Thursday, August 16, 2018

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,508: 0-0-0 (Triple Zero, The Vintage Collection)

0-0-0 (Triple Zero)
The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set - Doctor Aphra Comic Set
Item No.:
  No. E1628
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #68
Includes: Blaster pistol, 3 figures, removable panels
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $54.99
Availability: July 2018
Appearances: Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra comics

Bio: In a mission gone wrong, Doctor Aphra finds herself at the hands of the formidable Sith Lord, Darth Vader.  A rare survivor of such meetings, Aphra is recruited by Vader for her skills in reprogramming droids and her apparent lack of remorse for breaking the law to get what she wants.   After a brief checkered partnership with Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra escapes from the control of her dark supervisor and his clandestine agenda.  Free of her obligations to Vader, Aphra ventures out with her assassin droids, 0-0-0 (Triple Zero) and BT-1 (Beetee), and Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan in search of new opportunities, leal and otherwise.   Though unafraid of using whatever means necessary to get what she wants, Doctor Aphra is careful to avoid additional entanglements with Darth Vader, understanding all too well the vast reaches of his unflinching power.  (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary: A simple redeco, 0-0-0 is something fans have been asking for over the last few years.   The last time we saw this mold was in 2010 as C-3PO [FOTD #1,515].   Black protocol droids are nothing new, and some like I-5YQ [FOTD #1,382] had nifty things like a hidden compartment.

The figure is the same as C-3PO, minus colors, for good and for ill.   This time around the removable face mask, back plate, and chest plate are somewhat loose.  The back plate fell off as I was taking it out of the package, and the face flung off on the floor while I was examining it for the first time.   Take care when opening the package and playing with it - it would not surprise me at all if you lose a piece in the carpet.  A fourth panel on the thigh comes off without much fuss, but it doesn't seem to be as loose.  0-0-0 has over 20 points of articulation, can't sit very well, and looks superb.  The eyes aren't as bright and as red as they frequently appeared in the comics, but it's a good representation of the skinny cybernetic psycho.
It's a black repaint - and we've already had dark grey or black protocol droids.  This is a good one, and a new take on this mold, but you might already be covered for the whole black droid thing.  Given the opportunity to buy this set cheaply, it's worth it for Aphra and BT - 0-0-0 is no slouch.   It's just not as exciting as an all-new figure or a droid with new optional parts.   If you do get this figure, take care to not lose those panels.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Hasbro as a sample, but it was sold at San Diego Comic-Con and also HasbroToyShop.com.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 2,508: August 16, 2018

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