Friday, February 8, 2013

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,998: Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid

R7-SERIES ASTROMECH DROID Black Dome with Silver and Yellow Markings
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: Another figure that seems like an existing release at first, R7-Series Astromech Droid is similar to a figure you may have built... but not.  The yellow is yellower, the big red eye pops nicely, and the black dome really works well with the silver details running around it.  I plopped mine on a yellow R7 body, and boy howdy do I like it!  Articulation is normal - 5 points, but hey, we're buying these because we have obsessive lust for droids, not because we want high-grade collectibles.

2008's R7-Z0 is a slightly greener, easier to find, and more robust substitute for this one. (It even included "arm rockets.")  R7-Z0 has a few more painted spots on the dome too, but it's also yellowish green.  This baby is pure yellow.  I really like this figure and at $10, in a normal retail space, would suggest you buy one.  With the Disney Tax it's tougher to wholeheartedly recommend... but as the previous several hundred days may have shown you, I do not make sensible decisions when it comes to my action figure purchases.

Collector's Notes:  This item was a customizable release at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, and you can configure them any way you wish.  In theory. You have to be in Orlando first.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,998: February 8, 2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If this droid with the black dome is the yellow R7, what are you going to call the R7 with the yellow dome?

Anyway, four more Disney build a droids left for FOTD by my count.