Droid Factory Obi-Wan Kenobi Boxed Set
Item No.: No. n/a
Includes: 3 more droid figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2022
Appearances: Obi-Wan Kenobi
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: Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is the way... for you and your Droids! (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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4-LOM [FOTD #2,835] two years ago, I thought we would just be getting that droid again with new blasters, new paint, and a bandolier. Simple! But no - Disney made an entirely new mold, and this time, the heads don't really swap easily. The limbs aren't a perfect fit either. I have no answer why Disney would make a completely new figure over just adding accessories to an existing mold, other than it must have been cheaper.
Since I skipped The Black Series one, I'm happy this got made - but it could have been better, and I bet Hasbro doing it as a remold of an older figure would still be better than this. Given how few 3 3/4-inch The Vintage Collection droids get made, I have to wonder if Disney has unofficially taken over that segment of the line - but nobody really talks it up much so we'll never know if there's a directive there. It's not like we're getting much for Obi-Wan Kenobi anyway, but it is peculiar that The Rise of Skywalker got a better droid line than alien/human/main character line, isn't it? This set is pretty good for the price, but I wouldn't say it's essential. I will say that 1-JAC does look pretty nicely scaled next to the Retro Kenner guys, though.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Greg. Thanks, Greg!
Day 2,969: October 18, 2022