Posted by Mark on February 18, 2005 at 01:15 PM CST
If you're only collecting action figures, then you're definitely missing out on half the fun of Star Wars toys. Hasbro packs their line this year with several new ships and vehicles from Revenge of the Sith, and in particular packs their new BARC Speeder with an exciting blast from the past. Anyone one that grew up on Kenner's SSPs will immediately recognize what the BARC Speeder has to offer. While Hasbro attempted a Speeder Bike version in the early POTF2 line, the final product was awkward at best. This time around Hasbro has done the feature justice by enclosing it in what looks like a nicely scaled chaise (we’ll have to see what the movie version looks like to be sure), a wheel rather than dragging plastic fins for support, and a removable figure. The figure itself hosts only three points of articulation, which isn’t that great, but features awesome deco. Some collectors may feel a little short sheeted, preferring a version of the toy without the SSP action feature and with a more articulated figure, but these are toys after all and at least where this BARC Speeder is concerned supposed to be a lot of fun.