(Astromech Droid)

The Phantom Menace

Collection: 7.5

Year: 2007

Number: 30-51

Assortment: Basic Figures

Retail: $6.99

Assortment Number: 87648/87500

UPC Number: 6 53569 28712 4

Weapons and Accessories:

  • Power Narness
  • Collector Coin
  • Model: Astromech Droid
    Status: Services Queen's starship
    Instruments of Choice: Multiple Repair Tools
    Characteristic: Casualty of combat
    Comments: An astromech droid on Queen Amidala?s Royal Starship, R2-B1 is one of the droids that tries to repair the ship?s damaged shield generator. As the starship attempts to get through the Trade Federation blockade, R2-B1 and another droid are destroyed by enemy fire, leaving only R2-D2 to complete the task.

    Points of Interest:
  • R2-B1 is a repaint of 2005's ROTS R4-G9. Also included is a repack of the droid harness from the original 2000 EPISODE IR2-B1 figure.
  • Since the original R2-B1 figure remains hard to get, it did well in the Saga Legends tournament. But many fans felt that they would rather see the droid upgraded to the new and improved sculpt. Hasbro listened, so that's what we see here. As a nice surprise, the harness is also included...another fan request!
  • Photography by Dan Curto

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