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: The Rise of Skywalker
Bio: A tiny droidsmith normally found working arond the Spice runners of Kijimi, the well-regarded Babu Frik can reprogram or modify virtually any droid, regardless of security measures protecting its systems. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Babu Frik [FOTD #2,664], but this set says it's a unique figure so let's look at him again. The character lit up social media as a bright spot in The Rise of Skywalker, a movie that hasn't really found new audiences loving it just yet. Maybe it'll come down the road - but it got buried by The Mandalorian which deftly took the baton from the movies that brought us all to collect this stuff in the first place. I've not been able to revisit the movie since 2019. Maybe this will change.
Deco is similar, but not identical - the peachy belly and palms of his hands are much lighter this time, which actually does a lot to increase the visible definition of his hands. I appreciate that it lets me see more sculpted detail, and of the two, I would argue this one looks better. Having said that, either is just as good - at this size, unless you get in super close, you won't realize there's a difference.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Shop Disney.
Day 2,932: June 9, 2022