Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,744: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head)

BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head

Galaxy's Edge Trading Outpost 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure - Target Exclusive
Item No.:
Asst. E9916 No. E9935
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: BB-8-ish-droid in black
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!

This BB Unit has the same exact head as the blue body one - why? I assume someone goofed. Same paint apps, same pattern on the head. Given all the droids have color-coordinated heads, I assume this red and white model is the "correct" one - but I love 'em all the same.

This model has a BB-8 body in red and silver, with a BB-9E head in white and red. It's cute - it looks like a cherry tomato with a head. Like the others it has a flat bottom so it won't roll away, plus a barbell peg between the head and the body for two moving pieces. The red ball has a silver pattern that matches the blue ball droid, just with different colors - it works well. This would've made a great holiday series droid, too!

The head is the same as the other one - I tried to find obvious differences but was unable to do so. It's a really cool pattern and I guess they look like siblings, or Player 1 and Player 2, or Bub and Bob. He's got a black dot in a big red eye dish, and seems like something you should see in the back of a Sandcrawler. Or maybe doing admin work in a base somewhere.

I like this droid, but I like colorful robots - I hope Hasbro cranks out some other ones, maybe clear, maybe orange, or maybe really grimy. We got hundreds of Astromechs, so it's nice to see the BB family expand a bit more - there are still other unmade droid heads from the movies and cartoons to explore, too! I'd say this is a neat set, but as always get the colors you like at a fair price if you can.

Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,744: October 27, 2020

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