Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 48
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: July 2005
R2-D2 accompanies Padmé to Mustafar as she tries to persuade Anakin to return to the side of good. The loyal astromech droid witnesses a tragedy that has monumental consequences for the galaxy.
If you have any doubts that Hasbro didn’t have complete access to all of the details in the plot for Revenge Of The Sith, look no further than the card back description to the electronic R2-D2 figure. Sadly, a very non-canon series of events are described, none of which happened as stated. R2-D2 didn’t accompany Padmé to Mustafar. C-3PO did (along with Obi-Wan Kenobi stowed away). R2-D2 arrived with Anakin Skywalker (technically Darth Vader at this point in the film). R2-D2, the one and only electronic basic figure in the Revenge Of The Sith line, is a very welcomed addition because it seems that both kids and collectors warmly receive any action figure of R2-D2 that lights up and makes sounds. Articulation obviously suffers with these types of figures. The wires inside prevent some parts from moving completely and we believe there are many collectors who don’t like to sacrifice this in lieu of bells and whistles. Still, it is absolutely a very good sculpt of our most favorite astromech droid, so it’s possible that collectors may just overlook some of the faults we’re addressing.
R2-D2 looks very clean and for the most part well-painted. The lines are very crisp and the panels that are painted blue look relatively perfect in our opinion. The eye port that lights up is inaccurate. That should be solid black and the smaller eye port below it should have the electronics, but this is something that Hasbro has no plans to fix, especially since this figure has been released multiple times. He’s basically the exact same sculpt as 2002’s SW R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry) (‘02 #14), but for this release Hasbro gave him all-new sound effects (and obviously included less accessories). Limited with only six points of articulation (one of which we’re including is the button press for the electronics lights and sounds), R2-D2 lacks the most by having a dome that doesn’t rotate. What’s worse is that his dome is cocked to his right about 20 degrees and frozen in this position forever. We think this is a setback on any version of R2-D2. And once again, we’d be more inclined to day that the electronics don’t really make up the difference of this limitation.
Status: R2-D2 is a retool of 2002's SW R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry) ('02 #14) with all-new electronics.
Articulation Count: 6 points
Articulation Details: 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel feet, swivel third foot, action feature button press
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85561/85173
Retail: $5.99 USD
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