Star Wars Battle Pack - Rebel vs Empire [with Battling Action and Removable Darth Vader Helmet!]
Year Released: 2005 - - - Made By: Hasbro - - - SKU: 53569 06833 - - - Located: B-03
Rebel Vs. Empire? Does that mean one member of the Rebel Alliance versus the Empire? We don’t know, but it probably doesn’t matter in the long run. Hasbro has cobbled together another mildly perplexing Battle Packs set loosely based on the events during the Battle of Endor. (Hey, at least all of the action figures in this set are from one film, unlike the oddly titled and packaged Jedi Vs. Separatists Battle Packs set.) Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca represent the Rebels in this set while a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader represent the Empire. On paper, the set had some potential
Darth Vader is the only “new” figure in this Battle Packs set. A kit-bashed figure, it utilizes the head of 2003's SW Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel) ('03 #18) figure and the body of 2002's SW Darth Vader (Bespin Duel) ('02 #30) figure. When together, it creates a unique version of Darth Vader.
The Rebels in this set aren’t too wonderful either. Chewbacca is a straight repack of the Chewbacca (III 5) figure released in the Revenge Of The Sith line. We can’t find the slightest difference between this figure in the Battle Packs set and the basic figure. Luke Skywalker is a slight repaint of the corrected version of 2003’s SW Luke Skywalker (Throne Room Duel) (‘03 #17) figure. This is the version where the globe is on his right hand. Luke Skywalker comes with a real metal lightsaber hilt and removable green lightsaber blade, but he doesn’t come with the cool Death Star II environmental display stand