Proving that the franchise from a galaxy far, far away can make a toy out of anything comes the DJR3X Black Series figure from Hasbro.
This Star Wars Black Series DJ R3Xdroidaction figure might be one of the best non-human characters among all the Star Wars toys that we’ve seen so far!
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Star Wars The Black Series DJ R-3X Toy 15-cm-Scale Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Collectible Action Figure, Toys for Children Aged 4 and Up
“A Visually Appealing Droid Figure”
Our Rating: 4.5
This DJ Rex Black Series might look good coming from the eye test alone, but of course we can’t just go by visuals alone.
These are collector Star Wars products we’re talking about, after all!
So, like any Star Wars fan around, we put it upon ourselves to review the nooks and crannies that this DJR3X Black Series figure has.
You might just be surprised with what we found out.
So better check to see what we have in store for you in this hot Star Wars Black Series DJ R3X toy review!
Let’s see what makes this Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge a worthy addition to your proverbial infamous Black Spire outpost (we’re talking about that shelf, guys)!
Let’s get to it!
Straight Outta Oga’s Cantina
This DJ Rex Black Series toy comes in one of the SW BS line’s flashier packaging.
So it doesn’t necessarily stick to their old red and black box scheme anymore.
Don’t get us wrong, it still has the main visual elements that you’d see from a BS line fig.
But it’s been updated by the company to keep things fresh, especially considering that the line has been at it for over a decade now.
Black and Silver Color Scheme
It’s a great way for the manufacturer to keep things interesting while maintaining a sense of familiarity with the BS line.
This Star Wars Black Series DJ R3X toy even has the more modern, additional branding.
That marks it as a character based on the Galaxy’s Edge Star Tours found in Disneyland.
Here to Stay
So, yeah, this DJ Rex Black Series collectible just proves that the SW franchise is an absolute multimedia giant that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
That’s something we fans can always hold on to.
The world might be in a rather crappy state right now.
But we’ll always have Luke Skywalker, the Stormtrooper legions, and bounty hunters aplenty to keep us all sane!
Premier Series Packaging
At this point, it goes without saying that the BS line is pretty much the premier product line in so far as Hasbro’s SW offerings are concerned.
This DJR3X Black Series toy proves just that.
In the back, you’ll see the usual flavor text—in this case in-universe character biography for this DJ Rex Black Series fig.
That’s not unlike what we’ve seen from the hundreds of other SW BS toys that have come before.
It’s nothing to complain about, and we hereat Shrunk Collectibles actually like how Hasbro has maintained this uniformity with their BS line after all these years.
It’s All About the Contents
Of course, the packaging is just the beginning.
What you all want to see would be the contents of this box: the Star Wars Black Series DJ R3X fig itself!
Just a word of warning, though: you might find yourself hunting this figure down the moment you discover what it has to offer!
DJ R 3X in the House
Once you pop this DJR3X Black Series out of its original packaging, the first thing you’ll notice is thatit’s smaller than their more humanoid counterparts.
That’s the same thing you’d find in most other droids in the SW universe and the BS line.
Of course, this DJ Rex Black Series toy has a bit of an edge over other characters like R2-D2.
Or even all the other astromechs that the line has produced over the years.
This Star Wars Black Series DJR3X figure is significantly taller than those cute little trash cans, but it’s also slightly shorter than a droid like C-3PO.
Again, that’s to be expected.
After all, the SW BS line is all about proper scale.
So you can’t expect this one to be larger than other characters—especially humans or humanoid ones—in the Star Wars saga.
All in all, it stands at about 5.9 inches tall, which is just ever so slightly smaller than the regular SW BS fig.
Now, let’s head on over to see what else you’re getting from the box once you pop open this DJR3X Black Series toy.
To be completely honest, the exquisite features on this DJR3X Black Series toy are offset by a lack of any accessories in the whole package.
Granted, it’s a droid, but it would have been nice if they decided to add other stuff like his mixing booth.
At the very least, the company could’ve let its headphones be removable.
What we’re saying here is that, no, there isn’t a single accessory in this whole package, which would have made this DJR3X Black Series figure even better.
Still, it’s great for what it is, and we’re not really complaining about it; this is one action figure that’s cooler than the hills of Hoth, baby!
On the plus side, you have three articulated arms on this toy, which adds a degree of display value to it.
Do the Robot
For the most part, the only points of articulation that you’re going to find on this DJR3X Black Series figure are on its arms.
They’re segmented too, with the end attaching to the main body being on a ball joint for that sweet 360 degrees of articulation that we always love.
The other segments on these arms, though, are purely made up of swivels, so you can only either move them up or down.
Looks a Bit Flimsy
And we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these arms look rather flimsy, too.
That means that you’ll have to take a bit of care when posing it.
On the bright side, however, the SW BS line is known for making some pretty sturdy toys.
We haven’t heard anyone breaking these robotic arms by accident, so there’s that!
