Monday, May 30, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,554: Battle Droid AAT Driver

The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87638 No. 91275
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #CW33
Includes: Blaster, rocket, rocket launcher
Action Feature: Firing rocket launcher
Retail: $7.99
Availability: August 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Battle droids attack Yoda and his clone troopers during a secret mission to Toydaria. The Jedi Master must defeat the attacking droids to prove that the Republic can protect the Toydarian system better than the Separatists. Squads of battle droids hunt their quarry through coral forests supported by powerful AAT tanks. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: One of the great things about this line is if you want to build an army of Battle Droid action figures, you don't have to have too many duplicates. This camo-covered tank driver is the exact same mold as the 2008 Battle Droid action figure, but with some added green markings. Oh, and it has a rocket launcher and the usual blaster. The mold is a great one, but it's not mega-articulated or anything. I do appreciate the waist joint, although I'd say this figure is too ornate to waste as a pilot on the inside of an opaque vehicle.

Collector's Notes: As Battle Droids go this one was actually pretty tough to get-- this wave was one fans complained about not being able to find in 2009 when the line had its quasi-relaunch around August. As far as can be told, this figure was only made in one wave and has not been rereleased in any form.

Day 1,554: May 30, 2011

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