Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,711: C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

C1 ASTROMECH Color-Changing Droids
Star Wars Disney Droid Depot
Item No.:
No. ???
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: 4 droids - RA-7 Protocol Droid, BB Unit, R2 Astromech, C1 Astromech
Action Feature: Pops apart, removable third leg, arms, and radar too.   Torso arm pops out.
Retail: $39.99
Availability: ca. July 2019
Appearances: n/a

Bio: All different types of 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!

Commentary:  It's different!  This color-change C1 Astromech is Disney's superior C1-10P "Chopper" [FOTD #2,385] with deco changes and lacking the alternate "wrong" leg.  The deco is closer to the Hasbro Chopper figure, plus an added color-change figure.  You'll like this one.

The figure has a removable central leg, head-arms with 3 joints each, plus each leg has an articulated ankle.   What's more, the arm in the body also swings out - there's a lot going on with this mold.  Disney dropped some deco on the back of the figure, but that isn't something you're likely to miss.  You're unlikely to miss Chopper's crotch rocket either.

The reason you're going to buy this figure is for the color change.  (Unless you missed Chopper last time, in which case this 3 3/4-inch figure is still worthwhile.)   When heated, C1 looks like Chopper on the TV show Star Wars Rebels.   The yellow marks on the dome and body and mismatched leg all look like the show, giving kids another crack at a character that just plain didn't get love at US retailers.

When chilled, the feet and dome turn black.  It recalls the Imperial "disguise" Chopper got on the TV show, but it's not the same pattern or the same colors.  It may serve as "close enough" for young fans, and it's certainly better than nothing.  If you like what you see, I'd say grab it.  It's a neat set and a nice feature, and who the heck knows when you can go to a theme park again to buy yourself one.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon. Thanks Shannon!  There are 2 droid 4-packs and 1 droid playset with a Gonk Droid at this time.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,711: July 28, 2020

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