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Name: Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droids)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: July 2002
License: Hasbro

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Luke Skywalker, a young farmboy on Tatooine, is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's Death Star.

Yikes! Is Hasbro really digging into the POTF2 archives to release figures in 2002? Apparently this is so, as the Death Star Accessory Set, a TARGET exclusive, features the 1998 The Power Of The Force “2” Freeze Frame Death Star Trooper as the pack-in to that multipack. While the Arena Conflict Accessory Set (With Battle Droid) and the Endor Victory Accessory Set (With Scout Trooper) come across as interesting, the Death Star Accessory Set can be interpreted as annoying. All is not lost however. There is some newness included in this set, but seeing a figure from 1998 in the mix is hardly something to get excited about as Hasbro could have updated this character for this release. The included Death Star Trooper is actually a repaint of the 1998 figure, but the differences are minimal and most collectors may not be remotely interested in such changes. As a figure in an action pose it really can’t offer much to collectors, so it will have to be the included accessories serving as the saving grace here, otherwise collectors may have no interest in it at all.

Again, Death Star Trooper is a slight repaint of 1998’s POTF2 Death Star Trooper figure from the Freeze Frame phase of the line. It comes with six points of articulation which include a swivel head, two swivel shoulders, swivel waist, and two swivel hips. The figure’s proportions are too bulky and he has been positioned in a very frustrating stance. His helmet is removable and he comes with plenty of accessories that are more interesting than he is. Included are a heavy blaster rifle, a Stormtrooper long rifle, two Imperial blasters, a rifle rack (an all-new sculpt), a Stormtrooper helmet, a Mouse Droid and an Interrogator Droid. Both included droids are all-new sculpts. Sadly, the Mouse Droid is too large but has a cool reverse wind-up action feature. We’re not exactly sure why Hasbro made it so large, other than to accommodate this new feature. Coincidentally, the Interrogator Droid went the other direction and has been made larger and more properly sized than the version that came with 1999’s POTF2 (CommTech) Darth Vader figure.

We’re perhaps most impressed with the all-new Stormtrooper belt. It’s a very nice design, interacts well with the various action figures and is in proportion to the onscreen prop. It is a little bit difficult to secure it onto an action figure, but it will stay if you make the effort to place it on the figure. It has a functioning holster to hold a Stormtrooper blaster and it has all of the features a Stormtrooper needs to battle the Rebel Alliance. It will look great on any Luke Skywalker or Han Solo figure already released or coming in the future. It’s been done that well. The Death Star Accessory Set is a tough multipack to rate. It feels like it has more wasted opportunity than relevance to the current basic figure line. This would have been ample time to refresh the Death Star Trooper so that he wasn’t released in such an exaggerated pose. (Did we see ANY of these characters run this aggressively in any of the Star Wars films?) Anyway, there are some cool parts in here, but it just doesn’t grab us like some of the others in this series.

Collector Notes

Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droids)

Status: Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droids) contains a Death Star Trooper action figure that is a slight repaint of 1998's POTF2 Death Star Trooper figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points

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

Accessory Count: 14

Accessory Details: mouse droid, interrogator droid, rifle rack, heavy blaster rifle, 2 E-11 blaster rifles, long stormtrooper rifle, stormtrooper helmet, stormtrooper belt

Date Stamp: 1998

Assortment Number: 32533/32532

UPC: 0769303253349

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Star Wars "Saga" TARGET Exclusive Accessory Sets
Arena Conflict Accessory Set (With Battle Droid)
Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droids)
Endor Victory Accessory Set (With Scout Trooper)
Hoth Survival Accessory Set (With Hoth Rebel Soldier)

Added: March 29, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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