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The Empire Strikes Back

AT-AT Driver - ESB - Basic

AT-AT Driver

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AT-AT Driver

General Analysis

The AT-AT Driver is a figure I distinctly remember in my youth. It was cool imaging how this “Stormtrooper’s” armor was changed to become an AT-AT Driver. As young Star Wars fans, we often compared the various members of the Galactic Empire to each other and itemized the strikingly similar characteristics between them. The AT-AT Driver was a much-needed figure if you owned the Imperial AT-AT. And many of us acquired multiple AT-AT Driver action figures to populate the massively large vehicle. Loved the AT-AT Driver’s weapon and how he was able to wear it over his shoulders when not in use. His hands weren’t too functional, unfortunately. So I found him most useful at the steering wheel of his exclusive mode of transportation. The AT-AT Driver was barely seen in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, so Kenner used a promotional image which looked a whole lot like a costume-fitting to use for the figure’s card back. Even stranger, the Tri-Logo version received heavy alterations which “erased” most of the detail in the chest armor. A great figure, the AT-AT Driver remains a favorite for me from the vintage Kenner line.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2015's REBELS AT-AT Driver (SL18) SAGA LEGENDS figure.

Collector Notes

Name: AT-AT Driver

Collection: The Empire Strikes Back

Source: The Empire Strikes Back

Release: 1981

Status: AT-AT Driver is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 39379


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• AT-AT Driver (Conducteur du AT-AT)

• Trilogo

• Packaging features an odd, alternate image with most of the torso details airburshed out.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. ESB-41A
  2. ESB-41C
  3. ESB-41E
  4. ESB-47
  1. ESB-48C
  2. ROTJ-48
  3. ROTJ-65A
  4. ROTJ-65B
  1. ROTJ-77A
  2. ROTJ-79A
  3. POTF-92

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: August 23, 2018
Category: Empire Strikes Back, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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