how far off accurate the head actually is.
and witch version of speeder bike fits in the rear?
and howmany speeder bikes will fit ? cause I'm seeing at-least 4.
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4381/52554743.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 7, 2010, 12:29 PM
The AT-AT includes one speeder bike which is of the same t-bar mold we've been subjected to for years.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greg on February 7, 2010, 01:36 PM
The AT-AT includes one speeder bike which is of the same t-bar mold we've been subjected to for years.

I know the product shown looks to be the POTF2/vintage mold, but it would be hilarious if Hasbro decided to tool up a new and accurate bike just for this toy.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on February 7, 2010, 01:54 PM
True, but I don't expect a new Speeder Bike until the 30th Anniversary of ROTJ.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 7, 2010, 07:29 PM
It doesn't look new to me.  We've asked here about new Speederbikes in the past and Hasbro's seemed receptive to our requests, but I don't think it's happening with the AT-AT, at least not from the looks of that early image from the Euro show. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Rob on February 8, 2010, 01:18 AM
True, but I don't expect a new Speeder Bike until the 30th Anniversary of ROTJ.

Additionally, when they do one, it won't be a pack-in... it'll be a featured thing.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 9, 2010, 08:34 PM
I cant believe that only 1 person in the whole of Europe managed to snap 2 pic's of it wow!
I cant wait for American coverage pic's and vid's will be off the scale!
3 days 12 hours 26 min till
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 9, 2010, 10:33 PM
Actually the pictures weren't allowed to be snapped...  Whoever did it would've been tossed from the show and not allowed back had they been caught.  Hasbro was pretty strict about that with both shows it's made appearances at thus far.  They were the same way with the AT-TE a couple years ago, as I was able to get hands-on descriptions of all the details and run them as a JD story at the time, but no photography was allowed.

I wouldn't be shocked if you're now not allowed into some of those shows with a cell phone if they're keeping some of the things under wraps for US Toy Fair debuts.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: DSJ™ on February 13, 2010, 04:57 PM
Pic's up at the starwarsblog.

Hasbro’s Mega AT-AT Unveiled! (http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2010/02/13/hasbros-mega-at-at-unveiled/)

(http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/AT-AT_product.jpg)

(http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/AT-AT_detail.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2010, 05:53 PM
And soon in our Toy Fair Photo Section...the new ATAT with the backside for fellow collector's....

The thing is pretty big really.

The play features are also pretty cool...

rumor has it another site had a tape measure, not sure if they got a picture or not.

Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on February 13, 2010, 06:14 PM
Looks pretty sweet! I'm definitely going to grab one the first time I see it.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2010, 06:17 PM
Well Hasbro specifically asked us to tell you to make sure you buy one with the correct packaging.  TRU will have one with Vintage-esque packaging while the others will be more in line with the 2010 packaging.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 13, 2010, 06:22 PM
I guess I'll be getting three of these then - one to open, one in the Vintage packaging and one in the 2010 style packaging.

Better start saving up now!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 13, 2010, 07:02 PM
I guess I'll be getting three of these then - one to open, one in the Vintage packaging and one in the 2010 style packaging.

Better start saving up now!

Crap.  This is $300+ down the tube for me as well, but no biggie.   :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Diddly on February 13, 2010, 07:04 PM
I'm torn. It looks both fantastic and awful at the same time. The head specifically. Body is just about perfect IMO, but the head looks great from some angles but bad from others. I know I'll end up buying one though, but how soon I do depends on my financial situation at the end of the year.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2010, 07:07 PM
They did say they were thinking August on this one.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2010, 08:13 PM
Wow, looks pretty nice to me.  Sure, the scale is of course still off (and the head to body ratios), but as a big, fun toy, it looks like another winner.  I'll definitely be picking at least one up, and I hope that I'm able to get that packaging "variant" at TRU - can't wait to see what the retro vintage packaging will look like for this.  Not that I keep things boxed, but I do keep some packaging, and this would be one worth keeping.  Looks like a ton of features, and a lot more detail than the previous version (inside particularly)...and even if it isn't 3 feet tall, it still looks pretty big.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darby on February 13, 2010, 09:36 PM
I think it looks great.  Cool to hear about the vintage package variant - I will be going after that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: EpicGon on February 13, 2010, 10:50 PM
As it would be a more expensive vehicle than the bmf it could be desirable Hasbro includes the hoth biker scout too, but the toy comes with only one  at at driver

But a great toy, amazing.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 14, 2010, 01:05 AM
well im happy toget 3 to this is what i was worried about but looks cool.




(http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/swexperience/toyfair2010/hasbro/images/hasbro004-atat006.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 14, 2010, 09:12 AM
I'm really happy with this. A little boxy, but overall, very cool. At this point, I think my biggest complaint is the side guns. I was planning on two, but if there's going to be one with vintage-esque packaging, I might pick a boxed one up too.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: David on February 14, 2010, 11:02 AM
I think it looks gorgeous! I can't wait to pick one up. Hopefully I'll find the vintage box. 8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greg on February 14, 2010, 11:41 AM
This has easily been the highlight of the show for me. All of the play features look like a lot of fun. I'll shoot for getting one at full price, and maybe a second on clearance. I'm hoping the Snowtrooper is put back into rotation as I will need more than a few to fill up this toy.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2010, 03:11 PM
Any comparison pics out there with the old version?  I would love to see a side by side.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2010, 03:50 PM
Any comparison pics out there with the old version?  I would love to see a side by side.

Looks like JTA (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5840/#details) has some comparison shots up using a super imposed older version.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 14, 2010, 11:24 PM
Fantastic pics Mr James:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2010/Hasbro_Star_Wars/071.JPG)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2010/Hasbro_Star_Wars/073.JPG)

There's no doubt, I will be buying this.  And I don't think I'll have a problem paying full retail for it (despite it being priced higher here in Canada).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 15, 2010, 10:34 AM
The more I look at this the more I love it. Two to open and I may have to get a vinty package one to keep boxed. With the strong Sailbarge rumors I am more worried about space than the money.
the scale on this has really impressed me, I cannot get over how big it is compared to the figures. You gotta love it!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 15, 2010, 11:00 AM
Okay, obviously this version is better than the 1980 mold.  But in my opinion, not all that much.

I still am leaning towards not picking this up.  The head is too big, the body is too small, despite this version being taller and bigger than the last one.  It's bigger, yes, but the problem of proportion still persists.

While I'm glad to see some euphoria in the hobby for this, I don't think it's good enough for my $100.  And quite frankly, this is the worst Toy Fair I've seen.  There doesn't seem to be a particularly great lineup of figures, and not all that much of them.  I can't think of anything Star Wars that I want to buy right now.  I remember 2007 at this time of the year,  I was drooling over the 30 AC offerings, hunting every day for Galactic Marines and Airborne Troopers.

There isn't anything to be out and about looking for, for the next half a year at least except Marvel figures.  Toy Fair was very disappointing.

At any rate, yeah this AT-AT looks a little better, but when you look at a picture of the AT-AT from the movie, then at the toy again, it just doesn't measure up guys.

(http://highlights.ultimatedvd.org/starwars/movie_stills/episode-5/AT-AT005.jpg)

Look at the picture.  Now look at this video of the new AT-AT toy (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/TF2010_Video_Check_Out_The_BMFATAT_In_Action_129547.asp).  Then look at the picture again.  That head is huge!  The head:body ratio is still bad.  The back had to open up to launch a speederbike though, that they can do.  But getting the most important sculpt proportion even remotely close, nope too hard.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 15, 2010, 01:21 PM
I understand your concerns Dressel, but Hasbro's not making prop replicas.  They're going to have to make trade offs for playability.  For a toy, it's really nice and has some great features.

I think it's a good effort and if it fits on my Hoth Shelf, I'll pick one up.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 15, 2010, 01:52 PM
I understand your concerns Dressel, but Hasbro's not making prop replicas.  They're going to have to make trade offs for playability.  For a toy, it's really nice and has some great features.

I think it's a good effort and if it fits on my Hoth Shelf, I'll pick one up.

I'd buy that, had I never seen this:

(http://www.potf2.com/files/aaron/watermark/new%20at-st_w.JPG)

They can do better, but with this new AT-AT, they just didn't.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Rob on February 15, 2010, 02:08 PM
Apples and oranges... I'm guessing they started by deciding they needed to fit x number of figures in the head for playability, and once they had that number, making the body to scale would have been insane.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2010, 05:25 PM
Am I pissed it's not close to scale?  no.  It's still better than the vintage mold and I dig all the play features so I'm pretty happy (even though I don't care about the play features)  Who knows...Maybe we'll get that ultimate $150-$200 version by 2018.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 15, 2010, 05:51 PM
I"m going to get this, but I'd have been happy if the head could only fit 4 figures and be more in scale with the rest of the body. This AT-AT did not need a speederbike (and the crappy old mold to boot). All that did was inflate the price even more, though $99 is a good price for this.

I'd have rather the actual AT-AT been bigger or the head smaller to seem more in scale.

What I'd love to see now is a comp shot with the new snowspeeder underfoot of it, ala the scene in ESB. You'd think Hasbro would have done that. Oh but wait, maybe that's still not in scale either...

Just have to wait and see now.

Like I said, I'm getting this, but only 1. Before Toy Fair I was entertaining the notion of up to 3 of them. That notion is gone.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 15, 2010, 05:55 PM


What I'd love to see now is a comp shot with the new snowspeeder underfoot of it, ala the scene in ESB. You'd think Hasbro would have done that. Oh but wait, maybe that's still not in scale either...

Actually, Hasbro never seems to pose their toys in play situations.  They don't even put figures in the vehicles.  I understand it's so that retailers don't get confused, but it really shortchanges the playability of the product.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Nicklab on February 15, 2010, 10:17 PM
Apples and oranges... I'm guessing they started by deciding they needed to fit x number of figures in the head for playability, and once they had that number, making the body to scale would have been insane.

