Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch Droid 3-Pack
Item No.: No. E3118
Includes: 3 figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2019
Appearances: The Rise of Skywalker
Bio: R2-D2, pronounced Artoo-Detoo and often referred to as R2 (Artoo), was an R2 series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton with masculine programming. A smart, spunky droid serving a multitude of masters over its lifetime, R2 never had a full memory wipe (apart from a partial mind-wipe by Cad Bane during the buildup to the senate hostage crisis) nor has he received new programming, with these factors resulting in an adventurous and independent attitude. Oftentimes finding himself in pivotal moments in galactic history, his bravery and ingenuity saved the galaxy time and time again. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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He's packed with two more droids and we'll look at those individually because we can. R2-D2 is a redeco away from perfection - I hope Hasbro does another take with "battle damage" or a chrome/metallic silver-painted top with the blue panel filled in. The silver plastic shows a lot of swirls, which may not be good for longevity - time will tell. A painted dome might look incredible, as would one in Droids animation colors - hey, I can dream! If you just want a good, chunky, and surprisingly solid R2-D2 toy I'd recommend this one. I don't assume Galaxy of Adventures will last forever, so just go ahead and pick them up as you find them because they're good so far. (The other droids are simple, but you wouldn't chuck them in the garbage.)
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,628: October 10, 2019