Battle Droid (2009 Set #4) , The Legacy Collection, 2009
Battle Droid (2009 Set #4)
- Toy Line: The Legacy Collection
- Retailer Exclusive: Target
- Variation Pictured: No
- Date Stamp: 2008
- Released: 2009
- Articulation Count: 13
- Articulation Details: Ball-jointed neck, pull-out neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 ball-jointed legs, 2 swivel knees, 2 swivel ankles
- Accessory Count: 2
- Accessory Details: Blaster, Antenna
This generic Battle Droid was released in a Target exclusive 2-pack in 2009 together with Jedi Knight Joclad Danva. The set was part of the Geonosis Arena Showdown series, which started in 2009 during The Legacy Collection, and by Fall of 2010 consisted of twelve 2-packs totaling 24 figures. Red Battle Droids can be seen in Attack Of The Clones in many different scenes towards the latter part of the movie.
Hasbro has released this sculpt several times, and it's identical to the 2010 version of the red Battle Droid (with Rodian Jedi), which was also included in the Geonosian Arena Showdown series.
The Battle Droid has 12 joints, including a ball-joined neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 ball-jointed legs, 2 swivel knees and 2 swivel ankles. The neck can also be pulled out, extending the head. The figure stands surprisingly well, despite the skinny legs and loose joints, but it might take a while until you get it to look right. The antenna on the back of the figure plugs nicely into the hole and the blaster fits very well into both hands.
The battle-worn look, and the dirt on the entire body looks great. Unfortunately, Hasbro forgot to paint the eyes on the droid's head. The droid's sculpt is pretty good overall, but the plastic it's made out of just feels very thin. But, the sculpt captures the look of these droids quite well. The coolest feature on the droid is that you can set it into "sleep mode" and fold it up like it was first seen in the Phantom Menace. All in all, it's an OK figure (more of the same ...), and not the "ultimate version" of this character yet.
The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme from execution.
The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids,
super battle droids and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives
with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climatic battle that
ushers in the Clone Wars.