Star Wars Resistance 3 3/4-Inch 2-Pack Figure
Item No.: Asst. E5034 No. E5361
Includes: Helmet, blaster, Jarek Yaeger figure
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2019
Appearances: Star Wars Resistance
Bio: Jarek Yaeger runs a repair shop on the Colossus refueling station, enjoying the solitude of being so far off the beaten paths of the galaxy. Bucket has been Jarek Yaeger's loyal astromech for years, and despite being a battered, decrepit droid addled by outdated, glitching programming, is also a skilled mechanic. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Thanks to the articulation, this is one of the most expressive droid figures I own. You can tilt the figure's head inquisitively, the legs tilt in and out and allow for him to emote in ways you don't normally see. It would be awesome to see this applied to a Droids R2-D2, as that was an unusually expressive take on the character - but I digress. The third leg partially retracts, and extends out way more than I am comfortable seeing. There are no wheels, but it does look awesome.
This is my favorite Resistance figure because it does so much that's unexpected with a design that's likable. A busted-up robot is such a wonderful idea, but adding in the amazing head with the movement of the legs shows that Hasbro is absolutely capable of doing amazing, surprising things in a line that seemed to be coasting. Real surprises at the smaller size are hard to find, but so welcome when Hasbro has a chance to stretch its wings. We've seen so many fun and weird ideas over the years, it amazes me that Hasbro has new ways to jazz up a design we've basically seen dozens of times. Who knew there was so much more life in the R2-D2 form factor? You have to get this set. Go, get one now.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,567: March 12, 2019