Few fictional vehicles are iconic as "The Empire Strikes Back"'s All-Terrain Armored Transport -- or AT-AT if you're a fan of acronyms. Originally designed by none other than "The Rocketeer" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" director Joe Johnston, the four legged Imperial Walker has appeared in over 20 video games and been scaled down and sold as numerous different toys. The upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which is set in continuity years before "The Empire Strikes Back," offers a new spin on many classic Imperial designs -- and it was only a matter of time before toy version would be available to own. Now the All-Terrain Armored Cargo Transport (or AT-ACT) is available to order.
Like its trooper-carrying cousin, the AT-ACT is four legged -- but with a slightly different design. Notable, the main body area is bulky and gold, meant for carrying inanimate cargo. The windshield (as it were) glows red like the eye of a Cylon.
This toy version, made by Hasbro, pulls out all of the Star Wars toy stops. It can be operated by remote control, stomping around your home while you watch comfortably from your couch. It can fire nerf darts, red like the lasers of Imperial ground vehicles. It comes with three action figures: our main hero Jyn Erso, a C2-B5 astromech droid, and a trooper-helmeted AT-ACT driver. What's more, the cargo area is removable and becomes a playset, complete with a zipline that will have all your Star Wars figures zipping around.
Start saving up now, the AT-ACT will be available on shelves in Target on December 1st, retailing for $299.99.
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” arrives in American theaters one December 16th, and if you are lucky and in the UK, on December 15th.
(via Nerd Approved)