Help Figure of the Day!
We get a piece of every purchase you make from our sponsor through this link.

If you were going to buy something anyway, click here first and it helps power the site! Thanks for your support!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,593: R2-Q5

R2-Q5 Remote Control
The Legacy Collection (US Target Exclusive), The Saga Collection (Japan)
Item No.:
Asst. TBD No. TBD
Manufacturer: Hasbro (US), Tomy (Japan)
Number: n/a
Includes: Lightsaber remote
Action Feature: Beeps, moves, lights up
Retail: $16.99 (US), $20 (Japan)
Availability: 2009 (US), 2006ish (Japan)
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: R2-D2 is a robot. (Whatever, man.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' tackle boxes. Pictured is the US release.

Commentary: R2-Q5 came out and did well in 2001, so Hasbro tried it again in 2009 with this remote-controlled version, itself a repackaged Tomy release from a few years earlier. This 3 3/4-inch scale robot has pretty much no meaningful articulation, but will beep and whistle when you activate his remote accessory. That's pretty much why you want this, to have a "living" droid in this scale. It's quite glossy and the deco is good, in many respects it's slightly superior to the 2001 carded non-electronic release of the character. I thank mostly the brighter metallic orange paint. It's neat but honestly, one RC droid is plenty.

Collector's Notes: These droids took a while to sell through at Target, but eventually went away. On eBay the Japanese release sells for as little as $6, so don't overpay for this one-- like anyone who bought it at retail did.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,593: July 22, 2011

1 comment:

Philip Ayres said...

Do the RC Astromechs fit into the X-Wing's droid socket?