Droid Depot Droid Depot Droids boxed set
Item No.: ???
Action Feature: Comes apart
Availability: ??? 2020
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: B-R72 was a heavy loader droid with yellow and red plating. The droid belonged to the Droid Depot in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. (Taken from Wookieepedia. Box has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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This loader droid can be dismantled - the head, uni-leg, and arms are all removable. The neck doesn't really move, and the legs are a single piece double-pegged into the torso. So really, all you can do is dismember it or pose its arms. Given my love of old-school Kenner figures, I'm OK with that - it's not like it could fit in a vehicle anyway with those most bellish of bell bottoms. The sculpting seems to match the prop quite nicely, mostly being smooth with minimal specialized surfaces other than some air conditioning ducs for arms and wrenches for hands. It's a gleefully weird mix of specialized parts and what seem to be found objects, with a head that mashes up inspirations from - unless I miss my guess - R2-D2 and Darth Vader's chest. From a fan perspective, it also seems to owe a lot to the G.I. Joe Cobra S.N.A.K.E. armor as well as Monsters Inc.'s own C.D.A. agents... with a hint of DHL's branding.
The 4-inch figure has a surprising amount of paint, which is true of the entire set - there's a light dusting of grit and grim that I don't necessarily think is obvious. You can see some spots where it's absent - and that really stands out - but on the whole it just looks like they used a darker yellow at first glance. I love the red stripes with worn-off spots, and they did a nice job with the weathering. Except on the face, they just skipped that spot entirely. It matches the photos of the prop quite nicely.
Collector's Notes: I got this from eBay for about $63 delivered. I was not happy to overpay by $13, but after tax and shipping, it wasn't too bad. It's still cheaper than paying the theme park parking rate were I still relatively local.
Day 2,822: June 3, 2021