TC-70 Figure by Hasbro (Jabba’s Protocol Droid/Amazon-Exclusive Build-a-Droid)
My apologies for the lack of updates recently. I’ve been sick and quite busy with work, in addition to trying to prepare for the holidays, and it hasn’t left a lot of work for my hobby.
Hasbro recently released an Amazon.com-exclusive series of 6 Legacy Collection figures, each of which included a build-a-droid part that allows you to construct the droid TC-70. The figures themselves aren’t bad — they’re mostly “army builder” type figures that you might want multiples of. It is interesting that they made this exclusive set have build-a-droid parts, though, since I thought that the build-a-figure concept was mostly intended to get people to buy figures in a wave that they might otherwise be lukewarm about getting. However, it seems that these can only be bought in a 6-pack. The pack supposedly retails for $59.99, but I bought it when it briefly went down to $14.99, which is quite a steal for 7 figures even if none of them are show-stoppers. (As an aside, I noticed a LOT of these hitting ebay just after the price drop.)
TC_70 comes in 6 pieces (one for each figure in the pack, obviously). It fits together pretty easily and stays together well. Just to refresh your memory, TC-70 was Jabba’s protocol droid in the animated Clone Wars movie and TV series. They made an animated-style figure of her (yes, she’s a “female”) in the “Jabba’s Palace Battle Pack” with the Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt figure, but there’s never been a realistic version made before (not too surprising, as there was never a real life version of this character on screen). Here are both versions.
This isn’t the first Jabba-related build-a-droid figure. They also made BG-J38 (Jabba’s Dejarik and Hologames Droid).