When I first saw the convention exclusive microfighters, I was unimpressed. The Sith Infiltrator came with the shirtless Maul figure that was fairly rare at the time, but the build didn’t interest me. As Ace pointed out in his review, it didn’t even have landing gear or a way to display it for those who were so inclined, but too lazy to build their own. The Boba Fett one I liked because I’m a fan, but the price on these was very off-putting to me. Beyond Maul, they didn’t even come with exclusive figures* to offset the price. At least to me the designs seemed to get stronger as they went along for the most part.
When the Microfighters line was announced and pictures dropped, I was still torn. I was a fan of the Planets line and I wasn’t sure these would be a worthy replacement. From what I’ve seen, these do appeal to the target audience, but I was still torn when they finally hit stores here. I made the decision to get the AAT and a couple of others and skip the rest. The AAT was the first I built and so it will be the first I review. Years ago, it was one the the first Star Wars sets I ever built and I really liked it, so much so that I bought two.
Funny how history tends to repeat itself.