Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Then & Now, Round 3: 8d8 1983 vs. 8d8 1998

8D8, or eight dee eight, was a neat droid when I was a kid. As per usual it was cool he was from Jabba's palace or more specifically Jabba's dungeon. The '98 version had the advantage of coming with a torture rack that would be compatible with a Gonk droid that would be released shortly afterward. The idea of torturing droids is fairly amusing. Perhaps it leads to the inevitable robot revolution. The wiry frame of the droid was fairly skeletal, a cool upgrade from droids that were clearly actors in costumes. There's not much else I can think of in regards to this character, between the two releases I say the '98 scores slightly higher for having the rack accessory. Again photos courtesy of Rebelscum.com, used with permission from Philip Wise.

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