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The B2 Super Battle Droid was an upgraded version of the B1 Battle Droid, a serial light war machine manufactured by the Trade Federation as a primary trooper till the battle of Naboo. With superior armament and armour, these new assault droids in the army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems caused a lot of problems for the Republic forces.
This Battle Droid figure comes from the Clone Wars animation series (TV show), not from the original Star Wars films, so is little bit grotesque. Its torso and arms are strengthened and heavy armoured while the legs remains disproportionally thin and weak. On the screen it doesn't matter, but as a action figure the droid turns out to be unstable. However, it can stand securely without any additional help.
This model is very detailed and pleasant to the touch. It contains ball-jointed shoulders, waist and right elbow. The Battle Droid has one special feature: a built-in missile-firing cannon on the left arm. It is not only a decoration, you can shoot out a plastic projectile straight to any enemy. The cannon is not removable from the arm, also there are no additional accessories in the box. The paint application is kept as "brand new" on the main body, but fortunately there are some signs of waste (rust?) on the arms and legs. Thanks to it the Droid looks like a true veteran, not like a prototype coming from the factory. What you probably know from previous Hasbro models, the figure has peg holes in the feet.
This Super Battle Droid figure is a very decent toy. For its nice price it provides a great fun, especially with other Star Wars action figures from your collection. A noteworthy opponent for Jedi and Clone Troopers.
If you are into your Star Wars toys, you will be aware that the Star Wars toy market is saturated. From the old Kenner toys, which still sell and have held prices for ten years, to the Hasbro toys in the nineties and bang up to date with the Clone Wars figures, there are thousands of figures to pick from.
In the Clone Wars collection is this beastly thing. The Heavy Assault Droid is a very intriguing figure, as sits somewhere between a droid, a vehicle and a weapon. To me, the droid reminds of the Probe droids from The Empire Strikes Back. He stands at about 14cm in height and is suitable for play or display purpose. The toy is well made, but kids would be wise not to chuck him about too much as the spindly legs could be prone to snapping if given the rough treatment. Despite this, Hasbro do make toys well and the joints are sturdy enough and the top half is very robust with a solid plastic shell for a head. His faceless expression is a huge draw too.
I love the unique moulding to his head, which is part Alien and part War Of The Worlds. It has a creepy and enigmatic look about it, which adds to the mystery of the figure. Good articulation on the arms and mid section lift the figure and there is a small amount of colour flecked on him. You can pose this droid at the arms and legs and create a range of poses. He does not come with any extra though, but due to the sheer scale and size of him, this more than makes up for a lack of accessories.
To buy a boxed one, expect to pay about seven pounds, loose would cost three to four pounds. He is quite desirable, as he looks very different to the standard figures and I think he is a worthy purchase for any fan.