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Okay, thanks.  I think I need to start saving my pennies... I'm hoping to put together one droid of each distinct color scheme / pattern - if that's even an easy thing to sort through and figure out.

I'm not 100% sure what you mean by pattern, if by making sure you want to have at least one of each unique dome, then you'll need 25 total.

On this same thread, almost 2 years ago, I posted pics of the droids I had at that time -the pics in that post should give you an idea of the different colors available - http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22364.msg547182#msg547182

And then in January of 2014, I went to Disney for a week and bought 7 more designs - http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22364.msg568228#msg568228

Here would be my recommendations if you're looking to do at least one of each droid type & color: (everything listed below is in the pictures of both posts except for the all-black & silver R6, and the R3 with Purple Highlights on the dome)

R2s:
Silver Dome w/Blue Highlights, White w/Blue Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Silver Dome w/Yellow Highlights, White w/Yellow Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Silver Dome w/Red Highlights, White w/Red Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Silver Dome w/Green Highlights, White w/Green Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Red Dome w/Silver Highlights, Blue R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Blue Middle Leg

R3s:
Clear Dome w/Purple Highlights, White w/Black Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Clear Dome w/Red Highlights, Red R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Red Middle Leg

R4s:
Green Dome w/White Highlights, Green R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Green Middle Leg
White Dome w/Blue Highlights, White w/Blue Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
White Dome w/Purple Highlights, White w/Purple Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg

R5s:
White Dome w/Green Highlights, White w/Green Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
White Dome w/Red Highlights, White w/Red Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Black Dome w/Silver Highlights, Black R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Black Middle Leg

R6s:
White Dome w/Purple Highlights, White w/Purple Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
White Dome w/Yellow Highlights, White w/Yellow Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Black Dome w/Silver Highlights, Black R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Black Middle Leg

R7s:
Black Dome w/Silver Highlights, White w/Black Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Silver Dome w/Blue Highlights, White w/Blue Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Yellow Dome w/Silver Highlights, White w/Yellow Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg

R8s:
White Dome w/Black Highlights, White w/Black Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
Blue Dome w/Silver Highlights, White w/Blue Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg
White Dome w/Yellow Highlights, White w/Yellow Highlights R7/8 Body & Legs, White Middle Leg

R9s:
Blue Dome w/Silver Highlights, Blue R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Blue Middle Leg
Red Dome w/Silver Highlights, Red R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Red Middle Leg
Green Dome w/Silver Highlights, Green R2/3/4/5/6/9 Body & Legs, Green Middle Leg

If you get those 25, that will net you a complete set of domes with at least ONE of each part.

The sole reason why I recommended putting the R3 w/Purple Highlights dome on a white w/Black Highlights R2/3/4/5/6/9 body was so that you would have at least ONE of that body/trunk part in your set that is white w/black highlights.

If you want to see what those two would look like OR if you want me to cobble together any color combinations I haven't photographed, just so you could see how it would look, let me know, I would be happy to do so.

Lastly, as I mentioned in my post from back in January 2014, these parts where MIA at the Once Upon a Toy store:
Silver w/Blue R2 Dome
Silver w/Red R2 Dome
Purple R3 Dome
White w/Blue R4 Dome
Silver w/Blue R7 Dome
Blue w/Silver R8 Dome
Blue/White R7/R8 Trunk

Since I will be going during the final Star Wars weekend this year, my expectations for a wide array of parts is minimal, but like I said in my earlier post, I will take a quick inventory of parts while I'm there and post what I found.

If you have any questions, let me know.

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I'm thinking about driving out there this Christmas when I'm back in Tampa for the holidays.  Is it reasonable to expect the build a droid to still be a thing at that point?

I would think so. The space at Tatooine Traders is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the store, so they'd seriously have to renovate to get rid of it.

Your best/better bet is to head to Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney, they have a four-person build station that's pretty much right in the middle of all the Star Wars merchandise. Also, they have attendants who are more than willing to go into the stockroom and locate any parts that might not be out on the floor for you. That was my experience last year, I will be back there in June for the final Star Wars weekend, I'll update this thread if my experience is any different.



 

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LEGO / Star Wars Celebration 2015 LEGO Exclusive
« on: April 9, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Is anyone going to Star Wars Celebration 2015 who wouldn't mind trying to pick up for me the exclusive Micro Lars Homestead set?

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: April 7, 2015, 10:29 AM »
Picked up a parts set for the SDCC Rocket Raccoon Warbird off Amazon. Nice little build - not sure if I'm going to pursue getting the "official" SDCC set or not. The parts set is all Lego pieces, so the only thing I don't have for the set is the official instruction book from Lego and the box. Not sure if those two things are worth $100+

To extend my Marvel Collection, I also started looking into the knock-off stuff out of China. While they do make sets and minifigures that are exact copies of stuff Lego makes, they also make stuff that Lego doesn't make (or at least hasn't made yet).

So far, I've gotten a set of 9 Iron Man minifigures and four "big" minifigures from a company called "Decool" - the big minifigures are great - Rhino, Venom, Juggernaut and Hulk Buster Iron Man. In the Iron Man 9 figure set, there were some pretty cool armor variations, including a really neat Mark I set of the armor.

Here's what the Hulkbuster Looks like:



and here's the Venom big minifig:



and here's a pic of the set of 9 Iron Man figures:



And then from another company called Shang Yuan (their stuff has an "SY" logo on it), I picked up this set of 8 Captain America minifigures:



Lastly, also from SY, I picked up these two Iron Man sets:




Prices are pretty cheap and if you're willing to wait 2 weeks for the stuff to come from China, you can find an eBay seller who will ship for free, which is pretty crazy when you think about it...

