This R2-D2 action figure was released in
1999 in the Episode I Collection.
Hasbro gave the figure six joints and included
Here is what we noticed when we took a closer look at the Droid:
- 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 second release (more common), which was released on a bigger bubble and features silver paint
on all three the feet
The articulation details are as follows: swivel dome, 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel ankles, movable middle leg
For more R2-D2 (Booster Rockets) pictures, please take a look at this R2-D2 page.
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.