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Hailfire Droid - TAC - Vehicles

Name: Hailfire Droid
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Battlefront II)
Availability: December 2006
License: Hasbro

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A self-aware mobile missile-platform used by the InterGalactic Banking Clan, Hailfire Droids deliver surface-to-surface and surface-to-air strikes with their stacked banks of rocket warheads. When the InterGalactic Banking Clan pledged its forces to the Separatists (a non-exclusive arrangement, of course), its Hailfire Droids were added to the immense battle droid army.

Hasbro went all out for the 30 (77-07) line. It was the largest collection by far. With an array of basic figures, exclusive figures, Battle Packs, Comic Packs, various multipacks and incredible store exclusives, the 30 (77-07) line exceeded collectors’ expectations and it was a nonstop rollercoaster ride from the end of 2006 through the middle of 2008. That’s a great deal of time to get out some fantastic products. Hasbro not only focused on the great characters and vehicles from A New Hope, but they dug deeply into the Expanded Universe and made toys based on the video games, the comics and even made their unique toy concepts. Hasbro did a great job on the midsize vehicle assortment. They released more than a dozen general marketplace vehicles in the 30 (77-07) lineup, and sourced from all over the entire Star Wars saga. One interesting release in the midsize vehicle assortment was the Hailfire Droid. Hasbro originally released this vehicle in the original Clone Wars line. It has now been repainted to mimic its appearance in the Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. And it looks amazing.

The Hailfire Droid is not a vehicle, but it does fit perfectly into the midsize vehicle assortment. It made its debut appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, but it has made many other appearances in various Expanded Universe sources since. Although based on the 2003 Clone Wars sculpt, the Hailfire Droid has been completely repainted to fit in with how the character appears in the video game. But it does have the basic “Separatist Droid Army” or “Confederacy of Independent Systems” look and feel to it. The unmistakable octagonal insignia has been applied nicely to the Hailfire Droid, and the deco on it is nothing short of impressive. The Hailfire Droid is a truly hefty vehicle/character. The oversized wheels are weighty, and it comes with a stunning 32 missile projectile that fire in a “rapid fashion” thanks to a clever action feature. Hasbro painted the Hailfire Droid in a completely different color scheme than anything else we have seen previously, but it still fits into the line wonderfully. You’re going to want to have as many of these rolling droids as possible. They’re that cool!

The Hailfire Droid does offer a decent amount of playability. As mentioned, you do receive 32 missiles which are overwhelming initially when you try to place them into the droid (they constantly want to fire, and it can be unsettling), but they do complete the Hailfire Droid nicely. The projectiles are silver colored and complement the color palette chosen to make this version of the Hailfire Droid like the one in the Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. As the wheels roll forward, some of the missiles fire. Some of the missile housings function as storage holders and don’t have a spring-loaded action, but the whole concept is cool, and it’s a fun item to play with as part of your collection. There is also an articulated chin gun which provides additional play value. This is an item that collectors of all ages shall enjoy. What’s nice is that you can interact with many different figures with the Hailfire Droid, but it looks amazing with the silver Super Battle Droid that came in 2008’s TAC STAP Attack Battle Packs which was released as a Toys R Us exclusive. We like this version a lot. We think you will also!

Collector Notes

Hailfire Droid

Status: Hailfire Droid is a repaint of 2003's CW Hailfire Droid vehicle.

Features Count: 5

Feature Details: pivoting missile pods, positionable dual blaster cannon, includes 32 missiles, rapid-fire launchers, over-sized rolling wheels

Accessory Count: 32

Accessory Details: 32 missile projectiles

Date Stamp: 2003

Assortment Number: 87170/85196

UPC: 653569171850

Retail: $19.99 USD

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Added: April 5, 2017
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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