Takara Tomy - Star Wars #10 BB-8
Nowadays more and more Japanese toy makers started to get more involved with Star Wars franchise which means we can now have more options unlike those good old days where almost all the toys comes only from Kenner and/or Hasbro.
This is a simple mini figure of BB-8 from Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 and what ever comes next. Just like R2D2 and C-3PO, this BB-8 managed to become a sensational hits for fans around the world because it's so cute!!!
So for now, let's have a look at what Takara Tomy can offer, first thing first - the box::
And now the BB-8 out of the box:
As you can see from the picture below, this item is quite small but I think in terms of size it corresponds well with the standard 3.75 inch figure that we usually get from Kenner/Hasbro.
Not much articulation we can expect from BB-8 figure but at least on this particular item, we can still do this:
Other than that, not much really, you can turn the head to left and right and then the round body you can also twisted it a bit moving around like a ball should:
The detailing looks pretty simple but I think it's good enough and I have no complain what so ever. The painting finishing is also very good, exactly what I expect from Takara Tomy.
As you can see from the photo above, side by side with the typical 3.75 inch Hasbro figure - it's not perfect, yes it isn't (in terms of scale) but I guess it's not bad either and I'm really happy with what I got from Takara Tomy on this one. I would say this is rather brilliant and I like it a lot.
Overall, this is a very good representation of BB-8 from Takara Tomy at it's particular price point (about 1,000 yen / USD 8.80). If you want a simple BB-8 figure without breaking your piggy bank, grab this one, highly recommended and certainly satisfying!!!