Agreed.  Hasbro said during the presentation that they originally planned to sell the AT-AT at the same price point as the Millenium Falcon  ($149).  And they had to fight hard in order to get the price down to a $99.99 price point. 

The head of the AT-AT is about where it needs to be in order to house as many figures as it can.  With that in mind, how much bigger would the main hull need to be in order to be in proportion with the movie model?  The answer is that it would have to be significantly larger.  Perhaps too large to be affordable to produce.  And too large to get into stores at that $99.99 price point.  It's about making a compromise in order to get something better to collectors.

A very telling question was posed to the Hasbro brand representatives during the Q&A.  They were asked "Do you make toys, or do you make collectibles?"  Every brand rep from Marvel, GI Joe, Transformers and Star Wars said universally "We make toys".  If you want a collectible that's geared towards an incredibly detailed level of accuracy, you should probably look to companies like EFX, Sideshow or Gentle Giant.  And for a footnote from Toy Fair, what did I see around the AT-AT display in the Star Wars section of Hasbro's showroom?  Reporters and photographers swarmed around the AT-AT so that they could take in every detail.  And they seemed universally impressed.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on February 16, 2010, 03:29 AM
Quote
A very telling question was posed to the Hasbro brand representatives during the Q&A.  They were asked "Do you make toys, or do you make collectibles?"  Every brand rep from Marvel, GI Joe, Transformers and Star Wars said universally "We make toys".  If you want a collectible that's geared towards an incredibly detailed level of accuracy, you should probably look to companies like EFX, Sideshow or Gentle Giant.

that's good to know.
If there was a company that made star wars vehicles to scale with the 3 3/4'' action figures highly detailed with accurate head sculpts then we all probably would look towards them.
but there is no compeditor company and all the other company's that make collectables make odd and ends as per there licence's, agreements and outlook's.
Its a catch 22 situation.
maybe they should have mailaway interchangeable more accurate head's eg the at-st's interchangeable chin gun. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2010, 03:31 AM
Ultimately if you're wanting a scale AT-AT, you're looking at something literally the size of a Great Dane dog...  If you've never seen one in person, google it, but I'm sure most of you have.  It's not feasible from Hasbro by any means.

The head's a decent size in the interior.  I think if there's complaints they're likely to go on the exterior's proportions somewhat.  The interior's nice.

And the nice thing about the Speederbike "asshatch" is the bike's removable and there's instantly more room for troops there then.  Ditch the bike is my advice.  One of the photos in our gallery shows there's some of those "control" panel type deals like have been in other large vehicles, back in the rear hatch.  To me it's just more room for figures.

I'm still not positive I'm buying an AT-AT or not because it's just how I collect, but it was definitely impressive to look at and makes for a neat toy.  I think it's infinitely supierior to the Turbo Tank (though kids like stuff on wheels).  I like the AT-TE more, but that's me.  I think for most collectors, this is probably the pinnacle that only the BMF reached so far, and it's $50 less.

I liked the little details like smaller opening doors and the ankle pistons and things.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2010, 01:00 PM
Personally, I love this thing.  It's close enough to "scale" for me.  There are dozens of improvements for just $99...the Endor paint ap TRU Exclusive was $99 and that was several years ago!  The light up cockpit screen and dual body doors are enough for me to get it.  I will say that I could have done without the Speederbike, but I don't think that would have changed the price, so fine enough to include it.  The hatch and ejection are a nice play feature for the kids as well.  I would have rather had extra figure compartments, but that's more of a wish than a complaint.  Excellent job on a great toy at a great price Hasbro!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2010, 02:10 PM
I'm really looking forward to this as well.  I'm all for accuracy in the toys, at least as much as possible, but still understand that if I want it exactly like the movies I should be looking to the higher end lines for that.  Sure, this new AT-AT still has scale issues and all of that, but as a toy, it looks amazing.  Pretty nice looking, and lots of play features.  I still haven't picked up the Turbo Tank, but looking at the Falcon and AT-TE, I think that Hasbro has really done a great job with these large vehicles (and vehicles in general), and I think kids would be really jazzed to get any of these under the tree at Christmas time as well.  Good stuff all around.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 17, 2010, 07:18 PM
While I would never have considered not buying this, I'm more excited about now that I have seen a video of it.   That wierd t-shape thing that comes out of the top actually MOVES THE HEAD like a marionette!  Totally cool!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 18, 2010, 12:31 AM
That wierd t-shape thing that comes out of the top actually MOVES THE HEAD like a marionette!  Totally cool!

Was wondering what that thing was for and if there was a thing inside the body to move the head like the vintage mold, but I guess that answers that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on February 18, 2010, 12:16 PM
They can do better, but with this new AT-AT, they just didn't.

Agreed - it's Michael Fright or nothing, as far as I'm concerned.

(http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/visitors/029Fright/19atat.JPG)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on February 18, 2010, 12:47 PM
Like most people I've talked to, I'm looking forward to this too.  I think Hasbro did a fantastic job.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 18, 2010, 12:53 PM
They can do better, but with this new AT-AT, they just didn't.

Agreed - it's Michael Fright or nothing, as far as I'm concerned.

(http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/visitors/029Fright/19atat.JPG)


Damn!! 

I'd have been happy with Hasbro's new version with a slightly bigger body, smaller correctly shaped head and it's current height.

But I've got $500 for this before $100 for Hasbro's.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2010, 02:56 PM
Unfortunately Fright's would probably cost you a lot more than $500.  ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 18, 2010, 02:59 PM
I'd pay 500.00 for that, as long as it came with a mullet.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 18, 2010, 03:01 PM
I'd pay 500.00 for that, as long as it came with a mullet.

I resisted the mullet comment. I'm glad you didn't
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2010, 03:03 PM
OK with Mullet it's up to $1500.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 18, 2010, 03:16 PM
Did that dude make that thing in the 80's?  Haven't seen a mullet in a long long time.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2010, 03:20 PM
I recall chatting with him around 1999-ish.  Maybe even more recent than that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 18, 2010, 03:22 PM
I'd pay 500.00 for that, as long as it came with a mullet.

Why pay for a mullet when you can grow one for free?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2010, 04:19 PM
I like the Hasbro offering, even with its' shortcomings (no pun intended). I'm upgrading at least 1, and maybe 2 if I can catch a coupon or sale. I'm also very glad the Galactic Hero one is coming out, and parents looking for a lower price tag can still get an AT-AT.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 18, 2010, 09:34 PM

Why pay for a mullet when you can grow one for free?

Ever heard of Male Pattern Baldness?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2010, 09:40 PM

Why pay for a mullet when you can grow one for free?

Ever heard of Male Pattern Baldness?

Bald with mullet = skullet.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 19, 2010, 03:00 PM
Like most people I've talked to, I'm looking forward to this too.  I think Hasbro did a fantastic job.

Fine, I'll buy it.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 19, 2010, 03:56 PM
Like most people I've talked to, I'm looking forward to this too.  I think Hasbro did a fantastic job.

Fine, I'll buy it.

Your easy, lol.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 24, 2010, 04:14 PM
Unfortunately Fright's would probably cost you a lot more than $500.  ;)

Indeed...it would cost you your dignity...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scott on February 24, 2010, 04:40 PM
Did that dude make that thing in the 80's?  Haven't seen a mullet in a long long time.

2001

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/custom/Cool_Customs_5307.asp
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
Alright...I stared this and I'll stop it.  Sure he's got a mullet, but he's also got some of the coolest customs around.  Maybe he spent his free time building cool things instead of looking in the mirror.  BTW, is this the same guy who started building a figure scaled Blockade Runner that was 30 feet long?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2010, 10:03 PM
Started and finished.  :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JediJman on February 24, 2010, 10:24 PM
35ft long - the pics are at his site.  That is incredible.  :o
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 13, 2010, 05:55 AM
There's about 1 minute of footage of the new AT-AT on Today's website.

Starts at about 6:00 (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32378536/ns/today-todaymoms/#35725197)

That's about the best I've seen the AT-AT look, although the head still aggravates me.  I already told CHEWIE I'd buy it and I'll likely keep the promise.

I am disappointed Al Roker did not try to ride this though.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2010, 08:11 AM
Cool, thanks for the link Dresssel.

That helped give an idea of the size, but I hope the ass-hatch closes better than that- it was too visible. That video actually had me more concerned about the feet than the head. I think they were sculpting this thing to have 4 more inches of leg when the feet were developed. It sort of looks like it is wearing slippers.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2010, 12:46 PM
I already told CHEWIE I'd buy it and I'll likely keep the promise.

A man of his word seldom breaks it... don't let me down!   ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on March 13, 2010, 03:45 PM
Ya I had that video on pause/rewind for about 20 minutes or so yesterday to check it out.  Was nice to see the size compared to folks standing behind it.  Didn't have the audio turned on, but they just kinda looked at it and walked by to the RC Falcon and lightsabers.  Looks nice though.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on March 18, 2010, 02:48 PM
So does anyone know why there's a Sith Speeder Bike Scout coming out in the Hoth BP to help "support" the AT-AT?  I don't get it.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2010, 04:12 PM
I think that was just a typo.  The Speeder Bike in the set is the same as the previous Hoth Speeder Bike -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2010/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Collector_Presentation/Slide24.JPG)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 3, 2010, 10:53 PM
I'm surprised that the Empire Hoth BP includes 3 figures, a vehicle, and a gun! Hasbro usually finds a way to skimp on BPs, but we sure did get lucky with this one!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on April 3, 2010, 11:30 PM
I'm surprised that the Empire Hoth BP includes 3 figures, a vehicle, and a gun! Hasbro usually finds a way to skimp on BPs, but we sure did get lucky with this one!

