Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. E0323 No. E1684
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Bio: L3-37, abbreviated L3, or Elthree, or Vuffi, was a feminine custom self-made piloting droid associated with Lando Calrissian who was active during the reign of the Galactic Empire. She was a one-of-a-kind droid, assembling and improving herself with scraps of other droids, including her torso, which she pieced together from an old astromech. Her brain module began as part of an R3-series astromech droid, including data from an espionage droid, custom coding and protocol droid processors. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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This is a weird figure - her legs have wires hanging down with tabs that fit in slots, but were not glued in. As such they hang strangely. Legs swing forward like vintage 1970s Kenner action figures, and the arms also swing forward. The head has two joints - one on the torso, another at the base of the skull - making it a simple-but-good figure. She stands, she sits, she comes without weapons - it's a decent figure that could have benefitted a bit from more paint.
It's rare that we get cool new droid figures. Seeing a new design of a new character that's not just a previous droid with a new head or in new colors feels like a cause for celebration, so I'm really happy Hasbro got her out for all of us. The ramshackle design is the kind of thing that reeks of Star Wars, but then again all of the designs in this movie looked like they belonged in a galaxy far, far away... and my toy box. Kudos to Hasbro for sticking with it and getting us pretty much all the major players in 3 3/4-inch, and if they'd like to throw a few more our way I'd be happy to pick them up. I'd also buy another one if we get a "Vintage" one, but for now this makes me very happy.
Force Link 2.0 Notes: "You're beginning to entertain my servos." "Don't just blindly follow the program!" "Rise up my droid bretheren!" "Execute a little free will?" "Resist the oppressors! Argh!" Explosion sounds. This is one of the very best sound chips - get yourself a Force Link 2.0 reader (on clearance) for this one.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,541: December 11, 2018