Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: N/A (Build A Droid)
Source: Expanded Universe (The New Essential Guide To Droids)
Availability: July 2008
The Legacy Collection introduced us to a new style of astromech, the R7 unit. Not only were we introduced but within a short 60 days we were treated to two between waves 1 and 2 as both were one of two chosen Build A Droid figures in both waves. While not an immediate favorite, the R7 units slowly developed a liking with fans and collectors. But the sad thing is that we do not know much about them. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia describes them as follows: "A military astromech co-developed by FreiTek Incorporated specifically for use aboard the New Republic E-wing starfighter, although variants existed that could be used in other starships." Well, that is just wonderful, but where are the specific examples where we can find R7-Z0 in action or the battles this droid took part? We want to know more, Hasbro. In previous Q&A sessions with Hasbro, fans have asked for specific bio information on all the Build A Droid figures because other than a name, there is not much more the packaging gives us on these very popular droids. Hasbro has alluded that this would be a great idea to include this data as an online exclusive source (or something relatively similar) but it has yet to see fruition. We hope they decide to proceed with some sort of bio information on these droids, because we would truly love to know more details, especially of the droids we have NEVER seen before like R7-Z0 and R7-T1.
R7-Z0 comes to us in seven separate pieces but these seven parts are packed across four basic figures (including Ak-rev, Yarna d'al' Gargan, Bane Malar and Darth Vader). It is made up of a dome, body, two legs, two rockets, and removable third leg attachment. All the parts (except for the third leg) are specific to the R7 units and no other Build A Droid parts will utilize them. This droids coloring is very simple but the red and army/olive green look fantastic together. The droid is very clean and you already know how we wish for our astromechs to be a little bit more banged up than this. If you study the reference photo, you will see how in need of dirt the action figure is. The red circle on the top of the dome is very unique and we don't believe we have seen this on any R-series droid before. The triangle-shaped eye port is honestly pretty silly. Rather than working as a unique feature to this model of astromech, it looks more like a random geometric shape some creator at Lucasfilm desperately tried to make work to be different from the other models. In short, some better and additional final tweaks could have been made to the R7 units to make them a better and more believable style of droid in the Star Wars universe.
Status: R7-Z0 is an all-new figure that utilizes the R7-series astromech Build A Droid sculpt. It can be built from 7 individual parts split across the following figures:
Ak-rev (BD 5) – R7-Z0 left leg/booster rocket
Yarna d'al' Gargan (BD 6) – R7-Z0 right leg/booster rocket
Bane Malar (BD 7) – R7-Z0 body
Darth Vader (BD 8) – R7-Z0 dome/third leg
Articulation Count: 8 points
Articulation Details: swivel dome, 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel feet, 3 rolling wheels
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: None
Retail: $0.00 USD
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