Collection: The Clone Wars [Red]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 4: Destroy Malevolence)
Availability: March 2010
Firefighter droids scramble to extinguish fires on Malevolence after the Separatist ship is attacked by Republic forces. The droids blast the flames with foam as General Grioevous' deadly new flagship tries to escape its pursuers.
As you may be able to tell from our various reviews on the multiple battle droids we have received in The Clone Wars line, you may sense some disdain in our opinions with how the final figures turn out. And to be quite honest, the Firefighter Droid aesthetically isn't that much better, but it is equally a corny and awesome action figure at the same time. Clearly borrowing colors and patterns from American firefighters, the Firefighter Droid is cool due to the iconic gear worn by those heroes who really do fight fires (it's uncanny how much the droid looks like a real fireman too deco-wise). This is the first time we have received a dark gray battle droid and it looks pretty great cast in this color. There are yellow warning stripes in multiples places on the droids body including its backpack. It stands out very prominently and the combination of yellow and dark gray is pretty sharp. While the battle droids in all Star Wars sources have been goons for the most part, it makes it a bit hard to believe that they can perform serious duties like extinguishing fires.
While this may be true of the character, the action figure is quite impressive which actually astonishes us a little. We don't mean to sound dramatic here, but we haven't had the best run of battle droid figures from Hasbro in The Clone Wars line. While the AAT Driver Battle Droid (CW33), Battle Droid (No. 7) and Rocket Battle Droid (No. 25) all have sculpting issues whether its bent limbs or poor standing capabilities, the latest Firefighter Droid champions the previous releases in very positive ways. To be completely honest, we actually had a bad attitude about this firefighting droid before we even saw it at retail. But once we assembled it put on all of its gear, we were pleasantly surprised. But the hose and backpack work together to anchor the figure and the Firefighter Droid stands quite well as a result. The various pieces have been engineered and fit together like a glove. When completely set-up, the Firefighter Droid is one cool droid and despite in having a familiarity in our universe, it fits in quite well in the Star Wars universe too! Interestingly, if you remove the backpack and hose, the Firefighter Droid has multiple issues with standing.
Status: Firefighter Droid is a retool and repaint of 2008's TCW [B] Battle Droid (No. 7) figure. This time the figure comes with an all-new head sculpt and all-new forearms in addition to a new backpack and additional firefighter accessories.
Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-socket left shoulder (1), ball-socket right shoulder (1), hinge-jointed left elbow (1), hinge-jointed right elbow (1), swivel torso (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: droid blaster, firehose, foam tank
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 94056/87638
Retail: $7.99 USD
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