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The Empire Strikes Back

2-1B - ESB - Basic

2-1B

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2-1B

General Analysis

Wow. The memories that come rushing to my mind with 2-1B are almost overwhelming to me. I adored 2-1B as a child. One of the most interesting things and strongest memories I have grown up with the figure is that I never had the medical tool. Whether it was accidentally thrown out in the garbage with the rest of the packaging, or instantly lost somewhere in the cracks of our planked hardwood floors, I’ll never know. One of the clearest memories I have with 2-1B is repeatedly attempting to full his hollow torso cavity with water. It sounds strange, but I wonder if the liquid in the bacta tank where Luke Skywalker healed inspired me to make 2-1B a type of aqua droid. (Too bad we never received a vintage Luke Skywalker figure wearing a diaper.) 2-1B came with a removable mouthpiece that erroneously attached to the droid’s side (it should have attached to its right breastplate instead). Throughout the year Hasbro made some great 2-1B figure (both Original Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy inspired versions), but until we get an all-new sculpt in vintage Kenner inspired packaging, I don’t feel we have an acceptable definitive version as of now.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 1997's THE POWER OF THE FORCE "2" [GREEN/FREEZE FRAME] 2-1B Medic Droid figure.

Collector Notes

Name: 2-1B

Alternate Name: Too-Onebee (2-1B)

Collection: The Empire Strikes Back

Source: The Empire Strikes Back

Release: 1981

Status: 2-1B is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 39399

UPC: N/A

Retail: $1.99 USD

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

 

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. ESB-41A
  2. ESB-41B
  3. ESB-41D
  4. ESB-45A
  1. ESB-47
  2. ESB-48A
  3. ESB-48B
  4. ESB-48C
  1. ROTJ-48
  2. ROTJ-65B
  3. ROTJ-65D
  4. ROTJ-77A

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: August 25, 2018
Category: Empire Strikes Back, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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