Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,495: Battle Droid

BATTLE DROIDS Tan Clean, packed with Dirty Droid
30th Anniversary Collection Saga Legends Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 85770 No. 87340
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, second figure, coin
Action Feature: Remove limbs and reassemble!
Retail: $6.99
Availability: Fall 2007
Appearances: The Phantom Menace

Bio: The Separatists utilize battle droids as their primary infantry forces. When assaulting strategically important worlds, these droid forces can be painted with special markings to help them blend into their environment. Though not individually a threat, attacking en masse these droids can become a formidable fighting force. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: On my old desk.

Commentary: Other than Clones or maybe the R4-G9 mold, Hasbro probably got the most variety out of this Battle Droid mold. Starting life in 2002 as an accessory to a deluxe C-3PO set, these figures have been retooled and repainted so many times it'd make your head fly right off. By an astonishing coincidence, you actually can rip this figure's head off, and its arms, legs, and backpack. Now released in a more subdued color, this figure has very limited deco compared to most of the others. There is some black around the joints, a little silver here and there, and some dirt on the lower legs. It's simple, and really all you need to make the most out of a figure that will most likely be diorama fodder-- possibly dismembered-- in your toy box. As toys they may not be too impressive, but for the price army builders would have a hard time doing much better than these.

Collector's Notes: This set was one of the last "30th Anniversary" Saga Legends Battle Droid variants.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,495: March 8, 2011

1 comment:

Kisho Meteora said...

nice, i gotta few of those guys, battledroids are always a nightmare to stand up