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Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« on: April 26, 2007, 12:23 PM »
Anyone going to be buying an R5-X2 to put in ye olde Jabba's Area in your TPM display?

R5-X2
R5-D4

$25 w/ shipping is pretty spendy but these sure are neat little guys

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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 12:29 PM »
These are kind of spiffy, and awfully tempting.  The price (with shipping) is what keeps me away.  I was always interested in picking up the others, having just the original R2, but haven't pulled the trigger on any of them.  How many of these R/C astromechs have been released now?  I suppose I might better put the money I could spend on these towards the EE-exclusive astromech 5 packs I've long wanted to get.  These are neat though.

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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 01:23 PM »
These are numbers 5 and 6 in the series:

1. R2-D2 in orange packaging
2. R2-Q5 - black droid
3. R4-P17 - Obi's droid from the prequels I think.
4. R2-D2 - dirty or battle damaged, I'm not sure, but the difference from the first R2-D2 isn't particularly significant, just some grey paint and new packaging with the 30th anniversary logo (presuming you can read Japanese. 

Now these guys. 

I know the first three can all be run at the same time because the radio frequencies are different, but not sure about the last R2 as I haven't tested it beside the others yet.  I usually order mine from Robby.jp
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 03:04 PM »
I ordered them. I originally intended just R2, but have ordered them all.
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 01:35 AM »
The only one in the series that I've passed on was the battle damaged R2-D2.  But as for these two R5 units?  I'm definitely getting these!  Especially a previously unmade droid like R5-X2.
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #5 on: May 4, 2007, 11:01 AM »
I'm interested...  8)
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 07:04 PM »
I just got the weathered R2 in the mail today, not really that drastic of a paint job.  ::)
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 11:18 PM »
I just got the weathered R2 in the mail today, not really that drastic of a paint job.  ::)

No, it's actually quite disappointing, isn't it?  I"m happy they're adding in the two new droids instead of repainting something.  If they do repaint one of these, such as yet another R2, I doubt I'd buy it.
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 02:34 AM »
I think the updated Japanese packaging is more interesting than the actual change in paint job for R2.  So I doubt they'll be able to sell me on another R2.  But bring on the R5's!  I've got them preordered and can't wait to add them to the others on display.

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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2007, 07:25 PM »
R5-X2 is in Stock

I just checked my order status at SWS.com, and apparently both of my droids have already shipped out.  $91+ for four astromechs.  Puke.

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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2007, 07:43 PM »
Seriously Mac, come over to the dark side and go non-double-completist. More beer money this way. ;)

As to the droids, they are neat enough but I'll pass. X2 is the only one I'm really interested in; my POTF2 Missile-firing D4 is good enough for me. ;D

The proportions of the head are all ****y, particularly the "neck" is much too thick. I guess that's what they needed to fit the mechanisms in there. Also, X2 is too clean and white and the lines on his head are way too dark and pronounced:

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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2007, 08:01 PM »
Mine shipped as well. I think i regret orderig the first R2 since more than i had expected have been released.
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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2007, 08:01 PM »
I often enjoy a good comparison shot like that, to see how close the toy came to the actual thing.

This isn't one of those times.  :-X



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Re: Remote Control R5-D4 and R5-X2
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2007, 09:14 AM »
The fact that these are slightly out of scale with the Basic figures is good cause enough for me to turn these down. But can't say I'm not tempted.
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