The other day, my oldest son was asking about all the droids in the Star Wars Universe.  He’s been flipping through the toy catalogs and pointing out all the variations of R2-D2, and thinks it’s pretty cool that they all have different colors and jobs. Diamond Select Toys is bringing one of those droids to the San Diego Comic-Con, in the form of an exclusive vinyl bank.


This year’s Comic-Con International exclusive Star Wars bank is R2-B1, one of the astromech droids assigned to the Royal Shuttle of Naboo, and tragically lost while making repairs during a battle. The 10-inch vinyl bank has a coin slot on the back for inserting change and an access door on the bottom. Sculpted in 1:4 scale, R2-B1 is in scale to DST’s Yoda bank, Jawa bank, and all of their Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures.


R2-B1 will be available at the DST booth (#2607) for $23.00. It’s a limited edition piece (only 1,500) so line up early to get this and many of the other exclusives from Diamond Select Toys.

via DST

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  1. June 20, 2013 at 9:32 am — Reply


    I’ve amassed a pretty diverse collection of droids myself because I have been fascinated with them since I first saw Star Wars. I still need to get my hands on the Star Tours droid figures sold exclusively at the Disney places (and via online with a bit of a markup), but I do have quite a few other variants and store exclusives (aside from clones and stormtroopers, these are one of the few times I actually want multiple repaints of the same basic figure from ANY toy line). Although I grew up and started liking Slave Leia and Twi’lek girls a little more, I still have a lot of love for droids.

    Now if I could only finish making my life-size replica of a steampunk R5 droid…

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