Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,970: R4 Series Astromech Droid - Green

R4-SERIES ASTROMECH DROID Green Dome with White Panels
Star Tours Droid Factory Customizable Figure
Item No.:
No. ???
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Head, 2 legs, torso, central third leg, optional hat
Action Feature: Comes apart
Retail: $10-$12
Availability: 2012
Appearances: n/a

Bio: These figures do not have specific packaging or configurations.  As such, we will be treating each dome as a unique "figure" as that part is the most plentiful.   At this time there are 25 domes and while Hasbro sometimes seems to indicate they are not Hasbro product, they do have Hasbro copyright markings and as such we are classifying them under the Hasbro banner.

Image: Adam's photo hole.

Commentary: Now in green (again), the R4-series Astromech Droid domes at Star Tours look a lot like R4-J1 from a few years ago.  I included the dome in the comparison to show there were indeed unique deco changes, as the 2008 Legacy Build-A-Droid has an "e" on the side and lots more damage and grit on his person, while the 2012 Disney release is clean, mostly white, and has something that looks more like an "A" or an "R".

It's OK.   The dome itself is just different enough to warrant your attention, and has the hole in it for hats if you're so inclined.   It's neat, it's green, and you could probably skip it if you're short on time, money, or those awful limits in line at the theme parks.

Collector's Notes: Still a pain to get.  That's normal, sadly.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,970: January 1, 2013

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