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!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,762: R4-H5

R4-H5 Wal-Mart Exclusive
30th Anniversary Collection Droid Factory
Item No.:
Asst. 12980 No. 87757
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: 4 of 6
Includes: Kit Fisto, piece of C-3PX
Action Feature: Removable third leg, rotate dome to raise sensorscope
Retail: $9.99
Availability: May 2008
Appearances: Clone Wars

Bio: Jedi Master Kit Fisto is equally comfortable in air or water. R4-H5 flies in Fisto's starfighter to help navigate to help navigate and repair the ship. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' boxes.

Commentary: People love Kit Fisto, which means Hasbro made him a couple (yes, two) Jedi Starfighters plus an Astromech Droid named R4-H5. It stands as a pretty great monument to Hasbro's line, you've got several characters who get their own personal squad of vehicles. Captain Kirk only gets the Enterprise, so screw you Kirk!

From 2006-2008, we got an amazing run of vehicles and droids that belong to major and semi-major characters. Fisto's droid came in a Wal-Mart 2-pack with a repaint of Kit which came with a unique robe, and R4 has never been reissued. This was also, I believe, his first full-body appearance as he didn't show up much in the comics or TV shows. Fisto's Starfighter had a built-in droid, so this guy's not exactly necessary unless you want to use this movie-style figure for the animated 2010 Clone Wars vehicle.

Based on the Vintage 2004 R2-D2 body, the figure has a glued-in instrument panel and a rotating dome with a pop-up sensorscope. His third leg is removable-- not retractable-- and he has a wicked cool green and orange paint job. Just in terms of the fact it looks sort of like a pile of vegetables, I can't not love this figure.

Collector's Notes: These 2-packs, and a lot of items from this era, are all pretty cheap. If you can get all 6 C-3PX "Droid Factory" sets for $60 or less, just get the lot of 'em. It's worth it for the droids alone, but hey I'm biased. I love robots.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,762: March 15, 2012

No comments: