Review & Giveaway: Hasbro-Star Wars Astromech Droid Pack (EE Exclusive)
For today’s review, I take a look at the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Astromech Droid pack from Hasbro. Featuring six fan favorite droids from the Star Wars Universe, this exclusive set is currently available ON SALE on Entertainment Earth’s website. The team at Entertainment Earth was kind enough to not just send one of the sets over for me to review, but also offer one up for me to give away! Check out my closer look at this pack, and then find out how you can win a pack of your own.
As provided by Entertainment Earth, here are the descriptions of the droids in this set.
Jabba’s bartender was never given an official name in the books or movies, but his design may remind you of some Earth-based beverages. With his drink dispenser, seven glasses, and a tray harness, this never-before-fully-seen droid served aboard Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge. Also, if you look to the shadows, you may find him in Return of the Jedi.We recommend skipping the shadows and getting one of our droids to keep on your desk and another in your Jabba’s palace dioramas and playsets (sold separately).
Serving the Shadow Squadron during The Clone Wars, R7-F5 appeared briefly in the episode “Shadow of Malevolence.” Ideally suited for a Y-Wing bomber, this diminutive orange droid will look fantastic with the rest of your Grand Army of the Republic, or in your droid pool.
Think pink with D-Squad’s own QT-KT. Aayla Secura’s pink droid had a special magnet and was sent into enemy territory to recover a secret encryption module for the Republic. Take special note of the top of her dome, as there are yellow and black markers indicating where special upgrades were placed during her time as a spy. You can meet her during several episodes of The Clone Wars.
Plo Koon’s R7-D4 makes his movie action figure line debut here! He’s a dark maroon color with a gray and white highlights. This droid makes six appearances on The Clone Wars.
Everything’s gonna be all right with R2-C2 and a moon pie. We expect you may find both in the home of Black Sun crime lord Ziro the Hutt. This dapper dispenser of potent portable potables is decorated with Black Sun tattoos in gray, blue, and red. There are no other robots quite like him in the galaxy, plus he includes everything you need to help aliens get their drink on at a snazzy underground party. You’ll find him in The Clone Wars movie, but the toy can only be found here.
Rounding out the collection is R2-A5. If he looks familiar, he should. You first saw him in 1977! This white and green robot was seen rolling around Mos Eisley near Luke’s landspeeder when the Imperial Sandtroopers and Stormtroopers came to ask about various droids they were looking for. You know how that story ends, but did you also know that this figure represents a droid design that was removed from the movie during the Special Edition edits of 1997? It’s true! Bring home a lost piece of movie history with this remarkable figure and the entire exclusive action figure set.
Each 3 3/4″ scale droid features multiple points of articulation and rolling wheels. The center thread retracts upward to reveal a periscope. Additionally, each droid features a computer interface arm, as seen below with R2-A5.
Overall, this is a very fun set. My personal favorite is QT-KT, as she is an homage to R2-KT, a pink droid built in the real world and dedicated to a beautiful little girl Katie, who was dying from brain cancer. R2-KT eventually became part of Star Wars canon by appearing in Star Wars: the Clone Wars film. I also appreciate Hasbro paying tribute to a droid that got lost when George Lucas decided to rework his films. R2-A5 is pretty awesome.
UPDATE: Congrats to winner Heather Haltner! Heather, I will be in touch for you to claim your prize.
As a thank you to our wonderful readers, Entertainment Earth has offered up one of these sets for me to give away here on the site. Want a chance to win? Simply comment below on which of the droids from this set is your favorite and why. Simple as that.
- Contest is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.
- Contest is open until NOON ET on Friday, April 20, 2018. At that time, a winner will be chosen. The winner will then have 48 hours to send in their mailing address so I can get it to Entertainment Earth so they can mail you our your prize.
If you don’t want to wait for the contest to end, you can order your Astromech Droids pack today… for almost 70% off!
Special thanks again to Entertainment Earth for not just sending one over to me to review, but also offer one for the giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled next week when these droids visit Walt Disney World with me later this week.