Name: Capture Of The Droids
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Battle Packs)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 8: Evil Plans)
Availability: October 2011
C-3PO and R2-D2 are kidnapped by Cad Bane. The bounty hunter abducts the pair of droids from a marketplace on Coruscant and forces them to reveal the plans to the Galactic Senate building.
No new ground was broken for the Capture Of The Droids Battle Packs set. The new format axes another figure from the original five figure multipack, but with the reduction of another 3.75â€ť figure comes a reduction in price which bring the price per figure a very palatable cost to collectors. C-3PO is the only figure that contains any differences from its previous release, and R2-D2 and Cad Bane (with Todo 360) are straight repacks. What makes C-3PO slightly different from 2008â€™s TCW C-3PO (No. 16) figure are the paint operations. First, the golden color used to decorate his body is darker. And a very fine detailed improvement we noticed right away is how his eyes are painted. Hasbro ensured that they only painted the center of his photoreceptors so he looks more like a droid than a human.
Cad Bane (as well as the â€śaccessoryâ€ť Todo 360) is a straight repack of 2011â€™s TCW Cad Bane (CW42) figure. We tried our best to find any paint variations between the two releases and were unable to document any. One could point out that Cad Baneâ€™s eyes on the Battle Packs release are a little bit brighter and cleaner, but that would be a small stretch t designate it as a repaint. Every time Hasbro releases a figure multiple times, there are going to be some slight variations once in a while. But we think Hasbro did a great job on making this an exact repack for those not looking top purchase the set all over again. Still, itâ€™s a fabulous version of Cad Bane to include in this Battle Packs set and a worthwhile repurchase or first time purchase if you havenâ€™t picked him up yet.
Assortment Number: 35978/35566
Retail: $19.99 USD
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Status: C-3PO is a slight repaint of 2008's TCW C-3PO (No. 16) figure. This time C-3PO's golden color is slightly darker and the "pupils" in his photoreceptors have been significantly cleaned up with a tighter paint operation now. As a result, his "face" looks less human and more droid like.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inserted plug), 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2008
Status: Cad Bane [with Todo 360] is a straight repack of 2011's TCW Cad Bane (CW42) figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 7
Accessory Details: removable hat, removable vest, removable satchel, 2 blaster pistols, Toda 360 (2 parts)
Date Stamp: 2010
Status: R2-D2 is a straight repack of 2008's TCW R2-D2 (No. 8) figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: swivel dome, pop-up sensor, 2 swivel front panel doors, swivel rear door, 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel feet
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: 2 removable rockets, removable third foot
Date Stamp: 2008
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