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Am I the only one not super impressed by the AT-ST?

 

All of the figures are beautiful and I can't wait to really sink into this game, but the AT-ST just seems kinda stumpy to me. It doesn't seem to be in scale with the figures either. 

 

Here are some pictures of it side by side with one of the AT-STs from WotC's old Star Wars miniatures game. The figures in that game were slightly smaller than the guys in IA, though the AT-ST is clearly bigger and doesn't look so... chubby. 

 

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The heads look close to the same size, but the legs on the IA figure seem much shorter, even after you account for how the joints are bent in each figure. 

 

Maybe my eyes are just playing tricks on me. Is the IA At-ST true to scale with the IA figures? Are both of these guys pretty much the same size? 

 

Maybe i'm going crazy. 

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They're not that much different in size overall, though the WoTC is skinnier. The WotC legs are posed differently (extended up) while the FFG version is hunched forward creating the illusion of a much bigger difference. As for the rest of the scale vs. figures, I'm ok with it. It's already the one model that I have to transport separately.

Edited by AlexW

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Actually, I spoke with one of the IA designers at GenCon this year, and he specifically said that the WotC version of the AT-ST was out of scale...it was too big, and that they specifically designed their AT-ST to be at the proper scale.

 

So yeah...don't compare a good apple with a bad apple and then complain that the good apple is missing the bruises and holes.

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It looks awesome, has lots of detail, and fits the board well. I have no complaints. Don't see any reason behind others. The Gen Weiss model looks a little bananas but hell with it. BTW we played a mission last time where we got to drive one, when we do that we just ignore the players normal hero card, equipment and class deck upgrades right? Basically just give him the AT-ST card and he uses just that?

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I much prefer the IA AT-ST over the one from WOTC.

I have both, and the IA versions looks just right to me.

Agreed. At first the IA one looked wonky o me but I was just used to the WOtc one (I have 3 of them and the AT-AT)... but now I much prefer the IA one and think it looks fine, scale wise

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Wow. The FFG looks even better in comparison. The WOTC one is awful. FFG is only one looking remotely screen accurate.

 

 

I like the KFC happy meal one best. But then again i grew up with the Kenner AT-ST, so nostalgia is a factor here.

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That isn't too far from the truth.  The FFG one is basically at rest/in storage, while the WOTC one is in action:

 

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130903201709/starwars/images/6/6b/AT-ST_SWGTCG_art.JPG

 

Notice how the legs are extended above, but it should be noted this is an artist rendering, and not the scale movie models.

 

Here's an on-location AT-ST from the early 80s.  Those things were monsters.

 

http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Publication6/v4/51/20/06/512006ee-b36c-0e12-ec5e-c0ffe647b759/9780345543585_ss_03.480x480-75.jpg

 

I'm so happy they're using less greenscreen for the new films.

 

Here's an AT-ST in movement on screen... so tiny, awwww, how cute.

 

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Its not far off. This screen from ROTJ has its leg in a similar pose. I think the FFG one is a little too short and too thick of legs while the WOTC is too far the other direction. The cockpit shape isn't quite right on the trailing edge either. I think I still like the kenner version the best. At least from the comparison article posted above. Though I have to wonder if they had different models in different movies. I know the falcon changed all the time, etc.

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