Looks like our theory was right on the mark as an auction for that mystery astromech has turned up on eBay revealing R5-M4 as the carded Star Wars Day/May the Fourth Droid Factory figure.
About a month ago, an unnamed mystery build-a-droid astromech surfaced online. Various theories exist as to the potential release of this figure, but with the recent ramp up of the Star Wars Day/May Fourth promotions, I theorize that this will be a Disneyland Park Commemorative Figure. A recent blog post states that special “commemorative merchandise” will be available that day, and based on the black/yellow/white colors of the logo, the corresponding colors of the droid and the precedent for Disney releasing Limited Edition astromechs, this seems to fit that theory quite well.
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Disney Parks are now offering a new Droid Factory Astromech figure for the holidays: R2-H15.
All different types of Astromech droid populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This loyal Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H15 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.
May the Force be with you…and your Droids!
As part of their lead up to SDCC, Sideshow Collectible has announced their R2-Q5 Sixth Scale figure. Head on over to SideshowToy.com for a preview and watch for an official preorder announcement soon.
In 1985, everyone’s favorite protocol droid and astromech droid starred in their own animated TV series. Star Wars: Droids, featured R2-D2 and C-3PO on their early adventures that took place before Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
To commemorate the May the 4th and the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars: Droids Animated Series, Gentle Giant Ltd is happy to announce one of our Star Wars San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Droids R2-D2 Kenner Inspired Jumbo Figure! This figure was digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced in 12” scale while maintaining all of the figure’s details. Injection molded with durable plastics, this figure features original articulation. The Star Wars: Droids R2-D2 figure will even feature a jumbo replica of the coin that came with the original figures!
To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Star Wars Droids inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure. This limited edition R2-D2 figure will be one of the hottest exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2015!