TIE Fighter pilots protect the Death Star from Rebel attack. Black Squadron is stationed aboard the Death Star when the Rebels launch an assault upon the battle station. Totally committed to the success of a mission, these elite pilots swarm into space to battle the Rebel fighters in a ferocious dogfight.
Hasbro intended to release The Legacy Collection Droid Factory collection in 2012 to promote the 3D theatrical release of Attack Of The Clones, but the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm quickly put a end to their plans. The action figures meant to be a part of this line was split between the first two assortments of the Black Series and the Amazon exclusive The Legacy Collection set, both of which came out in 2013.
Collectors were surprised when the assortment originally meant to come out in two waves in 2013 found its way to discount chains across North America in May 2015. The date stamp for this figure is 22841, which translates to October 10, 2012. This indicates that the line was in production when it was cancelled and the stock found in 2015 was a clearance of what was produced.
Original Retail: $19.99
UPC Number: 6 53569 79723 4
- TIE Fighter Pilot action figure
- TIE Pilot Bucket
- BlasTech SE-14r Light Repeating Blaster
- Classic Kenner Style Blaster
- Belt w/ Functional Holster
- TC-70 Right Leg
- Before this assortment hit shelves, it was released as the Black Squadron TIE Pilot in the Amazon exclusive The Legacy Collection set with the same Droid Factory part.
Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt