STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION (HASBRO)
Back when Rogue One was first released, the more articulated Star Wars stuff was largely on hiatus. They were just doing the Walmart-exclusive Black Series figures, and Rogue One only got a small four figure assortment. We only got two of the film’s three leads in that way, which left poor K-2SO out of all the extra articulated goodness. Fortunately, with the relaunch of the Vintage Collection, Hasbro is going back to some earlier projects and filling in some holes. K-2 was fortunate enough to be part of that set-up, and is finally getting his due…in this very particular sub-set of figures.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
K-2SO is figure VC170 in Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Vintage Collection. He was released in mid-2020, as part of an assortment that also contained Clone Commander Wolffe, Stormtrooper Luke, and the GNK Droid. A rather diverse line-up to say the least. The figure stands 4 1/4 inches tall and he has 25 points of articulation. K-2’s articulation is pretty nicely implemented, and pretty much on par with his larger figure. It’s one of the better articulation set ups for the line. The sculpt is an all-new offering, and is to date Hasbro’s most screen accurate rendition of K-2. The proportions are good, the articulation is worked in well, and the head in particular is a real match for the on-screen design. This is definitely one of the best VC sculpts of the current batch. The paint work on K-2 is pretty solid work. It’s easy to let him be rather basic, but Hasbro’s at least gone the extra mile and added in some wear and tear throughout his outer plating. It’s all rather nicely laid out, and gives him that proper unique appearance. It might be interesting to see a more generic security droid re-deco, at some point, should Hasbro be interested in such a thing. In contrast to his larger figure, this K-2 is not without accessories; he actually gets the small blaster pistol he’s given by Cassian during the climax. It’s a small extra, but a nice character-specific piece, and one that was overlooked on earlier figures.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I’ve largely given up collecting the VC stuff, just because it exists in a weird middle ground between the 5POA and the Black Series figures, and I usually find myself kind of let down. That being said, I’ve always really liked the more articulated Jyn and Cassian, and wanted a K-2 to match, so this guy was the only recent VC figure I actually made an effort to pick up. He’s a nifty figure, and probably the best version of the character on the market. He’s certainly my favorite VC figure.
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