Star Wars is something I grew up loving, even though I mostly rolled my eyes at the prequel trilogy. I was a fan of the animated (2D) Clone Wars series, and liked the Clone Wars (3D) series well enough to watch it for a while but I didn't stay with it past the first couple of seasons. Too much politics with lightsabers, too little R2D2. (R2 is my all-time favorite Star Wars character, with Han Solo a distant second.)
I knew that there was a Disney-produced Star Wars series coming out, but didn't watch it until recently, when I binge-watched the entire series so far. Great show, imo, but let's not get too sidetracked. Today, we're here to talk about the show's resident droid, C1-10P; aka "Chopper". Since it took so long for me to watch the show, I missed the first round of toys for the series. Today, I finally managed to snag figures of Chopper and another character while perusing the mostly-empty aisles at Walmart.
You can read more about Chopper and see his series likeness here.
|Beep bu-weep! (Back off, pipsqueak!)|
Chopper's figure really looks better in this style than R2's, I think. The matte paint goes a lot more in line with the look of the cartoon. While R2's metallic paint looks odd and out of place - perhaps a little cheap(?), Chopper looks better defined and cohesive.
To compare Chopper to another figure, we could pit him against R4-K5, aka "Darth Vader's R2 unit" from the Expanded (and mostly retconned) Universe.
|Beeee-eeeep! (R2? Don't leave me alone with him!)|
|The Empire's droid breakdancing competitions were incredibly involved affairs.|
|Bee-beep boop beep! Bweeeee! (The Sith droid keeps following us! Heeeelp!)|
I know R2 has had a release in the higher end "Black Series" line (which I WANT), and I could easily see kids who enjoyed this little guy wanting a similar release of Chopper in a couple of years. If I found one, I definitely wouldn't be able to resist.