IG-88 from Empire was built from ANH Cantina parts!

Dec 6, 2019

Did you know that the bounty hunter droid IG-88, who was briefly seen in The Empire Strikes Back as part of the Bounty Hunter line up, was built with recycled shooting accessories from A New Hope?

IG88 was recycled from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Bounty Hunter 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 The Empire Strikes Back, it was enough for him to feature in a short story written by the respected sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson called Therefore I am: The Tale of IG-88. It was part of the Tales of the Bounty Hunters, read our review here.

It's a very clever yarn that's woven around the events of Empire and Jedi which reveals there are 4 versions of IG-88, one of which makes its way onto the Death Star...

Get a copy from Amazon here!

Note: there's a IG-88 robot spied in the scrap room in Bespin - I don't think it's the same robot like the one pictured above.

IG88 is not the same robot from the first Episode of Season 1 of The Mandalorian - That, seemingly suicidal bot was IG 11.


  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.

  3. I strongly urge anyone reading this to read "Tales of the Bounty Hunters" published by Bantam Books (available on Kindle). If you want your understanding of the events occuring at the end of Return of the Jedi to be GREATLY expanded, read the last story in the book called 'I AM: The Tale of IG-88'. It deserves its own movie :)

    1. Yep, it's probably the best Star Wars shorty story there is IMO.


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