|Scout Walker Vehicle|
Fortunately for Kenner (who had invested a ton of money in developing the toy), the Scout Walker played a prominent role in Return of the Jedi. In the film, several of the vehicles were seen patrolling the forests of Endor. One even managed to kill an Ewok! So, in 1983, the toy was re-released in a ROTJ package. While the first ROTJ version simply updated the ESB box with the logo of the new film, the second (and much more common) release featured an entirely re-worked package, which included a new Endor-themed photo.
It's currently not too hard to find the item in the loose state. Boxed, however, it is not the easiest toy to locate. In particular, the original ESB release is an uncommon find in unused condition, and the first-release ROTJ version is downright rare. In 1995, Hasbro used the molds of the old Kenner toy to create a new Scout Walker toy. It's deco scheme is much more complicated and realistic-looking than that of its vintage counterpart.
First Issued: 1982 (ESB packaging)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles|