Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,216: RA-7

RA-7 with Boba Fett
30th Anniversary Collection Wal-Mart Exclusive Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87557 No. 87560
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Boba Fett figure, comic book
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $11.87
Availability: January 2008
Appearances: Star Wars #81

Bio: Everyone believes Boba Fett is dead, eaten by the Sarlacc in the Pit of Carkoon. But the bounty hunter miraculously survives his ordeal and lies unconscious outside the pit, covered in mucus and sand. The Jawas and their RA-7 droid find him and, believing him to be a droid or cyborg, bring him onto their sandcrawler. Fett awakens with no memory, until Han arrives to rescue the stolen R2-D2 from the Jawas. Upon hearing Han's name, Fett's memory quickly returns...with a vengeance! (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' living room.

Commentary: If there's one thing you can be sure of, fans love droid repaints. From the same wave as the Hoth Leia we just looked at, this RA-7 is a repaint of a 1998 figure in purple. Purple! It looks great though, and has six points of articulation. It isn't particularly impressive from any technical standpoint, but it basically mimics the nameless comic droid nicely. He can stand or sit, and really, this is a must-buy set if you have the 2004 Sandcrawler. If there's one thing it needs, it's this set. Outside of that, it still looks pretty sharp and will go well pretty much anywhere you'd need a droid.

Collector's Notes: The original body mold was used in 1998 as an exclusive of sorts, as the last wave of Power of the Force Freeze Frame Kenner figures went to the Fan Club in the USA. Along with a very slick repaint of Boba Fett, this is one of my favorite comic packs of all time. It's just that great.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,216: February 10, 2010


The Jaeger said...
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The Jaeger said...

Totally loved this comic pack, as well as most of the Marvel based sets. A PURPLE Death Star Droid! You can't go wrong!