R5-013 The Clone Wars
Droid Factory The Clone Wars Boxed Set
Item No.: No. 67792
Includes: R5-013, R2-C2, R5-S9, R5-P8 with cannon
Action Feature: You can remove central leg, dome, and legs from body
Availability: April 2017
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech figures are featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure has a dark green plastic base, whereas the animation model seems slightly lighter. The eyes are still blue, though, which means you can sell it for higher prices on the black market. The white paint is clean and evenly applied, while the blue eye dots on my sample are a hair south of where they should be. The white stripes run all up and down the figure, with four on the dome, two on the armpits, and one on the back too. Other markings also help it pop a little bit, which is handy as it's dark in here and this gives him some life. All the joints work just fine, and you can take him apart just like his peers.
Of the set, I would argue this is the least of a stand-out. It's executed well, it looks nice, but it's not as frosty as the blue one, as drunk as the bartender, or as weaponized as the pirate droid. It's nice enough, and a neat diorama addition but I can't assume anyone out there was crossing their fingers for this specific droid. I'm still happy with it, though, because anything that's different is largely welcome.
Day 2,390: July 26, 2017