Hot Toys Review | R2-D2 (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones)

“This is the ultimate Hot Toys R2-D2 figure, it comes with a lot of accessories giving you so many options for display. It also has amazing sounds and light effects.”

The new Hot Toys R2-D2 is part of the line-up of figures for the 20th anniversary of Attack of the Clones. The little astromech was recently released in Hong Kong and is now starting to ship internationally. But is R2-D2 really worth the extra Republic credits? Let’s find out.

Hot Toys R2-D2


Because it is an anniversary figure, the box is different. The first part is the same as every Star Wars collectible except it is quite long – it is a black box with a promotional picture of the figure and the Star Wars logo. In the bottom left corner, you can spot the logo for the 20th anniversary of Attack of the Clones. But that is when you remove the first part of the box that you get something different. Indeed, like for the Empire Strikes Back anniversary figures, Hot Toys is using a Vintage-inspired box. It is a nice change from the usual box and I think everyone loves a retro box.

Hot Toys R2-D2

R2-D2 comes with everything you need to recreate his scenes from Attack of the Clones and more! Because it is an astromech droid, he doesn’t have a display base but you get a stand if you want to display the figure in flight mode with the rocket thrusters.  He has thirteen pieces of arms, some of which work with a magnet. So, you get a tether cable, a life-form scanner, a computer terminal arm, two lock pick arms, a repair arm, two multi-function utility and interface arms, a computer interface arm, a utility arm, a utility saw, and a universal computer interface arm. That is quite a lot of possibilities for display! Each one of these arms is carefully detailed. The paint used has a nice metallic feel.


And that’s not it, there is also a pair of rocket thrusters with two thrusters fire effects. To activate the lights and the sound, you have a remote control with Star Wars written on it. But you may ask where are the buttons? It is the letters. And I think this is pretty cool. The first ‘R’ activates the lights and the ‘W’ activates the sounds. Finally, Hot Toys included C-3PO’s head so you can recreate the scene in the Geonosis Arena. The head has a mat metallic feel with great weathering. It may just be a head but they included a LED light-up function on this one too! Hot Toys really think of everything.

Hot Toys R2-D2


R2-D2 is bigger than I thought but that is on the scale. It is also quite heavy and I didn’t expect that. There is definitely diecast in this. Hot Toys has done a wonderful job with the weathering and dirt effect. It is spread throughout the body but the most important part of the dirt and dust is on the legs. It feels realistic.

There are several parts that can be opened to insert the different arms. At the front, there are three panels that can be opened and these two arms can be deployed as well. At the back, there is one panel that can be opened. And then, there are more parts that you can open on the dome – one on each side and two at the top.

In terms of articulation, you can move his front and back flashlights, the dome can move, and the legs and feet are also articulated. Obviously, the central feet are retractable. You just have to push it to deploy it. My favorite part of the figure is the sound and light effects. I love this! His lights on the dome change colors like in the films! And he can make so many different sounds. Hot Toys didn’t have to go this hard but they did and it is incredible!



This is the ultimate Hot Toys R2-D2 figure, it comes with a lot of accessories giving you so many options for display. It also has amazing sounds and light effects.

The Hot Toys R2-D2 from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is distributed by Sideshow Collectibles in Europe and the United States!






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