A new review is up and running for your reading fun, plus a little viewing pleasure... I was surprised how many people I talk to who passed on this figure, because this was one of the surprise hits of 2005 to me and thus I felt a full review of it was still a worthy story.
I speak of the Japanese Exclusive, Remote Controlled R2-D2
figure from 2005... Or "RC-D2
" for short.
This was one of the greatest little surprises to come down the 3.75" line in quite a while... Not that he was really even an official part of the U.S. line but still it's a great figure no doubt.
Besides the RC feature working quite flawlessly on a smooth surface, the figure is a sharp sculpt and accurate size for the basic figure line. If you had a big "Death Star" diorama set up as an obstacle course for R2, I could see this even translating into a really cool little game... Of course I'm just thinking out loud here.
Anyway, the figure's a good sculpt, great paintjob... The action feature is probably the best in a series of bad "gimmicks", so I even enjoyed that. And I noted in my review that this is probably the last truly innovative R2-D2 we'll ever se... What more do you do with this character afterall, ya know?
So if you don't own this, I'd track one down... Read the full review though, see what all I'm talking about and I have to say a HUGE vote of thanks to our photo guru Jared
for the kick ass little video clip too. Check out the review for the Video of RC-D2 in action
, even if ya just hate my writing and opinions.
The video made it all worthwhile to me, hah.
Thanks guys for looking.