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R5-D4 - SW - Basic


Detailed Visual Analysis


General Analysis

Having always been a fan of the droids in Star Wars, R5-D4 was undoubtedly one of my favorite figures from the STAR WARS line. Unique yet similar to Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2), R5-D4 added a splash of color to our STAR WARS collections while providing an additional character from the unforgettable “purchase of the droids” scene in Episode IV. R5-D4 borrows a couple of parts from its predecessor, but also comes with quite a bit of newness as well. My friends and I loved his trapezoidal-shaped dome and the three photoreceptors, despite their screen-inaccuracy. But as the Kenner line got bigger and bigger, I found new uses for this little astromech droid that I simply didn’t expect. One of my most favorite memories was when I added R5-D4 to the Y-wing Fighter. And I loved situating him with other Rebel action figures to recreate scenes inspired from scenes from RETURN OF THE JEDI. R5-D4 isn’t perfect, but the droid holds up well in the vintage Kenner line. R5-D4 looks excellent in the Radio Controlled Sandcrawler or within a lineup of other droids. It offers incredible versatility.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2006's THE SAGA COLLECTION R5-D4 (SAGA 032) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: R5-D4

Alternate Name: Arfive-Defour (R5-D4)

Collection: Star Wars

Source: A New Hope

Release: 1979

Status: R5-D4 is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 39070


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Arfive-Defour (R5-D4)

• Trilogo

• Packaging features standard STAR WARS image.

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. SW-20B
  2. SW-20D
  3. SW-20E
  4. SW-20G
  5. SW-21A
  6. SW-21B
  1. SW-21C
  2. ESB-21A
  3. ESB-31A
  4. ESB-31C
  5. ESB-41A
  6. ESB-45A
  1. ESB-47
  2. ROTJ-48
  3. ROTJ-65B
  4. ROTJ-77A
  5. ROTJ-79B

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: June 22, 2018
Category: Star Wars
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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