Kotobukiya have revealed two new Star Wars Droids for their Droids line – R3-A2 and K-3PO ARTFX+ Statues. These statues will be available at the Kotobukiya booth at Star Wars Celebration 2015. If you cannot attend the event you can always pre-order the statues here starting in April.
Firstly I have to say these statues are just repainted versions of the already released R2-D2 & C-3PO. Though they are actual characters in the Star Wars films, particularly in The Empire Strikes Back.
R3-A2 is an Astromech Droid, like R2, who helped Rebel pilots as a navigator on their fighters and to keep the ships in good shape. K-3PO on the other hand had a vast database and had great knowledge of military tactics, which helped him as the coordinator of all Droids at Alliance High Command until he was destroyed during the Battle of Hoth.
So you get one background Droid and a rather important Droid who was featured in The Empire Strikes Back.
I have to say that I really do like the paint jobs on both these statues, though I like the paint on R3 more as he’s more detailed, especially the metallic look given to his dome. Though I do like the battle damage on K-3PO; that’s great attention to detail.
R3 stands nearly four inches tall and is in the 1/10 scale. He comes with an interchangeable leg piece so that he can stand on either two or three legs. He also comes with a special collector’s coin, featuring the logo of Industrial Automation, who are the manufacturers of the Astromech Droids in Star Wars.
K-3PO stands at six inches tall and comes with the battle damage on his armor, which I stated before. He also seems to have some articulation in the arms, though it’s not really clear how much he can move since he’s technically a statue.
They both have magnets on their feet to help with their stability on the included base, which can be easily assembled. If you’re fan of Kotobukiya and their ARTFX+ Star Wars figures, you need to add this to your collection. Pre-orders are available here in April, or if you are heading to this year’s Star Wars Celebration, you can pick it up there.