Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: November 2010
R4-P17 is Obi-Wan Kenobi's astromech droid. The faithful little droid provides navigational and technical assistance on board the Jedi's starfighter. Rebuilt by Anakin Skywalker, Arfour's original dome was replaced with an R2-series dome. The droid accompanies Obi-Wan on many missions during the Clone Wars.
Do you really need another astromech droid in your The Clone Wars collection? The easy answer is "absolutely" if we're talking about R4-P17! We’re actually quite surprised that Hasbro has not gotten a record amount of astromechs out to us already as R4-P17 is only the fourth since the line made its debut in the summer of 2008. But the great news is that after the release of two lesser known droids (after the most popular R2-D2), Hasbro comes through with what may just be the second most popular: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s beloved R4-P17. R4-P17 (with female programming) may have not seen a whole bunch of releases since her debut in Attack Of The Clones, but she is an immediately recognizable droid. She was essentially “decapitated” by a buzz droid during the Battle of Coruscant in the opening sequence of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. (This is how R4-G9 came into play which interestingly doesn’t have the same following as her predecessor as far as popularity goes.) A little trivia for you, R4-P17 was to be part of the Geonosis Arena execution with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker but her “death” was moved to Episode III for some unknown reason.
Back to The Clone Wars action figure of her, R4-P17 is pretty much everything you’d might expect. She is a repaint of 2009's TCW [F/S1] R3-S6 (Goldie) (No. 23) figure which is a retool of the original 2008 TCW [F/S1] R2-D2 (No. 8) figure. Colored in that standout reddish-brown that we typically use to identify her with, R4-P17 is another wonderful addition to The Clone Wars line. All of the bells and whistles have been carried forward from R2-D2 and other than that there really isn’t much to talk about with this figure. R4-P17 is primarily a white astromech droid with her dome and details on her legs and body colored reddish-brown. Her feet tubing is colored yellow and the main photoreceptor is dark blue. Her smaller eye is colored in a light blue and these mixes of colors keep her interesting to say the least. Two front panels open up to release her arm attachment and a rear back panel opens up to store a chord and hook. The third leg is detachable and she can carefully be balanced on her two main legs. Because they have wheels (which we’re definitely thankful for), it makes standing her up ever so tricky. But it’s completely attainable and we don’t sacrifice quality for aesthetics which is a very good thing. R4-P17 is awesome and we love her, but it’s not like you don’t know what you’re going to expect here.
Articulation Count: 15 points (15 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel dome (1), sliding sensorscope (1), swivel left leg (1), swivel right leg (1), hinge-jointed left foot (1), hinge-jointed right foot (1), left leg rolling wheel (1), right leg rolling wheel (1), third leg rolling wheel (1), hinge-jointed front left panel door (1), hinge-jointed front right panel door (1), hinge-jointed back panel door (1), hinge-jointed data link utility tool (1), hinge-jointed extension arm utility tool (1), extendable cord (1)
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: *third leg with rolling wheel is removable
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 21467/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Wave 4 (Wave 17)
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