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Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« on: January 2, 2017, 11:37 PM »
Huh.  Looks like Walmart is expanding their Black Series 3.75" line a bit:

Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver found in Houston, TX.

Sounds like it's about $60 for this version.  Wonder if they bothered to fix the joints this time around...
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #1 on: January 2, 2017, 11:55 PM »
First time around, joints snapped...  plastic was too weak.

Second time around, plastic was too flexible, joints themselves too loose to hold up the bulbous noggin of an AT-ST.

Third time's the charm?

Though IIRC, the Hoth version in the ultimate battlepack stands better....  I think.

Regardless though, I find this to be one of the coolest vehicles Hasbro cranked out.  If it's too weak, I'll redo the "fix" tutorial I had, but simply put, it's an external lock washer wedged in the "hip" joint for sturdiness.

I went ape**** on the K-Mart walker during their clearance glut...  I went ape**** on the Wal-Mart one too, for that matter.  This?  At $60, I'll bide my time I think.  I have plenty.  But if it's nicely fixed to "perfection" I'd buy one I think.  It was cool seeing it tear up the streets of Jedha.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #2 on: January 3, 2017, 09:26 AM »
Do we know if there's anything new about the vehicle or driver yet?

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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #3 on: January 3, 2017, 10:55 AM »
Do we know if there's anything new about the vehicle or driver yet?

Looks like a repack of one of the Kmart Exclusive Endor AT-ST Crew
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #4 on: January 3, 2017, 12:17 PM »
Well, this is certainly a surprise, albeit kind of welcome.  This is probably one of the best vehicles that Hasbro has released in the past 10 years.  I don't know if anyone was really expecting this.  But with the AT-ST showing up in ROGUE ONE I guess that might have been reason enough for Hasbro to do so.  And since Hasbro has held off on making the tank from Jedha, I guess this takes its place.

The $60 price tag sucks.  But then the price on ALL vehicles seem to have been significantly inflated since Disney took over the SW property.  If this were a Target offering I'd wait until it went on clearance.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #5 on: January 3, 2017, 02:51 PM »
This is a pass for me unless the Driver is new.  I already have a dozen or so AT-STs from previous releases, so can't see shelling out $60 for another unless there's some significant improvements to be had.  Cool that they are releasing more Black Series stuff though.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #6 on: January 3, 2017, 03:25 PM »
The only "correctly" scaled AT-ST I ever got was the Legacy Collection one. Is that different paint apps wise?
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #7 on: January 3, 2017, 04:26 PM »
So this is what, the 5th release of this version of the AT-ST?  The previous ones that come to mind are:

-LEGACY COLLECTION (Red phase) - WalMart exclusive
-SOTDS Attack On Hoth multipack - Target exclusive
-VINTAGE COLLECTION - K-Mart exclusive
-BLACK SERIES - Battle on Endor - TRU exclusive

I'm pretty sure I picked up all of these except for the Black Series one.  I think the paint apps have varied on some.  I think RS has some comparison shots between the first couple.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #8 on: January 3, 2017, 04:52 PM »


Walmart TLC / Target Attack on Hoth / Kmart Vintage Collection

I'd say the new Walmart one matched more closely to the first (TLC) release than the others, although I don't have the TRU version to compare against.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #9 on: January 3, 2017, 07:45 PM »
I appreciate that Jayson has them correctly posed as well. :P
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #10 on: January 3, 2017, 08:04 PM »
This is a very welcome surprise for me! Made sense since it was in the movie.

Though, would love to also have a proper large wing TIE fighter with the new cockpit without the pink windows.  ::)
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #11 on: January 4, 2017, 09:54 AM »
Well at least it doesn't fire nerf bullets.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #12 on: January 4, 2017, 03:18 PM »
I haven't touched my original Wal-Mart ones in eons...  Kind of afraid to.  Not much to fix them if they pop.  I should get one out that is broke and start looking through hardware to find a fix for it.

I'm very curious if anyone knows if this new one has sturdy joints that don't break over time/stress?  It's the motivator for me owning one.  Otherwise there isn't much about it that looks like it's specific to Jedha, or even all that different from the last Wal-Mart one to be honest.  And I kind of prefer the K-Mart Endor ones even, once they're fixed.  The grey seems more right and the deco just looks better to my eye.

This is definitely appreciated...  A Big Wing TIE would be nice too though...  grey instead of blue-grey would be neat since I think I have quite a few of the latter.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #13 on: January 4, 2017, 05:54 PM »
Wow!  Interesting development with the re-release of one of Hasbro's best vehicles...  Glad to see it, though, as it could bode well for future releases.  Hasbro must see there is still popularity with the 3.75" Black Series line to expand to doing vehicles...  I have a couple of the original Walmart AT-STs, one still sealed in its box and the other where the legs cracked apart.  I also have the Kmart one, but eventually glued the legs in place as the rubbery plastic lost its strength...  That one is my display piece.
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Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" AT-ST Walker w/Driver
« Reply #14 on: January 4, 2017, 07:07 PM »
I really need to write up the fix for that.
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