The mobile assault walker was a model of walker utilized by the stormtroopers of the First Order as mechanized cavalry units. Built to storm enemy positions and run down fleeing troops, the walkers were equipped with two forward-facing laser cannons and a third swiveling cannon that could fire in multiple directions. The mobile assault walker was supported by two legs, and were piloted by either a single stormtrooper sergeant,[1] stormtrooper officer,[3] or riot control stormtrooper.[2] Three color variations existed, including a forest green camouflage with yellow emblems on the body and feet of the walker,[1] and a desert themed deco which consisted of sandy brown and tan colors, along with a bright-red color in place of the yellow swashes.[3] The third variant consisted of a gun-metal gray exterior without colored embosses. This variant also had two extra forward-facing cannons, giving the walker a total of five laser cannons.[2]

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Mobile assault walker

A 3-3/4" mobile assault walker toy.

Mobile assault walkers appeared in the marketing campaign for the seventh Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released as a part of Hasbro's The Force Awakens toy line. While the normal run of the line contained a green walker with a stormtrooper sergeant wearing a black pauldron,[1] an exclusive desert themed variant was available on the online store Entertainment Earth, which came packaged with a stormtrooper officer wearing an orange pauldron.[3] The green walker was released a second time for the release of the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toy line, complete with new packaging and artwork.[4]




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