Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tig Fromm (Droids 1985)

Here, froggy, froggy, froggy. Here froggy, froggy , froggy. Oh, wait a second – this is an action figure. Instead of being a little more diverse, Kenner chose to make another member of the Fromm family. Like all the Droids figures (and Ewoks for that matter) he came with a gold coin with his likeness. He also came with an accessory that, inexplicably, is the same “medical” baton that came with 2-1B. A gun might have made a more appropriate choice for a gangster, but what do I know? I keep wanting to spell his first name with two “g’s” as well. Must be the “Fromm” with two “m’s.”

Why should you get this figure? Five reasons:

1. In case you lose 2-1B’s accessory.

2. For the frog lovers of the world.

3. For anyone with a coincidental last name of Fromm.

4. That retro-future jumpsuit – oh yeah!

5. To complement your Fromm collection.


Tig was the son of Sise, thus heir to a powerful crime family. He was an annoo-dat, but controlled the family’s operations on the planet of Ingo. He was obsessed with using technology to further his family’s power, but his attempts failed. He was the one who began construction of the powerful weapons satellite Trigon I, which would have enabled him to take over all the other gangs. However, through the Annoo Resistance (and some hapless droids and speeder racers) the satellite was destroyed. In trying to blow up the racers’ speeder with a thermal detonator, he failed, and instead blew up Boba Fett’s speeder. Boba Fett then turned him, his father, and his bodyguard into Jabba for a reward.

Want more? His Wookieepedia article

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