Sideshow: Sixth Scale R2-Q5

By Mike — Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sideshow releases some photos of their forthcoming Sixth Scale R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid. The black and bronze droid features retractable tripedal treads, hinged panels, and a light up dome feature.

Astromech Fans: Disney Hates Your Ability to Sleep at Night

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UPDATE: Disney has decided they still love you and this will not be a 6,000 piece limited edition.

If you don't like buying a toy without anxiety, we're happy to share this story from Vinylmationworld.comR2-D60 celebrates 60 years of Disneyland with a $13 figure made of build-a-droid parts that is limited to 6,000 pieces - a low number but not tiny.

To get it, at least at first, there's a preview event with a $100 cover charge come May.  If you're going, do buy an extra and let us know because otherwise we'll be stalking eBay at 3 AM to get it at the last possible second.  Click here for the full story.

Link: Ridiculously Good Astromech Site

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reader David pointed us out to "Astromech Arithmetic" which is essentially his visual checklist of pretty much every variation on the R2-D2 body type since 1978.  There's a lot of R2-D2s here, including the two silver ones, the McQuarrie version, and, of course, all the other droids.  Check it out!