Kaiyodo is now taking pre-orders for the fourth Star Wars figure to join their Revoltech line, R2-D2.
The astromech counterpart to the previously solicited Revoltech C-3PO figure, which arrives in Japan in late February, the Revoltech R2-D2 stands in 6-inch scales at approximately 10 centimeters or just under 4 inches. The Revoltech R2-D2 includes eight points of articulation including his dome, which includes a rotation-activated, color-changing eye port. Also included with Artoo is a “sled” that gives the figure rolling wheels. The sled can be pulled-back and released to send figure scooting across most smooth surfaces. Best of all, the Revoltech R2-D2 appears to have some amazing paint applications.
Look for the Kaiyodo R2-D2 to ship in March 2015 with a pre-order price of ¥5,616, which is about $46 based on today’s exchange rate.