The Vintage Collection Walmart Exclusive
Item No.: No. F3116
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: August 2021
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: The gleaming silver Death Star Droid was captured by the Jawas and transported across the Tatooine desert in the dungeon of a sandcrawler. (Taken from the web site. There is no packaging copy.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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MB-RA-7 [FOTD #921] was sold as a build-a-droid. That makes this Death Star Droid mold 13 years old, which is positively ancient in the action figure world. When I was a kid in the mid-1980s, you rarely - possibly never - saw figures hanging around from the 1970s, unless it was a reissue on new packaging. By 1990, most of the 1980s stuff was long gone unless it was a closeout. Nobody was thinking of bringing back Micronoauts or Mego, He-Man's day had come and gone, it's just sort of mind-boggling to see the exact same tooling still being used so much later. Even for Power of the Force vehicles in 1995, the tooling was changed - or, according to legend, redone entirely - and those were at most 12 years old.
If you can find this figure, it's a good upgrade from the previous release and superior if you don't have it. Get this one if the opportunity arises, even though it costs more, it's probably better than any customization you have the skill to do on an existing figure. (It's certainly better than what I can do.) Best of luck finding this one.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart.
Day 2,860: October 5, 2021