Inferno B.A.T. (2003)
Mmmm, translucent plastic. It’s like candy to me. I can’t fully explain the allure of a figure made from this wondrous material, but I suppose it holds an appeal at a base level, much like a cat is fascinated by a shiny object.
I wonder why it took so long to get around to specific use BATs? It’s one of those ideas that comes out of the blue and seems natural. Now we’ve gotten others within the last couple of years, including jungle and Nano versions (that is, if we ever see the latter released). Taking one of the BATs traditional weapons and making it the primary specialty was a great idea. It makes me want to see other specific android troopers. How about an arctic BAT? I’d buy a mess of those.
The internet exclusive BAT pack from which the figure comes was a nice troop builder pack for its time, and one that continues to be readily available to those with a soft spot for androids in the old O-ring style.