All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST)
from "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
About the Design
Affectionately known as the “Chicken Walker” because of its jerky bird-like movements, the AT-ST only made a three-second cameo in “The Empire Strikes Back.” But it was such an audience favorite that it was given a primary role in the Battle for Endor that climaxed the final film in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, “Return of the Jedi.”
About the Kit
Released just prior to the May 25, 1980 release of "Return of the Jedi," MPC's AT-ST kit was a simple "Snap" kit designed for beginning modelers. All the hatches were molded into place and the fit, especially in the cockpit area, was somewhat crude. Nonetheless, with some work, the kit built up into a nice little display piece, an essential part of the "Star Wars" vehicular Pantheon.
This model was built from an original issue.