R4-M6 was an
astromech droid socketed into Mace Windu's Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor. He
was seen in the Clone Wars cartoon series. So this little droid was given us
by the Tartakowski Clone Wars project, just like Asajj Ventress, Durge, Grunda
Dolma, L8-L9, beside many other characters who we have seen for the first time
in this little series, however, compared to the subsequent Clone Wars animated
series it is in graphically highly underdeveloped form, yet in very likable
serving. The Hungarian's Star Wars "brother nation" the nelvaanians were also
seen in this series, who interestingly spoke Hungarian, their shaman called
"Orvos" (which means doctor in Hungarian), and they were many ways reminiscent
of the ancient Hungarians.
the small R4 showed up in the series almost immediately he was destroyed
during the Battle of
when Mace Windu collided with a fleet of vulture droids and droid tri-fighters
and was forced to jump out of the damaged vehicle's cockpit leaving it before
it felt down with
crash landing somewhere down on Coruscant. Ejecting from the canopy,
lands on one of the droid fighters, which he cuts open with his lightsaber and
hot-wires to ride it through the sky. Three clone pilots in an ARC-170 watch
in amazement as Windu destroys the trio of droid fighters on their tail.
as well as R4-P17 (and few other astromech droids owned by Jedi), was modified
with the head of an R2-series astromech droid. Instead of the trapezoidal R4
head he got a R2 series astromech droid semi-circular dome. Apparently, the
Jedi did not like the R4's head.
The small-R4 M6 astrodroid was
matching both Windu's starfighter and lightsaber blade colors, as well as his
clone units who served under Windu. So Windu's image has become homogeneous,
almost everything was purple that can be attached to him. He differed it when
instead of the crashed and destroyed R4 he took a new astromech with totally
different colors. I had previously prepared and presented his second droid,
R8-B7, who did not fit into the purple brand identity with its gray, blue and
yellow colors. (See the bottom picture with a fictitious scene of the two
astromechs that are good together even though, in reality they would not ever
meet, because R4 destroyed during the Battle of Coruscant, then after it R8
became Windu's droid).
an action figure of R4-M6 in 2006. releasing the figure in a beautiful card
project as a member of the SAGA 2 series, which was known to have a backdrop
in the background, so the figure in the box was virtually in a scene.
Interestingly, although the background is a Republican hangar, presumably the
Jedi Temple hangar, yet R4-M6 ended up in front of a Republic Gunship instead
of Windu's starfighter, which is not the best background for him, but
adequate. Since R4-M6 has an officially released original action figure, so
the newly made custom R4-M6 figure will be placed in the action figure main
Take a look at
my custom R4-M6 figure!
R4-M6 droid figure front view
R4-M6 custom figure back
and R8-B7 together in a fictive scene
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written and translated by: Norbert Rostas 2016.12.11.