The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Droids Target Exclusive Action Figure
Item No.: No. F5310
Includes: Sensorscope, Coin
Action Feature: Pop-up sensorscope, opening datalink panel, retractable third leg
Availability: May 2022
Bio: A reliable and versatile astromech droid, R2-D2 is a skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant. He has an unlikely but enduring friendship with protocol droid C-3PO. (Taken from marketing copy. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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As a very long-time fan of the Droids cartoon, I'm mostly satisfied. We got a figure that takes design cues from the package artwork. That means blank white legs with molded wires, and grey boxes on the chest, and nicely detailed dome deco with no chrome to offend the eye. The blue looks good, the red light looks excellent, and the big blue circle on top is how the character design looks. It's closer to the Spanish PVC figure that you may or may not have also seen at Disney parks in the early 1990s.
I assume he's going to hit markdown, if C-3PO was any indication, but I'd say buy one regardless. I'd buy a spare on sale, but I'm very happy to have mine and I think fans of the old cartoon will be thrilled to own one after a very, very long wait. And if Hasbro ever feels the need to do a new cartoon sculpt, I'd also buy that. This is one of the few repaints I could never seem to get anyone excited about, so I'm thrilled it actually exists, but I would love to know who was the one who finally said "let's do it now."
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target.
Day 2,934: June 16, 2022