Star Tours Droid Factory Customizable Figure
Item No.: ???
Action Feature: Removable limbs
Availability: April 2017
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: The CZ-series communications/business droid was a droid series produced by Serv-O-Droid, Inc. The CZ-series was released as Serv-O-Droid began to wane in its position as a dominant droid manufacturer. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
The dull gold finish is nice, with a C-3PO body in this sample being the vehicle for a newish head. The gold head looks good with yellow eyes and a silver... visor? Price scanner? What is that, anyway? The can head with a partial dustbuster hat is sort of out of place, but it's not like anyone has been good at giving us new droids in any sort of realistic style lately.
I appreciate that Disney used the best super-articulated build-a-droid tooling available, but a few months in to having this I wish they made something new, cheaper, and simpler because what the heck do I need ankles for on these guys? 5 joints would have been great, particularly given the dozens of combinations you can build from these parts. It's a good, sturdy figure with more articulation than any of the main characters in the main line from the last three movies, so... that's where we're at now. It's a great way to populate the bases they don't make or the vehicles nobody is doing, and being an "animated" figure it has less of a place in any existing collection. It's a cool souvenir, but it's solely for the crazy collector person. You know, like me.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Disney Hollywood Studios. Thanks Shannon!
Day 2,468: April 2, 2018