The Black Series Galaxy's Edge Exclusive Action Figure
Item No.: No. F3400
Includes: Babu Frik, Pit Droid, Battle Droid with blaster and antenna backpacks, K-7R1, and CB-23
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2022
Appearances: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Star Wars: Resistance
Bio: Hoping to be reactivated, the KX security droid with black and white plating known as K-7R1 was dismantled and displayed in the Droid Depot by the proprietor Mubo. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Since there's no character behind it, it's kind of useless and mostly just filler in a set that could've been populated by a protocol or astromech droid that looked a bit more distinct. The Disney or Lucasfilm people did a good job of giving us a robot that seems to have come out of the same factories as K-2SO, but I would argue this figure currently has no purpose beyond being collected or standing around. In-universe, it's debris - so a smaller figure that would be more likely to have a diorama may have made a better home for it.
As I said, "it's a neat repaint of K-2SO" and "it looks pretty cool." I prefer my weird robot repaints to be 3 3/4-inch scale so that they take up less room, but the robot fan in my likes it and as gift set filler goes, it's better than getting a third, largely unchanged K-2SO. (I guess this is some sort of collector Stockholm Syndrome.) If I ever got to a point where I had to pare down my 6-inch collection I probably wouldn't cry over letting this one go, but he wouldn't be the first on the selling block. Hopefully the design gets some use in a movie or streaming show, but I wouldn't hold my breath. If you're getting the set anyway, you'll probably like him just fine.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Shop Disney.
Day 2,930: June 2, 2022