Thursday, February 8, 2024

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,106: Y5-X2

with R4-X2

Star Wars Droid Factory
Item No.:
Manufacturer: Disney
Number: n/a
Includes: R4-X2 and Y5-X2 figures
Action Feature: Comes apart
Retail: $19.99
Availability: ca. Fall 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: All different types of astromech droid populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. These Resistance droids are assigned to the main cruiser of the embattled Resistance forces. May the Force be with you... and your droids! (Taken from the packaging)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at eBay now!

If you're looking for the most essential droid in the line, it isn't Y5-X2. The body is identical to his 2-pack companion R4-X2. Only the head is unique between them, and since they're packed together, you're likely to get both or neither. At least it's cool. The dark green body has black and silver panels with some white on the shoulders, breaking up the dark a little bit - but maybe not enough to really pop. Thank goodness there's a white dome that stands out.

The paint isn't perfect, with the triangles on top of the dome being painted green and off-center a bit. The red eyes are a little off-center, but it's so minor you probably won't notice. He has tons of green rectangles painted on his head, plus a Resistance symbol subtly etched in the back. If I was the kind of person who customized his car, I would want to get this kind of graphics slapped on the sides. It's by no means essential, but I like droids, and I like green, and I like faction symbols on things. Astromechs rarely have any sort of affiliation markers on them, so these two are pretty special. But also, I now have hundreds of them, so I would also be pretty happy if they just stopped.

Collector's Notes: I got mine in 2017 and I'm pretty sure my pal Shannon picked it up for me - but it's been in my "to open" pile for seven years! Well, thanks Shannon.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 3,106: February 8, 2024

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