With the recent release of Sideshow Collectibles’ highly anticipated R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure, we’ve compiled five reasons why the exceptionally detailed depiction of the iconic astromech droid will likely prove irresistible to the galaxy’s most eager Star Wars buffs.
1. Movie-Accurate Looks. Sideshow’s roughly 7-inch tall R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure boasts a meticulous portrayal of the fan-favorite mechanical hero. From the familiar contours to the authentic colors and weathering, R2 has been masterfully realized with a level of visual fidelity that Star Wars fans are certain to appreciate.
2. Numerous Posing Options. Along with the impressive visuals, Sideshow’s R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure is a showcase of poseability. The side tread legs are thoroughly articulated as is the spring-loaded middle tread leg, which can be stowed or deployed with a simple finger press. R2’s silver dome is rotatable and the protruding scopes can be angled and pointed as desired.
3. Lots of Compartments and Gadgets. Once collectors get their hands on Sideshow’s R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure they’ll find a wealth of panels to open and close, many with additional features inside. From the horizontal blue sections and hinged vertical doors on the front of the figure, to the life-form scanner, periscope, and internal lightsaber port (for Luke Skywalker’s accompanying saber hilt), Sideshow’s R2 will offer plenty to explore and manipulate.
4. A Wealth of Accessories. The R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure comes with an impressive variety of extras that span the original Star Wars trilogy. Notable accessories include an assortment of utility arms (three as standard plus an additional three arms with the “Sideshow Exclusive” edition), an articulated drink serving contraption (with a dispenser, tray and drinking glasses), a magnetic restraining bolt, as well as a sixth scale version of Ben Kenobi’s table complete with a battery-illuminated sculpt of Princess Leia’s holographic likeness.
5. He Lights Up! Sideshow’s craveable R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure is made even more compelling with the added light-up function. With the flip of a switch beneath the dome, the little astromech droid seems to spring to life with an authentic sequence of flashing lights of varying colors. The enhancement ensures that the “Deluxe” in the figure’s title isn’t merely hyperbole.
With a look that faithfully matches its on-screen counterpart and an extensive set of features, the Sideshow Collectibles R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure has enough to appease even the staunchest Star Wars aficionado. Fans can find the delectable figure at retail now for $149.99.