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Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack - TAC - Exclusives

Name: Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Exclusive)
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Battlefront Video Game Series)
Availability: November 2007
License: Hasbro

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The battle for the galaxy! Star Wars: Battlefront II gathers together a galaxy of heroes, villains, droids, and vehicles for plenty of intense combat and epic battles. From the Clone Wars to the Galactic Civil Wars, Star Wars: Battlefront II gives you command of the action!

The battle heats up with a powerful squadron of droids, each with special combat skills to support their forces with ferocious firepower and technological skill!

The Previews exclusive Star Wars: Battlefront II sets were some of the most anticipated multipacks in recent memory. As much as gamers wanted action figure representations of the characters in the video game series, it was collectors that were perhaps a little more eager seeing them realized as action figures. Out of two separate packaged sets, the Droid Pack and the Clone Pack, Star Wars fans were treated to 13 individual action figures (seven for the Droid Pack and six for the Clone Pack) all of varying quality – some were excellent and some were, well, less than excellent. But overall most collectors were happy about them and the Clone Pack was the one that got the most attention. Interestingly, although two different products under two different UPCs Previews sold them bas set only for $69.99. Not everyone was happy about this, but the opportunity to get the more preferred Clone Pack hinged on collectors scooping up the Droid Pack as well. The Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack does a fair job in picking some of the most popular characters in the video game, but we have noticed that many of the characters have exclusivity in the first Star Wars: Battlefront video game. So it reasons to believe that the name given to the Previews exclusive is slightly a misnomer. (Editor’s Note: These multipacks were rereleased in 2008’s The Legacy Collection as Toys R Us exclusives and sold out very quickly.)

First up is the Ammunition Droid, also called Ammo Droid. It’s simply a Power Droid with no accessories. For some reason Hasbro chose to use 2006’s TSC Power Droid (SAGA 014) figure, remove all of its parts and repaint it to become an Ammunition Droid. This leaves gaping holes throughout its exterior which is a shame. But worse than that is the action feature Hasbro left in place. The Ammunition Droid is very hard to stand up on two legs, but our sample managed to maintain this pose if we pressed its body all the way and let go. Hopefully Hasbro will manage to leave action features out of action figures going forward. The evidence is hard to cover up and old styles shouldn’t be used in significantly more modern lines. There are three Battle Droids in this set and they are all painted differently. Although they’re all designated simply as Battle Droids on the packaging, in the game they each have a different role. The Battle Droid with the orange markings is an Engineer Battle Droid, the Battle Droid with the brown camouflage markings is an Assassin Battle Droid and the Battle Droid with the red markings is an Assault Battle Droid. Each uses the Battle Droid sculpt from 2002’s SW C-3PO (Droid Factory Assembly Line) Deluxe set and as you can imagine suffer terribly as far as articulation is concerned. The only have five points of articulation each.

The Super Battle Droid is a repaint of 2005’s ROTS Super Battle Droid (III 4) figure. It’s another figure that is severely limited in articulation but since they don’t have many sculpts under their belt, this is one option they can utilize. It’s blue color is very unique and unlike anything we have ever seen in the line. Hasbro also borrows another sculpt from the Revenge Of The Sith line and makes good use out of 2005’s ROTS Grievous’s Bodyguard (III 8) figure. The cape has been removed and Hasbro gave it a droid blaster this time around, but it still has an action feature in the legs for excited battling poses. Lastly, what Separatist army would be complete without a droideka? Hasbro takes 2002’s SW Destroyer Droid (’02 #48) and slightly repaints it to include in this set. Its arms are annoyingly loose, but it’s a figure that is more filler fodder for this set than anything else. We’d just assume for them not to include it here. Most of the droids come with new and very large weapons. Since many of them are thin and delicate (like the Battle Droids), Hasbro has included a Star Wars: Battlefront specific action figure stand to help the droids stay upright. It was a very nice gesture and they really assist the much too soft figures to maintain their poses, at least long enough for a photo shoot. The Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack is decent, but it pales in comparison to the Clone Pack. That is the set to get!

Collector Notes

Star Wars: Battlefront II Droid Pack

Assortment Number: 87478/87561

UPC: 653569264835

Retail: $34.99 USD (sold as a set for $69.99)

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Ammunition Droid

Ammunition droids move through battlefields to re-supply combat forces with ammunition, allowing troops to deliver an unrelenting barrage of firepower.

Status: Ammunition Droid is a rework of 2006's TSC Power Droid (SAGA 014) figure. This time the extra gear and accessories have been eliminated and the figure has been repainted.

Articulation Count: 2

Articulation Details: 2 swivel legs

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2005

[Engineer] Battle Droid

Legions of these combat droids make up the bulk of the infantry units. They carry blaster rifles and are programmed for one purpose only: combat.

Status: The [Engineer] Battle Droid is a rework of the figure from 2002's SW C-3PO (Droid Factory Assembly Line) Deluxe figure set.

Articulation Count: 5

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: removable backpack, droid blaster, Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2002

[Assassin] Battle Droid

Legions of these combat droids make up the bulk of the infantry units. They carry blaster rifles and are programmed for one purpose only: combat.

Status: The [Assassin] Battle Droid is a rework of the figure from 2002's SW C-3PO (Droid Factory Assembly Line) Deluxe figure set.

Articulation Count: 5

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: removable backpack, sniper rifle, Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2002

Super Battle Droid

Super battle droids are the next generation of battle droids, stronger than their predecessors and capable of more independent action in battle.

Status: Super Battle Droid is a repaint of 2005's ROTS Super Battle Droid (III 4) figure..

Articulation Count: 4

Articulation Details: 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2004

MagnaGuard Droid

These enhanced droid bodyguards are often deployed to protect important figures in the Separatist army. They wield energy-emitting electrostaffs or ranged weapons with equal efficiency.

Status: MagnaGuard Droid is a repaint 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: droid blaster, Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2004

Destroyer Droid

Also called droidekas, destroyer droids have powerful repeating blasters and can convert into menacing wheels to speed into conflict.

Status: Destroyer Droid is a repaint of 2002's SW Destroyer Droid ('02 #48) figure

Articulation Count: 12

Articulation Details: hinge-jointed head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 hinge-jointed elbows, swivel waist, 3 hinge-jointed hips (inhibited movement), 3 hinge-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2002

[Assault] Battle Droid

Legions of these combat droids make up the bulk of the infantry units. They carry blaster rifles and are programmed for one purpose only: combat.

Status: The [Assault] Battle Droid is a rework of the figure from 2002's SW C-3PO (Droid Factory Assembly Line) Deluxe figure set.

Articulation Count: 5

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: removable backpack, sniper rifle, Star Wars: Battlefront II display stand

Date Stamp: 2002













 

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