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This IG-88 action figure was released by Kenner in 1996 as part of a Shadows Of The Empire comic 2-pack along with a Boba Fett figure.
The Bounty Hunter has only six movable joints (head- 2 arms- waist- 2 legs)- which was typical for the mid 90's. Despite the lack of knee and ankle joints- the figure stands surprisingly secure on its own and doesn't require a stand. The droid can also hold both of his weapons securely.
Even though the figure is quite old and outdated for modern standards- for back then it was very detailed and had a cool- rusty and dirty looking paint application. Hasbro re-did the IG-88 character in their vintage 30th Anniversary Collection in 2007- so if you are looking to pick the best version of IG-88 up- you want to go with the VTAC version- and pass on this Shadows Of The Empire IG-88 figure.
The battered war droid IG-88 was among the bounty hunters commissioned by Darth Vader to hunt down and capture the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth. IG-88 is one of five droids created by Holowan scientists- who deliberately programmed the units to maximize their freedom of action in combat. This experiment proved tragic when- upon activation- the new IG prototypes eliminated their programmers and escaped to fulfill whatever mission lie within their distorted metallic intellects. IG-88's programming has caused it to value Imperial credits over organic life- making it a devastatingly efficient hunting machine. It is loaded down with a mass of heavy weaponry such as a heavy blaster and blaster rifle as well as a flamethrower- sonic stunner and grenade launcher.