Name: Anakin Skywalker's Modified Jedi Starfighter
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Vehicles)
Source: Clone Wars (Volume 1: Chapter 1)
Availability: July 2008
Anakin is constantly looking for ways to enhance the performance of his vehicles. He improves the operation of his starfighter by boosting the engine power and adding a vectored thruster, laser cannons and a proton torpedo launcher. Finally, he adds a forward-mounted hyperdrive which enables him to travel through hyperspace.
Hasbro was very forthcoming with collectors that they were going to “pad” The Clone Wars line with some closely related “Clone Wars” products, even if they weren’t specific to the new film (during the summer of 2008) and television series that made it’s debut in the Fall later that year. Hasbro dug deep into their vault and added some great Tartakovsky inspired products (and even other Star Wars Expanded Universe sources made some cameo appearances as well). The 2008 TLC Saga Legends line in particular was peppered with figures like Yoda & Kybuck and a plethora of clones that we thought we’d never see make it into a main basic figure line again.... but did. Perhaps Hasbro didn’t plan that well for The Clone Wars line, but they’ve been playing catch-up with the line ever since its inception. And it seems as if they’ll never be able to get steer this ride back on the road. It’s not that they’re not doing a great job, because they are. But let’s face it. Filoni’s The Clone Wars series is sensory overload and there is not good place to start, save for the beginning. And as we can all see, their focus has really been The Clone Wars film. When it’s not The Clone Wars film, it’s other “closely related” products based on the Clone Wars in general. And one vehicle that they couldn’t wait to reissue was Anakin Skywalker’s Modified Jedi Starfighter.
Seen multiple times in Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars Volume 1, Anakin Skywalker’s Modified Jedi Starfighter (nicknamed the Azure Angel) is a customized Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor starfighter. It was personally modified and subsequently piloted by the Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker during the beginning of the Clone Wars. It was quickly replaced for bigger and better vehicles. The paint job was directly inspired by the look of his Podracer when he was only a boy on Tatooine (as seen in Episode I). This unique paint job was then applied to the Blade of Dorin, a Jedi starfighter gifted to Plo Koon during the Malevolence story arc in Filoni’s The Clone Wars. (See how it is interestingly tied into The Clone Wars?!) After sustaining multiple battles, the Azure Angel ended up getting destroyed by Asajj Ventress right after Anakin Skywalker landed it on Yavin IV to confront her in that epic lightsaber duel. (Man, do we miss Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars!) The destruction of his starfighter was meant to be because updated models awaited him upon his return from Yavin IV. We personally think the Azure Angel looks a little clumsy. The large “podracer-esque” front thrusters look like they would be more of a burden rather than something to streamline the vehicles speed. Then again, we didn’t build these starfighters so what do we know?
Status: Anakin Skywalker's Modified Jedi Starfighter is a repaint of 2003's CW Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter vehicle.
Articulation Count: 8
Articulation Details: 2 hinge-jointed rear stabilizers (lower wings), slide out landing gear, rotating astromech droid head (action feature to launch projectile), 2 slide out wings, opening canopy, hinge-jointed rear positionable vectored thruster
Accessory Count: 7
Accessory Details: 4 removable cannons, projectile, removable rear fin, removable vehicle hull tip
Date Stamp: 2003
Assortment Number: 87891/87870
Retail: $21.99 USD
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