Star Wars Droid Factory
Item No.: ???
Action Feature: Comes apart
Availability: May 2022
Bio: AR2-W50 is a unlike any other Astromech Droid in the Galaxy. As a loyal Astromech, R2-W50 loves on Naboo serving different members of the Royal house. His droid build is similar to other classic R-series droids, but features an iridescent coloration of his body. Join R2-W50 on his adventure across the galaxy. May the Force be with you... and your Droids! this Astromech Droid figure was created to commemorate 50 years of magic at Walt Disney World Resort. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The unpainted bits on the dome sometimes behave like light piping, which certainly glistens in interesting ways. The gold paint is also nice. There's a lot of painted blue and gold, and some of the latter fades in to the bare plastic color in spots. Some really pops. It's such a strange, gaudy figure that really does seem like something that would've been right at home out of a theme park's grand opening in 1972. It's cheerful and ugly, with plenty of painted panels on the posterior. A lot of figures have blank backs, so it's nice to see the pennies spent on deco with a design that doesn't look phoned in. But it does look like a glistening mutation of the 50th anniversary repaint of Cinderella's castle at the theme park.
Collector's Notes: I got this from Shop Disney.
Day 2,931: June 7, 2022