The "SY" company also has a pretty cool wave of 8 Spiderman figures that I'm thinking about getting, and their Groot mini-figure is pretty cool too since it's mini-figure sized (not outrageously large like the Lego version). On the Decool side they have a nice set of Fantasic Four minifigures AND Future Foundation variants that I'm keen to pick up, plus their Thing big minifig is pretty spot-on for matching the version of Thing shown in the Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game.

So while I don't necessarily "condone" supporting bootlegs, if Lego were to come out with any of these minifigures or sets, I would gladly throw aside these in favor of having the real-deal.

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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: April 1, 2015, 05:03 PM »
Most of the recent Marvel movies have offered up decent versions of the characters in Avengers - Age of Ultron in their respective figure lines.  There are versions of Black Widow, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Thor and War Machine (provided he plays a role in the film) that would all be reasonable figures to reissue if Hasbro had moved forward with a fully articulated 3.75" figure line.  And this new version of Iron Man is a good representation of the new Mark 43 armor.

So who does that leave?  Hawkeye (new look), Captain America (new uniform), Hulk (not done well previously), the twins, Ultron and the Vision.  All told, it wouldn't have been that crazy of a line to build had Hasbro pursued it.

I agree - would have been awesome to see them make a MCU Ultron in the Infinite line style...

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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: April 1, 2015, 10:36 AM »
Dang it - I saw those two 2-packs last night but hesitated since the only "new" figure in the bunch was Iron Man. Hopefully they still have them in stock when I go back later today, I'll gladly pick them both up if I can get them via the BOGO...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 31, 2015, 12:11 PM »
Picked up the Imperial Troop Transport from TRU yesterday on the way home from work.

They also got in the Hera Mission Series wave and had a sale going on where you'd get 2 Mission Series packs for $15.

I grabbed another Stormtrooper/TIE Pilot pack and I also picked up a replacement Cadet Ezra/Kanan 2-pack to replace the defective one I got in my order from EE.

Too bad I missed the other two transports that must have been on the shelf - depending on when I get out of work today, I might try hitting another TRU to see if they have any in stock...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 27, 2015, 02:25 PM »
One of my Cadet Ezra/Kanan 2-packs had a Kanan with two right hands  >:(

Are there any noteable differences between this figure and the single-carded version of Kanan?

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 27, 2015, 12:11 AM »
Received my order of the Saga Legends "Endor Wave" case and the Hera wave of Mission Series figures. So with the exception of getting a MIB set of the Digital Collection figures I'm all caught up on the 5POA front.


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WOW - this one is going to be painful...

Yakface posted an update...

Update: Our friends at The Astromech Collection pass on info that the R2-D60 will be available in a much wider release and not limited to 6000 pcs.

I know it's for Disneyland, but I'm hoping that it's also available in Disney World - I'm going to be there in June for one of the Star Wars weekends - hopefully they'll have it in both parks. Probably just wishful thinking but I'll hold off getting one on the secondary market until I've been there and had no luck picking up the three I want...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:12 PM »
I believe the Ezra variant is actually between the 3-pack version and the Wave 1 figure. There is nothing different about the Wave 3 figure itself except for the date stamp/COO.

Ok - thanks - I saw the pic on Yakface with the three figures, I saw it quick during my lunch hour yesterday and didn't look at it in detail - I see now it's just that the date timestamp is now in black instead of white... oh well...

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:20 PM »
Pulled the trigger on the SHIELD Helicarrier along with all the stuff I'll need to add power functions to the model this past weekend when the double VIP points started. Should give me a nice discount on the UCS TIE that comes out in a month and a half.

Can't wait to get this behemoth and put it together.

I also picked up off of eBay the following older sets:
Wolverine's Chopper Showdown
Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush
Hulk Mini Figure Polybag
Iron Patriot Mini Figure Polybag
Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

I'm trying to score the SDCC Rocket Raccoon Warbird set, but so far no luck. I might pick up one of those parts sets with instructions and call it a day instead...

I'm trying to get down to just needing the sets that haven't been released yet AND the SDCC minifigures from 2012 (Black Suite Spider-man and Phoenix) and 2013 (Spider-Woman & Andrew Garfield Spider-Man) and the Iron Man/Captain American 2-pack from Toy Fair 2012. I'll probably never get those six mini-figures, but I'm okay with that, I can't justify dropping $200 for a single mini fig.  :(

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:16 PM »
I'll double check the spare I have from my Wave 3 case - but I may have one available as well. In addition to the Wave 3 Ezra Variant, which apparently has a slight variation on the logo on the back of his vest, I haven't opened one yet to know for sure...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 17, 2015, 03:15 PM »
Got my Wave 3 case with Bespin Han, X-Wing Luke & Skiff Guard Lando.

I had always planned on keeping the Stormtroopers - but I think I'm going to keep at least one each of the Ezra and Inquisitor figures for the packaging variants. I wouldn't have actively sought this out, but since I bought the case, and I have them on-hand, it makes it "easy" to keep 'em.


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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 9, 2015, 05:13 PM »
Nice grabs Pete!  If you're looking to sell off any of those Jedi Temple Guards, please hit me up.

Unfortunately, those are all for my "squad" of Jedi Temple Guards. I used to build squads of as many as 8 figures, but over the past few years, I've dwindled it down to 4 - mostly cause you never know when they might re-release/update the character.

I will keep an eye out for more in my travels and if I come across any, I'll pick 'em up and let you know.

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