ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) /
ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2) (with Sensorscope) /
R2-D2 (with Periscope)
Date Stamp: 1977
Release Date: 1981
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 69590
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure was included in the Rebel Command Center, but made its first carded appearance on The Empire Strikes Back 45 back card. This figure also appeared as R2-D2 with Periscope on a Canadian exclusive skin wrapped card*.
Comments: Who saw it all? Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with Sensorscope) saw it all, that's who. Even though the original Star Wars generation couldn't have possibly known that the little astromech droid would have seen the entire Star Wars Saga first hand, but when considering the little droid's popularity, it certainly makes sense for George Lucas to include him in all the episodes of his opus. Still though, one must ask, with all of Artoo's advanced technology and recording equipment in his rusty innards, why didn't he sell bootlegs of the Prequels back in the day?
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with Sensorscope) figure has no major variations. Interestingly though, Kenner kept the figure's original date stamp even though this version is slightly smaller than the standard issue Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure that was produced before this one.
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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