Name: Grievous' Bodyguard
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 60
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: October 2005
General Grievous is surrounded by droid bodyguards. They protect the commander of the droid armies with impenetrable electrostaffs as the Republic forces attempt to stop this dangerous and deadly enemy.
You already know our propensity for loving the so-called “Repack & Repaint” waves of action figures Hasbro includes in applicable line looks where a placeholder is needed for delayed wave of figures or just to pad the end of a line look while they get ready for the next one. Whatever the reasons and whatever the method, these types of “special waves” offer collectors a chance to get figures they normally wouldn’t because of their obscurity in the films. But the “Repack & Repaint” waves can also bring different versions of previously made characters. The best part about this for Hasbro is that it’s a cost effective and very quick way to get “new” figures out with relative ease that’s nice on the wallet (but maybe not our wallets). Take for instance the MagnaGuards in Episode III. There are multiple styles and colors of MagnaGuards and Star Wars reference books clearly show that blue and alabaster (off white) MagnaGuards exist in the film. Star Wars fans love our figure variations and we’d probably take every colored Republic clone trooper and Separatist droid possible if we had our way.
Hasbro designed early on in the Revenge Of The Sith basic figure line 2005’s ROTS Grievous’s Bodyguard (III 8) figure. And it was the perfect opportunity to include another unique version of the MagnaGuard since they were releasing a dozen final figures before canceling the Revenge Of The Sith line. So Hasbro tool that Grievous’s Bodyguard figure and repainted it, renumbered it, and lastly dropped the last “s” in the figure’s name and a new figure was born! We think the white/alabaster Grievous’ Bodyguard turned out significantly better than the first version. Perhaps it’s because they were more clearly seen in Revenge Of The Sith, but both styles of MagnaGuard are present in multiple scenes including Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s confrontation with Grievous on the Invisible Hand as well as on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s second confrontation with Grievous on Utapau to defeat the Separatist Leader. All of the same accessories come with this version of the figure too. And both droids look fantastic posed next to each other. As a result, we’re thrilled that Hasbro decided to include it in the line before it came to an end.
Status: Grievous' Bodyguard is a rework of 2005's ROTS Grievous's Bodyguard (III 8) figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: electrostaff, removable cape
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 86680/85173
Retail: $5.99 USD
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