Jul 17, 2014

IG-88 was built from the beverage dispenser from the Cantina from A New Hope

Did you know that the bounty hunter droid IG-88 who was briefly scene in The Empire Strikes Backwas built with recycled shooting accessories from A New Hope?

ig88 cantina head

IG-88's head was created from one of the beverage dispensers that can be seen in the cantina of Star War's A New Hope! 

While IG-88 was only briefly seen in Empire, it was enough for him to feature in a short story written by Kevin J. Anderson called Therefore I am: The Tale of IG-88. It's a very clever yarn that's woven around the events of Empire and Jedi. Get a copy from Amazon here!


  1. Actually, you got it all wrong. We all know The Cantina is a bad bad place, and they have repurposed the heads of dismantled IG-88s as beverage dispensers. Thats how bad it is.

    1. Yep, the Cantina's a bad place and they "don't serve their kind here."

  2. IG 88 was the only figure in my collection with a magic bending leg, really peeved me off when I was a kid. If you straightened it. 5mins later it was bent again.