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R5-X2 Mini Radio Control Droid


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R5-X2 Mini Radio Control Droid

Very cool toy indeed. I hope all the other Droids get the radio control treatment.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 22 September, 2009 - 12:32
I thought about getting this

I thought about getting this at Target,but I wasn't convinced the RC aspect would work well with such a small toy. I may pick one up now.

Grendizer,I don't know about ALL the others,but there are more R2 units that work like this. There's also a bigger (maybe 8 inches tall?) R2D2 RC for like 30 bucks.

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Posted by kidnicky on 22 September, 2009 - 19:05
Impressive engineering to

Impressive engineering to fit an R/C gimmick into a standard-size astromech! I was sorely tempted by these when I first saw them (a few months ago maybe?) but I stopped because of the steering. When I was a kid, the "go forward or reverse while turning" toys were always the bottom of the heap. I had a Batmobile like that, and it was always a frustration to drive. LOL. Being slower, the astromech is surely much easier to control. I'll have to take another look at these guys.

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Posted by japester on 22 September, 2009 - 20:03
These astromechs look so

These astromechs look so very handsome when they're massed together. Who's the charmer in the back with the black sheen and the angular head?

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Posted by jacksauce on 22 September, 2009 - 20:22
That fellow is R4-I9. He's

That fellow is R4-I9. He's the Empire's astromech droid, made as part of the Fan's Choice line:

That's definitely a handsome herd of droids. ^_^ If anyone wanted to gather them up, other than R4-I9, a couple of modern R2's, and one very cute vintage R2 (nostalgia!), the rest appear to be from the Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Packs. Two five-packs called Series I and Series II. Nirvanna for astromech nuts like myself. Heh. Mine are sitting on the TV stand so I can admire them every day.

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Posted by japester on 23 September, 2009 - 00:58
R2-D2 has a posse

I agree, that's a great looking collection of astromechs, Nadia. Neat idea to have the remote shaped like a lightsaber handle, too. Great review!

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 September, 2009 - 20:31
Good review, thanks. And

Good review, thanks.
And great droid collection, thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted by seraph2011 on 22 September, 2009 - 21:01
Agree with Japester,cars

Agree with Japester,cars that turn in reverse are crap. I know exactly what Batmobile he's talking about too.

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Posted by kidnicky on 23 September, 2009 - 00:11