FX-7 (Medical Droid)

Source:
  (The Empire Strikes Back)


Date Stamp: 1980

Carded Availability:
  The Empire Strikes Back
  Return of the Jedi
  Tri-Logo

Assortment No. : 39730

Retail: $2.49

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • None


  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure fist appeared on The Empire Strikes Back 31 back card. This figure was referred to as FX-7 (Medical Droid) only on The Empire Strikes Back cards. It was simply called FX-7 on Return of The Jedi and Tri-Logo cards.

    Comments: This figure presents a riddle: What has nine arms, but only eleven fingers and eight elbows; one eye; a telescoping neck; and surprisingly, one leg to stand on? If you said ?FX-7 (Medical Droid)? then you?re king (queen, or what have you) for a day. If you said ?my crazy Aunt Ginny from Beaumont, Alberta?, it?s time to get an eye exam or a better family. What ever your story is, here's your chance to waste a good chunk of your day looking at one of the coolest action figures Kenner ever produced.

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, FX-7 (Medical Droid) had one variation worth noting. The figure was produced with two similar yet different head moulds. Both featured the same style of detailing, but the order of the details does not match in their placement on the figure?s head.

    Mistaken as a variation is a shorter version of FX-7, which is actually a broken figure. In production, the base of this figure was simply glued on to the bottom and has been known to break loose.



    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.


    Back To Basic Figures
    NEW IN THE PHOTO ARCHIVE:
    Probe
    Droid
    Poll
    Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
    I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
    I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
    I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
    I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
    I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
    I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
    Current Results