Star Wars Droid Factory
Item No.: ???
Manufacturer: Probably Not Hasbro
Includes: Hat with earflaps
Action Feature: Comes apart
Availability: October 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 jovial Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H16 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. That's a Playmobil tree in the background, you can find it in numerous sets. Mine came from 5898.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
The droid itself has a Snowman-esque deco with a white dome and trim in standard Christmas colors - red, green, and gold. It's pretty clean, with a glossy black central eye. The trim really does a good job of making the dome - and body - pop nicely. If this weren't a brand-new holiday toy, I'd assume this was some weird refugee from a Hallmark store in 1988. Minus the fact that Star Wars couldn't have been more out of vogue at the time, that is. Since it's a unique droid with a cool hat, I'd say go get it - but it's completely out of the narrative, and has nothing to do with the movies or stories. The figure exists to be the figure, and as such you can skip it without feeling that you missed much. I can't, because I'm crazy, but you have that option.
Day 2,310: November 21, 2016