Monday, October 17, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,654: 4-A7

4-A7 Spy Droid
The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87638 No. 91221
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #CW13
Includes: Blaster, hologram
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: August 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Anakin, Ahsoka and a clone trooper squad are greeted by 4A-7 at the B'omarr monastery. A spy droid, 4A-7 pretends to be the monastery's caretaker. The droid secretly records the Jedi and his team with the Huttlet and sends the holographic images to his masters as part of a devious plan to undermine the Republic. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam's desk.

Commentary: Effectively a modified C-3PO figure, 4-A7 looks a lot like the old Death Star Droids. He has a bug-like head, an antenna... and a gun. 14 points of articulation are employed to give this stiff character the full range of movement, plus his large eyes are a removable piece for some reason. (There's actually a color variant here.) The antenna is a little thick, but probably needs to be for durability's sake. The body is covered in dirt after being molded in a grey plastic, giving it a great appearance. He can stand well, sit just fine, and the overall design fits the Star Wars aesthetic we all love so much. What's not to love here? Unless you hate the TV show, this is a keeper. And, well, he's technically from the movie from August of 2008 but statistically, you didn't see it, so let's just say get one and move on.

Collector's Notes: This figure, like so many minor characters, came and went pretty quickly. Having said that, it's worth about five bucks.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,654: October 17, 2011

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