Thursday, February 20, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,666: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

BB UNIT Color-Changing Droids
Star Wars Disney Droid Depot
Item No.:
No. ???
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: 4 droids - CZ, 3PO, R4, BB
Action Feature: Pops apart, changes from white to blue
Retail: $39.99
Availability: ca. July 2019
Appearances: n/a

Bio: All different types of Astromech 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:  These sets are pretty fun.  The BB Unit doesn't take any cool narrative possibilities with its design, but you do get a basic BB-8 white droid that turns blue when chilled.  If you want basic BB-8, it's good - the blue color change is an added bonus.

This is the same mold Disney has been using for a few years. The neck is articulated, and there's a weighted ball inside two sphere halves for the body.  You can take him apart and get four pieces which can be mixed and matched with your other Disney-made BB units.   I can't say it's overwhelmingly thrilling - but it's understandable.   The blue BB unit looks like something you could put in the background of a diorama, or throw in an X-Wing.  

If you don't have any toy BB-8 droids, this is one of the better ones because you get a basic version that can change color. It does something - most figures don't do a whole heck of a lot.  It has the hole on the head for hats or claws, and it can wobble around.  It's a good set if you're interested in such things, and I think you should be.
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.  "Warm" colors on the droids are their movie-like state.  "Cold" colors tend to be a lot stranger.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,666: February 20, 2020

1 comment:

Bulldog said...

I like the blue on the droid. Definitely a fun alternative.