R2-D2 (Booster Rockets) The Episode 1 Collection 1999

R2-D2 Booster Rockets The Episode 1 Collection

R2-D2

  • Toy Line: The Episode 1 Collection
  • MSRP: $6.99 USD
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  • Scale: 3.75"
  • Retailer Exclusive: No
  • Variation Pictured: 1st release - without paint on bottom of feet
  • Date Stamp: 1998
  • Released: 1999
  • Joint Count: 6
  • Joint Details: Swivel dome, 2 swivel hips, 2 swivel ankles, movable middle leg
  • Accessory Count: 0
  • Accessory Details: None

MORE INFORMATION

  • This R2-D2 is based on a deleted scene from The Phantom Menace
  • R2 has rockets on 4 sides - 2 in the front and 2 in the back
  • The booster rockets are revealed by rotating the dome a little - which opens the panels on all sides
  • The middle leg can be pushed into the droid - which then moves the booster rockets out of the body
  • Unfortunately - the middle leg can only be pushed in a little bit - not enough to make R2 stand on two legs
  • The mechanics don't work all too well on the droids we've tested - and the booster rockets got stuck a lot
  • The version pictured here is the first release - which came on a flat bubble and featured no silver paint on the feet

PACKAGING TEXT

The astromech droid R2-D2 serves on board the Naboo Royal Starship of Queen Amidala. A multifaceted utility droid, R2-D2 becomes a hero in the struggle against the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo.

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