Clone Wars Deluxe Assortment
Item No.: Asst. 84845 No. 84992
Includes: Blaster, Backpack
Action Feature: Splits in half, magnet in torso
Availability: Fall 2003
Appearances: Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars
Bio: Battle Droids are produced in massive foundries on Geonosis. Despite a treaty forbidding the expansion of those armies, Geonosian foundries are currently running at maximum capacity, with thousands more battle droids secretly massing on Geonosis. Destroyer Droids, also known as droidekas, are engineered specifically as mobile machines of destruction, capable of eliminating practically any opposition. They roll into battle in the shape of a wheel, then unfold to full-standing combat stance for assault. Super Battle Droids operate independently rather than in groups, making them stronger, more efficient models of technological weaponry. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: This particular Battle Droid is a quasi-painful figure. It looks wonderful-- I think it's one of the best looking versions of this trooper ever. If given a stand, he stands upright-- but his rubbery limbs tend to get distorted between gravity and his packaging. If you knock him over, he splits apart fairly easily, and the sculpt is, well, pretty much exactly as good as all the other Battle Droids, but with unique deco. If you love cannon fodder, this is a perfect figure-- if you're looking for some diorama spice and variety, you need this figure-- if you want the best-ever super-poseable Battle Droid, pass on this one. He has poseable arms and legs, and not much else.
Collector's Notes: Three figures for $10-- a great deal. The set also included a Destroyer Droid and a Super Battle Droid. While neither were high-end, super-poseable figures, they looked great and for the price, were wonderful additions to the line.
Day 265: January 26, 2007