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You probably didn’t know that G2-4T’s real name is G2-4TT45579982DWP40PST. And to be specific, that’s just its first name. G2-4T was a repair droid that worked for the STAR TOURS Travel Agency to ensure safety for the passengers that embarked on the Starspeeder 3000. Always looking to add new and diverse droids into their theme park attraction, Disney utilized the inner workings of their animated goose prop from another attraction and developed it into a Star Wars related type of character. The final characters, stripped of all of its feathers, works incredibly well as a STAR TOURS character. Once called or referred to as a “goose droid,” this designation is not used very often in an official capacity in favor of a more realistic backstory. As an action figure, Hasbro did a great job of recreating the animatronic goose’s innards into a functioning droid. Part of the Collection 1 group of STAR TOURS figures, G2-4T is another fine addition in the line. Even if you’re not a fan of the STAR TOURS line, you can’t discount how each release is completely different than the last. That says a lot, and we’re thankful that Hasbro expends the tooling budget on giving us all-new characters for an exclusive line of action figures.
As you know by now, rumors of a STAR TOURS action figure line abounded for years. The attraction opened in 1987, and after the modern Kenner/Hasbro line relaunched in 1995, the rumors began circulating almost immediately. Interestingly, collectors had to wait until 2002 before Hasbro brought forth the first wave of Collection 1 figures to the collecting community, but they only offered these figures at Disneyland and availability was an issue for many collectors. Thanks to the aftermarket and other online sources, the figures in the STAR TOURS line became more widely available. Packaged in the Power Of The Jedi line look, the STAR TOURS figures feel like a natural extrapolation of the line, but because Hasbro produced them late in the line’s run, the figures come without the popular Force File like the last couple of mainstream Power Of The Jedi waves. While G2-4T is contained in packaging that places itself on a certain point in Star Wars collecting timeline, we hope the figure will hold up well throughout the years. G2-4T has a strong Star Wars “feel” to it, and you can’t tell, aside from the feet, that it’s the metal skeleton of a common barnyard animal. It was clever of Disney to think to use this and do something outside of the box.
In case you easily forget things, G2-4T comes with its name emblazoned on its head. A mostly silver/metallic droid, G2-4T has some red details throughout its frame, and these accents give the action figure depth and dimension. The paint operations on G2-4T are simple, but done well, and they help to make the figure look like a miniature version of the theme park prop. G2-4T comes with five points of articulation. A swivel head joins two swivel shoulders and two hinge-jointed hips. The articulation functions wonkily in the hips. They only want to stay in one position, and if you try to extend them in a different position, the figure wants to snap them back into place. So it makes posing this figure a bit frustrating. With some determination and patience, however, you can get G2-4T into some interesting positions. Retailing for $10, the MSRP is high for these exclusive figures, but due to their exclusivity, they probably can command it without too many complaints. With a line full of unique astromech droids, other characters in this line may grab your interest more. But the line as a whole shines beautifully, and we think STAR TOURS offers collectors something the mainstream Hasbro line won’t ever be able to offer.
Status: G2-4T is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left arm (1), swivel right arm (1), hinge-jointed left hip (1), hinge-jointed right hip (1)
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2002
Assortment Number: 10161
Retail: $9.99 USD
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