Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,649: BB-19H (Droid Factory Line Look)

BB-19H Disney Parks Christmas Exclusive
Star Wars Disney Droid Factory
Item No.:
No. ???
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: Pops apart, 4 pieces in all
Retail: $12.99
Availability: October 2019
Appearances: n/a

Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy.  Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors.  This BB unit quietly observes the smugglers, brigands, scouts, and spies in Maz's castle.  Join BB-19H on his adventures throughout the galaxy.  May the Force be with you... and your Droids!  (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary:  I was surprised we didn't get a BB droid earlier!  BB-19H is the first holiday-specific BB droid out of Disney parks.  The 3 3/4-inch scale figure uses the droid bodies we started seeing a couple of years ago, but for the first time cast in clear plastic.   This is a figure I'd recommend to toy fanatics more than Star Wars fans.

The head is cast in clear red, painted gold with a big black central eye.  It pops nicely and does a good job showing the sculpted detail of BB-8's dome, which generally is eaten alive by the dirty paint on these figures.   The body is clear red with gold highlights, and when you crack it open there's a weighted ball inside that's grey with gold accents.  The candy-like red plastic obfuscates the gold painted details, but you can see a bit of the shine peek through in the thinner red plastic areas.  I don't get to use this word often in this column, but it's very pretty.

In terms of engineering, it's great - a two-piece clear shell has a weighted ball inside.  It fits together with pegs and tabs, allowing it to have a rounded base yet sit upright.  It's a Weeble.  There's a hole in the dome for hats if you're so inclined, making this a particularly distinctive figure that stands out in the ongoing, neverending collection of Disney droids.     I don't think any sane person will say it's worth $13, but it comes on a nice cardback with a fairly unimpressive character illustration.   If this were an indie figure, you'd pay $13 for it with a smile - so if you're a clear figure fan (Seth!) you should pick one up.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon. Thanks Shannon!  Disney tends to make these guys as seasonal special editions, so get it now if you want one.  

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,649: December 24, 2019


Bulldog said...

Good looking figure. I haven't seen this before but it looks like they did a good job. BB droids seem like a hard one to make but I guess that's why they are smart at these things. Good post. Thanks.

Soja rinn said...

It would look good with a small flashing LED inside!