Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - SW - Basic

Added: May 12th 2018
Category: Star Wars
Reviewer: Paul Harrison

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

General Analysis

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) was another figure that entered my collection a little bit later than most others. By the time I had become a young, obsessed collector, Kenner was deep into THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, line and the only version I found at retail was the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (with Sensorscope) figure. I do remember trading another Star Wars figure to get this version of Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) eventually, and I recall that the paper label around the body started to unpeel. Over time, my Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure was utterly void of the decal. I never felt this release looked all that much like our favorite astromech droid, but it is charming in its own way. Throughout my collecting years, I have been fortunate to find lovely samples of Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) where the decals are clean and undamaged, and the dome is shiny and unscratched. Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) is a classic action figure, but I don’t think it is one of Kenner’s best. It also has the distinction of being one of the first four Star Wars action figures ever produced.

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Collector Notes

Name: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

Collection: Star Wars

Source: A New Hope

Release: 1978

Status: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) is a straight repack of the figure from the Early Bird Figures set.

Assortment: No. 38200


Retail: $1.99 USD

Alternate Card Art Details:

• Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (Ar-tu-ri-to)

• Lily Ledy

• EL REGRESO DEL JEDI 30-Back packaging features an exclusive alternate image of R2-D2

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-12B
  3. SW-12C
  4. SW-12D
  1. SW-12E
  2. SW-21A
  3. SW-21C
  4. ESB-21A
  1. ESB-31A
  2. ESB-32B
  3. ESB-41A
  4. ESB-41B

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

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