I don't want this set - but you're completely right.  This one should be a good seller - nice value here.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 5, 2010, 04:11 PM
This set would have made a little more sense to include another AT-At driver in place of the Scouttrooper. But I agree, it's a good value. I am not buying but if they are going to reuse existing stuff I would hope they stuff as much as they can in there like this.

Back to the AT-AT as time goes on the more excited I am getting about this. July cannot get here fast enough.......I am without a doubt buying two off the bat. I may get sucked into more including that sweet vintage package.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedipurge on May 10, 2010, 02:57 PM
Well from previous pic's out there of AT-AT the speeder was the same ole mold from what '85, but doth my decieve or does this pic have a dare I I say NEW speeder bike? 


http://www.sandtroopers.com/sandwatch/hasbro/20100509/vehicles/target27.html
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on May 10, 2010, 03:05 PM
I see INCLUDES SPEEDER BIKE!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on May 10, 2010, 03:15 PM
Well from previous pic's out there of AT-AT the speeder was the same ole mold from what '85, but doth my decieve or does this pic have a dare I I say NEW speeder bike?  

http://www.sandtroopers.com/sandwatch/hasbro/20100509/vehicles/target27.html

It's not new, it's a repaint of the Saga version (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/saga/delxclonetrooper&bike/cb.html). We'll see if that's the one we actually get though as the one shown as TF was the old mold.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 10, 2010, 03:47 PM
It's about freaking time!!! That sculpt is great and I am surprised it took this long to rerelease it.

I have the Saga Red and CW White version stored in all 6 of my gunships in the Speeder cargo bay. I see Plo Koon is getting the CW one in the deluxe line as well.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 11, 2010, 12:21 PM
Only reason I haven't used the Saga version is because of the republic emblem. Love it otherwise and would be happy to have it in this set.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on May 11, 2010, 06:49 PM
Emblem's easy to remove if you want to Anton... 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on May 12, 2010, 02:12 PM
My son and I can't wait for this, it'll be the BIG xmas gift this year. Tons of play options, cool features and all that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on May 21, 2010, 04:10 PM
Caught the AT-AT on the MTV site via Scum (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4123537&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=6&vc=1).  Packaging was kinda odd.  Had no clue the top half is two seperate pieces.....and stickers??  Cool...I guess.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2010, 05:54 PM
I definately liked seeing more pics, thanks for the link! I can't remember the last time I was on scum and didn't see Lt Renz shrieking at me from multiple photos.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 22, 2010, 11:24 AM
I definately liked seeing more pics, thanks for the link! I can't remember the last time I was on scum and didn't see Lt Renz shrieking at me from multiple photos.

Yeah, seriously...that Lt Renz thing is the most pathetic bit of retardedness I'd ever seen.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on May 23, 2010, 12:01 AM
Yeah, it's the biggest exclusive stinker ever.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 25, 2010, 04:53 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_ATATCompare_Full.jpg)



I already promised CHEWIE i would buy it, but now this has finally started growing on me.

I believe i'm one of the final holdouts.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 25, 2010, 05:17 PM
It looks like a cow and its cafe.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 25, 2010, 05:32 PM
WOW.
Pure awesomeness. Count me in for 3! Maybe 4.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2010, 05:49 PM
More impressive than the Falcon.  Wow.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2010, 07:28 PM
That is insane!  :o

I've been debating whether I was going to buy one immediately or wait for a sale. It is looking more like it will be very tough to not push other shoppers out of the way when I see the box...

Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Diddly on May 25, 2010, 07:28 PM
Holy cow.

Probably going to have to rely on this being a Christmas gift, but I will own one somehow...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on May 25, 2010, 07:46 PM
I'm just glad a comparison pic finally surfaced with the old timer.  I truly had no idea how big this thing was from all the TF & dog comparison photos. 

This is a beast and Hasbro did this thing some serious justice.   8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on May 25, 2010, 08:16 PM
Indeed, when compared to the old one, it's a much, much more impressive toy...  It's wider, taller, bulkier, roomier, more detailed...  And pretty cheap comparatively to boot.  Not a bad deal at all.

EDIT:  By the way, the original photo is courtesy of www.ToplessRobot.com's Twitter Feed.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darby on May 25, 2010, 08:57 PM
Oh my goodness.   :o
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 25, 2010, 10:04 PM
It looks like a cow and its cafe.

I always suspected cows loved coffee.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 25, 2010, 10:40 PM
I need that thing like a lung needs air.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on May 25, 2010, 10:44 PM
WOW.  That's awesome...but....Why the hell didn't Hasbro shoot that photo and show us at Toy Fair?  Becuase we'll do it for them, and save them the time and money.  I'm really sick of large businesses that expect individuals to do their marketing.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Ben on May 25, 2010, 11:33 PM
That thing is awesome.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 26, 2010, 12:16 AM
I don't think that thing will fit on my Hoth shelf.   :(
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on May 26, 2010, 10:12 AM
Like Eve said to Adam "Damn that thing's bigger than I thought it would be"  ;)
Awesome, can't wait for this thing.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2010, 10:14 AM
Wow, I was on board with picking one of these up already, but that picture really illustrates how big this thing is...particularly when compared with the old mold.  I can't wait to pick one of these up, but like others, it is going to be difficult to know where to display it.  These big vehicles are great, but eat up space pretty quickly.  Much like the Falcon (and the AT-TE/Turbo Tank), I hope this is on many a Christmas list this year as well.  These things would be so much fun for kiddos I think too, and a great present.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 26, 2010, 01:17 PM
Man, now that is what I'm talkin' about! Okay, I was on the fence about buying this right away. No more. I'm totally in for buying one as soon as I see it!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 26, 2010, 01:48 PM
I'm drooling.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: evenflow on May 26, 2010, 07:53 PM
Much bigger than i had expected, still a pass for me though.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on June 5, 2010, 07:06 AM
 AT-AT Vehicle at Target for AU$199.http://www.mousedroid.com/ (http://www.mousedroid.com/)
(http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r140/Collars80/iPhone009.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on June 5, 2010, 04:08 PM
I'm jealous of GNT and his Aussie brethren especially since they got TF stuff early too, but I'm still happy about the two months off from collecting SW swag.    :)  Going to hurt to buy a second at TRU just for the vinty packaging, but I hope they're still $99 and not $139 since it's an "exclusive"
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on June 6, 2010, 10:57 AM
I think we should ask Hasbro to confirm the exclusive packaging.  I'd like to buy the retro box version, but I will buy the first one I see, reagrdless of the box.  And I'm only buying one.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on June 10, 2010, 04:44 PM
A new (another) boxed image of this behemoth...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_ATATBoxed01_TN.jpg)

...out on the front page.  Nothing like the anticipation of new toys.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: John C on June 11, 2010, 11:56 AM
I'm loving all the ESB goodies we are getting this year.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on June 14, 2010, 12:14 PM
Here's some video reviews (http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=3610) of the AT-AT from jedinews.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: EpicGon on June 14, 2010, 12:16 PM
After watching this video review I realized At At feet are like cups, they aren´t closed or solid. Although the vehicle stands pretty well.
Of course potf2 version has "cup" feet too.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on June 25, 2010, 02:46 AM
Jedi Defender reader Jibba dropped us a line the other day that we could use some photos he took of the upcoming Vintage Collection AT-AT, which he was able to acquire early since he lives in Australia and they're out there now. :)  So thanks to Jibba for offering the images like he did, it was kind of him.

Here they are, ready for your viewing pleasure!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT026_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT025_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT024_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT023_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT022_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT021_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT020_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT019_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT018_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT017_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT016_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT015_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT014_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT013_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT012_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT011_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT010_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT009_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT008_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT007_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT006_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT005_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT004_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT003_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT002_Full.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010Vin_JibbaATAT001_Full.jpg)

Thanks again to Jibba for sharing.  Something to look forward to in a month or so. :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on June 25, 2010, 03:51 AM
I live in Queensland Australia and i can tell ya there not out here. I would say he probably lives in Melbourne where every thing comes out first. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on June 25, 2010, 09:00 AM
Can someone explain why Hasbro doesn't release stuff in the US FIRST, and the rest of the world afterwards?

They're a US company, their biggest market share is probably right here, I just don't get it.

I understand the stuff is manufactured abroad, but they're not cranking them off the assembly line in the UK or Australia. Why does those countries rate ahead of us?

I assume they must have a good reason, but I'm curious what it is.

And I know this doesn't apply to everything in the various lines, but particularly the figures always seem to hit abroad first, exclusives aside.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on June 25, 2010, 10:14 AM
Because right down the middle of the pacific ocean is an international dateline Fiji then Australia,Asia then the rest of the world.
lol its most likely to be target putting orders in first and we have target too so ours prob ordered first.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on June 25, 2010, 10:25 AM
Hasbro management has a softspot for those accents (or lack thereof depending on you point of view).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on June 25, 2010, 11:21 AM
Hmm, would it be impossible for them to release everything all at once internationally?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on June 25, 2010, 12:27 PM
Hmm, would it be impossible for them to release everything all at once internationally?

They have trouble enough doing that in the US....
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jibba on June 25, 2010, 08:20 PM
I live in Queensland Australia and i can tell ya there not out here. I would say he probably lives in Melbourne where every thing comes out first.  

Actually I’m from Brisbane. If you are near there the Target at Capalaba Park had one left after I picked this up.

Can someone explain why Hasbro doesn't release stuff in the US FIRST, and the rest of the world afterwards?

They're a US company, their biggest market share is probably right here, I just don't get it.

I understand the stuff is manufactured abroad, but they're not cranking them off the assembly line in the UK or Australia. Why does those countries rate ahead of us?

I assume they must have a good reason, but I'm curious what it is.

And I know this doesn't apply to everything in the various lines, but particularly the figures always seem to hit abroad first, exclusives aside.

