“It’s a good bet the Empire knows we’re here.”
Princess Leia and Han Solo’s words resonate fans still. Like so many other millions, I loved The Empire Strikes Back.
There are so many reasons to love Star Wars. The story. The heroes. The Force. The villains. The settings. But one thing that I personally love are the droids, those metal constructs that litter all six movies in various forms and roles and who play counterpoints to their human creators.
The Imperial Probe Droid is one of my favorites. When I watched The Empire Strikes Back for the first time and I saw the droid slam into Hoth, emerge, and begin floating across the ice and snow searching for the Rebels, I knew one day I wanted it on my desk. It’s that damn cool.
Well, soon, I can. And so can you. This Gifts for the Geek item has not been released yet. You won’t be able to buy the Imperial Probe Droid, wrap it, and gift it this year. It is slated to come out August 2014. But buying it for that Star Wars fan in your life would immediately ingratiate you to them, no matter when it arrives! And maybe instead of giving it this year, you can get it now and save it for next year’s gift giving!
Here is more about the Imperial Probe Droid:
Joining the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale collection, Sideshow is proud to present the Imperial Probe Droid. First introduced in the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, this tenacious spy sets intergalactic war back in motion upon locating the Rebel Alliance base, hidden on the icy surface of the planet Hoth.
Displayed hovering atop a museum quality base with an optional snowscape theme, the immense Imperial Probe Droid Sixth Scale Figure is packed with personality. Ominous black ‘eye’ lenses, brilliant light up features, and a ‘squawk box’ loaded with garbled transmission sound effects distinguish the Probot with a dramatic, less than friendly impression. Designed for searching, scanning and sampling, the diligent patrol unit has a wide range of motion with rotating dome, retractable antennae, and fully articulated manipulator arms. Just be cautious when handling; they’re armed with blasters, and in some cases they’ve been known to self-destruct.
For the Star Wars fan in your life!
More Geek tomorrow!