Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: N/A (Build A Droid)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: November 2009
The Build A Droid figures keep coming to us with consistent strength. The astromechs don't really change that much but they appear to get better and better with each release, perhaps a little bit due to the newness of the release and a little bit due to new colors of droids being introduced into the line. R4-P44, from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, is a pretty much standard for what you would expect from an astromech, but its unique green color is one we have not yet seen on and R2/R4 unit and looks great against a white bodied backdrop. The details are faithful to the production stills, because it is certainly a difficult droid to find in the film. We actually didn't recall seeing the droid in the film (and had to subsequently do our own research to locate it). Besides looking very clean, R4-P44 is already one of our favorite astromechs in the Build A Droid series and its wave mate R3-A2 ranks just as high for us also. While there is nothing too special about this Build A Droid, it has such a distinct green color with the slightest metallic touch to it and it looks quite spectacular. Sometimes astromech droids that aren't over-colored or elaborately decorated can come across as more impressive than the ones that are.
A relatively simple astromech, R4-P44 was aboard an ARC-170 starfighter that was used by the Fifth Fleet during the Clone Wars (up to the Battle of Coruscant) as seen in the opening of Episode III (and rumor has it at the Battle of Utapau too). While it looks nearly identical to an R2 unit, R4 units (actually R4-P units) actually differ from them. They are a variant astromech specifically designed for the Delta-7 Jedi starfighter. The earliest models had a slimmer body (to fit in the narrower fuselage of these vehicles) but when the Delta-7B starfighter came out, the R4-P units returned to the standard-sized astromech bodies. In short, it looks just like and R2 series astromech. How is that for a big ball of confusion? Not that you would be able to see any of these finer details in an action figure, R4-P44 nonetheless looks fantastic and we are sure it is a figure whose parts will be highly sought after in the line. Looking a great deal like a "green" version of R4-P17, it has the same "half-outlined" vertical panels on the front of its body. It adds a lot of character to a rather bland droid. The only parts on this droid that stand out are the leg cables. They are colored in bronze and complement the green on the droid very nicely.
Status: R4-P44 is an all-new figure that utilizes the R2-series astromech Build A Droid sculpt. It can be built by collecting the following figures:
Hrcheck Kal Fas (BD33) – R4-P44 body
Leesub Sirln (BD34) – R4-P44 left leg
Concept Art Ki-Adi-Mundi (BD38) – R4-P44 right leg
Jawa & Security Droid (BD39) – R4-P44 dome/third leg
Articulation Count: 7 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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