First off 99% of the time Hasbro does release stuff in the US first and then the rest of the world later. The reason the AT-AT (and other Vintage stuff) is being released internationally first is likely due to the set release date in the US. Now you may ask why these are not being enforced internationally aswell, and the answer is likely because when Hasbro planned this line they figured that the basically ‘failed’ 2009 assortments of both TCW and Legacy would take at least 6 months to fully clear (because there was undoubtedly still stockpiles unable to be moved to the clogged pegs, creating a backlog of cases to be slowly sold). Given that it appears they want to restart the line with the Vintage look, they want as little as possible Legacy left on shelves when they launch the line, so as too completely separate the lines, and too prevent Legacy from becoming ‘eternal peg warmers’. In that I mean if Vintage and old Legacy were on the shelves at the same time, the Vintage stuff would sell quick, and the Legacy stuff is still going to stay there indefinitely. Then when Vintage is restocked, it will sell, leaving the same old Legacy. If there is only Legacy stuff then they can wither it away without competition. You know the odd ROTS figures which lie around at the stores? It would be like that only worse. 2009 was a failed year for Hasbro and they want to reboot the line fresh. I know it seems stupid, and is frustrating; however I would rather wait, and have a fresh line, than a line plagued with old Legacy pegwarmers.

Apart from the reasons I already mentioned, has the thought crossed your mind that just because something doesn’t get released in the US first doesn’t necessarily mean that business will be affected. This whole ‘but we are the biggest consumer’ has no footing. What does that matter? Just because these are released early does not necessarily translate into larger profit margins. From a business perspective releasing these early or on August 6th has no importance.

Another factor is that because Hasbro didn’t release Legacy in the UK, there is no need for ‘depletion time’ as there is in the United States. Britain is the only country which literally didn’t get anything of the later half of Legacy, and thus has no backlog of figures. If anything that reinforces my theory that the reason for the later release date in the US is because of the Legacy backlog. Also it may not even be Hasbro’s decision to release these figures early in the UK. Because there is nothing on the shelves TRU may figure that it better if they get new product out there to fill the void. There is no such void in the US.

I think it’s good for you Americans to wait for the product like the rest of the world does.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on June 25, 2010, 11:50 PM
Actually I’m from Brisbane. If you are near there the Target at Capalaba Park had one left after I picked this up.
Oh if i had 200$ i would drive up and get 1
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: 501ST on June 26, 2010, 12:25 AM
I live in Queensland Australia and i can tell ya there not out here. I would say he probably lives in Melbourne where every thing comes out first. 

I am also in Queensland Australia (Brisbane) and picked up one from the Target Mitchelton (Brookside) store on the 20th June.

They are around in Queensland and not just Melbourne.  ;D

One just has to make calls and track them down with the same verve Vader had for finding Skywalker in ESB.  >:D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 28, 2010, 07:56 AM
Can someone explain why Hasbro doesn't release stuff in the US FIRST, and the rest of the world afterwards?

They're a US company, their biggest market share is probably right here, I just don't get it.

I understand the stuff is manufactured abroad, but they're not cranking them off the assembly line in the UK or Australia. Why does those countries rate ahead of us?

I assume they must have a good reason, but I'm curious what it is.

And I know this doesn't apply to everything in the various lines, but particularly the figures always seem to hit abroad first, exclusives aside.

I always thought this was as simple as the shipping route from Asia. 

I was always pissed that Neal in Rochester NY gets everything 3 weeks before me, being just 400 miles away.  But now I realize that I should be more angry at the Australians.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on June 28, 2010, 09:54 AM

I always thought this was as simple as the shipping route from Asia. 


Thanks, that one actually makes the most sense out of what I've heard so far.

I was just trying to ask a question more than voice a complaint. I'm sincerely curious.


Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on June 28, 2010, 12:39 PM
I recently had a discussion with a person about someone esle getting something before him.  He was very angry and felt that his world was coming apart. I couldn't understand why he was so upset.  He knew that he would eventually get the desired object, but he just had to wait a few moments.

The person was my four year old son, and the object was a pudding cup that had to be retrieved from the refridgerator.  His older brother had gotten one first!

Chill.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2010, 03:56 PM
I never care...  Ausies get a lot of things early I've noticed.  Good for them.  I have a Dak and AT-AT Commander already...  I'm pretty content to sit around and wait for the rest of it to hit.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on June 29, 2010, 12:26 AM
we may get things early but i never saw the legacy AT-ST here i had to get 1 from ebay.
still no AT-ST here.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 29, 2010, 01:35 AM
Just wondering, but how much will this go for again? I'm deciding whether or not I should buy it. I want this very much, but I can't go too far beyond my budget!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jibba on June 29, 2010, 05:34 AM
I never care...  Ausies get a lot of things early I've noticed.  Good for them.  I have a Dak and AT-AT Commander already...  I'm pretty content to sit around and wait for the rest of it to hit.

I beg to differ. We haven't had anything before the US in a VERY long time. Last time I remember was a couple of years or so ago, and even then it was just role play stuff...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on June 29, 2010, 11:24 AM
Just wondering, but how much will this go for again? I'm deciding whether or not I should buy it. I want this very much, but I can't go too far beyond my budget!

$99.99 at most retailers.

As for the wait, it can be a bit of a tease when other collectors are getting stuff first, but hey - if someone wants it early THAT bad, they can pay more. 

My real problem is with actual distribution, not when someone finds new figures a few weeks before someone else does.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on June 29, 2010, 12:30 PM

As for the wait, it can be a bit of a tease when other collectors are getting stuff first, but hey - if someone wants it early THAT bad, they can pay more. 

My real problem is with actual distribution, not when someone finds new figures a few weeks before someone else does.

Agreed.  Especially in today's marketplace of mega-retailers, we "should" be able to find the same products everywhere.  That'll never happen, but its how Target, Walmart and TRU (atleast) should operate.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greg on June 29, 2010, 02:07 PM
The more pics of this bad boy that I see, the more excited I get. I'm planning to buy one at full price, and hopefully score a second on sale or clearance. The troop bay looks like it has a ton of fun features, and would make a great background for posing figures or shooting photonovels or whatever.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greg on June 29, 2010, 02:14 PM
It looks like Hasbrotoyshop.com has the Big AT-AT (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-imperial-at-at-all-terrain-armored-transport?BR=495&ST=SO&PG=1) up for pre-order. So if you're confident that your local stores won't have them, or you just need to pay $20 for shipping plus tax, then this might be your best route!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on July 1, 2010, 04:26 PM
In-stock at shipping currently from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Super-Deluxe-Vehicle/dp/B0039X06OU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1278015363&sr=8-1).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: 501ST on July 2, 2010, 02:27 AM
I never care...  Ausies get a lot of things early I've noticed.  Good for them.  I have a Dak and AT-AT Commander already...  I'm pretty content to sit around and wait for the rest of it to hit.

I beg to differ. We haven't had anything before the US in a VERY long time. Last time I remember was a couple of years or so ago, and even then it was just role play stuff...

X2
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2010, 03:31 AM
I dunno about that guys, I think I recall CW 2008 stuff leaking out in Ausie land first.  Maybe not en masse, but I seem to recall it surfacing there before here.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 2, 2010, 09:36 AM
In-stock at shipping currently from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Super-Deluxe-Vehicle/dp/B0039X06OU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1278015363&sr=8-1).

Yes, but ships in about a month.  :P
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: 501ST on July 2, 2010, 12:40 PM
I dunno about that guys, I think I recall CW 2008 stuff leaking out in Ausie land first.  Maybe not en masse, but I seem to recall it surfacing there before here.

Even if that is correct it would be the 'get a lot of things early' part I would not agree with.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on July 2, 2010, 01:07 PM
In-stock at shipping currently from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Super-Deluxe-Vehicle/dp/B0039X06OU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1278015363&sr=8-1).

Yes, but ships in about a month.  :P

Yesterday it said 2-3 days.  ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2010, 10:30 PM
Oh mamma.  The FedEx delivery man dropped off a nice surprise for me tonight.   ;D

This new AT-AT (http://hanshideout.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-here-2010-big-at-at-has-arrived.html) is so, so, so, so so sweet.  It's big, it's fun, it holds a ton of figures.  I've been goofing around with it for well over an hour and I still can't believe how awesome it is to finally have one in my hands after basically lusting after one ever since I saw it in-person at Toy Fair.

Thank you Hasbro for making this fantastic toy.   8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 8, 2010, 10:02 AM
Yeah, I think it looks fantastic!  I can't wait to get it. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on July 8, 2010, 12:17 PM
So did all sites get a free AT-AT or was it just a few select ones?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2010, 01:20 PM
Generally it's whoever is signed up for the Q&A I feel sure.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on July 8, 2010, 04:02 PM
JD.com did in fact get one. 

My wife is convinced it was ordered online. 

My 2 year old calls it the "puppy robot" and wants to know when we are getting it out of the box...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2010, 08:34 PM
You haven't gotten it out yet?  Poser.  ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on July 9, 2010, 09:19 AM
Galactic Hunter is reporting this morning that these have actually been spotted on the shelves at a TRU in Phoenix.  :D

They're out!

Our local TRU's get a truck this morning, AND I get paid today.  ;D

Heading over shortly to check it out...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 9, 2010, 06:56 PM
Yep, I got on the Rebelscum Arizona thread this morning.  They had one at the TRU I frequent.  I went this morning but of course it was gone.  The spot was there though of course.  Oh well I am sure we will all get a chance soon enough!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on July 16, 2010, 12:27 AM
Arrrrrrrrrrr yes  ;D I went down to my local Target and laybyed 1 AT-AT today for 199AU and pick up in 8 weeks  8)
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4513500/4513574_5e90_625x625.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 16, 2010, 01:37 AM
You have Lay-Away at Target?   :-\  I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on July 16, 2010, 09:26 AM
Why did it ring up at $199?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darby on July 16, 2010, 09:50 AM
He's in Australia.   :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on July 16, 2010, 10:19 AM
Wait, does that mean it should have read 661$ ?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on July 16, 2010, 11:08 PM
Trust me it's a hollow victory at $199 and yes Australia and yes we have Lay-Away / lay-by at Target
There were 7 on the shelf and i grabbed it and legged it as fast as i could  ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: 501ST on July 17, 2010, 06:00 AM
Hollow indeed given on the 22nd they're pricing @ $149.00 AUD for their Toy Sale.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2010, 02:14 PM
Get it price adjusted, if you can.  They do that here.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on July 18, 2010, 07:01 AM
They would never do that here there too greedy. And yeah i know about the sale but i don't have $150 for the sale tight budget :'( still trying to get a job here.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2010, 08:43 AM
I finally broke mine out yesterday.

