Friday, April 2, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,253: Super Battle Droid

SUPER BATTLE DROID & Roth-Del Masona
The Legacy Collection Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena
Item No.:
Asst. 91751 No. 91757
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #4 of 6
Includes: Jedi, lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids, and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climactic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's Arena playset.

Commentary: Based on the best Super Battle Droid mold this for (initially from 2007), this figure features the sculpt revisions introduced in 2008 as part of the Saga Legends line. This figure is much cleaner, without the dirty deco splashed over the figure. He has about 9 points of articulation, and is sculpted to look pretty much exactly like the movie. Sadly, he can't assume all of his signature poses, but to date this is the best Super Battle Droid mold you can buy. Picking up this set to get another one for your army plus a new Jedi Knight character is a decent enough move, particularly if you can get it cheap. It's not a big improvement over the other releases, but it is a trooper droid and certainly looks different enough that I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy to get one.

Collector's Notes: These sets weren't huge sellers and who knows what the future holds for them? Right now you can probably get them at or below the issue price.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,253: April 2, 2010

1 comment:

Miles said...

The one I got initially from Amazon.com, before they hit Target stores, does not have the holes filled in on the chest, like the Legends figure, and the one in the picture here. Did anyone else have that problem?