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R2-D60 - Droid Factory

Name: R2-D60
Collection: Droid Factory
Number: N/A
Source: Expanded Universe (Disney Concept)
Availability: May 2015
License: Disney

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R2-D60 is unlike any other Astromech droid in the galaxy. As a spy for the Rebel Alliance, R2-D60 lives on Coruscant and serves different members of the Imperial Senate. His droid build is similar to other classic R-series droids, but features a frosted R2-style dome and a silver metallic paint finish. Join R2-D60 on his adventure across the galaxy. May the Force be with You.....and your Droids!

This Astromech Droid figure was created to commemorate 60 years of magic at the Disneyland Resort.

Whether you like the format of the astromech droids or not, there is really no denying that the Build A Droid/Droid Factory concept is a hit with kids of all ages. When Hasbro added them as a pack-in premium to The Legacy Collection/Legacy Collection basic figure line between 2008 and 2010 for the very first time, it not only forced collectors to get one of each figure in order to complete the droids, it made collecting fun in a whole new way (provided you could find the basic figures). No matter what, there will always be a facet of collectors who loathe this addition. Not all collectors feel they should be forced into buying them all to get universally appealing droids. We have always disagreed with them as we buy them all and even doubles of each, so it’s just part of being a collector. Let’s move forward. Disney also jumped into this concept as well and in 2012 they produced a huge collection of droid parts (utilizing Hasbro’s parts library as well as a few additions of their own) and created a bittersweet mess of droids that enhanced our collection and made us build more droids at once than we probably ever expected to see in a lifetime.

In 2015, Disneyland in California celebrated its 60th anniversary, and to help commemorate that event Disney took over the Droid Factory concept, developed their own droid parts, released a plethora of all-new droids and developed an exclusive Droid Factory figure, R2-D60, to specifically celebrate an amazing 60 years of bringing cheer to their customers. R2-D60 uses the all-new parts created by Disney and this R2 unit is a beautiful collectible in every sense of the word. If you look carefully and compare R2-D60 to any previous Build A Droid figure, you will see that all the parts are new. The wires on the legs are history sadly, but they made them essentially interchangeable where you don’t have to worry about a left AND right leg to balance out your figure properly. If you just grab two legs of the same color you will have the two legs you need to build your droid. Period. The parts snap together very easily (and better than any Hasbro figure had to date) and the figure looks beautifully completely assembled. R2-D60 also brings some uniqueness to the astromech world as well. We will explain it all for you in detail.

The back of the figure’s packaging goes on to explain that R2-D60 is unlike any other astromech droid. Specifically, the bio points out that this droid includes a frosted R2-style dome. We imagine that R2-D60 may not really be a true R2 unit as a result. Also, the figure’s card back features a front and back diagram of R2-D60 where it directs your attention to all of the droid’s features, perhaps more than you have ever wished to know about an astromech droid. Burtt Acoustic Signaller? Herner Optical Holographic Projector? Luminescent Diagnostic Display? It’s all there to see if you’re inclined and/or interested. We also can’t help to see R2-D60 as an inverse (or negative) of R2-D2. We don’t think it was a coincidence for Disney to pull the color scheme of the most popular R2 unit of all time and reverse the colors to make it a completely new figure. Even if we’re wrong about that, we still can’t help but notice the coincidence. R2-D60 is a fascinating new astromech droid that will undoubtedly appeal to any collector who focuses on droids. Disney says it’s limited, so don’t wait too long to pick yours up. We feel it’s a must-have for your collection!

Collector Notes

R2-D60

Status: R2-D60 is an all-new R2 Unit Build A Droid sculpt.

Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel dome (1), swivel left leg (1), swivel right leg (1), swivel left foot (1), swivel right foot (1), hinge-jointed left leg wheel (1), hinge-jointed right leg wheel (1), hinge-jointed third leg wheel (1)

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: L879-9376-9-15028

UPC: 400009177213

Retail: $12.99 USD

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Added: June 21, 2015
Category: Droid Factory
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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