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2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« on: May 28, 2022, 01:39 AM »
Pre-order 6/1 @ 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and other fan channels.

VC260 R1 R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)    [he's a VC25 R2 repaint]





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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2022, 09:54 AM »
NICE!  Although this is the first 3.75" scale astromech droid in the Hasbro Star Wars line other than R2-D2 since the Celebrate the Saga multipacks.

Still, I'm happy to get this figure.  It almost seems like Hasbro had some kind of a brainfart when they released the Blue Leader X-Wing and didn't have General Merrick's droid ready to go later that year.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2022, 11:49 AM »
Yeah I'm happy they're making this droid. I've been toying with the idea of customizing one but I never did. Glad I held off.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 09:59 PM »
I have a BAD version of this basically so I may skip it.  I hate that sculpt generally.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 08:51 PM »
I have a BAD version of this basically so I may skip it.  I hate that sculpt generally.

Is it a custom? The dome is essentially an R2 silver-base dome with black panels - I wasn't aware of any R2 silver domes with black panels had been released yet.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 05:50 AM »
I have a BAD version of this basically so I may skip it.  I hate that sculpt generally.

Is it a custom? The dome is essentially an R2 silver-base dome with black panels - I wasn't aware of any R2 silver domes with black panels had been released yet.

There aren't any.  I pored over every source I could find on the Hasbro and Disney BAF droids and couldn't find any with that particular dome.  The only dome I found that was even close was the Saga Collection R4-K5.  But that droid is built on the R4-G9 body and doesn't have a removable dome.

The droid that I found was closest to R2-SHW was the Disney color changing R2 unit.  But the panels on that dome are a dark blue, not black.

I'm glad this is finally coming out.  But it really should have been released either at the same time or shortly after the Blue Leader X-Wing was released.  Or *GASP* packed in with the vehicle!  They're charging us enough already.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 08:46 PM »
I think itís a customÖ I got a ton of that body and did a couple customs.  I could be misremembering tho and need to buy this now.  ::)
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #7 on: June 1, 2022, 01:29 AM »
I'm glad this is finally coming out.  But it really should have been released either at the same time or shortly after the Blue Leader X-Wing was released.  Or *GASP* packed in with the vehicle!  They're charging us enough already.

100% Agreed - strange that I will be able to get more R2-SHWs than I can easily get of Antoc Merricks. Would have made A LOT more sense if they had just included the two figures in with the $100 re-release of the TVC Luke's X-Wing, especially since the only thing unique/new about R2-SHW is the paint job.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #8 on: June 1, 2022, 12:20 PM »
Eh, for the price I don't love it. But I do want his astromech to display along with the X-wing. I'll bite, but this really should have just been a pack in, they wouldn't have even needed to card it.
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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #9 on: June 1, 2022, 04:19 PM »
$17 for a repainted Astromech is insane and we're all going to buy it..

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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #10 on: June 1, 2022, 04:28 PM »
$17 for a repainted Astromech is insane and we're all going to buy it..

The price is painful for a repaint and its a Hasbro exclusive so they get to keep all the extra profits. 

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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2022, 08:04 AM »
Pulse just charged me for this one. 

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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2022, 03:30 PM »
Mine arrived today and boy does he look sharp!

I generally like the Droid Factory funky variants (although I'm getting a little tired of the Holiday themed ones), but its great to have a real droid from the movies/shows.

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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2022, 04:56 PM »
Got mine just now and I agree.  Itís not like thereís a shortage of droids from the movies to make.

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Re: 2023 TVC 3.75" R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick's Droid)
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2022, 11:35 AM »
My entertainment earth order still shows a 2/23 release date. Gonna cancel and get through HasbroPulse if that status doesn't change in a few days.