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Offline Jesse James

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Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« on: July 17, 2003, 09:18 PM »
And here it is, my 2nd review is up and running for JediDefender.com in an official capacity...

Sorry for the delay...  Just a mix of bad timing with everyone enjoying their summers, and me starting right at that time, so no big deal and we're on track now. :)

R2 was something to behold...  Basically he's one of the reasons I'm questioning my "completist" behaviors...  The figure is hardly up to par with any other astromech in the line...  Yes, even the loathesome R5-D4 from POTF2 is at least superior enough to be a nice display piece.

This R2 just doesn't cut the mustard...  And ya know, he's the first 2003 figure I've noticed as a "pegwarmer" of any sort...  How's that for a kick between his non-poseable legs!?!?!  

Anyway, please read the review and share your thoughts on this...  "interesting" decision by Hasbro.
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Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2003, 10:34 PM »
Holy Smokes that is a novel on the worst figure of probably the last 3 years!  Great rip job again Jesse :-*

And what is my ceiling fan doing in there :)

http://www.jedidefender.com/review.php


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Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2003, 12:30 AM »
Great picture of that R2 on your ceiling fan Scott!   ;D
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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2003, 03:58 PM »
Indeed...  

I'm even pondering a ceiling fan in my home now so I can turn it up to high with that little bugger on there and watch him fly right out the door...  

He was one of the hardest reviews I've ever done, mostly because I was so disgusted after buying him that I wanted to quit being a completist and get my $5 back.  Too bad I'm not much good at resealing cards so they look untampered with or I might have...  He'd warm the pegs either way anyhow.

I did find one use for him however, and you could even use mutliples...  

Tie him to the end of your blinds if you have the "pull down" sort, and he makes an interesting accessory to any home decor.  Of course, you'd have to be single to do this I think, and then accept that people will make fun of you for it...  Even your own collecting brethren who would berate you for owning multiples of this figure.
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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2003, 03:10 PM »
Nice (and lengthy) review there Jesse!  Tore him a new one, ya' did!   8)

Still haven't seen this figure in stores yet, though I'm embarrased to say that I've picked up the obligatory two from some local buddies for the carded and loose collection.   :-[

Happy Meal toy indeed...   >:(

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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2003, 08:06 AM »
I gotta get on my own case about this, but a big thanks to Scott for the photos...

If it weren't for him, the reviews would look like crap because I don't own a camera. :)

So he makes that magic happen, and quite creatively as we can see.

People at Scum were asking about the fan shot, and I really just felt stupid for NOT ever mentioning where the figure is from, or who's snapping shots...

I got some revamping to do to my review technique basically, haha...   :)  Sorry bout that Scott, you are owed some credit and I've shafted you, hehe...  Won't happen in the future though now that I realize I was doing that.
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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2003, 11:19 AM »
Yeap, that figure was a hunk of plastic CRAP!!!!


I'm so sorry that I bought one and openned it


This figure is only for the anal carded collector

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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2003, 05:20 PM »
This figure is only for the anal carded collector

I collect both...  remember the carded collector are people to,  you dont see them spouting off about loose collectors.  Please be kind, we are all friends here.   :-\

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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2003, 09:00 PM »
I collect both...  remember the carded collector are people to,  you dont see them spouting off about loose collectors.  Please be kind, we are all friends here.   :-\


You have a good point there Valtar.  We're all on the same team here, no matter if you're a carded or loose collector.  It's all about Star Wars and nothing else.
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Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2003, 11:04 AM »
Sorry, that was not meant to be an attack.

I collected carded and loose from 95 to Saga, then decided I had enough shortly after Ep II came out.


I was very picky about the card condition, a complete set, each variation and buying all of those clear protective cases for each figure.


So in a way I was referring to myself a year ago.

Sorry, again I did not mean to dissrespect anyone here
« Last Edit: August 22, 2003, 11:13 AM by Bosskmr »