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Hasbro Star Wars Vader's Medical Droid

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Manufacturer: Hasbro / Age: 4 Years+

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      24.12.2009 18:18
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      There have been several medical droids used in the Star Wars films. We were introduced to 21B and FX7 in 'The Empire Strikes Back' who both assisted Luke when he needed tending to after being in the wars. What we did not see in the earlier films was the Imperials being given medical attention. It took until 'The Revenge Of The Sith' for an Imperial medical droid to properly appear. This is Vader's personal medical droid and is every bit as sinister looking as his patient.

      Hasbro were right to produce an action figure, as the droids are highly collectible and usually high up on a desirability list. This is often because they make fleeting appearances in the films and are thus seen as quite rare. This chap has echoes of 21B and Boba Fett about him. The face is shrouded with a helmet like affair and he does not have soft features, which makes him look threatening and mysterious.

      His bodywork is realy impressive and makes effective use of only a few colours. His gleaming black colours are visually striking and these are offset with dashes of red and gold. The droid itself looks like it has been in the wars and repaired a few times, which is a neat touch. He sports exceedingly spindly arms which are rather like wires or bits of a machine, but still capable of doing his job. Likewise, his legs are not that substantial, yet they give the figure enough balance and he can stand up quite easily.

      He is moveable at the head arms and legs, allowing to create new poses each time. Why not have him attending to Vader, or having a battle with rebel droids?

      The figure is readily available and should cost you about five pounds to buy, as new boxed. Well designed, great articulation and a curious character.

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