And on an even more positive note, the way Hasbro manufactured this particular figure is just simply amazing!
Time for a Star Wars Celebration!
Whether it’s the biggest battles or the quietest scenes, you can always trust the SW BS line to produce some of the best toys at this tier.
In this case, we have to say that Hasbro may have outdone themselves with both the sculpt and paint job on this DJR3X Black Series figure.
The molding on this thing is just great.
The company managed to faithfully turn the theme park character into a proper figure with all the tight little details that you expect from this character.
However, that’s just half of the equation here.
The paint job is what nicely ties the whole package together and makes this figure an absolute must-have for any Star Wars fan or collector out there.
First off, the overall design on the character is nicely done.
The combination of blue, orange, and gun metal grey in this figure provides you with a more refreshing look.
It shines when compared to the usual monotoned droids that we usually see in the SW universe.
The paint apps are amazing, hands down.
There aren’t any sloppy parts here that might require you to bust out your miniature painting kit to amend.
We especially love how the company did something here that they don’t usually do on other characters’ paint apps.
In one of those rare instances, Hasbro decided to apply weathered paint apps to this toy.
It’s something that we only see on bigger SW BS releases, such as their starships or other vehicles in this product line.
Aside from that, DJ R 3X stands out among other droids in the BS line by having an honest little action feature that you can play around with.
Particularly speaking, this character allows you to extend or retract its neck, which looks like a hydraulic rod.
It’s a minor addition, but it’s definitely appreciated here: especially when you think about how this doesn’t have much articulation to begin with.
The little grooves and etchings on this fig’s body sculpt is simply amazing. Then again, we can’t expect less from the SW BS line.
Droid Spinning Tunes
Like we said earlier, our only real problem with this particular BS release is that it’s missing any real accessories that come with it.
Hell, we’d even be happy if we found out that the headphones the character is wearing is removable, but no dice.
However, we can’t deny the visual appeal of this particular DJ Rex Black Series toy.
Yes, it looks THAT good, thanks to a stellar sculpt and an impressive paint job.
In fact, it looks so good that you’d be inclined to forgive its lack of accessories.
And the all too limited articulation you’re getting from a figure like this.
Of course, you also have to factor in the price for something like this toy; not all BS figs are created equal, after all.
Worth The Premium?
This is one of the newer characters to be added to the Star Wars galaxy that’s been well-received by rabid SW fans all over the world.
It’s especially loved by the ones who have visited Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
So, you can’t simply expect this one to sit on shelves.
Additionally, this particular figure is now going for higher than its original SRP, and we think it’s not about to go down anytime soon.
As such, you’re going to be paying more than what you usually shell out for BS figs, but the question is: is it worth it?
For Serious Fans
If we’re being completely honest with you guys, we will say this:
We highly recommend this particular toy if you’re either a hardcore completist or someone who really likes the DJ R 3X character from the theme park.
Otherwise, you’re going to end up spending more on something that actually has fewer features than the usual SW BS figure.
That’s not a knock against this toy, though.
It’s great as it is, but it would be so much better if it came with just a tad lower price tag.
The DJR3X Black Series figure is based on the character of the same name that’s featured in the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park in Disneyland.
Particularly speaking, you can find this character acting as a droid DJ in Oga’s Cantina, an infamous Black Spire outpost.
As of now, you won’t find much of a backstory about this character.
It’s fairly new and has yet to appear in one of the many movies, TV shows, or games set in the SW universe.
If nothing else, this character is proof that the SW franchise is rife with interesting characters that just make the whole world building all the more immersive.
Having said that, here’s to seeing the resident DJ droid dropping more hot tracks in the SW universe!
Hasbro is the largest toy manufacturer right now, with licenses to produce and release novelties, games, and collectibles based on some of the world’s most popular franchises.
These properties include: Star Wars, My Little Pony, and Transformers, and Marvel, each of which are some of the biggest names in the toy industry.
And with their Black Series line, the company has found its premier products aimed at older, more serious SW collectors hankering for an affordable and quality option.
It features nice details and a whole host of characters in a competitive price point.
This toy line is the best budget option for collectors who want to get in on the SW toy game while balancing exquisite features with affordability.
Something for Everyone
The Black Series line has something for each and every collector out there.
It ranges from icons such as Luke Skywalker to Boba Fett and even the occasional unnamed rebel trooper in a galaxy far, far away.
DJR3X Black Series—Our Verdict
For the most part, we will say that this is one action figure that’s meant more to be displayed than played with.
After all, the SW BS line is focused more on the collector’s market than, say, kids who want to fidget around with these characters.
It has no accessories and one of the most limited articulation points out there.
It’s surprising that we can’t help but still find this toy to be one of the better releases from the BS line in a long while.
Maybe it’s the color scheme or the character design.
All we know is that you should add this DJR3X Black Series figure to your shelf if you want something nice to look at!