R2-H15 Disney Parks Holiday Figure
Star Wars Droid Factory
Item No.: ???
Includes: Head, 2 legs, torso, central third leg, Santa hat
Action Feature: Comes apart
Availability: November 2015
Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy> Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This loyal Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H15 on his adventures throughout the galaxy. May the Force be with you... and your droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Commentary: Jedi Mickey happened on Lucas' watch, so R2-H15 isn't really all that weird. The name (Holiday 2015) tells you its function, with the hat and colors alluding to the fact that this is a Christmas souvenir. His packaging copy goes out of its way to say "winter" while not actually telling you a single thing about the robot's function - is he from Ilum, Starkiller Base, Hoth, or some other snowy world? From which faction does he come? And where did he get that swell hat?
I like it. It's new enough to be interesting with a newly tooled hat and deco unlike anything I've got in my Star Wars toy box. I won't say that you're guaranteed to love it, but if you're droid crazy like me you probably are just thrilled that it's a new figure with a new name and not R2-D2 with a new hat. If you have the means, get this one - it's pretty cool.
Collector's Notes: Special thanks to Awesome Toy Blog's Matt Guzy for picking me up a sample at Disneyland!
Day 2,247: November 27, 2015