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DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN to see what happens! We are ecstatic to continue with our uninterrupted run of the final wave of vintage Kenner figures which we’re calling “The Final Countdown.” These 15 action figures make up Kenner’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE series 8 figures. Let’s keep things going with Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with pop-up Lightsaber). Relive your memories of this classic 1985 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with pop-up Lightsaber)

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Review: R2-D2 [ROTJ] - Elite Series

Let’s check out another new figure in the Elite Series line. Disney did another great job with R2-D2 [ROTJ]. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

R2-D2 [ROTJ]

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We are adding the C-3PO/R2-D2 Two-Pack to our Star Wars [Solo] Visual Guide tonight. Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide. Make sure to also click through and read our full review. And, if you’ve been waiting for this set, this is now available for pre-order over at Entertainment Earth. Secure a set now!

C-3PO/R2-D2 - Star Wars [Solo] - Two-Packs

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Click here to order the Amazon exclusive TBS6 [P3] Red Squadron Astromech Droid 3-Pack. As of this post, it is IN STOCK! In case you missed our review of this fresh set, check it out HERE. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Ben I. for the alert!

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Review: ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Pilots, Commanders And Droids! Oh My!” marathon begins with ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2). It was awesome to get a brand new version of R2-D2 in the Kenner line with new features. Relive your memories of this classic 1982 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2)

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It’s time to add the Amazon exclusive Red Squadron droid pack to our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide. Click below to check out the full guide page. You can also read our complete review of this set in our review database right here. For some reason, this set has been a bear to find regularly in-stock on Amazon, but if you check frequently you can usually catch small quantities at a time a few times a day. 

Red Squadron (R2-D2/R5-D8/R2-X2) - The Black Series - Exclusives

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Review: C-3PO/R2-D2 - SW [S] - Two-Packs (Exclusive)

It’s another Canadian Toys R Us exclusive! Who knows if it will ever come to the USA! Check out the C-3PO/R2-D2 Force Link 2.0 Two-Packs set. The figures look great and it’s one of the best 5POA exclusives Hasbro has ever produced. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

C-3PO/R2-D2

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Click here to order the Amazon exclusive TBS6 [P3] Red Squadron Astromech Droid 3-Pack. As of this post, it is IN STOCK! In case you missed our review of this fresh set, check it out HERE.

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Let’s take a look at the Amazon exclusive Red Squadron (R2-D2/R5-D8/R2-X2) three-pack set. It’s partly nice and partly problematic. Learn more about the screen-inaccurate approaches taken on two-thirds of this set. It’s the focus in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Red Squadron (R2-D2/R5-D8/R2-X2)

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Sneak Peek! Red Squadron - TBS6 [P3] - Amazon Exclusive

We just received our sample of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Red Squadron three-pack of astromech droids. Forgetting that these sculpts are terribly out of scale, the set comes off as a genuinely nice effort. We have one major problem, however, R2-X2 has a white dome, NOT a silver one. This is deco basics, and we’re very disappointed Hasbro screwed this up. They did nail the deco on R5-D8 and took into consideration all of the differences that set it apart from R5-D4 (which is something they completely botched on the 3.75″ version). The battle-damaged R2-D2 looks good, but a true retooling will be required before it’s screen-accurate to the blasts he received during the Battle of Yavin. (Remember the 2008 TAC Luke Skywalker/R2-D2 Droid Factory set? That’s what Hasbro has to do to the 6″ version of R2-D2.) Aside from the figures suffering from too small of a scale, the set is costly. These three small figures will set you back over $60 with tax. Anyway, click through to check out this fun set.

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The Clone Wars are BACK! So let’s celebrate by looking at another retailer exclusive in the Two-Packs line. Next up is the Anakin Skywalker & R2-D2 set. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! The full analysis is ready! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker & R2-D2

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The Walmart exclusive The Saga Collection Commemorative DVD Collection sets weren’t that great. B ut this one was the best. Let’s finish up with the Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2 And C-3PO (Triumph Of A Jedi) set. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2 And C-3PO (Triumph Of A Jedi)

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We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s change pace and catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. First up is the Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2 Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s a hot mess. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO And R2-D2

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - SW - Basic

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Disney comes through with droids from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click below to check out our Visual Guide update featuring R2-F1P, R5-232, R2-S8, and R5-PHT. You can also read our full review of this set right here in our Research Droids Reviews database.

R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT - Droid Factory

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Review: R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT - Droid Factory

The R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT Droid Factory set is incredible. And the droids inside of this set have all received updates making them more accurate to screen than ever before. See why you don’t want to miss out on this set in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT

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Sneak Peek! R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT - Droid Factory

We have a sneak peek look for you tonight of the R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT Solo: A Star Wars Story Droid Factory four-pack. It appears that we might see new Droid Factory droid parts in the future as evidenced by the new parts included here, namely the restraining bolts. R2-S8 is the standout astromech droid of the set (who looks a lot like R2-MK by the way) and has some of the best paint operations we have seen in this line to date. Still, all droids are still missing foot wires which is an ongoing setback. Check out this great set early in our RDRs by clicking the image below.

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Visual Guide Update - R2-D2 (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

Check out the amazing R2-D2 S.H Figuarts figure from Tamashii Nations, tonight’s Visual Guide update. Get the full guide page by clicking below. We’ve also added this to our review database right here.

R2-D2 (A New Hope) - Tamashii Nations - S.H. Figuarts

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Review: R2-D2 (A New Hope) - S.H. Figuarts

Just wow. Are you looking for a divine version of a 6″ scaled R2-D2? Then look no further than R2-D2 (A New Hope) from the S.H. Figuarts line. See why you need this in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

R2-D2 (A New Hope)

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Visual Guide Update - R2-D2 - Star Wars [The Last Jedi]

Next up for our Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Visual Guide updates is R2-D2. Click below to check out the full guide for the latest version of R2-D2, and click here for a complete anaysis of this droid in today’s review.

R2-D2 - Star Wars [The Last Jedi] - Basic Figures

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Wow! Hasbro brought back the Droid Factory Build A Droid sculpt into the basic figure line…. WITH IMPROVEMENTS! R2-D2 is an exciting release! Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

R2-D2

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Gizmodo Takes a Close Look At The Cool, New Sphero R2-D2

Gizmodo posts an article/review on the Sphero R2-D2 releasing at midnight tonight. Check it out!

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Here is another great Forces Of Destiny release! Check out Princess Leia Organa & R2-D2 in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa & R2-D2

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Review: C2-B5 - Elite Series

Let’s check out C2-B5 from the Elite Series line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

C2-B5

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