Sideshow Collectibles’ Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is an admirable take on the Rebel Alliance’s AT-AT-felling squadron commander that’s apt to earn it valuable shelf space in the collections of fans of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
On the heels of other sixth scale Sideshow pieces inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy’s second act (including the Imperial AT-AT Driver and Han and Luke in snow gear), the company’s recently released Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure exhibits an impressive level of fidelity to the source material which discerning Star Wars aficionados will relish. The fully articulated figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and comes with 11 swappable hands (9 gloved and 2 ungloved) in a range of grips, and dual head sculpts (helmeted and unhelmeted) with portraits that capture the likeness of Mark Hamill as the aspiring Jedi (complete with Wampa scar) with respectable accuracy.
Clearly, the most impressive aspect of Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is the painstakingly crafted costume. The outfit includes an intricately fabricated multi-pocketed cloth flight suit, chest-mounted life support unit (complete with a plastic hose and fabric straps), flak vest, utility belt (with saber clip), data cylinders, and holster, along with essential ice world accouterments including a fabric cold-weather jacket, boots, and gloves. Luke’s helmet exhibits an impressive degree of detail. While it’s permanently affixed to one of the interchangeable heads, it comes complete with an amber visor and comlink as well as authentic insignia and weathering.
Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure comes with the hero’s key accessories. In addition to Luke’s DL-44 blaster and lightsaber hilt with removable blade, the figure comes with a molded and inseparable pair of bunched gloves (similar to the company’s previously released Episode IV Red Five variant) to add to the presentation options. Rounding out the list of accessories is an adjustable 3-piece figure stand and 6-sided display base.
Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is a welcome addition to any Star Wars fan’s personal Echo Base and one of the 2017’s high profile new releases. The figure began shipping in May at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $269.99 USD.