I was helped by my 2 year old son and 9 year old daughter.

Apologies to Hasbro and Hunter PR but we didn't take a ton of photos (if any), I was more interested in enjoying the moment than recording it or getting together with other collectors/sites to circle jerk about it.

The thing is huge no doubt.  It is as big as my 1 year old Boxer.  She did not trust it and kept an eye on it all afternoon.

My son kept calling it a "Giant Dinosaur" and his "guy" has been riding that speeder bike all over the house.  He is giving it the "Sturdy" test.  The panels have all come off multiple times.  He has managed to figure out the retractible line and all the buttons that make it talk.  But there is no damage.  Pretty good compared to other companies large items.

My 9 year old Daughter slept with it in her room because her Brand New Hoth Princess Leia, Snow Bunny Padme, Luna Lovegood from the British Harry Potter line and her 20 plus Astromech collection lead by R2-KT, had taken it over from my 20 VTSC Snow Troopers (I blame it one them being clones).  If I get home from work today and it is painted like a "My Little Pony" I will take pics then.  She was requesting I set up the vintage Ewok village for a 'visit', sadly I am sure it will be cordial and very "Yub Yub"..not the ewok slaughter that the AT AT is designed for.

I would say this thing is a HIT for sure.  I think the wife and kids are going to visit relatives later this month, so maybe I will get some time to actually look at.  I'll take pictures then.

It is definately "worth" the $100 retail price and is lightyears ahead of my vintage one I got 29 years ago.
I am anxiously waiting for the "Vintage" box.  I might actually keep it boxed.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on July 20, 2010, 10:37 AM
I am anxiously waiting for the "Vintage" box.  I might actually keep it boxed.

From the new SW Insider (p.65)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4812478934_863f535a09.jpg) (http://www.yakface.com/2010/july/TRUATAT.html)

Click to embiggen.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on July 20, 2010, 10:49 AM
Sweet - well minus that sticker.  Any news on if the sides or the back will be done up in the white "vintage" cardboard?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Paul on July 20, 2010, 10:59 AM
I am anxiously waiting for the "Vintage" box.  I might actually keep it boxed.

From the new SW Insider (p.65)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4812478934_863f535a09.jpg) (http://www.yakface.com/2010/july/TRUATAT.html)

Click to embiggen.

Thanks Jayson, that is the one. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on July 20, 2010, 11:54 AM
I had no idea there was a vintage variation.  What's the story with that?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 20, 2010, 12:04 PM
Am I right in remembering there's a price difference between the regular one and this TRU version? This picture is probably going to cost me that much money.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2010, 12:16 PM
I had no idea there was a vintage variation.  What's the story with that?

re:
TRU will have one with Vintage-esque packaging

The tenative plan is for the vintage package version to hit stores after the general release AT-AT (which TRU will also carry).  Contents of the box are the same, just the packaging is different.  There are rumors the vintage box version will cost $20 more, but that hasn't been confirmed by Hasbro/TRU anywhere that I've seen...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on July 20, 2010, 01:33 PM
And that will be the one I buy.  :)

Awesome pic, I wonder when these will be out?

And ARE those newly sculpted Tauntauns pictured on the box?  ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on July 20, 2010, 01:52 PM
I think those are the older Tauntauns, since Hasbro said they were doing new ones yet, but who knows, they've denied stuff before.  ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: STARKILLER on July 20, 2010, 05:49 PM
ive been out of the loop a bit,does this thing have a set release date?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2010, 06:30 PM
Same as all the other new stuff, basically.  Should be widely available 8/6.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 21, 2010, 04:52 PM
Has anyone noticed the "shadow" dude to the right? There's a shadow in the shape of a person right there, but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on July 21, 2010, 05:07 PM
Huh...I didn't even notice that.  Perhaps it's a shadow trooper that is lost?  Looks a little too big though since "he's" in the distance.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 21, 2010, 05:21 PM
That's a scene from the movie with a rebel soldier running in the background.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 21, 2010, 10:31 PM
I got my AT-AT from BBTS yesterday....magnificent! I am redoing my collection room to accommodate fore this. I will post soon! I also order another from TRU today , it's in stock with free shipping.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on July 24, 2010, 10:17 AM
I posted a bunch of pics of the Vintage box on our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4701927&id=202559486798) page. I bet even smells like 1980.  :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2010, 11:05 AM
I posted a bunch of pics of the Vintage box on our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4701927&id=202559486798) page. I bet even smells like 1980.  :)

Man, that looks so great.  I doubt I'll be able to spring for another for that spiffy packaging, but I wish that I could.  I wonder if we'll see Hasbro continue this (in exclusive form) next year and beyond if these sell well.  It would probably be relatively inexpensive for them to slap together boxes for something like the Falcon, X-Wing, Landspeeder, etc....and probably be tempting to a number of collectors - not that we need more to spend money on.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on July 25, 2010, 10:17 PM
I'm down for the vintage version.  Any word on the SRP?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2010, 07:09 PM
I received one of these from TRU.com (when they had the free shipping thing going on), and it really is amazing.  I know we've all talked about how big it is, but man, it really is a monster of a toy.  We didn't have any batteries in the house, so I haven't gotten to try the "lights and sounds" features, but aside from that, it really is fantastic.  Fun toy, and it looks great too.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: evenflow on July 29, 2010, 08:47 PM
Saw one at TRU today, behind the customer service desk on hold for someone. Looks cool.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 29, 2010, 10:22 PM
I'm so torn on whether or not to snap one of these up as soon as I see them or wait until the inevitable pre Christmas sale to knock a few bucks off. It's gonna be hard to resist, the more I see of it the more excited I am about it.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Diddly on July 29, 2010, 10:57 PM
I'm down for the vintage version.  Any word on the SRP?

I heard $120
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2010, 11:20 PM
For now, I'm looking to score a Shadows of the Dark Side packaged one for my MIB collection.

Then I'll hold off until the Vintage Packaged version comes out and score one of those.

After that, I'm gonna hold off until there is a sale or similar right before the holidays and finally score one to open.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Captain Piet on July 30, 2010, 07:47 AM
I'm down for the vintage version.  Any word on the SRP?

I heard $120

Where did you hear that? $20 for a cardboard box?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 30, 2010, 08:18 AM
I'm down for the vintage version.  Any word on the SRP?

I heard $120

Where did you hear that? $20 for a cardboard box?


As we've learned over the years: TRU exclusive stickers cost between $5 and $20 to make  ;)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 30, 2010, 10:18 AM
I now have two big AT-AT's in my Imperial fleet but I am not sure if I will buy anymore. They take up a lot of space but it is such a great toy. I really wanted to get four but space is becoming a real issue. I may buy the TRU Vintage one and keep it boxed but not sure if that will be enough to bite.

If anyone is on the fence with this it way better that the AT-TE and Turbo Tank. This is a must have in book.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 30, 2010, 02:23 PM

If anyone is on the fence with this it way better that the AT-TE and Turbo Tank. This is a must have in book.

Well it's way better than the turbo tank which was awful.

The AT-TE is very very good.

I got the AT-AT today, and love it on par with my AT-TE.

BTW - this fulfills my promise to CHEWIE.  The body isn't as big as I'd like, but I got the AT-AT so I kept my word after my initial protest/hissy fit/temper tantrum.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2010, 11:01 AM
Picked one up at Target today, I may have to break out ESB while I put this pony together!  ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on July 31, 2010, 01:21 PM
Glad you guys are giving it good reviews. Not sure WHEN I will get one but I will for sure - it'll be the BIG christmas gift for my son this year.
He also wants the target Hoth sets but I can't get both, I think I'll get the rebel set mostly for the rebel hoth troopers and the cannon.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 31, 2010, 11:03 PM
This might be pretty redundant, but the Vintage packaging makes it look special. Although I wasn't around in the original Vintage days, this has a very retro, original feel to it.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2010, 12:46 PM
Got the At-At and cracked it open this weekend. Like it, a lot, but don't love it. I can't quite put my finger on it. As a toy for kids - pure awesomeness. Really well thought out and just a treasure. However, I think the Falcon did a much better job of meshing kids and collector interest. It's just a tad too fat and I'm not digging the split level mid section as much as others. I would have also liked to have seen a working side door like in Jedi. That said, I'm still very, very pleased with the final product, and I will purchase at least one more.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 3, 2010, 01:54 PM
I have two of these already and have nothing but good things to say about them. This toy is so awesome, it's a must buy. What made me really happy was I was still able to fit the vehicle in my main display, I was a little worried about that. I had to leave the second one on the floor, but this is the one me and my daughter can mess with. We usually load it up with sesame Street dudes to attack Hoopers store.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFegUtRUx3I/AAAAAAAABAs/QMrZg551SlM/s400/JACKOFTRADZE+COLLECTION+ROOM+CLOSE+UP+D.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFefxSpVNfI/AAAAAAAAA_k/nMaLXYM_hJc/s400/JACKOFTRADZE+COLLECTION+ROOM+WIDE+1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFef-ohMQzI/AAAAAAAABAE/xniyB2Bx7qU/s400/JACKOFTRADZE+COLLECTION+ROOM+WIDE+5.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFhXG7eyctI/AAAAAAAABHc/lsNGQxBtNjc/s400/ATAT+2.jpg)

I would love to buy two more but my collection room is running out of space...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on August 3, 2010, 01:55 PM
Wow, it barely fit.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 3, 2010, 01:59 PM
Wow, it barely fit.

