Name: Super Battle Droid
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 30 08
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: March 2007
Combat droid manufactured by Baktoid Combat Automata
In the service of the Trade Federation
Built-in arm blaster
After the introduction of the massive clone army, the Trade Federation revisits the design of its battle droids and decides that a slightly smarter, more independent and more heavily armed droid is needed. The result is the much more powerful and deadly super battle droid.
The Super Battle Droid changed as we knew it with the release of the new and improved version in the 30 (77-07) line. Hasbro made significant leaps to enhance the body design of a Separatist droid we have seen in the basic figure line since 2002. And after five years of hard work, the Super Battle Droid is (almost) perfected. Hasbro also decided to breathe life into the interaction of multiple basic figures, a concept we typically don’t see that often. Super Battle Droid (30 08) can be displayed with R2-D2 (30 04) to recreate the scene of R2-D2 versus Super Battle Droids in the beginning of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. The final product offers and exciting new scale for the Super Battle Droid and the towers over all previous versions. The droid also has significant upgrades to the articulation as it now has articulated knees. There is a lot to be excited about with this figure. It is a significant update to the older Super Battle Droid figures and Hasbro has also included some exciting versatility that allows this figure to be it’s own diorama should you decide to purchase R2-D2 along with it. (Hasbro even advertises this on the packaging.)
But versatility doesn’t come without some sort of small price. If you decide to display your Super Battle Droid without the fire attachments it comes with, you’ll be left with two holes in its chest. It’s not a terrible distraction, but it may be more than enough to bother more than few collectors. We love the fire attachments, but perhaps Hasbro can come up with less intrusive conventions like wrap around functionality so that our figures can be free of holes. Moving along, the Super Battle Droid is a triumph and we couldn’t be more excited with how the authenticity of the battle droid flavor has been so significantly improved. The droid has less of a curve where the belly meets the chest and proportions are now nearly perfect in scale. The midsection “Vs” inward as it meets the hips and as a result a wider but more natural looking stance is created because of it. We are thoroughly impressed with how well all of this turned out. There aren’t too many differences in the structure of the arms but Hasbro has ensured that no projectiles shoot from the arms as they first did in the Revenge Of The Sith line. That trend continues here.
Status: Super Battle Droid is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 hinge-jointed elbows, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 hinge-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: chest flame attachment, left leg flame attachment
Date Stamp: 2007
Assortment Number: 87241/87500
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30 (77-07) Wave 1
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