Collection: Power Of The Jedi
Source: Star Tours
Availability: July 2002
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The 2002 Power Of The Jedi Star Tours line excited lovers of droids a great deal. While Star Wars fans always want to see Hasbro make astromech droids that actually appeared in the films, most of us would be willing to take any droid possible because they can be utilized in so many ways in our collections. There were some all-new droid sculpts made in the Star Tours sub-line, but Hasbro also retooled some previously existing sculpts to make “new” droids based on the Star Tours attraction at Disney. One such retool was R3-D3, a fantastic looking R3-series astromech droid that could be seen while waiting in line for the Starspeeder 3000 voyage into the galaxy. The only R3-series droid released before R3-D3 was R3-T7, an Attack Of The Clones Sneak Preview figure released earlier in the year. Surprisingly, Hasbro utilized another astromech droid sculpt instead, gave it a new “see through” dome and called it a day. And the results turned out splendidly. R3-D3 turned out great and although it’s limited in the way you can display it, it looks awesome and we bet you’ll fall in love with it rather quickly.
Utilizing 2000’s POTJ R2-D2 (Naboo Escape) figure, Hasbro completely repainted the sculpt and gave it an all-new head sculpt. Interestingly, it doesn’t look tired and the sculpt doesn’t look overused. R3-D3 has an incredible dirty paint operation and Hasbro added a vast amount of color to make it look quite different from R2-D2. We’re not so sure if R3-D3 looks exactly like the character seen in the Star Tours attraction, but again, it still looks fantastic and we’re thrilled with how well it turned out. R3-D3 does have some significant limitations however. Its legs are permanently positioned at an angle that makes the droid lean back. Obviously R3-D3’s third leg is also angled in a similar fashion to accompany the outer legs. It’s not possible to articulate its “feet” as there are no joints there, so you’re basically left with one position for the droid period. This certainly limits how functional the action figure is and may prevent it from being used in some of your dioramas. Should you decide to use this figure in a droid socket, well, that won’t work either. So “limited functionality” may be the best way to describe the usefulness of this action figure.
Status: R3-D3 is a retool and repaint of 2000's POTJ R2-D2 (Naboo Escape) figure. This time the figure has an all-new dome.
Articulation Count: 6 points
Articulation Details: swivel dome, 2 swivel legs, 3 rolling wheels
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2000
Assortment Number: 21091
Retail: $9.99 USD
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