Sideshow announced their SDCC 2016 exclusive figure that will available for sale to the convention attendees with Exclusive R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype. The R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype figure is the same on e that was first revealed at Toy Soul 2015 last December. The convention exclusive R2-D2 comes in a monochromatic paint scheme with a nice silver finish, but has all the features you would expect fromR2-D2 figure. You can get this SDCC 2016 R2-D2 for $120.
Hot Toys recently celebrated the grand opening of their flagship store at the newly opened Disneytown in Shanghai, China. To commemorate the grand opening, Hot Toys introduced 6 exclusive action figures that are only available in-store purchases. The figures are:
- Star Wars Gold Stormtrooper in 1:6 scale
- Iron Man 2 Mark IV in 1:6 scale
- Iron Man 3 Mark XXI Gold Version in 1:6 scale
- Iron Man Mark III and War Machine Comic Color Version Cosbaby
- Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 The Force Awakens Cosbaby
- Iron Man Mark XXI Gold Version Cosbaby
The next line up for Kotobukiya’s Star Wars ArtFX+ statue is Yoda & R2-D2 Dagobah. Scheduled for November release date, the set comes with translucent blue ghost Yoda. This 2-pack set features a mud coated R2-D2 and Yoda based on his appearance in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Yoda stands about 2.5-inches tall and fans favorite astromech R2-D2 stands at 3.75-inches tall. The set is retailed around $64.99.
Medicom will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures later this year with their MAFEX line. Up for grabs are MAFEX Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and the lovable droid BB-8 as well as C-3PO. Kylo Ren will include unmasked and masked head sculpts. Accessories include a burned Darth Vader mask, a cross-blade lightsaber, a lightsaber hilt, and a figure stand. Captain Phasma will include a fabric cape, interchangeable hands, a blaster rifle, and a figure stand. She is approximately 6.7-inches tall. The set of the droids will include an extended arm for BB-8 and interchangeable hands for C-3PO. C-3PO stands at 5.8-inches tall and BB-8 is about 2.4-inches tall.
Sideshow will release their latest Star Wars Premium Format Figures with C-3PO and R2-D2 in 2nd Quarter of 2016. Each sold separately, C-3PO stands at 19-inches tall and R2-D2 stands at 12-inches tall with the base. Each figure features LED light up and metallic finish. C-3PO is retailed at $399.99 and R2-D2 is priced at $379.99.
Sideshow will introduce Convention Exclusive Monochromatic Version of R2-D2 in 1:6 scale during Toy Soul 2015 next weekend. Afterward, this Convention Version of R2-D2 will be available in other conventions throughout the world in 2016. The unpainted R2-D2 is a gray scale version of the previous released R2-D2 figure and will have silver finish on it.
Kotobukiya is revealing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ArtFX+ C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 statue set. The set is scheduled for release in July of 2016 and they are 1:10 scale. All the action figures come with magnet in their feet and a metal display base.
Italian model maker Lemcat designed a unique R2-D2 inspired by Gundam’s Hi-Mock. Calling the enhanced Astromech droid Hi2-D2, Lemcat submitted the new design to one of this year’s Summer Gunpla Contest. Gunpla is a construction of Gundam plastic kits.