Said before and I'll say it again, LOVE these topics. The Power Droid was easily the biggest "WTF?" figure in the line.
As a kid, I totally remember looking at the back of the card (the way we received our new figure info back then) and seeing this guy for the first time. I literally had no idea what to make of him. Was it a figure, a piece of furniture, was it a misprint, just...what?
As it stands, it will always have that charm associated with it.
I would LOVE, and think we will eventually get, a "Lars Pit" repaint or redo of this guy. While I really like the Power Droid/Jawa pack in, it's still isn't the WTF Droid I know and love.
Keep these topics coming, and now it's on to Fett - which should be VERY interesting.