A full size Star Wars At-St Scout Walker replica has recently been put up for auction on eBay. It stands 16-foot tall, is made from metal and wood and could be yours for a reasonable £9,800 US$16’000.
One of the most iconic vehicles in the ‘Star Wars’ universe the AT-ST quickly became a fan favorite. Known for its ungainly walk and being defeated by a gang of militarized teddy-bears, this mechanical menace represents the might of the galactic Empire.
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The eBay listing states:
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” it reads. “Never has one of these come up for sale EVER!! This is a completely one off, stunning handmade static display replica, built very sturdily from Metal and Wood.”
“It has been fully weather proofed and can live outside! It even comes fitted to its own trailer, which it easily removes from as it is fitted to a metal frame stand so it doesn’t have to be displayed on the trailer.”
“You can make plenty of money hiring it out to promote businesses, night club promotions, conventions, events,” they suggest.
The AT-ST’s current owner, Martin Fillery of Hollywood’s Finest… revealed that it’s hard to let go of such an impressive and imposing item but he is raising the cash to buy his first property.
A collector himself, Martin has amassed an amazing assortment of film and TV replicas including a TARDIS, a Hulk statue and even a P-5000 Power Loader from the film ‘Aliens’. But the AT-ST is without a doubt his most impressive piece.
“I bought it a while back,” he explained. “It was something a group of people had made. I was actually selling a fully-wearable C-3PO costume when someone contacted me and asked if I would be interested in some kind of deal.”
“He didn’t fit in the costume,” he laughed. “But I ended up buying the AT-ST anyway.”
Unfortunately, I should point out that this AT-ST isn’t a fully-working replica… and while it’s in excellent condition, remember it was hijacked by Chewbacca outside the Imperial base on Endor. So you might want to give the pilot’s seat a quick rub down. Especially if you’re allergic to animal fur.
Check the listing at eBay.com
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