Droidekas, commonly known as destroyer droids, are designed for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of their targets. Slow and awkward in their three-legged mode, they can change into a disk shape for speedy attacks with their twin blasters.
The Destroyer Droid will probably ALWAYS be a character in any Hasbro basic figure line. We have seen more than our share of them released throughout the years. And when it comes to the Saga Legends line, it appears this characters will remain a permanent addition. They've always played an important role in those assortments and now they seem to be even more relevant in the Saga Legends sub-line. Now part of The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line, the Destroyer Droid has been packed with a locker full of extra weapons, all of which it cannot utlize since it doesn't have humanoid digits. How Hasbro picks and chooses which versions of the action figures they’re going to include in an assortment like this probably doesn't matter. Simply put there is something for everyone in the Saga Legends assortments. Whether you like characters from the Original Trilogy or you're a fan of the Prequel Trilogy, the Saga Legends line definitely has something for you. Let's check out the Destroyer Droid in detail.
Back in the day, Hasbro made the fun and well sculpted 2005 ROTS Destroyer Droid (III 44) figure. it's held up pretty well throughout the years, but franky the figure is key member of the Separatist Droid Army and undoubtedly a significant choice to re-release in the Saga Legends assortment. The Destroyer Droid has already had quite a history believe it or not! Like so many other droid sculpts from the past, the Destroyer Droid started from Hasbro’s 2002 SW [S - P1] Destroyer Droid (Geonosis Battle) (’02 #48) figure. They also tweaked the figure quite a bit and repainted it, but the shell of the figure still remains with this release. Yes, it has an annoying action feature and maybe its posture isn’t terribly screen accurate, but the figure does look decent. Hasbro tightened up/refreshed the figure with a new paint job when it started in the Saga Legends lines, but they kept the same action features in place to add some extra play value for kids. The “shoulders” need to be to activate the action feature. The “arms” move up and down with the press of a switch on the figure’s “back”.
We’re confident that the Destroyer Droid won’t be the most popular figure in the Saga Legends line, especially not after how many times it has seen time on the pegs throughout the years. When figures keep getting released and released over and over again they lose their magic and become a little bit boring. We don’t know how many collectors will see the Destroyer Droid as a necessary purchase, so perhaps this one has been released exclusively for the young kids getting interested in The Clone Wars television show. A simple yet important retooling of the sculpt would have updated this release tremendously, but Saga Legends by definition just means a repack of a previously released figure.… or at the very least a refresh paint job. We actually like the Destroyer Droid despite our cautions and criticisms. We still can’t tell you if it’s a P-series or Q-series droideka, but maybe that isn’t the point with a kids’ action figure. For those looking, this is another chance at this core Separatist Destroyer Droid.
Status: Destroyer Droid is a slight repaint of 2007's TAC Destroyer Droid Saga Legends figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: hinge-jointed head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), hinge-jointed left elbow (1), hinge-jointed right elbow (1), swivel waist (1), hinge-jointed hip A (1), hinge-jointed hip B (1), hinge-jointed hip C (1), hinge-jointed knees A (1), hinge-jointed knees B (1), hinge-jointed knees C (1)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: 2 projectiles
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 89040/87995
Retail: $7.99 USD
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