This weeks review is R5-D4. First released in 1979 on a 20 back card and available until the end of the line in 1985. R5-D4 can be found on most major card back type 20 and higher, but not POTF. There are no known major variations.
I really don't have much to say about this figure. I think everything I said about R2-D2 applies to R5-D4 right down to the third leg should have been the accessory. Although little more than an R2 knock off R5 is still a worth while figure. I'd even say a must have if you owed the Sandcrawler or Y-Wing.
I never had R5-D4 as a kid (and yet some how I got by). This is one of those figures I pick up in the fall of 1999 on a big eBay shopping spree. For the condition this figure is in I paid twice what I should have. But hey, live and learn right?