Collection: The Clone Wars
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 22: Hostage Crisis)
Availability: November 2009
IG-86 assassin droids guard the lair of Ziro the Hutt on Coruscant. The lethal droids carry out Ziro's commands, which range from eliminating enemies to protecting their devious master – or capturing unwanted visitors who uncover information that jeopardizes Ziro's plans to seize his uncle Jabba's criminal empire.
Some of The Clone Wars figures are certainly getting put to good use. While the reuse of clone troopers is a no-brainer, it is not too often that we see unique droids get repainted (not including the Separatist Droid Army members of course). The exception to the rule is the IG-86 sentinel droid, also known as 2008's TCW IG-86 Assassin Droid (No. 18) figure in The Clone Wars basic figure line. Hasbro has worked hard to get this sculpt out to the market multiple times and we think it has been a worthwhile mission. Including this figure, it has seen three releases in the line thus far including the 2008 TCW IG-86 Assassin Droid (No. 18) basic figure and the figure in the 2009 TCW Ambush On The Vulture's Claw Battle Packs set. It was wise for Hasbro to get out so many version of this droid into the line because it is a technological wonder for an action figure (and by this we mean an articulated masterpiece). Loaded with fantastic articulation and great mobility, the IG-86 sculpt needs no tweaks. And it needs to continue being released in various ways so that we are able to build our armies. It is truly a great action figure and if you don't have one or more than one, we suggest you add it to your wish list as soon as possible.
Ziro's Assassin Droid is a cool variation of the original droid. It's pattern is designed in a helix like fashion very similar to a barber's pole in alternating gray and black stripes. It makes for a very striking look and it is a very neat coloration for a droid. This action figure needed an aggressive paint job and Hasbro certainly came through making it look very faithful and authentic to what was seen in the television series. These droids looked great against the bounty hunter backdrop as seen in the television episode and their role was significant in being Ziro the Hutt's eye. You may see this character as a little bit boring but we think any IG series droid is pretty amazing. And this action figure has exceeded what level of cool we though it would attain. Ziro's Assassin Droid is loaded with 16 points of articulation. Extra hinges (in addition to swivel wrists) on the hands push this figure beyond super-articulation and it is the perfect enhancement for this type of droid. Just like the last two versions, the two guns affix to the backpack and the backpack itself attaches to the back via a hole. If you don't like your action figures with holes in them then this may not be the figure for you, but we think it is a great convention and looks awesome when assembled. Ziro's Assassin Droid is definitely an exciting character turned action figure in the entire The Clone Wars series so far and we would actually be surprised if you didn't feel similarly about this.
Status: Ziro's Assassin Droid is a rework of 2008's TCW IG-86 Assassin Droid (No. 18).
Articulation Count: 20 points
Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel shoulder pads, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, 2 hinge-jointed hands, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 hinge-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed feet
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: 2 droid blasters, backpack
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 91279/87638
Retail: $7.99 USD
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