Droid Factory The Mandalorian Boxed Set
Item No.: No. n/a
Includes: Stand, 3 more droid figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
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 are featured in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. This is the way... for you and your Droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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I can't say I'm overly impressed by this one, but the form factor is correct and the colors could be improved a bit. It's fine, but it's not great. "Fine" works for figures that are made before the show airs, or from unfinished reference files, but they had a couple of years to get this one right and the colors just feel off. It should look fine on a shelf of robots, and if Hasbro or Disney ever build out the crew from the jailbreak episode you'll undoubtedly want more R1 droids. This figure might be worth getting to future-proof your display, but the set is off-model in enough ways that some may want to wait for a better version later. I am hesitant to believe that day will ever come unless a lot of people at Hasbro, Disney, and Lucasfilm get rotated off these brands and bring a new direction to the line, so get this one and enjoy it. It's a lot better than nothing.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon. Thanks, Shannon!
Day 2,912: March 31, 2022