Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,725: K-2SO (The Vintage Collection)

K-2SO Better!
The Vintage Collection   3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.:
Asst. E7763 No. E8089
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #170
Includes: Blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: July 2020
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Bio: A reprogrammed Imperial security droid now loyal to the Alliance, K-2SO is an alarming sight standing within a secret Rebel base.    (Taken from Hasbro marketing materials.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!

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Commentary: I admit, I did not see the point of doing a new K-2SO now.  I still don't - the line ended 3 years ago and this droid stands as an island in a shallow sea of characters.  The previous 3 3/4-inch figures were fine - but this is better.  It stands  as a testament to just how good Hasbro is at making 5-jointed figures, and how good Hasbro is at hiding joints in super-articulated figures, that it's not obvious that one is at all an improvement over another.  It probably won't help sales either - in-pack, they look essentially the same.

This time around, Hasbro made hands that better grip the included pistol - that's a big plus.  Subtle dirt and damage appear all over the figure, from the silver you can't miss to browns you might not see unless you have this figure brightly lit.  With 25 points of articulation, this is a big step up from the 2016 figure and its many later variations, but you're probably going to be OK with what you have - for now.  If more Rogue One creations get toys, you'll want to make sure to get this upgrade.  Or a bunch of this upgrade, for future army-building and diorama-stuffing experience, if we ever get an Imperial capital ship or another installation.  Which I assume will not happen soon.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,725: September 15, 2020

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