Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back FX-7 Medical Droid Sells for $12,900

by: Z. Love

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back FX-7 Medical Droid
A Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back action figure sold for over 100 times the asking price at an auction. The toy is a FX-7 medical droid, and you might be surprised at how much this insignificant this droid really is.

Near-Mint Condition FX-7 Medical Droid Sells for Almost $13k

The Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back toy was a near-mint condition 1980 FX-7 (Medical Droid) by Palitoy brand toys. The final price at auction came to $12,900.00 USD. The actual starting (asking) price was only $93.00 USD.

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Medical Droid has 16 Seconds of Screen Time

This FX-7 medical droid appears on the Hoth medical station in the movie, Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. The droid gets about 16 seconds of screen time. That 16 seconds is now worth $12,900.00 USD at auction.

FX-7 Medical droid in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

The FX-7 medical droid is seen in the movie scene where Luke Skywalker is wearing a diaper and submerged in a water tank (see above), while being fed oxygen, much like scenes from Marvel Comics where Wolverine is in a holding tank in the Weapon X program. Luke Skywalker is revived thanks to the FX-7 medical droid. So some people may argue that the FX-7 played a significant contribution to the Light side of the force in reviving Luke Skywalker.

Close up of FX-7 medical droid

Star Wars Background on the FX-7 Medical Droid

The FX-7 Medical Droid was positioned in the Rebels mystery Echo Base on the ice planet of Hoth. The FX-7 medical droid supported both Human and droid doctors in the Echo Base therapeutic lab. The droids capability to utilize its twenty retractable controller arms at the same time demonstrated functional to an understaffed medicinal straight. After the unfortunate loss of the Yavin Base, the Alliance utilized any antiquated supplies they could discover. This droid was classed as old fashioned, yet demonstrated still useful for its advanced medicinal, diagnostic, and procedural programming. In spite of the fact that this droid was fit for speech, its discourse synthesizer card was absent, making it not able to communicate.

FX-7 Medical Droid working on a human

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