Monday, July 31, 2017

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,391: R2-C2 (Droid Factory)

R2-C2 The Clone Wars
Droid Factory   The Clone Wars Boxed Set
Item No.:
No. 67792
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: R5-013, R2-C2, R5-S9, R5-P8 with cannon
Action Feature: You can remove central leg, dome, and legs from body - also drink dispenser, also harness, also glasses
Retail: $29.99
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.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary:  Another R2-C2?  But wasn't that already done by that one store with the really sexy guy, huge hit with the ladies?  I'm pretty sure that's true.   It uses the revised build-a-droid mold and it turned out great - "ZIRO" is written on his legs.   The "tattoos" are all here.  The colors are a bit different though - so you might want both versions.

I like the gold harness on the Hasbro one better.  I'm partial to both versions of glasses - green is nice, but so is the amber color.  The drink dispensers are also different and good for different reasons.  Both have different ways of dealing with the third leg issues, this one is removable and that just plain works.  But Hasbro's has wires on his outer legs - so in that sense, that one is better.   Articulation is good, and they made good use of the existing "hat hole" on the figure's head.  You can't ask for more than that - well, R5-P8, but yeah.  Same deal.  It works well.

You probably don't need or want two flavors of R2-C2, but they exist, and you will be buying them both if you want every 3 3/4-inch astromech droid money can buy.   I just go with "buy everything" for the time being but I don't know how much more of that I can reasonably do without drowning.   This is a good set overall, and I don't mind having two Ziro droids.  I'd also like a Ziro, please.  Someone.  Disney?  Hasbro?  Anybody?

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Disney Hollywood Studios.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,391: July 31, 2017

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