Just read the R5-D4 thread over at Rebelscum
, if for no other reason than to enjoy all of the confusion over the "Slacker" label. And, well, they didn't disappoint! "What does it all mean?" "I think it's referring to the fact that Hasbro took so long to make a new one." "I think it's because all he did was stand there and pass out."
Then it finally dawned upon someone that it was a sly reference to Arfive's bad motivator, which then led to a bunch of "there better not be a 'bad motivator' action feature!" talk.
And while I believe that action features usually suck, I do think that, if they did it right, such an action feature on the new figure could actually be pretty cool. Nothing silly, nothing to cripple the rest of the figure, just a simple button press, which would make a panel on the top of the head pop up.
Those of you familiar with the POTF2 R2-D2 with Tools, released back in '98, will know what I'm referring to. Press the holo-projector on the back of the dome, and the scope pops up. It works pretty well, and hardly detracts from the looks of the figure (and this was sculpted eight years ago--it would probably be even better if they did it again today).
So, it probably won't happen, but I'd love to see such a feature on the new Arfive. It would give an otherwise "boring" droid some play value, and--best of all--it would actually be faithful and accurate to the movie.