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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2008, 02:50 PM »
if both thowse astro mecs are in the ROTJ wave and we have only seem 7 figures from the wave..who will hold the last piece for one of these droids  :-X

Original rumors included a three-piece removable helmet Vader in the ROTJ wave.

According to WizardUniverse.com this looks to be that Vader:

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2008, 03:19 PM »
The fact that we're getting an R7 droid as part of the droid factory ROCKS. I've always wanted to see them make figures of the new model EU astromech droids. The B-A-F method helps this out immensely.

Also, as was predicted, it looks like you'll be able to mix-and-match parts should you want to create unique droids.

So I wonder how the Protocol droids will break down - will it take five or six figures to make one protocol droid?
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2008, 03:45 PM »
If those pictures are any indication, it looks like each astromech is 4 parts.

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2008, 05:43 PM »


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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2008, 05:43 PM »
Jeff also said Waves of 8 figures will have 2 astromechs, Waves of 6 will have a Protocol Droid

So...doing the math

ROTJ 8 Figures
Clone Wars 8 Figures
Wave 3 6 Figures
Wave 4 8 Figures

30 Figures...sounds like only 2 more waves of Legacy are left to be revealed

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2008, 05:50 PM »
Are those the walmart sets?
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #96 on: February 16, 2008, 06:26 PM »
Is that supposed to be C-3PO from the Clone Wars? Asking because he has something on this forearms. 

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #97 on: February 16, 2008, 06:28 PM »
If you look close it says its C-3PX. He is a bounty hunter / assassin droid.
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #98 on: February 16, 2008, 06:43 PM »
He is a bounty hunter / assassin droid.

C-3PO the bounty hunter/assassin droid. That's kind of a lame concept... :P
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #99 on: February 16, 2008, 07:32 PM »
He is a bounty hunter / assassin droid.

C-3PO the bounty hunter/assassin droid. That's kind of a lame concept... :P


yeah but its not hasbro creeation. i beleive it was in a comic book or something.
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #100 on: February 16, 2008, 08:21 PM »
Yes, C-3PX is from the Droids Comic book series that was put out by Dark Horse.
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #101 on: February 16, 2008, 09:01 PM »
Okay I think I've disected the info and come up with a very plausible guess as to the build a droid figures. Not specifically whom, but what kinds.

Simply put, more Astro droids and Protocol/biped droids. (Biped being the likes of CZ-3 or Death Star droid etc. for instance)

Why? 30 total figures to make 7 B-a-D (Build a droid) figs.
That means 4-5 figures to make a droid.

For the Astro droids that's 2 outer legs, 3rd legs, and body/head combo. (4 total figs to buy to get these)
For the protocol/biped droids-two legs, two arms, body/head combo (5 total figs to buy to get these)

So that leads me further to believe we'll actually get some OT droids from this. A new Silver Protocol droid. Sure it's the same as TC-14, but can be marketed as E-3PO (Bespin protocol droid) As well, we can get the Yellow R5 Astro droid seen on Tatooine. CZ-3, since he's so close to CZ-4.

Now if this is true, then we as consumers can mix and match parts to come up with our own designs as well. So it's a customizer's dream. If this is the case, then I can see this portion of the line being a winning proposition for everyone.

Well at least I was right about them being Astromechs and Protocol droids...
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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #102 on: February 16, 2008, 10:24 PM »
Ohhhhhh, okay then. 

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #103 on: February 17, 2008, 02:00 PM »
Yeah, C-3PX is a protocol droid reprogrammed to be an assassin. Basically C-3PO's evil twin. :P

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Re: Droid Factory Build A Figure
« Reply #104 on: February 17, 2008, 03:14 PM »
Basically C-3PO's evil twin. :P

Yeah, lame. Still, since I'm probably gonna end up getting all the WM sets for the droids included anyway, I'll end up having him. So whatever.
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