Saturday, February 14, 2009

Star Wars Assassin Droid

Assassin Droid

Here we have a new Star Wars figure, the Assassin Droid from the new Clone Wars cartoon. I have to admit I didn't have the highest hopes for this figure, as he doesn't look like much in the package. This doesn't stop me from buying just about every Star Wars type droid I can find. The new Star Wars movies are basically what got me back into buying robot toys, I just have a soft spot for the odd little droids and mechs.

The articulation on this figure is very high, it's a fun toy to play around with. The weathered paint effect is well done, and the moulded details are nice.

You have to love the twin blasters!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Star Wars IG series Droids

IG-88 - Assassin Droid - Lancer Droid

Yea, don't mess with these guys!

From Star Wars universe, IG-88 was an assassin droid line designed by Holowan Laboritories. The IG-88 line was a derivative of the IG 100 Manga Guard droids used as bodyguards by General Greivous and the IG Lancer droids used by Dirge in the Clone Wars. IG-88 later became one of the galaxy's most infamous bounty hunters.