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Astromech Droid R2-D2 was released in a Target exclusive 2-pack in Fall 2010 together with protocol droid C-3PO. The set was part of the Geonosis Arena Showdown series - which started in 2009 during The Legacy Collection - and by Fall of 2010 consisted of twelve 2-packs totaling 24 figures. Artoo is based on his appearance in Attack Of The Clones - where he pulls C-3PO's head off a battle droid's body during the arena battle.
Geonosis R2 has 5 joints - including a rotating - non-clicking dome - 2 swivel legs and 2 swivel ankles. The middle leg can be detached - which lets you position him in either a two or three legged position. Each of R2-D2's feet has one roll in them - so he can be moved around. There were no weapons or accessories included with the droid - but R2-D2 has a few cool gadgets built-in. There is one panel in the front which can be opened to reveal a tool. In the back - R2-D2 has a "hidden" panel that holds a "cable" - which can be used to "pull" C-3PO's head. There is no way to attach the cable to C-3PO's head - but it looks cool nonetheless. The top middle of R2-D2's dome has a clear plastic piece - which when light shines on it - lets the front eye of the droid light up.
The paint application on the Geonosis R2-D2 is cleanly applied and includes some "dirt" on the droid's legs and lower body. It looks pretty cool - but it could have used even more dirt. There really isn't much to complain about the sculpt - it really does look like R2-D2. Size-wise - it'll fit right in with all the other non-animated style astromech droids released to date. All in all - this R2-D2 turned out well - and if you feel you don't own enough figures of the little astromech droid yet - you might want to consider adding it to your collection.
The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan - Anakin and Padme from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids - super battle droids and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle - then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day - others survive this climatic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars.