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9490 Droid Escape is a Star Wars set released in 2012. It contains C-3PO, R2-D2, two Sandtroopers, an escape pod which comes apart into two pieces, and an Imperial speeder bike.


  • The Sandtroopers in this set have different coloured pauldrons- one has white (for sergeant) and one has orange (for squad leader). They also have printing on their helmets and torso depicting dirty armour, and the legs are also printed.
  • C-3PO has a new design, but is the same colour as in other sets.
  • This set includes the some of the first Star Wars figures with printing on the minifigures "feet" along with the Bomb Squad Trooper and ARC Trooper.
  • It is a re-design of 7106 Droid Escape released in 2001, 11 years before the release of 9490 Droid Escape.
  • The Sandtroopers have black heads with printed faces, much like Jango Fett.
  • This is the first set that features C-3PO with a printed headpiece.
  • There was a comic in the set. In the instructions booklet version, it still uses an old design of R2-D2 and only Sandtroopers used orange pauldrons and blasters. Also in the online comics, R2-D2 has a redesigned head while C-3PO coloured armor is metalic gold and the Sandtroopers have a beacon to contact Darth Vader Description This is a description taken from Do not modify it. (visit this item's product page)

Land the escape pod and hide from the Imperial sandtroopers!
C-3PO and R2-D2 have the secret plans to the Death Star, and must avoid capture by heading to the desert planet Tatooine in their escape pod. Will they land safely and avoid being captured by the Imperial Sandtroopers on their swoop bike? Includes 4 minifigures: C-3PO, R2-D2 and 2 Sandtroopers.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: C-3PO, R2-D2 and 2 Imperial Sandtroopers
  • Features escape pod, droid wreckage, swoop bike and 2 blasters
  • Escape pod features detachable cover
  • Includes new and improved design of C-3PO and Sandtrooper
  • Escape pod measures over 5” (15cm) long
  • Swoop bike measures over 3” (8cm) long

Minifigures included

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9490 Sandtrooper Leader.png
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R2-D2C-3POSandtrooper (Squad Leader)Sandtrooper (Sergeant)



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