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This BL-17 figure was released in 2009 together with a Boba Fett figure as a Walmart exclusive. The figure is based on the character which was introduced in the 1985 animated Star Wars Droids TV series as a Battle Legionnaire Battle Droid. Instead of making this figure in an animated style as seen in the cartoon - Hasbro opted to keep it in sync with the basic figure line-up and used a regular - realistic style Protocol Droid mold.
The figure has a total of 13 joints - only missing a joint in the waist area. BL-17 stands very securely on it's own and has no balancing issues. There were no weapons included with this figure - but BL-17's hands are molded in a way so that he can hold any basic blaster or blaster rifle. The most interesting question really is - how close is this figure to the actual source material? In some shots from the Droids cartoon - the figure appears to have a greenish base color. However - some still images show BL-17 with a blue color. Hasbro went with green. The overall patterns on the chest seem to match the TV counterpart - but the neck area looks completely different. The head sculpt looks also very different when compared to the TV show - but that's just how Protocol Droids (or in this case - a Protocol Droid with Battle Droid programming) looked liked in the series.
All in all - it's just an OK figure which makes a cool background droid in a display - and might also appeal to fans of the original Star Wars Droids TV show.
In the animated television series Star Wars: Droids - The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO - Boba Fett acquires BL-17 - a Battle Legionnaire battle droid created to serve Mandalorian Protectors during the Clone Wars. The bounty hunter uses the droid on espionage missions while hunting fugitives.