Here at Toyark, we love us some Original Trilogy. While Hasbro gives a lot of love to the prequels and Clone Wars, sometimes us they toss us OT fans some huge bones, and honestly, today I had to do a double take.
While randomly strolling into Toys R Us today not at all knowing what to expect, I came across the Death Star Trench Run set. Who could forget the epic trench run from A New Hope where Luke blew up the Death Star? We 1st showed you this set at San Diego Comic Con 2011.
The set includes the following figures(they look like VOTC/Saga Legends repaints):
- X Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker
- Darth Vader
While the wings and body look the same mold-wise as the previous Wedge/Luke/Red Leader X Wings(sold exclusively at Target and Toys R Us respectively), the cockpit and nose have been retooled. The cockpit now has a removable dashboard with attached joy stick. In addition, a retractable targeting computer is now in the cockpit. The front landing gear skid also has an opening door. That’s not all, a retractable proton torpedo is now built into the underside of the nose! Perhaps this can now be looked at as the definitive Hasbro X Wing.
I mentioned doing a double take because of this set. 1st, the retooled X Wing was a pleasant surprise. Secondly; the price: $99.99. Yeah…do what I did, just stare at the box, which you can do after the jump!