Sideshow is now taking preorders for their 1:6 Scale R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid.
R2-Q5, played a critical role in the background as a spy for the Galactic Empire. Specializing in starship diagnostics and repairs, the sleek black and bronze R2 unit was charged with maintaining the Death Star’s elaborate weapons and security systems, as well as storing the Emperor’s plans against the Rebel Alliance. Ready to roll with retractable tripedal treads, hinged panels, and an articulated light-up dome, this delightful droid is perfectly equipped to join the ranks of any Star Wars collection.
Available September-November 2016
Jedi Temple Archives tips us off to a new Disney Park Droid Factory Set has shown up on ebay. This set includes 4 build-a-droid astromechs: R0-4LO, R2-Q2, R4-M9 and R5-X3 all of which are said to be from The Force Awakens. We’ll have to see about that, but in the mean time, keep and eye out for these to start popping up online.
Sideshow is now taking preorders for their 1:6 Scale R5-D4 figure.
He may be worn and faulty, but who could resist this loveable little astro droid? Slightly larger than his more famous successor R2-D2, Sideshow’s R5-D4 Sixth Scale Figure measures roughly 8.6 inches tall from antenna to treads. Appearing just as Uncle Owen purchased him from the Jawas on Tatooine, every detail of the R5 unit is faithfully replicated, from his desert-worn deco to advanced articulation. Nicknamed for his bright crimson accents, Red’s distinctive trapezoid-shaped head features authentic holographic details, and can swivel nearly 360 degrees, while a magnetic restraining bolt grants access to a variety of compartments and hinged panels. Notoriously plagued with malfunctions, he also suffers a pop-up “bad motivator,” a feature Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy. Destined to play a key role in a moment that sets the events of the original Star Wars trilogy in motion, R5-D4 is a must-have addition for any Star Wars collection!
R2-C4, much like another little R2 unit who went on to gain further fame, was an astromech droid under the service of the Royal Naboo Security Forces during the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. R2-C4 served with the pilots of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps stationed at the city of Theed on Naboo, and was one of many to bravely partake in the Naboo Space Battle, fighting valiantly against the Trade Federation’s droid starfighters.
Offered exclusively thru Barnes & Noble, this limited production statue stands nearly 4 inches tall in 1/10 scale. R2-C4 can be displayed either upright or inclined on its magnetic display base and also includes a collectable, commemorative coin.
The R2-C4 ARTFX+ statue is available now at Barnes & Noble stores or online
R2-M5 was an R2-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton that served the Royal Naboo Security Forces. It was one of the astromech droids aboard the Queen’s starship as of 32 BBY. When a Trade Federation battleship opened fire on the Naboo Royal Starship, R2-M5 went out, along with R2-N3 and other astromech droids, to fix an imbalance in the starboard engines. Both droids were blasted off the hull.
Offered exclusively through Barnes & Noble, this limited production statue stands nearly 4 inches tall in 1/10 scale. R2-M5 can be displayed either upright or inclined on its magnetic display base and also includes a collectable, commemorative coin.
The R2-M5 ARTFX+ statue is available now at Barnes & Noble stores or online.
Star Tours has posted on facebook an awesome shot of the some of the Droid Factory Astromechs available (starting this weekend) in Tatooine Traders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As you’ll see, there are some new dome sculpts in here namely the R6, R8 and R9 models.
EDIT: Star Tours posted the original image via facebook earlier this afternooon.