This R4-K5 action figure was released in
2006 in The Saga Collection.
Hasbro gave the figure six joints and included
two accessories (stand, random holographic figure).
Here is what we noticed when we took a closer look at the Droid:
- R4-K5 (Darth Vader's Astromech Droid) was released individually carded
Even though this droid is mentioned in various expanded universe stories, no official picture seems to exist of this droid as of this review (May 2013)
The figure's dome can be rotated 360 degrees which makes a clicking sound
When the dome is rotated, the middle leg moves in and out of the body
All three feet have wheels in them
R4-K5 stands nicely on his own without any balancing issues
The articulation details are as follows: rotatable dome, 2 swivel legs, 3 swivel ankles
When Anakin Skywalker falls to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader, he casts off his entire past. To further embrace this change, he paints his starfighter black and chooses a black astromech droid to replace his former droid companion R2-D2. The outer darkness of his fighter and droid mirrors the inner darkness of the new Sith Lord.