For Star Wars buffs looking to expand their collection of evil galactic minions, Sideshow Collectibles’ recently released Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is a worthy indulgence. It stands as a masterful recreation of the wintery-clad operators of the Empire’s hulking All Terrain Armored Transports and gives fans the chance to own a screen-accurate depiction of one of the troopers at the center of Episode V’s iconic battle scene on the surface of the Hoth system’s snowy sixth planet.
Out of the box, Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is immediately impressive. The trooper’s armor has been rendered with remarkable detail. The sculpted helmet, shoulder, and torso armor feature the polished ivory surfaces, painted components and distinctive insignia of their on-screen counterparts. Also impressive is the chest-mounted life-support system (which connects to the helmet via a pair of lateral hoses). Like the figure’s other body-mounted accouterments, it has been faithfully captured complete with familiar fascia and the same polished luster. The rest of the AT-AT Driver’s uniform bears the same attention to detail. The fitted grey flight suit has been crafted with noteworthy precision. The cloth outfit features stitched seams and functional pockets which give the figure a lifelike, inspection-ready appearance. Rounding out the trooper’s ensemble is the low-slung white cloth harness, and the sculpted boots and gauntlets, which also bear the look of fabric thanks to natural coloring and shading.
Beyond the strengths of the getup, Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure possesses other admirable features. The figure stands just over 12 inches tall and boasts a fully articulated body to facilitate posing. However, given the exacting fit of the uniform it’s recommended that dynamic poses be attempted with great care. Accessories include three pairs of interchangeable gloved hands (fists, open palms, and weapon grip), a six-inch BlasTech E-11 blaster (with cloth strap and folding stock), and for the Sideshow Exclusive variant, an additional blaster rifle. Rounding out the list of extras is a hexagonal figure stand to help with display, though the figure is balanced and stable enough to stand without it.
A welcome addition to the collection of any fan of the original Star Wars trilogy (alongside the company’s Episode V Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Sixth Scale figures), Sideshow’s Collectibles’ Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure began shipping in September of this year at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $209.99 USD. Unfortunately, a sixth scale AT-AT is NOT included.