Thursday, August 2, 2018

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,504: R5-PHT (Droid Factory Line Look)

R5-PHT Just Different Enough to Make You Mad
Droid Factory The Last Jedi Boxed Set
Item No.:
  No. 63488
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: 3 more droid figures
Action Feature: Breaks down into 5 separate pieces
Retail: $29.99
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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 droids are featured in Solo: A Star Wars Story.   May the Force be with you... and your Droids!  (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary:  I put off opening these - and buying them - because the set is kind of dull.  Hasbro has made several black R5 droids, and so has Disney within their Droid Factory parts bins - R5-PHT has little new to offer, other than more silver paint and a restraining bolt.  It's otherwise similar - but not identical - to previous releases.

I'm not even going to dignify this with a longer review - it's the same robot with some more silver and a barely-changed dome sculpt.  Wookieepedia says it's an Imperial droid, and I don't remember seeing it in the film in a specific place - so sure, let's go with that.   The set for $30 is reasonable, but if you've also got droid Stockholm Syndrome and have been buying Disney's hassle-of-a-figure-line for the last five years, here, you can buy pretty much the same robot again.   I appreciate there are numerous additional silver details and I would be completely full of crap if I told you I actually wanted this figure.  The others were neat, but this is something that will sit on a shelf until I die or violently exit the hobby in frustration or disgust some day.   But then what would I do with my otherwise wasted life?

Collector's Notes: I got mine from eBay. Because I'm not driving eight hours and paying for parking to buy robot repaints.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 2,504: August 2, 2018

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