Captain Needa

The Empire Strikes Back
Year: 2009
Retail: $7.99
Assortment: Basic Figures
Series: 6
Number: BD-40
Assortment Number: 87573/87535
UPC Number: 6 56569 35491 8
Weapons and Accessories:

  • BlasTech E-11 Blaster Pistol
  • Imperial Officer Cap
  • Imperial Insignia & Rank Cylinders
    Droid Factory Piece:
  • U-3PO Left Leg

  • Comments: Captain Needa assumes full responsibility for losing the Millennium Falcon when the Rebel ship emerges from the asteroid field. Needa apologizes for the mistake to Lord Vader, who accepts the apology — then kills Needa as punishment for his failure.

    Points of Interest:
  • Captain Needa is a partially-new figure that uses the legs from 2007's TAC Death Star Trooper, along with a new upper body.
  • The rank badge and cylinders are glued in, but they can be removed. This allows for a potential army of different ranks of Imperial Officers to be made in the future.
  • This figure contains an extra "Droid Factory" piece to Build-A-Droid. This figure includes U-3PO's left leg.
  • There is a variant edition of the Build-A-Droid figure in this wave: it comes painted in either a silver or a champagne finish.
  • Photography by Dan Curto

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