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BG-J38 “Build a Droid” Figure by Hasbro (Jabba the Hutt’s Dejarik and Hologames Droid)

June 16, 2012

The “build a figure” (or in this case “build a droid”) concept has been around for a while. The idea is that each figure in a particular wave contains an extra part and if you collect them all, you can use them to build a complete standalone figure. It makes sense from the point of view of the manufacturer, since it encourages people to buy figures that they might have passed on otherwise, but it can be a little annoying, too. This is particularly true when you only want the “build a figure” figure and not any of the normal figures that its parts come with. You’re pretty much stuck looking on eBay in that case, which is where I got this guy.

Wookieepedia tells us that BG-J38 was Jabba’s personal Dejarik and Hologames droid, who never lost a match except when playing against Jabba himself. As you can see, he comes in six pieces that fit together (somewhat loosely) to make the complete figure. His main characteristic is probably his insect-like head, along with his purplish metallic parts. I wouldn’t exactly call him a must-have (and in that sense he’s a good choice for a “build a figure”), but he does add a little something to a Jabba’s palace display.

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  1. July 18, 2012 12:27 am

    Comic-con News Next Build a droid will be TC-70 (Jabba’s protocol droid)

    http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/comic-con-hasbro-unveils-droid-factory-jocasta-nu-and-other-exclusives

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