Yup, but it still looks great like it's marching towards the Generator. Check out this pic:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFef0z0hnUI/AAAAAAAAA_s/WyBiras8BhI/s400/JACKOFTRADZE+COLLECTION+ROOM+WIDE+2.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on August 3, 2010, 02:00 PM
Those backdrops really make the display.  Without them, it would just look like everyone else's!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on August 3, 2010, 02:04 PM
That's something I'm having trouble with, finding room for this thing.  Similar to the Falcon or AT-TE, they are mighty impressive, but a bit of a challenge to find room on a shelf for.  Right now, both the AT-AT and AT-TE are just sitting on the floor in our office - and our daughter enjoys messing around with them as well.  This reminds me of why I've been trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to cut back a bit on the non-OT ships, I barely have room for those let alone PT and CW stuff.  That being said, I'll most likely pick up that Slave 1 ship when that comes out :).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 3, 2010, 02:12 PM
That's something I'm having trouble with, finding room for this thing.  Similar to the Falcon or AT-TE, they are mighty impressive, but a bit of a challenge to find room on a shelf for.  Right now, both the AT-AT and AT-TE are just sitting on the floor in our office - and our daughter enjoys messing around with them as well.  This reminds me of why I've been trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to cut back a bit on the non-OT ships, I barely have room for those let alone PT and CW stuff.  That being said, I'll most likely pick up that Slave 1 ship when that comes out :).

I hear you but might I suggest a closet hanger bay:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TANU1UtGTjQ/TFef70mckMI/AAAAAAAAA_8/Qtm26_saug4/s400/JACKOFTRADZE+COLLECTION+ROOM+WIDE+4.jpg)

It helps with the bulky ships.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 3, 2010, 06:02 PM
Those backdrops really make the display.  Without them, it would just look like everyone else's!

Speaking of backdrops, where'd you get them?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 3, 2010, 06:04 PM
I had to leave the second one on the floor, but this is the one me and my daughter can mess with. We usually load it up with sesame Street dudes to attack Hoopers store.


Hooper was out of control, he had to be stopped.  Giving away cigar boxes, rubber duckies, soapdishes, even paper clips - dude was undercutting even Walmart.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on August 3, 2010, 08:30 PM
Those backdrops really make the display.  Without them, it would just look like everyone else's!

Speaking of backdrops, where'd you get them?


Yes those are awesome man, they look great! I've used the couple 'package diorama's with my son's vehicles and they do add something to the display.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 4, 2010, 12:49 AM
Speaking of backdrops, where'd you get them?

I made them from screen grabs and photoshopped aspects of them to flow with the set up. I removed some people and objects from some and had to recreate some of the scenery (The AT-AT shelf is a perfect example of this as well as the Lars homestead scene). I also acquired some official style guide art from EP3 from my ventures in the Toy industry (Jedi Temple/Coroscant Scenery). First you have to set up the display, size it, create the artwork, take down the display then print and stick the "Shelpaper". It's a long process but the result (yes, it's biased) speaks for itself. FYI - See my collection thread here for more images of the room. My Blog hosts better photos you can click on to make them uber large to see even more detail.

Hooper was out of control, he had to be stopped.  Giving away cigar boxes, rubber duckies, soapdishes, even paper clips - dude was undercutting even Walmart.

Target eliminated. Elmo was a casualty. He was a newbie anyway...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on August 4, 2010, 03:59 AM
What a great vehicle! I'm still a little in awe of it after a week!

All I could think of while putting it together was the one I made a s a kid with Luke hanging from my dad's dental floss dispenser.

i caught hell for that one.

I don't think there is a large scale vehicle I could resist buying. These things are amazing!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on August 11, 2010, 07:58 AM
Just picked up my AT-AT today what a beast  ;D
(http://aviary.com/viewfull?fguid=d214ae38-f686-102d-a9f3-0030488e168c) (http://aviary.com/viewfull?fguid=d214ae38-f686-102d-a9f3-0030488e168c)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on August 11, 2010, 09:45 PM
Dang this is a good looking toy. I'm amazed at all the features, the size, and the price. I worry a bit about the rubbery neck and ends of the puppet handle. I hope they hold up over time.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: AmanaMatt on August 12, 2010, 10:55 AM
Dang this is a good looking toy. I'm amazed at all the features, the size, and the price. I worry a bit about the rubbery neck and ends of the puppet handle. I hope they hold up over time.

That seems pretty sturdy, actually
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: poodachoo on August 13, 2010, 06:42 AM
Yeah its sturdy the leg's are strong the rubber neck is loose and should last long time. Im prob never going to turn the head anyways. 
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749010_cb64_625x625.jpg) (http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749010_cb64_625x625.jpg)(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749028_13a4_625x625.jpg) (http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749028_13a4_625x625.jpg)(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749040_e78d_625x625.jpg) (http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749040_e78d_625x625.jpg)(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749120_63fb_625x625.jpg) (http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4749000/4749120_63fb_625x625.jpg)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 14, 2010, 04:31 PM
I'm wondering - but there are also images of an AT-AT package, but the box is white, and it says "The Vintage Collection" in the top right-hand corner. The picture on the front is the format of the TRU-exlusive packaging. What is this? I thought there were only going to be 2 packaging types for this thing - the "Vintage" styled theme and the "Shadows of the Dark Side" theme.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2010, 09:00 AM
It's reported elsewhere there are some AT-AT's showing up in Canada with retro style "SPECIAL OFFER 2 STORMTROOPERS (Hoth Battle Gear)" stickers that show the Vintage carded snowtrooper from a few years ago, which I guess means they are included.

I haven't gotten the AT-AT yet, so maybe I should hold out for that version.  8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on August 18, 2010, 10:58 PM
Noticed tonight that TRU jacked up their AT-ATs to $109.99 after having them on sale last week for $89.99.  I guess the chosen one Jeff was saying that the Canadian version with the free Snowtroopers will end up at US Costco or Sams later this year....I guess.   :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2010, 11:35 PM
Jeff was saying that the Canadian version with the free Snowtroopers will end up at US Costco or Sams later this year....I guess.   :)

Just to clarify, that info about Sam's/CostCo potentially carrying that AT-AT in the USA came from a pretty solid source, but technically it is still just a rumor at this point (nothing is "official" until confirmed by Hasbro, yada yada yada).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on August 20, 2010, 11:05 AM
GH is reporting that the TRU Exclusive AT-AT in vintage packaging has been found in the Center of the Toy Universe, AKA Arizona. Looks like the price will be $109.99.

Was going to cave and buy this when it finally arrives on the East Coast in a few months, but I think I will have to pass because space is fast becoming an issue with my collection. Bummer.  :(

Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on August 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
Does anyone know if the vintage AT-AT shares the same UPC as the regularly packaged version?  Haven't cracked mine open yet, but would gladly exchange it to have the vintage packaging.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2010, 04:46 PM
Noticed tonight that TRU jacked up their AT-ATs to $109.99 after having them on sale last week for $89.99.  I guess the chosen one Jeff was saying that the Canadian version with the free Snowtroopers will end up at US Costco or Sams later this year....I guess.   :)

Perhaps the two snowtroopers are to placate Canadians because the only sound affect we're getting is Vader breathing? 

Yup, we're officially bilingual (English/French) and because Hasbro (completely reasonably) did not translate all the phrases into French as well as English we're apparently getting AT-ATs that do not have much of anything of the talking aspect.  The other sound affects work ok, but no talky-talky. 

I **** you not on this one.  I was actually contemplating getting one, but it'd have to be Stateside now.  Plus retail up here is regularly $129.00 plus the 12% tax for the non-vintage version makes this a pass as well.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on August 20, 2010, 06:53 PM
They should've included the sound of a toilet flushing and a cash register's "cha-ching".  :D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 29, 2010, 11:46 AM
Saw the vintage box version at TRU recently. I also noticed they jacked up the price another $10 for both box versions. Why would they stock the shelves with it at $99 then raise the price to $110 a few weeks later? I guess then they can put it back on sale for $99 later? That is what they did to the BMF. Initially it was $99, then they raised it to $130 and then put it on clearance for $99.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2010, 04:12 PM
Although I haven't seen the vintage box version, I did notice the price was raised to $110 at our store as well.  Not that it is outrageous, as it seems like a pretty nice toy for $100 anyways, but it just stinks to see price hikes like that out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 31, 2010, 11:28 PM
I saw the Vintage package today (And the price hike). I was not as enamored with the Vint package as I thought I would be, it's cool but I can pass. I am happy I paid $100 fro both of my AT-AT's and the Slave One set before the hike. The extra $10 makes these feel expensive. Target has the AT-AT on shelf for $10 less, that's worth the drive to buy it there. I get their exclusives getting the premium but the standard release makes zero sense.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on September 1, 2010, 11:08 AM
Saw the vintage version yesterday for the first time in person.  Really looked nice, but as an opener, I already have one new AT-AT and I'm happy with it... I'd like to get a second one, but right now am not feeling much of a rush to. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Greg on September 1, 2010, 11:21 AM
Saw the vintage version yesterday for the first time in person.  Really looked nice, but as an opener, I already have one new AT-AT and I'm happy with it... I'd like to get a second one, but right now am not feeling much of a rush to. 

I haven't seen the vintage package, but my feelings are the same as yours. It looks cool, and I want a second BAT-AT, but I'll probably wait for a sale or coupons to come my way.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on September 21, 2010, 10:51 AM
Saw another of these in the Vintage packaging this morning - damn it looked sweet. Hope they stick around til X-Mas.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 21, 2010, 12:10 PM
Me too. I still need to pick one up.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 30, 2010, 01:05 PM
Saw another of these in the Vintage packaging this morning - damn it looked sweet. Hope they stick around til X-Mas.

