R2-D2 R2-D2 Return of the Jedi
We've had R2-D2s that came with sensor scopes. We've had R2-D2s that came with firing Lightsabers.We've had R2-D2s that came with serving trays. But until the VC25 R2-D2 from The Vintage collection we've never had an R2-D2 with sensor scope, firing Lightsaber and a serving tray. If all these factors weren't enough to make this a must have figure, Hasbro also geared the little droid with a fold out service arm and gave it the most film accurate sculpt and paint design we'd seen up until that point.

Released in November 2010, the third wave of figures in The Vintage collection focused on characters from Return of the Jedi including the VC21 Gamorrean Guard, VC22 Admiral Ackbar, VC23 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight / Endor Capture), VC24 Wooof, VC25 R2-D2, VC26 Rebel Commando (first version) and VC27 Wicket action figures. Both Yoda and Wedge Antilles were originally intended to be a part of this wave but both were shuffled to later assortments. Many of the figures in this wave were re-released on chase variant Revenge of the Jedi cards in the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Set and later in stores on the same cards, only this time sporting a send away sticker and mail in order form.
 
U.S. Product Packaging
   
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $7.99
Assortment Number: 21486/97568
Placement Number: VC25
UPC Number: 6 53569 52865 4
What's In The Box?
  • R2-D2 Figure
  • 7x Drinking Glasses
  • Serving Arm
  • Serving Tray
  • Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
  • Sensor Scope
About This Figure
  • R2-D2 contains no re-used parts.
  • As with the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) in this wave, the lightsaber is a repaint of Obi-Wan Kenobi's
  • This figure offers a number of special features including a pop-up lightsaber, a removable sensor scope, a retractable center leg that triggers the hilt-firing action, an opening chest panel revealing a pivoting tool arm, as well as the serving tray with 7 removable glasses.
  • This version of R2-D2 was also released as part of the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Set in July 2011 and later on a single card with a Revenge of the Jedi logos
U.S. Card Variations
  • There are a total of five card back variations for the U.S. VC25 R2-D2. The code below works like this: F = Card Front, B = Card Back, FS = Card Front Sticker, BS = Card Back Sticker, DS = Date Stamp
  • VC25 F2.1 B4.1 FS3.1 BS (N/A) DS02491 - 1st version Rocket Fett sticker, ROTJ cardback pictured on back, figures pictured to the right of cardbacks
  • VC25 F2.1 B4.1 FS3.2 BS (N/A) DS02701 - 2nd version Rocket Fett sticker
  • VC25 F2.1 B4.2 FS (N/A) BS (N/A) DS10411 - R2-D2 portrait featured on back, figures pictured to the left of cardbacks, new code on UPC (54906)
  • VC25 F2.2 B4.4 FS3.3 BS (N/A) DS11861 - Revenge of the Jedi, Prototype Fett offer, new figures pictured on bottom back side of card
  • VC25 F2.1 B4.3 FS3.3 BS (N/A) DS11871 - Prototype Fett offer, warnings removed from bottom back side of card, new code on UPC (52865)
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There are a total of three card back variations for the North American Tri-Logo VC25 R2-D2.
  • The first version, which shipped as part of the third wave, with the Boba Fett starburst offer.
  • This same card, minus the send away, was released again along with the Revenge wave in the first quarter of 2012.
  • In the Revenge assortment from the first quarter of 2012, along with the second version, was the third version which had a Revenge Of The Jedi logo.
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Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

Text by D. Martin Myatt

U.S. Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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