Aw yeah; sorry, had you not seen BB-9E yet? Oops. As fa as the blaster goes, I think so, but I'm not totally dead set on that.
Not to be argumentative, but I literally promise that his head will move at least 90° in either direction. It's easy for TLG to implement, the benefit is massive, and the "padding", or extra space in between the head and the chest/back that is shown indicates as much. Sorry.
I guess that I'll know when I open the set in a couple of days.