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Power Of The Jedi

Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) - POTJ - 12 Inch Figures

Name: Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid)
Collection: Power Of The Jedi
Number: N/A
Scale: 12 Inch Figures
Source: A New Hope
Availability: February 2001
License: Hasbro

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From The Phantom Menace to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, the Star Wars galaxy is filled with the greatest heroes, cruelest villains and the most colorful characters ever created. And only Hasbro brings them all to life with detail, authenticity and fun. To see the full line of figures, vehicles, creatures and playsets, check out starwars.hasbro.com.

A Death Star droid passes through the hangar as Imperial Stormtroopers stand guard during the inspection of the Millennium Falcon.

The Power Of The Jedi line is often hailed as the first true line for collectors. The line was progressive for many reasons. Hasbro concerned itself with scale for the first time. And now Princess Leia was short, and Chewbacca was tall. And then within the revisited and properly scaled action figures, collectors saw enhanced articulation, as seen with the Han Solo (Bespin Capture) figure. But that wasn’t all the Power Of The Jedi line brought to collectors. It was a multi-commemorative line as well. We celebrated a landmark in the Star Wars action figure basic figure line; the Boba Fett (300th Figure), the 100th Action Collection figure (Luke Skywalker), and then towards the end of the line we lightly celebrated the 25th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope with specially prepared and designed two-packs highlighting three unforgettable moments in the film separately. As you can see, the Power Of The Jedi line exuded collector-friendliness, and with a heavy concentration of products based on the Original Trilogy, collectors became increasingly ecstatic over what never-before-made character was on the production line next, and who Hasbro was going to update that was already made at some point. Unbelievably, the goodness didn’t end there either. The 12 inch Figure line contained some real treats in it as well. Bounty hunters became an immediate focus during the Power Of The Jedi line, but some other fan-favorite background characters did too.

The RA-7 droids are one of the most recognizable droids in the Star Wars universe. And Hasbro decided to produce one for the 12 Inch Figures line. Because protocol droids normally come without any accessories, Hasbro decided to add more value than they’d add an articulated MSE droid along with the Death Star Droid, thus releasing the Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) “two-pack.” The Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) brings together two characters that may or not be in the same setting in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Hasbro appears to have produced the Death Star Droid from the Death Star as evidenced by its darker color, but we’re honestly not too sure if that was the intent. The Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) 12 Inch Figure has a finish strewn with bumps, chips, and scratches indicating battle-damage, which makes us believe this also represents the RA-7 droid seen in the Jawa’s Sandcrawler, even if the coloring is off. But that’s the thing. Hasbro opted to paint the Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) in some random and noncommittal shade in between the two major droids we see in A New Hope. This Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) is painted in a silvery gray, whereas the Sandcrawler RA-7 droid is light silver, and the RA-7 droid on the Death Star is dark, whether black very dark gray. You may be able to use this droid in either option for your display shelf. Regardless, the figure turned out nicely.

You have to give credit where credit due too. When Hasbro branches outside of human characters and humanoid aliens, they’re likely going to have to create all-new tooling for the 12 Inch Figures line. Kenner/Hasbro was able to offer so many 12 Inch Figures throughout the years because of all of the reused and existing tooling. But once you start getting deeper into character selection, the figures start becoming like the 3.75” line, where you have to treat each character separately because of the specific parts they require. While possessing a similar body type to C-3PO, Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) shares no common parts with any other 12 inch Figure. So, Hasbro had to expend a larger budget to produce this figure. And because of that, the figure doesn’t come with the amount of articulation we’d like to see in a figure of this magnitude. Regardless, Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) turned out extremely well, and we’re happy with the final figure(s). The droid comes with an excellent head sculpt with a swivel neck. Hasbro added a very thin antenna to the head sculpt which looks marvelous. Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) also comes with swivel shoulders and angled swivel hips. And then they added hinge-jointed knees and feet to complete the figure’s lower body movement. The functionality they offer is satisfactory. The Mouse Droid comes with two axles with rolling pairs of wheels. It’s the only articulation this tiny figure has, but it’s appreciated. Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) is a great figure. We’re happy to see it represented in the 12 Inch Figures line.

Collector Notes

Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid)

Status: Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: TBD

Articulation Details: TBD

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: mouse droid

Date Stamp: 2001

Assortment Number: 32491/32406

UPC: 076930324912

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Added: August 6, 2019
Category: Power Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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