The fifth wave would also be
well received by collectors. There would be quite a few that would
prove to be a tough find on the retail front. The main reason being
the wave consists primarily of Empire Strikes Back figures. The
Concept Snowtrooper would be very elusive but there is no question
Zuckuss and Willrow Hood would be fan favorites. It should also be
noted the years JediDefender.com
put in to have Willrow Hood or "Ice Cream Maker Guy" made
into an action figure that indeed makes this wave a victory for the
Star Wars fans!
48 - Concept Art
In this concept art by Joe
Johnson, the Imperial snowtrooper wears armor with features that are
reminiscent of armor historically worn by samurai warriors. The gear
has stylized elegance while still protecting the trooper from
blaster fire and extreme cold.
49 - AT-AT Driver
The massive AT-AT walkers
need skilled drivers to handle them efficiently in battle. AT-AT
drivers are experts at operating these ground assault vehicles to
keep them moving over rough terrain while pounding their targets
with laser cannon fire.
50 - Cloud City
The elite Wing Guard is in
charge of security on Cloud City, working as police officers,
customs officials and crisis controllers. Troopers such as Utris M'
Toc and Sergeant Edian handle these crucial duties with honesty and efficiency.
51 - Luke
Luke leads an attack on
Imperial AT-AT walkers that are moving toward Echo Base. He
instructs the other snowspeeder pilots to use their harpoons and
cables and aim for the legs in an attempt to take out the Imperial
52 - R2-X2
R2-X2 is the on-board
astromech for Red Ten during the Battle of Yavin. The R2 series
droid aids the Rebel Alliance X-wing fighter pilot during the
Galactic Empire's Death Star battle station.
53 - Willrow Hood
Willrow Hood works for the
gas mining company on Cloud City. When the Empire seizes control of
the city, Hood destroys a computer memory core to prevent the Empire
discovering information about secret transactions with the Rebels.
54 - Zuckuss
Zuckuss is one of the
bounty hunters that Darth Vader tasks with finding the Millennium
Falcon. Although he uses the ancient rituals and keen intuition
native to his people, Zuckuss nonetheless fails in his mission when
Boba Fett locates the ship first.
55 - Snowtrooper
Snowtroopers sweep across
Hoth in an aggressive assault on the Rebel Alliance's base.
Specially trained for combat that takes place in extreme climates,
the wear overgarments to help contain heat and tractioned boots to
grip slipping terrain.
The HK-50 droids series was based on the earlier HK-47 assassin droid. Like their progenitor, these droids possessed incredible linguistic skills and highly sadistic tendencies. The primary function of the HK-50 droids, as they stated it, was to "facilitate communications and terminate hostilities."
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