When one talks about robots in Star Wars, R2-D2 immediately comes to one’s mind. This is quite unfortunate as there are several unsung robotic heroes in the science fiction saga, like R5-D4 for instance.
R5-D4 is a minor character in Star Wars and many people have not heard about him unless they are old enough to have been around during the 1970s. In fact, back in the 70s, R5-D4 was one of the more popular toys around and that was mostly because good toys were lacking in the market. Serious Star Wars fans would nevertheless know a lot about R5-D4 and perhaps this particular action figure is targeted at that audience. This Star Wars R5-D4 Jumbo Vintage Kenner Action Figure measures 7-inch and comes packaged in a blister card that was inspired by the 1977 Star Wars.
The head also clicks when you turn it, just like it does in the original. The action figure can be pre-ordered for a price of $79.99 and it is a great way to tell the world how serious you really are about collecting all the cool Star Wars action figures. The toy is expected to be in the market by October this year. It is surprising how detailed and intricate the design actually is, and how much they used to pay attention to details back in the 1970s. That is also probably because the designers had fewer distractions and could concentrate solely on designing characters, models and figures.
Meanwhile, R2-D2 is still the most popular Star Wars robot around. If you are a huge fan of Artoo, you could take a look at the 16 R2-D2 Gadgets that we had listed. If you are up to it, you could also take a look at the Evil R2-D2 3D Model, which looks at an alternative possibility of Artoo’s character.