9679 AT-ST and Endor
This set comprises an AT-ST, an AT-ST driver and the forest moon of Endor. It has 65 pieces and like the others costs £9.99 or US$9.99, so it's very expensive for what you get.
The AT-ST driver is new. It is similar to the only other one that's been made, in 7657 from 2007, but does have a new torso print, and a new reversible head print, too.
The other side of the head is, I believe, the same as the other version's.
I had feared that the AT-ST was going to be the same as that in the polybag set 30054 that was available last year, but thankfully it is not.
The head is very similar, but the 'flag' piece used for the face of the head is printed with the same print as that found in the first old-grey mini AT-ST 4486 from 2003, I believe. The legs are completely different, though, and are an improvement.
This is a half-decent set: The AT-ST is OK, but if you have the polybag version you could convert it to be the same as this one easily enough with a few extra click-hinge plates if you wanted to.
The minifig is OK too, but not spectacular but at least it has new a torso and head.
So to summarise the reviews of the three new Planet sets:
- The Cloud City/Lobot one is an essential purchase.
- Skip the X-wing.
- If you can get this one cheaply, do so.