Collection: The Clone Wars
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 19: Storm Over Ryloth)
Availability: January 2011
R7-A7 is Ahsoka's astromech droid. He joins her on many missions and provides navigational support when Ahsoka flies her Jedi starfighter. Called "Arseven" by Ahsoka, the droid is her co-pilot during the mission to take out the Separatist blockade surrounding the planet Ryloth.
Itâ€™s inevitable that Hasbro will always be able to find a new Star Wars character to make into an action figure from the earliest episodes of The Clone Wars. In the third phase of The Clone Wars line, Hasbro delves into the very first season to bring us Ahsoka Tanoâ€™s astromech droid R7-A7. What makes it particularly frustrating however is the name designation. Why is this an R7 droid? If you have collected the Build A Droid lines of figures, you know that R7 units are extremely unique from R2 and R4 units. So why does R7-A7 looks like and R2 or R4 unit? We donâ€™t know and we think weâ€™re done worrying about trying to figure it out. Heck, even R3-S6 Goldie from the first phase of The Clone Wars line isnâ€™t technically an R3 unit. Perhaps astromech droids didnâ€™t stick to a proper designation during the Clone Wars. R7-A7 is a colorful astromech and it makes sense that it was the next one in Hasbroâ€™s parking lot because it is owned by Ahsoka Tano, the most popular female character in The Clone Wars line! But donâ€™t expect the droid to gain the notoriety that Ahsoka has. This is an obscure character, but one weâ€™re excited to have finally!
After Hasbro tweaked 2008's TCW R2-D2 (No. 8) to make 2009's TCW R3-S6 Goldie figure, the mold has been reused since to make some pretty neat astromech additions to the line including R4-P17 (CW30) and R8-B7 from 2010's TCW The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack Toys R Us exclusive. R7-A7 is essentially purple with a gray dome and is accented with lime green detail. The droid is striking and we havenâ€™t seen a droid like this in the basic figure line, animated or realistic. Itâ€™s a refreshingly interesting droid and we think Hasbro did a fine job making it very accurate to its onscreen appearance in The Clone Wars. And now since we have Ahsoka Tanoâ€™s Jedi starfighter, the circle is complete because we all want the full-bodied droid to accompany all of our Jedi. R7-A7 is a droid that has a nice dirty wash on it, making it appear as if it has picked up too much space dust on its dome and even the fine details like the various colored lights bring depth and character to droid in new and exciting ways.
Articulation Count: 13 points
Articulation Details: swivel rotating dome, sliding sensorscope, 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel feet, 3 opening panels, 2 hinge-jointed utility arms, 2 rotating wheels
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: removable third leg with rotating wheel
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 26374/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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