Star Wars Droid Factory
Item No.: ???
Manufacturer: Probably Not Hasbro
Action Feature: Comes apart
Availability: August 2016
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 devious Astromech is a space pirate that can often be found on the planet Takodana. Join R2-B00 on his adventure throughout the galaxy. May the Force be with you... and your Droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
I'd love to see more of these. Maybe an orange droid with black markings like a jack-o-lantern. Maybe a black droid with skull-like deco on the dome. Or a glow-in-the-dark droid, which I would be willing to commit illegal acts to obtain. R2-B00 is certainly a sight to see with rolling wheels and articulated ankles, but one detail I should point out is the opportunity that Disney missed. This droid's paint sadly does not react to black light. I was expecting a glowing, insane nightmare robot and what I got was pretty benign. Ah well.
Like the silver figures of 2002ish-2006ish and the Holiday Edition figures and other Event Droids, you probably could skip this and your collection wouldn't care. Because toy-only characters aren't really a big part of the canon, this little robot's appeal is probably squarely in the court of your love of color. You have no reason to own this figure, but the way I see it you should have a toy that's just for Halloween so you can listen to your Oingo Boingo records while futzing with it and handing out candy to the tiny tots.
Collector's Notes: I got mine at Disneyland.
Day 2,298: October 31, 2016