Battle Droid in the Black Series until last year, so this is only the first repaint of this sculpt we've released. Is it a worthy variant? Let's find out after the break...
Height: 6 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, "boot" swivels, hinged knees,
balljointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep
swivels, hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, swivel/hinge neck,
balljointed head, and hinged movement processors.
Accessories: E-5 blaster rifle, DLT-19 heavy blaster, Sonn-Blass FWMB-10 blaster, backpack, and command officer antenna.
Non-Scalper Price: $25-$30 dollars
* On the left is the new Heavy Battle Droid while the standard Battle Droid is on the right. These two droids are exactly the same except for the paint applications and the inclusion of two additional blasters with the Heavy Battle Droid. Figure wise, this guy has all of the same great features as the original figure, although he does have the same limited hips as well. This is one of those reviews where it's mostly reused text with new pictures, just FYI.
* I don't usually show packaging from The Black Series but this one's a but unique as you've for the Gaming Greats sticker to the right of the window and the figure's name and background colors are reddish brown, just like the figure's paintjob. Jedi Knight Revan also has a uniquely colored box (his is purple).
* The Battle Droid was an excellent figure and the Heavy Battle Droid is the same, just with a different paintjob. The slightly metallic reddish-brown color scheme looks fantastic! The
sculpt is still excellent and does a great job of looking like the film
design while also feeling like a sturdy, well made toy. The Heavy Battle Droid is a specialty unit from Battlefront II but, like the original, is covered with lots of paint scrapes and scuffs.
* The Battle Droid has a pretty recognizable head and Hasbro has done a
great job with it here. Just staring at it, you can just imagine the
distinctive voice of these guys. "Roger, roger!" Also fun: The movement
processor on the back (the little tendril looking thing hanging off the
back of the head) is hinged as well.
* Looking at the figure, all of the joints you would expect to work do
work. Also, there are probably a few joints here you might not expect.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said is that the Battle Droid can be
folded up into it's storage mode/ shutdown mode quite easily. It looks
great and while we'll (probably) never get an MTT in the Black Series,
this is still a very fun pose for the Battle Droid.
* The Battle Droid features a removable backpack. Like the droid itself
the backpack is slightly dinged and damaged with believable paint
* Guess what? The antennae on the backpack can actually slide down into
the backpack for storage.
* Also like the original release, the Heavy Battle Droid also comes with an interchangeable
Command Officer's antenna array. Remove the backpack and plug this piece
in to give your Battle Droid a little variation. I'm sure Hasbro will continue to repaint this sculpt and I wouldn't
turn down OOM-9, a red Geonosis Battle droid, or a Security Droid. I
love the Security Droids!
* The Heavy Battle Droid comes armed with three blasters, the first of which is the E-5 Blaster Rifle, also known as
the Battle Droid blaster. This is an excellent sculpt that matches up
nearly perfectly with the film prop. The hands are preposed so that the
Battle Droid can hold it accurately, too.
* Second up is the DLT-19 heavy blaster, a rifle we've seen many times in this line. It's an Original trilogy era blaster but since Battlefront II breaks trilogy barriers, this makes sense to include.
* Last up is the megablaster, also know as the Sonn-Blas FWMB-10. It's a massive
rifle. with a a
lever of some sort on the body that is articulated as well. Kind of
cool. I will admit that it's quite difficult for the figure to hold
though, but sadly the rifle doesn't come with the stand which the First Order Trooper that it originally came with included.
* The Heavy Battle Droids are supposed to use E-5C heavy blaster rifles, a prequel era heavy blaster. I'm guessing Hasbro included the megablaster hoping that we wouldn't notice. Oh, we noticed. We noticed indeed.
it hasn't changed since the line first came out in 2013) but they're definitely not raising it by $10 bucks.
So far the only other Battle Droid I've reviewed is the Black Series Battle Droid.
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