The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 87535 No. 87613
Includes: Blaster pistol, blaster rifle, lance, droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2008
Appearances: Clone Wars
Bio: IG Lancer droids are deployed by the InterGalactic Banking Clan on the planet Muunilinst to serve as a homeworld security force. Durge leads an army of IG lancers into battle against Obi-Wan Kenobi and his clone troopers during the Clone Wars. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' living room.
Commentary: When the original Clone Wars TV series aired, the IG Lancer Droid stood out as a figure that was pretty much guaranteed to happen. That was 2003, and five years later, we now have one. Built off the basic design of the "vintage" IG-88 from a couple years back, this release is extremely articulated but not so great at sitting. If you got that older IG-88, this is really pretty much the same figure except for his head, bits on the torso, shoulders, and lance. While a lot of people really seem to love this figure, I can't say I agree. While it is extremely posable, looks good, and has great accessories, it's all about the sum of his parts. He may have difficulty holding his guns, and I don't think it's possible to get him sitting on a bike ready to joust without distorting the figure in some significant way. If you just want him to stand around and look cool, this figure excels. But as a toy? Well, with those spindly arms and heavy weapons, you might want to be careful with this one. I wouldn't suggest you get it for a small kid but an adult collector will probably enjoy this figure as long as they are forewarned that it's somewhat fragile. Still, kudos to Hasbro for doing it, it's just a pitty it wasn't done in the context of a battle pack with his vehicle.
Collector's Notes: A recent release, this figure will continue to ship on and off for at least a small period of time-- so you can probably get your fill of this one with minimal problems.
Day 927: January 1, 2009