Name: Remote Control R2-Q5
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: N/A (TARGET Exclusive)
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: May 2009
Sometimes the Star Wars characters that have the shortest onscreen appearances tend to be the coolest action figures. Remote Control R2-Q5 fits this bill nicely. We first got this astromech droid as 2001's Power Of The Jedi R2-Q5 (Imperial Astromech Droid). It was a great figure and came with a cool accessory which was a hologram of the second Death Star. Then during the major event of the release of the final Star Wars film in 2005, Revenge Of The Sith, Japan decided to make a series of Remote Control astromech droids. They were so popular that StarWarsShop.com picked them up. But they were expensive and collectors wanted to know if these would ever be more affordable in some other way. There desires were addresses and Hasbro released four of them in new packaging in The Legacy Collection in the spring of 2009 as TARGET exclusives. They are the same droids, but they come is completely different packaging. (And not all of the droids got rereleased specifically R4-P17.)
Remote Control R2-Q5 has been made very well and it fits in with the basic figure line excellently. The droid is very shiny black with bronze panel details. And the droid has a light-up eye port. The remote control device is designed in the shape of a lightsaber hilt. The figure is on frequency known as “BAND 2” which is also used for some of the other droids in this assortment. We have tested it and have successfully been able to control more than one droid with the same remote control. The figure’s head rotates back and forth (not 360 degrees) and can spin completely around thanks to the turning of the third wheel on the third leg. The R5 units like Remote Control R5-X2 don't come with any light-up features, so the red/orange eye on R2-Q5 is really cool. It burns brightly and beautifully complements the bronze details in the paint job. And it’s not too often that we get Imperial droids in the line, so we think that makes it that much cooler!
Status: Remote Control R2-Q5 is a slight repaint of the 2005 Remote Control R2-series Astromech Droid sculpt. These figures have now been released by Hasbro as TARGET exclusives.
Articulation Count: N/A (the figure's movement is all controlled via remote control)
Articulation Details: N/A
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber remote control
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: TBD/87849
Retail: $16.99 USD
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