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2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« on: April 13, 2017, 07:26 PM »
Disney has gone plain DROID CRAZY... lots of announcements at Celebration today.

Another D-23 droid...

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 07:48 AM »
A nice companion to the R4-D23 droid. I guess this means there is a chance we will eventually see R6-D23 through R9-D23, plus an R0-D23. The thing is out of all of the reveals at their panel, I felt this one was the most "blah" as it was nothing really "new" other than the D23 color scheme applied to an R5.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 11:13 AM »
So did anyone ever pick up this droid at D23 a couple of weeks ago?
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 01:27 PM »
In a strange twist of luck, our old owner and buddy Paul was there and picked up one for me and some for other people.  The day he was getting them I believe they were 1 to a badge or something?  Not sure.  He had his family with him and I think he helped some others out too. 

Last year I got one on eBay for $20 which I thought was fair for sure.  I can't say it was "hard to get" then but a rare moment I went to after market for something.

I got my droid this week and I love it.  A funky deco, and a fine addition to my droid gang.

I love the special ones they do.  I'm really hoping Chopper gets some repaints because I need some CH droid diversity!
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 11:39 AM »
In a strange twist of luck, our old owner and buddy Paul was there and picked up one for me and some for other people.

Took a little bit longer to get here than Jesse's did thanks to a small shipping mix-up, but I finally got my hands on R5-D23, also courtesy of former JediDefender owner Paul.

This deco has grown on me quite a bit in person. Grabbing the build-a-droid concept and running with it is probably one of the best decisions Disney ever made - can't imagine how may droids they have sold because of it.

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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 03:38 PM »
it's like everyone on ebay decided to raise their prices up to $30 for this guy. I got mine for $22 shipped. I figure the seller broke even.
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Re: 2017 Droid Factory R5-D23 (D23 Convention)
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
Earlier today I grabbed one for $26 shipped.  I was too lazy to stalk ebay for a lower price...