In Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, R2-D2 flies to the rescue in the Geonosian Droid Factory. The quick-acting Astromech Droid fires up his jets and speeds through the factory to access assembly line controls and stop hot liquid metal from being poured on Padmé Amidala.
Hasbro intended to release The Legacy Collection Droid Factory collection in 2012 to promote the 3D theatrical release of Attack Of The Clones, but the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm quickly put a end to their plans. The action figures meant to be a part of this line was split between the first two assortments of the Black Series and the Amazon exclusive The Legacy Collection set, both of which came out in 2013.
Collectors were surprised when the assortment originally meant to come out in two waves in 2013 found its way to discount chains across North America in May 2015. The date stamp for this figure is 22841, which translates to October 10, 2012. This indicates that the line was in production when it was cancelled and the stock found in 2015 was a clearance of what was produced.
Original Retail: $19.99
UPC Number: 6 53569 77961 2
- R2-D2 action figure
- 2x Flying Jets
- TC-70 Left Arm
- Before this assortment hit shelves, it was released in the second wave of The Black Series without the Droid Factory part.
Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt