When news came out that Hasbro was making an AT-TE I knew I had to have it. This thing is exactly what I would have wanted when I was a kid. It has lots of cool features like firing missiles, a motorized lamp, electronic lights and sounds, and it fits lots of figures. One thing that really helps to make a truly great vehicle or playset, in my opinion, is the ability to hold multiple figures and boy does this AT-TE hold figures.
As you can see, I prefer the Phase I armor of the clone trooper. I have plenty of the Phase II troopers that would look great in this puppy, including some awesome loose clone commanders, but for now I’m stuck on the Phase I. In fact I might buy even more to pack into this thing.
I really dig this Obi-Wan in clone armor. Unfortunately, it is not mine. It’s on loan from the Diane Rudolph Collection. Ah hem, yeah that’s my wife’s Obi-Wan.
I love this clone pilot. I hope Hasbro makes a better sculpt of him though. Unless they have and I’ve missed it, which is entirely possible.
Another nice detail is that there’s plenty of foot pegs on the stairs for posing.
The front part of the AT-TE holds up to four figures doing command type things… or something.
What’s nice about the back is that it’s got storage for the troopers guns, a good amount of room for posing, and two gunner’s stations. Another nice thing about it is you can plug in some plastic pieces that help you put in four rows of troopers in a standing position if you really want to pack them in.
Overall, the AT-TE is easily one of the best vehicles ever released in the Star Wars line. Hopefully some kids were able to geet their hands on this, because I know I sure would have gone ape nuts if I had this back in the day.