Monday, May 7, 2012

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6th scale 12-inch OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander Figure

Unlike traditional Battle Droids, regarded as mindless, mechanized soldiers, OOM-9 received specific programming to serve as a Command Droid for the Trade Federation. When Neimoidian Viceroy Nute Gunray aligned himself with the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious, an invasion on Naboo was imminent, and OOM-9 would organize and lead the Trade Federation forces. In early battles, the Federations armies achieved significant success, garnering victory at the First Battle of Spinnaker, followed by the capture of the capital city, Theed. OOM-9 and his army went on to engage the Gungan Grand Army, rallied by the Naboo Queen, Padme Amidala in the Battle of the Grassy Plains. While his forces made progress on the ground, the Naboo Space Battle raged in the skies. In spite of OOM-9s efficient leadership, the destruction of the Trade Federations droid control ship brought an abrupt and definite end to his seemingly successful campaign.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander Sixth Scale Figure. The OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander Sixth Scale Figure features: Fully Articulated Battle Droid body with over 20 points of articulation, One (1) E-5 Blaster Rifle, Macro Binocular

According to wookieepedia: OOM-9 was a B1 battle droid created by Baktoid Combat Automata prior to the invasion of the planet Naboo in 32 BBY. OOM-9 was selected to serve as a command battle droid for the invasion, leading Trade Federation forces into battle and achieving great success during the early stages of the campaign. Under OOM-9, Trade Federation troops defeated the forces of the Naboo at the First Battle of Harte Secur and the First Battle of Spinnaker, before capturing the capital city of Theed.

Originally a standard B1 battle droid, OOM-9 was created by Baktoid Combat Automata for the Trade Federation some time prior to 32 BBY to serve in their Droid Army under the Neimoidian Viceroy Nute Gunray, along with his senior staff Rune Haako and Lott Dod.

Since the B1 droids did not have a standard alphanumeric series designation, the name "OOM-9" was selected for the unit from a shortened version of the unique identification code assigned to the battle droid.

Like all battle droids, OOM-9 was created solely to wage war. The droid's programming was based around collecting and compiling tactics and plans for battle, and his personality was limited. His metallic face bore no expression and there was no inflection in his voice.

Starting out as a regular battle droid, OOM-9 was retrofitted following his promotion to commander. He wore markings painted a dull mustard yellow, designating him as a commander. His original back plating was removed and replaced with the standard command backpack, including an advanced power supply and several antennae to allow him to communicate with the Central Control Computer located in planetary orbit.

The droid's legs were powered by high-torque motors and featured dried cartilage-shaped shin plates. OOM-9's feet could be replaced with claws or pads when required. In battle, OOM-9 coordinated the Trade Federation forces from his personal Armored Assault Tank, which was fitted with additional weaponry and enhanced armor.

Okay, this is basically the basic Sideshow Collectibles Militaries of Star Wars Series 1/6 scale Infantry Battle Droids 12-inch Figure repainted (see my REVIEW here) ;p but until I can paint just as well, this will be added to my Star Wars Collection too :)

1 comment:

One Shot said...

49.99 is a lot for a figure built like this, I wonder if it hits with a 80.99 price point or they will be asking over 100.00 bucks for something like this. (don't get me wrong, it's nice an all but once you remove something built like this from the box, you automatically say to yourself "this should have been 49.99 at the most". I feel sorry for the army builders.