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This Magnaguard droid was released individually carded during The Clone Wars collection in Spring 2010. Magnaguard droids are General Grievous' bodyguards - and can be seen in Episode 3 - and several Clone Wars TV episodes. The figure is based on the animated appearance of the character.
The droid is super articulated with 14 joints - including ball-joints in the neck - shoulders - elbows - the hip - knees and ankles. The wrists and the waist are swivel jointed. The Magnaguard droid stands very nicely on its own - even when positioned in a more action oriented pose. Hasbro included a removable soft-goods cape - and an electrostaff with two attachable "electro effects" with the figure. The cape looks very nice - with some battle damage holes in the back. It fits very well - and doesn't feel bulky. The electrostaff is a good fit - and the figure has no problems holding it with both hands.
The paint application on the Magnaguard Droid is well done - with an off-white body color - but a very dirty and used look to it. The figure's sculpt is well done - and mimics the animated TV version very well. The droid is very different compared with the previously released Magnaguard Droid - not only in the paint job - but it also has a differently sculpted head - a different looking electrostaff - plus a ball-jointed hip - knee and ankle articulation. All in all - this Magnaguard Droid is a great update to the formerly released version - and it looks pretty cool next to General Grievous.
IG-series 100 MagnaGuards are General Grievous' personal bodyguards. These warrior droid have been trained by the cyborg general to make them exceptionally agile fighters - even against the Jedi. Their primary weapon is a powerful electrostaff.