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The Vintage Collection R2-D2
Posted by Dustin on November 23, 2010 at 07:59 AM CST:

The following text and images have been provided courtesy of Rebelscum.com. To see the entire wave of figure please click here.

This one is interesting....apparently, all previous astromech droids were a little too tall, so Hasbro went ahead and created a new version of R2-D2 that is a little shorter than the rest...and they went ahead and decked him out with a ton of special features: a pop-up lightsaber, a removable sensorscope, a rotating dome (unless the scope is inside, then the dome does not move), a retractable center leg, an opening chest panel revealing a folding arm inside, and the bartender accessories (including removable glasses!) from Jabba's Sail Barge. All of the features work nicely, although the front panel does feel a bit fragile. Care should be used when opening it up.

One interesting thing I noticed on the cardback...usually Hasbro features the original release of the figure here, showcasing the first time that a character appeared in the overall line. For most of this wave, this showcases the classic Kenner release, but for this figure, it states that this is the "First time this R2-D2 figure appears in a single-figure package." I guess that the Hasbro historians forgot about this figure from 2004?


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