Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
Item No.: Asst. A5228 No. B0130
Includes: Cane, lamp, Yoda figure
Action Feature: Opening arm compartment
Availability: March 2015
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: R2-D2 encounters the mysterious Yoda on the planet Dagobah. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
Commentary: It's essential! Well, no it isn't - but it's neat. R2-D2, for a figure with one "outfit" unless you count mud or dirt splatter, is surprisingly popular when it comes to repaints and new toys. This "cheaper" R2-D2 is slightly different than the last two, in that he has an action feature. For ten bucks this is something Hasbro would be downright stupid to not keep in circulation through the end of the year, because what parent wouldn't buy their Star Wars-loving kid a Yoda with an R2-D2 for ten bucks? (Bad parents.)
last movie Mission Series figure from late 2013, which was also similar to the Rebels figure from last year. In terms of deco, this R2-D2 is a little less sparkly - the last one had a gorgeous shiny blue paint and this is a duller one - but R2 does have the blue spot on top of his head painted, so he wins. Everything else is pretty much the same - you get the blck eye, the red dot, the brownish wires, the blue stripe on the leg, and a few painted panels. He could benefit from a few pennies worth of additional paint, but this was not to be.
Collector's Notes: I got this from Entertainment Earth. This set started appearing in stores late in March.
Day 2,139: April 7, 2015