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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) - ESB - 1982

Review: R2-A6 - EI - 12 Inch Figure

We didn’t get a 3.75" version of R2-A6 until seven years after the release of 1999’s Episode I R2-A6 12 Inch Figure. See this 12" figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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-A6

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It’s hard to believe how awesome 1998’s The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-wing Fighter Electronic Power F/X vehicle is and how well it holds up over 20 years later! It was the first modern “larger scale” X-wing Fighter, and it came with a dozen movie lines and sound effects in addition to beautiful light-up features. It also has some imperfections, but will you care? Relive this beauty all over again in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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's Red Five X-wing Fighter

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Up next for our The Vintage Collection wave 22 Visual Guide updates is Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (VC149). Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (VC149) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - TVC - VC149

Here is another figure we should have fallen in love with but didn’t. Why is Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) this filthy on a Star Wars card? Can anyone answer this? Please don’t deactivate Hasbro! The Vintage Collection has overworked their circuits. Someone needs to take Hasbro down to maintenance! See why you may be disappointed with this figure too in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Review: Droid Depot - TBS [P3] - Galaxy's Edge Exclusive

Meh. The Droid Depot set from Galaxy’s Edge is a bit boring. And why did they do what they did to RX-24? See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Droid Depot

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Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - TSC - Vehicle

The Saga Collection’s first wave of vehicles contained four vehicles from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Let’s look at Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter. 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 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's Jedi Starfighter

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Review: Jedi Starfighter - CW - Vehicle

Did you know that the Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter comes with R2-C4 from The Phantom Menace? It’s true. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Jedi Starfighter

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It’s time to wrap up our updates to the Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide! Click below to check out R2-D2 (The Astromech). You can also check this figure out over in our full review as well.

R2-D2 (The Astromech) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Review: R2-D2 - SW [S] - Walmart Exclusive 12-Inch Figure

Hasbro re-released The Force Awakens R2-D2, relabeled it with a TLJ-specific bio and resold it to Walmart. Yeah, you don’t need it either. 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

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We are filling another hole in our older POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] Visual Guide with the addition of the Electronic Power F/X R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) figure. Click below to check it out! You can also check out this figure in our full review right here.

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] - Electronic Power F/X

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Who remebers the Electronic Power F/X line? Let’s begin with R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo). 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.

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)

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Review: R2-D2 (The Astromech) - GOA - Basic

OK, here’s a great figure. But did it need to be repackaged so soon and be more expensive than it was previously. Let’s check out the R2-D2 (The Astromech) figure from the Galaxy Of Adventures line 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 (The Astromech)

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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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