Hasbro’s “Classic” First Order Vehicle

Most of you probably caught in the new trailer that there was a return of some more classic-esque vehicles in the First Order ranks, but were you aware that Hasbro has already revealed, and released a toy offering of one of these vehicles in their new lineup of toys?

If not, head to the forums for a look, but be warned that this link does take you to a spoiler thread.

  • Thats kind of funny. Its more of a riot that Galactic Heroes got the railing atop the AT-ST movie accurate, while hasbro couldnt.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    That’s just an old timey chicken walker with Disney characters.

  • Quarax Toa

    The toy is actually inaccurate to the design seen in the trailer: https://intl.target.com/p/galactic-heroes-star-wars-first-order-at-st/-/A-52122953

    • Brian Beck

      Jayson’s kinda making a joke about it.

      • Quarax Toa

        Oh. Still, it’s interesting that they’d make a new mold for this vehicle, but not actually make it accurate.

        • Brian Beck

          They are made for pre-school age kids, not movie prop collectors 😉

  • 80sRobot

    The FO AT-ST seen in the TLJ trailer is not the same design as the classic Imperial one. Compare the front windows of the two AT-STs — the FO one appears to be a single wide window, not two separate “eyes” like the Imperial AT-ST.

    Also, the FO AT-AT looks to be a more updated model, too. Its head looks a little longer, sleeker, and its neck is not as exposed. We need a bigger, closer, more clear image of it to confirm or deny this, though.

    • Paulskywalker

      I noticed that they were both different too. There is even like a half circle design under the AT STs windows.

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Yeah, an upgraded design based on the original look, aware of that. Most casual movie goers probably will think it’s the same as before… same goes for the AT-ATs too… I know some buddies who thought the TIEs and X-WINGS were the same in TFA. These are all evolved “classic” vehicles.

    • JohnMorog

      So did they nix this from the movie? I wouldn’t be too disappointed…
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b7b4f3c6169393c1e5d96667733aa566997a7deffeea9d9053b5586418df8efb.jpg

      • Brian Beck

        it was a 2 minute trailer, for a 2 and a half hour movie.

        • JohnMorog

          shhhhh

  • 80sRobot

    Interesting article that may be worthy of a separate news entry for YF editors and readers to discuss:

    “Disney Has Problems And Hasbro Is In A Box”
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4112907-disney-problems-hasbro-box

    “Toy sales of movie-driven action figures are further affected by the presence, or absence, of collectors. This group, mainly adults, represent a significant percentage of the consumer group buying these toys. In the specific case of Star Wars The Force Awakens collectors were estimated to have accounted for about 30% of all Action Figure sales. This plummeted to about 15% in the case of the sequel Rogue and now until end of September accounted for less than 5% for The Last Jedi.”

    • 80sRobot

      The gist of this article’s analysis: Hasbro needs to diversify their products beyond movie and TV tie-ins, for the sake of their own bottom line. (Translation: they’re not making much money off of Star Wars and Marvel toys.) But this will probably put Hasbro in conflict/disagreement with Disney over these licenses, which also became a sore spot between Mattel and Disney.

      • Rykrof_Enloe

        They have been planning for a while to expand the Hasbro Universe…. rolling Transformers, GI JOE, MASK, etc. all into one bigger, broader theme.

    • Kyle Holt

      Thank you for sharing this, I found it to be a very interesting read. I was just having a conversation about this with someone on a Power Rangers forum the other day when discussing the possibility of seeing any further product for that movie, and why it was unlikely. It does seem that we are far removed from the days when movies and product lines had the legs to carry on from year to year, anymore they get about a 9 month lifespan, if they’re lucky and successful. They start about 3-4 months prior to release, and last about 5-6 months following, all depending on what other movies are coming and competing for shelf space.I thought it was hard on anyone who tried to collect multiple lines(Marvel Legends, Black Series, etc.), like myself, trying to keep up with so much stuff, but apparently it’s hurting the companies producing the stuff too, which makes sense.