Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,900: Super Battle Droid

SUPER BATTLE DROID Battle on Mygeeto
30th Anniversary Collection Battle Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87503 No.     87815
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: 4 other figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99-$24.99
Availability: Summer 2008
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith, maybe, sorta, not really

Bio: As a stronghold of the InterGalactic Banking Clan, the crystalline world of Mygeeto is caught in the maelstrom of the Clone Wars. It is where much of the Separatist movement’s wealth is kept, and so it is targeted by the Republic: gain control of Mygeeto, and the Separatists lose crucial funding. Ki-Adi-Mundi is stationed on the icy planet with the mission of wresting it from the Separatists. Together with Clone Commander Bacara, Ki-Adi-Mundi and the Galactic Marines battle the droid army in fierce urban fighting, pushing forward against a grim onslaught of super battle droids and enormous tri-droids.   (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's photo hole.

Commentary: Sometimes Hasbro will crank out repaints that come from a place I don't quite know.  The Cylon-like Super Battle Droid hit the stores in 2008 as one of the last Battle Packs in its assortment.   It has no weapons, but the deco is really nice.  The dark, almost black glossy figure has covered in some nifty silver detailing.  Check out the patterns on the chest and on the joints, as they make certain parts of the figure pop nicely.   The gun on the hand is also decorated, which certainly helps give it a little life.  The key feature on this figure is that the eyes are painted red, which really sets it apart from other releases.  While not quite super articulated, this mostly-articulated figure is based on one of the better molds for this character and is totally worth getting if you aren't married to the idea that all figures you buy from these movies are actually from the movies.

Collector's Notes:  I saw this set at Toys R Us a few times, and online, but they're gone now.  The prices aren't terrible for the set, and because of the different droids I'd suggest getting it.  Each of the five figures are different enough to be interesting, but this one is particularly cool.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,900: September 25, 2012

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