Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,666: HK-50

HK-50 Build-A-Droid
The Legacy Collection Droid Factory Figure
Item No.:
Asst. 87535
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Rifle
Action Feature: Removable parts
Retail: n/a
Availability: Late 2009/Early 2010
Appearances: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Bio: The HK-50 droids series was based on the earlier HK-47 assassin droid. Like their progenitor, these droids possessed incredible linguistic skills and highly sadistic tendencies. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam's old apartment.

Commentary: It's no surprise that Hasbro tried to get the most out of its tooling investment, so the introduction of HK-50 in the build-a-droid line was more or less an inevitability. (Although if you ask me, reissuing HK-47 would probably have made more people happy.) The bluish metallic droid has a gorgeous paint job, one of Hasbro's best as of late, and might be worth getting just for that.

Since he can stand, sit, and hold his blaster, I'd say this is a worthwhile purchase. Even though he's from thousands of years before the time of the Skywalkers, I'd still say it's worth a look just because it could fit right in with the cast of Droids or work as some random robot in Jabba's Palace.

Collector's Notes: For some reason he's not too expensive on eBay-- I think HK-47 is taking all the attention.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,666: November 2, 2011

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