Advent Day 18 - Star Wars

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This time next week it will be Christmas Day, which means that we are now on the home straight of the Advent Calendars for this year. The gifts tend to improve as we come closer to the 24th of December and the final gift, and today's Imperial Biker Scout Minifigure adheres to that rule in my opinion.

This Minifigure has only appeared once before, in the enormous 10236. This is therefore a rare Minifigure, and one which many people will have yet to pick up. As 10236 is likely to be among the most popular sets appearing under the tree this Christmas, this will go very nicely with the Ewok Village to expand the Imperial garrison. His torso and legs are printed with extraordinary detail, including a small backpack and the light armour plating as seen in the film.

His head is printed with the Stormtrooper face which can be seen peeking out of the visor in his helmet. I quite like the helmet which has endured since 1999, although it would seem that an update may be appearing quite soon as a new mould of a helmet, much like that of Scout Troopers, is worn by the Kashyyyk Troopers in the upcoming sets 75035 and 75042. Whether or not a re-coloured version will appear in a future set waits to be seen, but I would be interested to see how a Scout Trooper would look wearing a white version of this new helmet.

Overall - 4.5 - An excellent Minifigure and quite a rare one too, so a welcome addition to the Advent Calendar.

9 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG! All i can think is Call Of Duty xD.

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By in United States,

Christmas is the 25 (at least in the USA)

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By in United States,

^There is no day 25 in Advent Calendars.

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101 I'd just keep the helmet, especially when you look at what Lego did to the phase 2 clones.

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By in Australia,

I like the helmet, one of the first sets i bought was the speeder bikes and Endor Luke (complete with black glove). Still havent got my hands on an Ewok Village as its pretty pricey here in Australia and wasnt available when i was in the US a few months ago.

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By in United States,

Must be a British thing, in the US we say home stretch

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By in United Kingdom,

^Good point. I've heard both, and I imagine the British version comes from athletics tracks where the end of the longer distance races has the runners coming off the final bend onto the home straight.

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By in United States,

It's a little creepy to see the eyes through the helmet like this! I always turn the head around so that the black finish is showing; that way it looks like the helmet has the dark lenses like in the films.

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By in United Kingdom,

^I'm totally with you on that. Us OT purists never got to see a Storm Trooper's face and think that's an important part of the mystique and menace (same with Boba Fett), so I've never liked there being faces printed on the OT figures, read back from the new films, and always make sure no face printing is visible.

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