I got mine yesterday and I know it's sad to be so impressed with a box, but man does it look nice. So glad I held out for the Vintage style package.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 30, 2010, 05:00 PM
I've been holding out for the vintage box too. I'll buy one once I see it.

Then I hope to pick up one or two more AT-ATs for a sale price. (Half off at least)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on September 30, 2010, 07:19 PM
Scored my Vinty AT-AT tonight.  A few rough spots on the box, but I'm very happy to have this.   8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2010, 08:52 PM
I saw the vinty packaged AT-AT at our local TRU today for the first time.  Man, it sure is pretty.  If I had the extra money, I think I'd grab another - because hey, who couldn't use two AT-ATs and the box is so nifty too.  I can understand why they didn't, but I sort of wish all the non-CW stuff would have seen the vintage packaging (Cloud Car, Jabba, etc.)  Glad we're seeing the Snowspeeder later, I may be able to grab that one if I find it.  As a side note, our store seemed to have quite a few of the non vintage packaged ones on the shelves now (in two locations - same as the Slave I pack).  Stocking up for the holidays I guess, it will be interesting to see how they sell.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 10, 2010, 01:18 PM
Saw the AT-AT at Sams Club for $99.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on October 12, 2010, 06:34 AM
I noticed in the cockpit, they sculpted the part on the console where Vader's hologram appears. I wonder if at some point, a figure might have a mini Vader holo packed in. With the blue light effect it could look pretty good.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Morgbug on October 12, 2010, 01:20 PM
Vinty's are here, around $120 or so.  Costco has the regular for $94.  All CAD. 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 13, 2010, 04:28 PM
I got a Vinty at my local TRU. $109+tax. Only 2 were delivered to this store. The other one's box was a little crushed. I took the minty one.

This is one of those few times I'll keep something in the box until I'm ready to display it. That box design is SWEET!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2010, 02:15 PM
Check your K-Marts for $50 AT-ATs (http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_004W023568860001P?mv=rr) kids + the $5 off coupon doesn't hurt.   :)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2010, 03:15 PM
Hmmm, maybe my time to bite on an AT-AT if that's the case.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2010, 03:36 PM
Yep, I don't think I can afford NOT to buy one at that price. Rats.

I'm heading across the street to the Big K after work...thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 26, 2010, 08:08 PM
went to Kmart and they didn't have any, not even shelf space...   :-\
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 26, 2010, 08:23 PM
Hmmm, maybe my time to bite on an AT-AT if that's the case.

That armor is too thick, but if you break a tooth I'll fix it for you for free.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2010, 08:31 PM
It's always good to have friends in high places.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: EpicGon on October 26, 2010, 11:18 PM
Global crisis also can make toy prices get lower.

This is why K mart reduced its price to 50$

I don´t have the at at yet, but if I made some space I would like to buy a legacy packed one at 50 bucks.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CorranHorn on October 26, 2010, 11:36 PM
Check your K-Marts for $50 AT-ATs (http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_004W023568860001P?mv=rr) kids + the $5 off coupon doesn't hurt.   :)

Awesome, thanks for posting this iFett! I saw it right before I left work this evening and after striking out at a couple of stores the 3rd time was the charm. With the sale and the coupon, I scored an AT-AT for $50, saving $60 off the regular price + tax. This is no doubt the deal of the year.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 27, 2010, 09:48 AM
I went to my local K-Mart after seeing this deal and I scored on my first try. They only had one but I could not pass. I am going to hit another today to try my luck again. I agree this is the deal of the year! (At K-Mart no less!)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on October 27, 2010, 09:52 AM
This is indeed good news for those of us who are short on money, $50 is a whole lot better than a $100! plus I bought my son this years halloween costume at target for $28 instead of $40! He wanted the deluxe 501st clone trooper with the two piece helmet! They also have some Boba's and Jango fetts like that.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on October 27, 2010, 07:00 PM
I just picked it up an hour or so ago...  $49.99.  Can't beat it with a stick.

I also used coupons to pick up extra Dak and AT-AT Drivers, and since they've restocked I'm going to print out a number more coupons and get custom fodder and other stuff.  Lots of Legends out too on an island display, so lots of Clones, IG-88 and other coolness for cheap.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 27, 2010, 07:11 PM
Each time I tried to get it, it said it wasn't available. I've been trying since earlier yesterday. You guys didn't get the "item unavailable at this time" pop up?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on October 27, 2010, 07:15 PM
I went to the store to get mine.  I price-checked it first to be sure.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on October 27, 2010, 07:34 PM
Picked one up during my lunch break today.  Very happy to have an opener for $45 + tax of course.   8)  Odd "sale" if you ask me, but I'm not complaining.  Great early BF sale?  I see the kids on Scum are using some funky website to find their AT-ATs....
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on October 30, 2010, 05:43 PM
Got one today for $50 plus tax. I had the coupon, but after 5 minutes of the cashier finding a customer service guy, they come back and tell me that the coupon wasn't supposed to be put online. Frustrating.

Which was probably my bad, since I'd used a black & white copy of the coupon that same store earlier in the week (before i knew about the AT-AT sale). Damn black and white printer ruined it.

The K-Mart I went to an hour earlier took the color copy I printed out, but they didn't have the AT-AT.

Oh, well.



Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on October 30, 2010, 07:03 PM
Which was probably my bad, since I'd used a black & white copy of the coupon that same store earlier in the week (before i knew about the AT-AT sale). Damn black and white printer ruined it.

Ya I hate using b&w coupons, but so far so good.  I'm too cheap to buy color for the home printer so everything gets printed off on cheap ink at work.  Sucks that didn't work for you... 

Hoping to find another cheap AT-AT or 3 on BF.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on November 1, 2010, 08:57 AM
I too picked up the AT-AT.  I used the coupon (color) no problem.  The store I was at had about 8 more in stock.  I didn't see any signs that indicated that the AT-AT was on sale.  Just an odd sale.  My four year old spent about 20 minutes saying "Wow!" when I got home :).  He's particularly happy to have a "Daddy" to go with his "Baby" Galactic Heroes AT-AT.

Quick question.   On the pack in speeder bike there are, supposed to be, two gray squares on the back that somehow work with the legs so the speeder bike can stand.  My speeder bike is missed one of those squares.  If I contact Hasbro customer service, how likely are they to send me a replacement part, or does the equivalent piece from older versions, of the speeder bike, fit?  I have a bunch of the older speeder bike (with the incorrect handle bars) so I'm not sure if they redesigned the back end...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on November 1, 2010, 04:14 PM
Might send you a new bike...  Worth a try regardless.

You got hosed on the coupon deal scockery.  They should accept B&W or color, no problem, and the CSR was being a complete douchenozzel to you over that.  They didn't know what they were talking about, or they didn't care and were blowing you off, or they knew and didn't want to give you the $5.

I used the coupon probably a dozen times.  I got figures I wasn't willing to pay ful price for (3PO), extras for customizing (Leia, etc.), and some Legends army builders and Vintage army builders.  My store restocked JUST last week, so I stopped every day on my commute to pick up something new.  Got a couple Daks, AT-ST Drivers, Phase 2 Clones...  Good stuff for cheap prices.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on November 2, 2010, 09:11 AM
Yeah, I used that coupon 3 other times before that. As I said, just a hour before at a different store, and the cashier knew what it was before I handed it to her, she said "we've been getting those all day". 
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on November 2, 2010, 08:49 PM
I'm not sure if this is news to anyone or not, but we got a Target toy catalog in the mail today (the holiday one full of coupons), and they have one in there for $20 off the AT-AT.  Another case where I should have waited, but you just never know.  Nice deal for those who waited, or want another one.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on November 2, 2010, 09:07 PM
Y'know, while I too would have liked to save 20.00 off this, I think that I'd rather send Hasbro the message that I'll buy quality new stuff at full price.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 3, 2010, 01:36 PM
Agreed. I plan on buying a second, even if it's at full price.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: efranks on November 3, 2010, 06:29 PM
I found an AT-AT on the shelf in Binghamton, NY on my way through Saturday morning.  There was a shelf tag for $49.99 and I used one of the KMart $5 coupons with it, out the door for about $48.50.

The local KMart isn't stocking the AT-AT and I wasn't going out of my way to track one down but getting off the highway was easy enough so I'm pretty happy.  I passed on the Tank last year but this was one vehicle I didn't want to pass up, but also wasn't sure when I'd come up with the $100 to snag one.  Half off was easier on the budget.

   E...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2010, 07:51 PM
I got the Turbo Tank for like $40 at K-Mart this past Summer...  I was not into it either due to scale, but once I got it I had an immediate need to make it a custom "armored scout car" type deal.  LIke a small Commander's armored car deal...  Since Juggernaughts come in a variety of sizes I figured its plausible they'd have a small highly mobile one.

Anyway, long story short, the thing was easily the biggest bitch to take apart that I have ever experienced...  Hasbro really made it a pain to dismantle.   :-\ 

The AT-AT I will leave as it is...  I even debated getting it at $50.  It's a great toy though.  Just still not my collecting norm...  Very fun though for sure.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on November 4, 2010, 10:43 AM
The Turbo Tank is the only big vehicle I've passed on so far, but to be honest I was sort of hoping that we'd see a TRU $50 sale on that one the year after release like the AT-TE got a couple times.  I did see the Turbo Tank on clearance at WM around the holidays that year for $50, but we were just too strapped from all the Christmas shopping so I had to pass.  Like Jesse mentioned, it is out of scale, but still kind of a neat toy the way it looks.  Plus, for some reason seeing those concept drawings including it in the Hoth battle of ESB (in the latest "making of" book) made it even more appealing.  Anyways, I doubt I'll ever pass on the OT ships (if we see any other large re-dos), but I will probably take a "wait and see" approach with the CW/PT ones.  I totally understand the point of paying full price to show the interest in something, and usually I do that too, but with money (particularly hobby money) being so tight, there is definitely something to be said for waiting for a deal on these things.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2010, 01:08 PM
I passed on the Tank for the same reasons as Brian did.  I'd like to have it, mostly for its ESB awesomeness, but it's no loss if I don't.  The AT AT on the other hand I will buy and will grab at $50 if I can, but certainly $80.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on November 5, 2010, 02:11 PM
So I sent Hasbro a question about my AT-AT (the box was missing one of the pieces for the Speeder bike).  Hasbro replied that they'd be happy to have me ship the whole item to their return facility and they'll send me a replacement, or item of equal value, in 4-6 weeks.

