Droid Factory Carded Figure
Item No.: No. 67792
Includes: Swappable legs, center leg with wheel, center leg with rocket, head-arms, removable dome
Action Feature: Removable limbs, articulated head hands, fold-out arm in the chest, removable radar dish
Availability: April 2017
Appearances: Star Wars Rebels
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 cranky old C1-10P Astromech is a loyal friend and member of the Ghost Rebel Crew and is often squabbling around the Phantom. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Hasbro's model was good for the price - it was about $4.99 when you could find it, and had 3 joints with no accessories or gimmicks. If Hasbro could keep to that price point, that kind of figure is a perfectly good product for the masses. Disney decided to do a much more expensive version, but packed so much into it that you're going to want it. The orange is deeper, and there are many more paint operations on the body - front and back. Panels are painted which Hasbro ignored. Rivets and vents have color and dimension, wires are decorated, and that little crater at the bottom of his canister body has been painted.
Nearly every moving piece pops off. If you want to do matched legs, you can. If you want a mismatched leg like on the first three seasons of the show, you can. The body has a detailed array of mechanical bits under his dome, and you can remove the arms or radar dish if you like. You've got options. The arms not only rotate, but bend at the elbows and wrists. If you want to remove them, you can store them inside his droid dome. These things are the very definition of small parts/choke hazard, so I'd very strongly recommend buying an extra one in case you or your kid decide to eat a part. (Don't do this.)
Each leg of the four included have rolling wheels, save for the rocket leg. That's the only part that feels as if it comes up short, simply because it doesn't have a flame piece to plug in or some other gadget or color to really send it to the next level. This is just me whining, because this is a gorgeous droid with more panels, parts, and pieces than anything Hasbro has given us in the 3 3/4-inch size in a few years. You can even flip out the claw arm in its chest. I'm amazed they included the spare "matching" leg from "The Forgotten Droid." Or so I assume - for all I know it's a spoiler and he gets a replacement in a future episode. Either way, I appreciate the foresight to include it in case I or some kid wanted it for whatever reason.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Disney Hollywood Studios.
Day 2,385: July 10, 2017