Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Vehicles)
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: May 2009
Droid starfighters, also known as vulture droids, are sent out in huge numbers to overwhelm Republic forces. They are capable of skillful maneuvers in aerial and space battles, and are armed with blaster cannons and torpedoes. On land, they position their wings into stilt-like legs for ground patrols.
The Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark I (Vulture-class droid starfighter or even more simply Vulture droid) was a droid created and utilized by the Trade Federation. Interestingly, although classified as a starfighter, the vehicle has no pilot and navigated itself via its central control computer. The vehicle has four blaster cannons and two torpedo launchers. Armed with a bevy of artillery, the droid could also attain speeds of 1200 kilometers per hour. And when the vehicle was not in flight mode, it could separate its wings and use them as functioning legs and walk about the shipyards as needed to get from point A to point B. For years we received the Vulture Droid as a much too small deluxe figure. About the same size of a 3.75” action figure, fans knew that they weren’t the right size, but we just weren’t sure just how off the scale was. Hasbro remedied this issue with the release of The Clone Wars Vulture Droid. A vehicle/droid that is more impressive than you may think, its level of detail and amount of articulation will definitely put a smile on your face. Not only do you get plenty of it, but it also has great functional articulation as well. There is nothing more frustrating than being given a vehicle that's intended to articulate yet doesn't.
While the Vulture Droid has made appearance in Star Wars sources as early as Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, this Hasbro toy is based on the vehicle seen in The Clone Wars film as well as multiple episodes including the Shadow Of Malevolence episode. The vehicles created for The Clone Wars have been primarily colors in blue and the Vulture Droid is no different. An all-new vehicle from head to toe, the Vulture Droid has been designed in a very thorough manner and can actually function and be displayed in your collections just as it did on the big and small screens. Hasbro ensured that they gave this vehicle some additional play value including a double-jointed neck (which allows for awesome mobility), ball-jointed, hinged and swivel wing connectors and extra missile storage on the inside of the wings. As you know, the wings of this droid can separate (pull away) from the hull and then split in half (boy, what is it with Separatists and splitting limbs?) to form “legs” so that it can walk around like a “normal” droid. The design is wonderful and although we think the “head” on the vehicle may be a bit too big, it is not sore on the eyes.
Status: Vulture Droid is an all-new vehicle.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: double hinge-jointed neck, 4 connectors each containing 3 points of articulation each (swivel, hinge-jointed and ball-socket articulation)
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: 6 missile projectiles
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87968/87870
Retail: $21.99 USD
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