After a lot of debate, I decided to buy this R2-D2. I already own an R2-D2 from the Clone Wars Collection, which I think is superb, but I wanted one movie accurate. And I'm glad that I decided to buy this one, because I think this little R2 unit is "the droid I was looking for", pun intended.
This is R2-D2 as seen on the movie Return of the Jedi. The sculpt of this figure is great, with details in all sort of panels and paint job is just spot on.
Out of the box, this figure comes with a rack of drinks and serving arm already plugged into its dome which matches its look as a serving droid on Jabba's Skiff. These, of course, are removable.
- swivel head, hips and ankles.
This figure also include a telescopic sensor and a lightsaber hilt. When inserted all the way into R2-D2 dome, the retractable third leg pop out from under R2-D2, just like in the movies. In this way, the telecopic sensor can cover the open panel on R2-D2's dome. However, R2-D2 can not move its dome when any of these are inserted. And without any of these, the open panel can only be covered when the dome rotates from its forward position, which work when you are not looking for it.
It has a compartment for one of its center arms. I which it also included the lateral compartments for its other arms, like the Clone Wars version, but I don't think you could have all of those in a single R2-D2 unit at such a small scale. But I wish there was one.
Overall, this figure is really fun with great likeness to the movie versions of R2-D2 and great posability.