Star Wars Disney Droid Factory
Item No.: No. ???
Includes: Bar tray with removable drinks
Action Feature: Pops apart
Availability: October 2018
Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This droid faithfully serves the elite guests at the casino city known as Canto Bight. Join R3-H18 on his adventures throughout the galaxy. May the Force be with you... and your Droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure has the same articulation and swappable parts as all the rest. Thanks to dome clearance issues, you won't have it standing while wearing both the drink harness and third leg. The cups are all removable, and look like candles or Christmas lights. The fit is tight, but the motif is cute enough. I almost wish they saved the whole lights thing for a tree-themed droid, but it still works. The figure is pretty lacking in color otherwise.
I won't lie to you - this is not my favorite holiday droid. I'd go as far to say that it would be skippable were it not for the fact it's the only time I've seen this color of plastic on a Star Wars figure. If you have dozens or hundreds of droids, this is one more - it won't change your life, it's not a character from the films, but you can buy it and put it on a shelf if you like.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from some guy on eBay. The going rate seems to hover around $20 delivered shortly after release - it's a bit of a mark-up for a $13 droid, but tax + shipping is pretty close to that. Also just parking at Disneyland is enough to make me say "$20 it is."
Day 2,545: December 25, 2018