The Legacy Collection Build-A-Droid
Item No.: Asst. 87535
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith
Bio: R4-P44 was a R4-series astromech droid that was assigned to Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi's clone trooper forces while stationed on Utapau. It was used aboard an ARC-170 starfighter of the Fifth Fleet. The droid, like R4-P17, had the dome of a R2 unit. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' place.
Commentary: If you need another droid, R4-P44 is a good one. His pieces came mostly with Cantina people, and unlike many other droids he's green. With jointed ankles and legs, plus the dome, there's not much surprising about this one other than the fact that Hasbro plucked a neat design from obscurity and translated it into plastic. There's not much to say here other than it seems pretty much spot-on to the digital model except the action figure is far cleaner, without the grease, grime, and blast marks of war. I like it, I assume you will too.
Collector's Notes: At press time I see people paying $4.99 or more per piece (there are 4 pieces), which is ridiculous. You can get the figures WITH the pieces for $4.99 in the sales that started in May, so whatever you do, don't pay more than $5 per piece. Complete droids go for as little as $8, which is reasonable if you don't want Leesub Sirln, Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi, the Jawa, or Hrchek Kal Fas. And, between you and me, you should get those.
Day 1,316: June 30, 2010