|AST-5 (Armored Sentinel Transport) Vehicle|
Regardless of what it was supposed to do, the thing looked pretty incomprehensible. It was like a detached cockpit from one of Kenner's larger vehicle toys, with a plastic, um, thing attached to its back end. I could never quite figure out if this thing was supposed to represent legs or wings. Thinking about it now, I suppose they're legs of some sort. After all, it's an Armored Sentinel vehicle, and those legs would allow whoever was piloting it to stand up and survey his surroundings. Then again, the side of the toy's package refers to that thing as "wings." Okay, I'm still confused.
The AST-5 was issued in 1983 along with the ISP-6 mini-rig. Though it was available only in Return of the Jedi packaging, the 1984 issue features four mini-rigs on the back of its flap instead of six.
First Issued: 1983 (ROTJ packaging, 6 mini-rigs on back)
|Description by:||Ron Salvatore|
|From the collection of:||Ron Salvatore|
|Film:||Return of the Jedi|
|Category:||Toys / Action Figure Related / Vehicles|