I told them that was ridiculous, I'm not going to take my son's toy away for 4-6 weeks because they didn't include a part.   I'm also not going to return it to the store because I no longer have the box (my Wife recycled it..).  I get that Hasbro isn't supposed to jump because I complained about something, but I'm still disappointed in their response.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jayson on November 5, 2010, 02:19 PM
Can you buy another one and return the one with the missing part with that box?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on November 5, 2010, 02:20 PM
It's pretty much their standard response though, unfortunately.  And the other kicker is that "equal or lesser value" line...  You could easily have gotten a Turbo Tank back.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on November 5, 2010, 03:09 PM
Can you buy another one and return the one with the missing part with that box?

No.  I don't have the extra cash to do that right now, plus that would be a crappy thing to do to someone else's kids.  Frankly my son is never going to get the figures to sit on the speeder bike properly anyway, so the bike will probably stay in the back of the AT-AT for the most part (I've bought a couple of those Maestos motorcycles from Walmart and I've probably helped him put the same Scout back on the motorcylce about 100 times in the last month) .  I was just hoping that Hasbro would be more like LEGO (the one time I bought a set that was missing a piece, I submitted the request and the part was on my doorstep like a week later).  I get that its completely different in that LEGO actually sells their toys in parts intentionally, but still, it was worth a shot.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2010, 03:38 PM
You could always buy a vintage speederbike off ebay.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 5, 2010, 06:16 PM
Could you just return the speeder bike?
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on November 5, 2010, 07:48 PM
You could always just put the Speederbike in the ass hatch and glue it shut and pretend this just never happend in the first place.   ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on November 7, 2010, 05:30 PM
Ah, I miss KENNER's "WE REALLY DO CARE!"

My bro broke the vintage Millenium Falcon's guns and they sent him a new one.

Of course, greedy scum would exploit that for all it was worth nowdays so they could resale parts on ebay.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 8, 2010, 09:51 AM
It's a different world now.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on November 8, 2010, 10:12 AM
Could you just return the speeder bike?

Nope, they were specific they wanted the whole thing, hence their promise to send the same item or one of equal value (it would be funny if they sent me one of those Blue Felucia slugs as replacement though...)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 25, 2010, 11:36 PM
I received the BMF AT-AT for Christmas and wow is it huge!  I was a little worried it wouldn't fit on ym Hoth shelf...luckily, it does.

I will update my collection pictures soon with the updated shelf...I have done a little re-organizing on this display.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 28, 2010, 05:17 PM
(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/HPIM4441.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/HPIM4440.jpg)

Had a little fun comparing the BMF with the "mini-me" GH version!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: ruiner on December 28, 2010, 06:09 PM
I see somebody got a new bone for Jesus' b-day.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 29, 2010, 01:49 AM
All three of the dogs got those huge rawhide bones!   ;D
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on December 29, 2010, 02:37 AM
I like when they run around the house proud of having a bone as wide as the dogs are long.  Mine always knocks it into the tree and stuff.

AT-AT's are an interesting thing around me...  I think K-Mart is the only place that actually sold through theirs at the holidays.  I think Target did 2nd best.  TRU and WM have been sitting on the same ones since August.

K-Mart even put out a second round of them due to the $50 sale they ran.  Good for them I guess, getting the jump.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on January 3, 2011, 10:07 AM
Jesse, I see just the opposite at KMart.  The week before christmas they put out a huge pile of them, must've been atleast 40 of them.  Atleast half of them were still there yesterday.  When they did their $50 sale they only had about 5 on the sales floor at any given time, which is pretty much how they were stocked up until they put out that huge pile.  Now I'm sure they sold a bunch, but they are the only retailer in my neck of the woods that is sitting on a significant stockpile.

(I remember the timing of the release of the stockpile because I had seen one of those walker/armor suits from the Avatar line that I was going to repurpose as somekind of munitions loader for the Imperials, and I checked back into that KM two days in a row...).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2011, 08:48 PM
A friend of mine manages my nearby KM, and I was talkign with her back when they did the $50 sale...  She said they put out about a dozen more than were initially out with the August release back then, which some they had in the back and some came in during the sale....  After the sale, my stores also restocked, but nowhere near the numbers you're seeing Keonobi.

There's maybe 5 or so at my local store now, but I don't know now if there are more in the back and this is all that fit on the floor or what.

Targets near me either have one or two, and none in the stock room on the DPCI thingy, and WM has some up high, some down low...  TRU has a lot too, some up high, some down low.

BTW I got 2 Avatar mech suit things too, at KM.  I got one for like $7 and the other more near $10 I think, but both with the same thoughts in mind as you have for them.  Gonna take some work though.  The human-ish hands on those sucked.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2011, 11:58 AM
The AT-ATs sold great in my area, but I actually found one at Target on Monday for $12.54.

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012511walker4.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012511walker2.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012511walker3.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012511walker1.jpg)

I didn't realize it until I started snapping pics, that there are remnants of wrapping paper on it.  So someone apparently got it for Christmas, and took it back to Target.   Then they probably marked it down by 85% to just get it out of their inventory.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 26, 2011, 12:21 PM
Congrats on the find Chewie! That rocks!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on January 26, 2011, 12:32 PM
..and I thought my $45 Kmart find was decent.  Nice score   8)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 26, 2011, 01:38 PM
Dang, I'd buy as many as I could get for that price. Awesome score!
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2011, 02:27 PM
That is just an awesome price CHEWIE, congrats on that find.  I was sort of hoping I'd happen across one at some sort of clearance after Christmas, but things were pretty well sold out.  Honestly, I don't think there is a single AT-AT in town right now, TRU included.  It seemed to be the best seller of the big vehicles, at least here locally, as I don't know that any even hit clearance (they seemed to be gone before Christmas).  I wouldn't mind having another for a good price, but I guess I'm happy with the one I've got too (and don't necessarily have the room for another anyways).
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Keonobi on February 7, 2011, 11:33 AM
I still think I live in the bizarro land for SW collecting.  I stopped back into the above mentioned KM and even though they had the AT-AT on sale for $75 I counted 10 on the sales floor.  Now they weren't anywhere near the Star Wars toys, they were down around the corner on a "Clearance" rack in the middle of the isle between the tools and dishware.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2011, 12:01 PM
^^ Must have a former toy manager from WM working there...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: speedermike on February 7, 2011, 02:32 PM
It just might be the area that I live in, but I have never, ever seen anything on clearance at a price like that. Maybe 20% off, but even that is rare.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 7, 2011, 07:43 PM
It just might be the area that I live in, but I have never, ever seen anything on clearance at a price like that. Maybe 20% off, but even that is rare.

I rarely ever see anything like that also.  I'm in the same boat as you.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2011, 09:03 PM
I caved. 

I stumbled upon the craptastic Canadian chipped AT-AT today (with speeder bike) for $50 at Walmart and picked one up.  Don't know if I'll keep it, but it's resting comfortably in the basement now.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 15, 2011, 02:20 AM
Trust me, open it and you won't be disappointed.  Especially at $50.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 15, 2011, 09:07 AM
Found a pile of $50 At-At's at a K-Mart back East. Was plotting how I could get them on the plane...
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on February 23, 2011, 05:13 PM
K-Mart closest to me has two marked down to $75 plus currently 20% off clearance....$60.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Dan on March 8, 2011, 05:38 PM
Found a couple at a Minnesota Wal Mart for $49- they were marked regular price on the shelf, but scanned for $49, so be sure to double check if you see one.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on March 8, 2011, 07:09 PM
A buddy of mine got one today here in NC; just wish I had the EXTRA $50 LOL
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Force Guy on April 15, 2011, 11:14 PM
I was lucky enough to find one at K-Mart today for a steal - $37.50!

It was $99.99 regular price but clearanced at 25% off, making it $75.  But then they have a sale where you take an additional 50% off all clearance toys, making it $37.50.  Check out your local K-Mart!   
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2011, 01:57 AM
Good score Force Guy, you're only the 2nd guy I've talked to who got a clearanced AT-AT at K-Mart since they'd dumped them for $50 a while back.  That's a great buy.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 16, 2011, 09:04 AM
Yeah, I bummed. I had been eyeing three at my K-mart. They were down to $60 and sitting for a while, but then all three got scooped up randomly one day.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on April 16, 2011, 12:59 PM
I'm tempted to go looking for these, but I'm afraid I'll find one.  :P (Space is an issue.)
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 16, 2011, 06:20 PM
Tell me about it. I'm currently moving our entire house into storage since our home remodel is starting next week. I have no where to put that at-at in the storage unit. I'll be lucky to close the storage unit doors.
Title: Re: Imperial AT-AT
Post by: Scockery on September 9, 2016, 04:02 PM
Got my 4th AT-AT today. My 3rd used one. The big issue on this one is missing a top side door/hatch. Also lacks one missile and the chin gun is broke off (MIA). Plus some discoloration to the head. Because would you expect them use plastic that won't yellow?

The driver was MIA, but in a bag of parts there was a POTF2 AT-AT Driver with his chest dealie torn off but present. Strange.

I won't tell you how much I paid.