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R2-D2 It isn’t you…..It isn’t you!

R2-Q5
R2-Q5 gets thew Sphero treatment

On the back of unveiling BB8’s darker cousin BB-9E, Sphero have brought forth yet another sinister reimagining of a classic robo-friend. Behold R2-Q5!

“Who?” I hear many of you cry. Well, if Wookiepedia (Star Wars’ own online encyclopaedia) is to be believed, R2-Q5 has been a very busy boy. Not only did he thwart IG-88A, the notorious robotic bounty hunter, he has travelled the Galaxy from the Vapor Room in Bespin to the Second Death Star.

Bespin the planet

So get clued up, he’s not just a repainted R2-D2. I mean, he is that, he is just that but look at how shiny and Empirey he is. Available for pre-order from the 10th October, the hoards of R2-Q5 fans will be straight on that band wagon. And if my incredible, condensed biography hasn’t made you a Q5er (It’s what we now call ourselves) then maybe just stick to their R2-D2.

About Rob Taylor-Hastings

This actor & presenter is a proud Midlands lad who fled to London over a decade ago. Having grown up on a healthy diet of Power Rangers, Transformers and Thundercats, Rob is a sucker for anything that goes 'pow!' And 'Zap!' A film producer and radio savvy man this Toyminator really knows his R/C's from his elbow.

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