Destroyer Droid (2009 Set #6) , The Legacy Collection, 2009
Destroyer Droid (2009 Set #6)
- Toy Line: The Legacy Collection
- Retailer Exclusive: Target
- Variation Pictured: No
- Date Stamp: 1998
- Released: 2009
- Articulation Count: 11
- Articulation Details: Swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 3 swivel legs, 3 swivel knees
- Accessory Count: 2
- Accessory Details: 2 red blast effect attachments
This Droideka was released in a Target exclusive 2-pack in 2009 together with Jedi Master Yoda. 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. The figure is based on the appearance of Destroyer Droids as seen during the conflict in the Geonosis arena in Attack Of The Clones.
The Droideka is identical sculpt-wise with the 2010 released Droideka (with Anakin Skywalker), which was also part of the Geonosis Arena Showdown series. The paint application is only slightly different, but noticeably so.
Despite its age, the figure holds up remarkably well with modern figures and still fits right in with current figures. The Droideka has eleven joints, including a swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 3 swivel legs and 3 swivel knee joints. The 3-legged position balances the figure out very well. The only accessories included were two red blast-effects, which can be attached to the front of each laser cannon. They add some weight to the front of the figure, but work overall OK.
Just like with the 2010 version of the Droideka, the paint application feels a little simple without any kind of "Geonosis" dirt on the legs. It also seems to have a slight purple tone to it, which feels a bit off. This version of the Droideka is an overall good figure, but there is nothing really new on it, and so it falls into the "more of the same" category.
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.