DEATH STAR DROID

Source:
  (Star Wars)


Date Stamp: 1978

Carded Availability:
  Star Wars
  The Empire Strikes Back
  Return Of The Jedi
  Tri-logo

Assortment No. : 39080

Retail: $1.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • None

    Point of Interest: 
      This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 20 back card.

  • Comments: There?s something funny about the Death Star Droid that most collectors don?t think about when looking at it. Even though there is a similar droid in the Death Star (with a black finish), this guy was actually in the Jawas? sandcrawler, making it more of a ?Sandcrawler Droid?. Nonetheless, the name error caused it to have a bit more playability than it would have had, what with him secretly being a spy for the Empire and all?

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Death Star Droid figure has no major variations.



    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


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