BIKER SCOUT

Source:
  (Return of the Jedi)


Date Stamp: 1983

Release Date: 1983

Carded Availability:
  Return of the Jedi
  Power of the Force
  Tri-Logo

Assortment No. : 70820

Retail: $2.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Scout Blaster


  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure first appeared on the Return Of The Jedi 65 back card.

    Comments: The vintage Biker Scout is the plastic testament of Lucasfilmís faultless evolutionary character design. Even though the traditional Stormtrooper armour still stands as a cinematic icon, the uniforms designed for the Endor sequences of Return Of The Jedi did away with all the impracticalities of the original shell and replaced it with a uniform that could facilitate its wearer with the ability to effectively protect the interests of the Empire. Not only was it practical for mounted travel via speeder bikes (or any other form of transportation), it also offered the one thing the standard armour didnít: Flexibility. Granted, the cold weather uniform offered the same, but who wants to fight rebels in a hot Ewok infested forest wearing thermal underwear?

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Biker Scout action figure had one major sculpt variation. The variation, which so far have only been documented to come from Mexico, can be easily spotted by the different head sculpt. Instead of the mouthpiece going down to the bottom of the helmet like all other minor variations of the figure, the Mexican version has a short mouthpiece that does not come down all the way to the helmetís bottom.

    The minor variations on this character make for some seriously interesting variant collecting. There are no less than four unique sculpts, all of which are also easily spotted by the helmet. (Images to be added shortly)



    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


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