Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,737: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head)

BB UNITS BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head
Galaxy's Edge Trading Outpost   3 3/4-Inch Action Figure - Target Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. E9916 No. E9931
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: BB-9 with black head and white body with black markings
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: August 2020
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge

Bio: Collect stylized droids!  (From the packaging. There is no bio.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!

Commentary: This BB Unit is striking.  The body is a BB-9 style, the head is the round BB-8, and the whole thing matches nicely.  Mostly in purple, white and black markings make this figure pop like... well, nothing in particular.  Purple is a scarce color in Star Wars outside of things related to Mace Windu or Imperial Dignitaries, so seeing it on a droid certainly makes things interesting.

The flat bottom keeps the figure from flopping over, but it'll still tip if you nudge it. The only moving part is the head, which is appropriate - there's not a lot to the deisgn.   Hasbro or Disney's colorists did a great job making this look interesting,

The figure is a mix of BB-8 and BB-9E parts from a The Last Jedi-era multipack, but the deco is all new.  I love how the white pops against the purple, and it's something that doesn't look like anything else in my Star Wars collection.  I could see this rolling around in any one of the dioramas made of random figures, or maybe running errands on a battle station somewhere.  In this particular 2-pack, this is one is the clear winner.   I'd love to see more bright colors of droids down the road.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,737: October 14, 2020

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