Droid Factory The Rise of Skywalker Boxed Set
Item No.: No. 41342
Includes: 3 more droid figures, D-O clear base
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2019
Appearances: The Rise of Skywalker
Bio: All different types of Astromech droids populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These four new Astromech droids are featured in The Rise of Skywalker. May the Force be with you... and your Droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The same build-a-droid mold is back - no foot wires, but you do get wheels - complete with the newish "restraining bolt body" we last saw with R5-232 [FOTD #2,516]. The restraining bolt adds some nice visual flourish, as does a dusting of dirt on all sides of the droid. While it lacks the antenna - such has been the curse with all R5 droids at Disney - it's pretty close to the movie design otherwise. You'll find the unique red patterns on teh shoulders, as well as some extra red around the bottom panels on the front of the figure. The dirty run-off of soot on the lower body is absent, and the figure is overall cleaner than in the movie design. The alternating silver-and-white boxes below the dome were also not implemented in the same way, so it's close - but not exact. R2 units being slightly off-model is a proud tradition in action figures, dating back to the surprisingly accepted 1978 original R2-D2.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon.
Day 2,671: March 10, 2020