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.
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