Pictorial Review: Defense of Hothâ„¢ Battlepack

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Pictorial Review: Defense of Hothâ„¢ Battlepack

Post by Valentin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:57 pm

Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back - Defense of Hothâ„¢ Pack
Asst. #: 97634/97632
UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569550259
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Release Date: Dec 2010 (Jan 2011, SG)
R.R.Price: USD$49.99, SGD$89.90
The Rebels defend their base on Hoth with every available weapon in their arsenal. They know they can't defeat the Imperial forces attacking them, but they need to delay them long enough to evacuate the base. Rebel troopers blast the enemy from laser towers that ring the base, and fire anti-vehicle cannons and medium repeating blasters at the snowtroopers and AT-ST walkers.
• Laser Tower with opening hatches, and firing action
• NEW anti-vehicle cannon with firing action
• Includes K-3PO, and 2 Rebel Troopers
• Includes Medium repeating blaster
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The Packaging:
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Check out the full length artwork:
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Opening it up...
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The instructional leaflet:
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The Laser Tower:
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It's 4 views:
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The hatches:
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The firing action feature:
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The laser tower is a rehash of the previous tower from an earlier ultimate battlepack series. The turret rotates, and the detailing is as good as ever.

Let's look at the figures next...
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There's 2 rebel hoth troopers and a K-3PO... excellent articulation all around. And there's more...
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With these number of accessories, am nearly speechless. An excellent figure to troop build on.

The medium repeating blaster:
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A rehash as well, from the legacy collection. Still it's a good addition to this battlepack.

Without further ado... The best for last...
The anti-vehicle cannon's parts:
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It's 4 views:
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The laser sighting action...
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The comparison with the initially released...
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For a reference on the scale -> http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/1.4_FD_P ... ser_cannon

In SG terms... this is seriously an overpriced battlepack. Yet, once one would to open it up, the items inside are hard to find and are going for ridiculous prices on the secondary market.

This is one battlepack which I would seriously consider getting at least 3 or more, were I doing up the battle of Hoth scene. The figures in it are great for troop building and also comes with plenty of accessories. If fact, the new re-tooled laser cannon is what really make it all worthwhile in this set. With it's detailing and correct scale.

To end off, here's the entire set all gathered...
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Thanks for reading.
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Post by johndroberts » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:34 am

Nice Review. Seems a little expensive for what you get.
I love star wars. However the set I want the most is the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Queen Anne's Revenge. So fresh.

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