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Orange on AT-ATs

colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
Morning all,
Odd query. I thought I knew Star Wars (not as well as some, but better than most) and I think I know Lego (again, NAWAS, BBTM) but after opening the SW ADvent today, I find an AT-AT with orange on the sides. I've seen some things on YouTube building massive MOC AT-ATs, and some popular channels have orange sided AT-ATs on display too that have the same, but, where is this orange in the film saga? I've never noticed it on screen or in the SW toys I used to have, so why is it included in Lego?

When did this all start and come from?
Ta

PS and yes, I also had never noticed C3P0s silver leg until I saw it in Brooklyn, NYC for a SWs expo back in early 2000's and now cant stop seeing it in the films, so why hasnt C3P0 got silver a leg/half leg in Lego?

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,395
    Rogue One
    gmonkey76
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
    Rogue One
    Really? Id never noticed lol, I better go back and watch it again
    I assume the Empire then realised orange might stick out on Hoth, so hastily repainted on the way to it? :)
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 652
    The orange ones are AT-ACTs, All-Terrain Armored Cargo Transports. Different from AT-ATs.
    gmonkey76Pitfall69GothamConstructionCo
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
    The orange ones are AT-ACTs, All-Terrain Armored Cargo Transports. Different from AT-ATs.
    Ah, now that makes sense. Easier for enemies to target. Here, shoot this orange one first, it carries the heavy artillery :)
    Brainslugged
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,801
    edited December 2018
    It IS the heavy artillery. It carries the rations and field supplies :)
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,876
    @colay, from the Rogue One trailer.

  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
    Right, that's this afternoon sorted, watch this again as only seen it once :)
    560HeliportToc13
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,101
    The orange ones are AT-ACTs, All-Terrain Armored Cargo Transports. Different from AT-ATs.
    ...and the perfect opportunity for toy makers to make more money!!!
    gmonkey76Oldfan
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 652
    ... I assume that's the whole purpose of the sequel trilogy!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 4,987
    You think it wasn't the intention with the original trilogy? :-P
    stlux
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,101
    ... I assume that's the whole purpose of the sequel trilogy!
    Shib said:
    You think it wasn't the intention with the original trilogy? :-P
    This is all very true, but I was mostly referring to just making little changes to existing Ships/Vehicles, so that a completist will have to have the AT-AT with orange, a black X-Wing or a Red Tie Fighter. 

    I think that merchandising is a huge part of these types of movies, but I don't think they make movies in general to sell merchandise unlike a lot of the cartoons of the 80's and 90's did. 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 652
    Merchandising wasn't a big thing when Episode IV: A New Hope was made- it started with that movie! Mark Hamill had put into his contract that he would get one of everything made, thinking it would be maybe a T-shirt, posters, maybe a hat or something. They put Star Wars on everything!  
    gmonkey76Oldfan
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,344
    edited December 2018
    ^ Exactly, Spielberg got paid practically nothing in cash for the first movie. He asked if he could have the merchandising rights to it and they laughingly told him to take them and the rest is history. 
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 246
    oldtodd33 said:
    ^ Exactly, Spielberg got paid practically nothing in cash for the first movie. He asked if he could have the merchandising rights to it and they laughingly told him to take them and the rest is history. 
    Don't you mean George Lucas?!
    Pitfall69Baby_Yoda
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,344
    Yes, sorry Lucas. 
    Pitfall69
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
    LOL, and now I know it's from R One, where was this, this morning? lol

  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 698
    Thanks for the spoiler this afternoon,  BTW,  @colay ;-)
    I've opened my calendar now, brilliant model!
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 291
    Calendar first, forums later :) @omnium
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