Item No.: Asst. F7649 No. F7649
Includes: Jawa, Tusken Raider, C-3PO, Death Squad Commander, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Action Feature: Clicky dome
Availability: May 2023
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: The Star Wars Retro Collection features design and detailing inspired by the original 1970s Star Wars figures and eatures original figure design and detailing! Continue your collection from a galaxy far, far away. (Stolen from the marketing copy. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
The sculpt is a little different, but it looks as good or better than the original. The blue chrome paint is perfect, and the panels seem sharper. The leg detail might be softer, but it didn't seem so to me. With only three joints he's clearly overpriced, but it's cheaper than buying an original. With a clicking chrome dome and rotating legs, it's perfect - and you can't beat perfect. I love that he comes with C-3PO in the same package, because you're going to want both. The unique form really exemplifies what Kenner was doing back then - pretty good figures, off-model.
12-inch Kenner R2-D2, or an added third leg like we got from the Droid Factory or Stan Solo's range. I'd even love to see a new "retro" X-Wing with a working R2-D2 socket, since the only original ship to have one was the Return of the Jedi Y-Wing Fighter. But that's not why we're here - we're here to talk about the blue-eyed, bald-spot, off-model dome that was R2-D2 to kids of the original Star Wars generation. It's the real deal, even if it looks like it was made by someone who only tangentially saw the movie.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Hasbro Pulse.
Day 3,046: July 13, 2023