Star Wars Disney Droid Depot
Item No.: No. ???
Includes: 4 droids - CZ, 3PO, R4, BB
Action Feature: Pops apart, changes from white to orange
Availability: ca. July 2019
Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These droids have the special ability to change color! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Articulation is nothing new for a Disney protocol droid. The 20 points of articulation all move fairly well, but that's not what makes this figure interesting. You could buy a black or a gold protocol droid years ago. What you couldn't buy is this sort of dynamic oil leak thing that a color-change figure is uniquely capable of pulling off. If the figure is at room temperature but in "black" mode, a few moments from a normal hand will start making the black vanish, revealing gold underneath. What's particularly nifty about it is that, like the R4 droid, it looks like something a pack of Jawas pulled out of an oil or tar bath. You can "clean" it up or "paint" it just by touching it, which gives it a dynamic look display fans might find annoying and kids may hopefully find enticing, should they get one.
Day 2,651: December 31, 2019