View Full Version : New R5-D4 petition
03-23-2003, 02:17 PM
Sign my friends! SIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-23-2003, 02:54 PM
Well, I signed. (No big surprise, I know.)
I secretly hope though that this petition is a worthless gesture as one is already planned --- but aside from vague rumours of Star Tours Wave III, which wouldn't even be movie accurate anyway, I have little reason to hold such optimism that that is indeed the case.
So sign away, folks. Sign away!
03-23-2003, 03:01 PM
I did one for the Sandcrawler a while back. Maybe we should change the Sandcrawler petition to ask a specific retailer to carry it. Supposedly Wal*Mart opted out, but maybe we can direct the petition to TRU. At least through them, it would be available at retail and Amazon.com.
03-23-2003, 03:52 PM
Not to mention globally possibly. No reason why a US oonly store should get these exclusives.
Hasbro UK works slightly differently though and ships the exclusives in but not directly to TRU. TRU UK don't get TRU exclusives very often. They usually end up going to smaller specialist retailers but still shipped in via hasbro. An odd working practice if you ask me. Considering that hasbro UK sell their own products via a specific Hasbro webstore i fail to see why the exclusives can't also be sold that way if the other ships, deluxe, beasts and figures are. Just plain weird.
Sorry to sidestep but you made me think so I thought I'd jot it down before I lost the thought. I have a feeling that both the sandcrawler and R5 will show up in the forseeable future. Hasbro knows which items we want and they definately know we want an R5 droid. I'm not that bothered if the star tours R5-DL is the one with tubular optic sensors or R5-D4 with three optic sensors. I just want a decently sculpted R5 unit. Both would be excellent.
How about an R5-D4 / R1-G4 2-pack? That would be a cool set indeed. Or a box of droids from the crawler sale,
Bantha the blue WED droid from mos Eisley,
R5-A2 the orange astro droid,
R4-E1 from the speeder lot,
R2-A5 white with green markings Mos Eisley droid,
R2-T2 red domed droid from Mos Eisley,
A power droid with subtle modifications and markings,
IM4-099 Imperial patrol droid,
ASP worker droid reposed.
Just a massive droids set, a big box of droids, No fancy packaging just a big box with a plain celophane window so's you can see a bit of what's inside but no fancy insert tray either, just the product in a box. But plenty of decent product for your buck. An army builder set of droids, or make it a couple of sets. A droid sale set and a Mos Eisley set. Knowing how I always buy a ton more droids than i need I'd be baying at the moon for these. An army of droids that wasn't battle droids. That's my dream that is. Sod the clonetroopers and stormtroopers and battle droids and droidekas. I want an army of odd looking droids, astro droids and worker droids. Can't run a spaceship with battle droids. Can't repair a shuttle craft with destroyer droids, Need astro droids and worker droids for things to run smoothly. Vote droid army sets for President! :crazed:
Droid sets. Sounds cool to me and I just thunk of it. :)
03-23-2003, 04:36 PM
Awesome idead of "army builder set of droids"
03-23-2003, 05:02 PM
Indeed. An awesome set like that would be greatly appreciated. A few years back, Galoob did a set of MM droids. They had most of what you mentioned on your list. Now if we could get Hasbro to give into our pleas.
03-23-2003, 05:26 PM
(Front Row, L to R): Lin Demolitionmech Mining Droid, EG-6 Power Droid, R5-D4, R1-G4, Mouse Droid, Interrogation Droid
(Row 2, L to R): B'omarr Monk, EV-9D9, WED-15 Treadwell
(Back Row, L to R): 2-1B, 8D8, FX-7, CZ-OR6, IG-88, Death Star Droid 5D6-RA-7, 4-LOM
03-23-2003, 06:11 PM
Droids are what make the SW universe go round. Well at least part of it. And an R5-D4 is long overdue.
03-23-2003, 10:05 PM
Mark2D2 and I have been screaming for him for quite some time. Hopefully, we will at long last get a decent one, but I ain't holding my breath and I made one just in case.
03-23-2003, 11:01 PM
I modified my own R5-D4 by chopping off that hidious third leg.
(Yep, he's just like R2-B1, but he looks much better . . .:D)
And those God awful laser gun thingys on each leg, too.
They each just HAD to go, too. ;)
I think they should include a NEW R5 with the upcoming sandcrawler. This vehicle is so big, and not as cheap as alot of items out there, so the new R5 might just even the bar for a few fans.
You get a sandcrawler and a new R5 in one purchase.
03-23-2003, 11:40 PM
Cool droid collection Droidlover, especially that red R2-R9 in the middle (I want it sooooooo bad :crazed: ). I bet you'll be so happy when a new R5-D4 comes out, as I see you made 2 of them. Btw, is that R2-D2 on the far right the POTJ Naboo Escape one? It looks pretty good in your pic.
More new droids will always be welcomed. Bring on the Droids super-builder!!!
03-23-2003, 11:46 PM
Yeah thats the Naboo Escape one, but he is painted green, instead of blue, like R2A6.
03-24-2003, 12:01 AM
03-24-2003, 01:12 AM
While on the topic of droids, does anyone know what mold the following droids are from, or are they all-new molds:
(This is potentially a previously asked question, and I'm too lazy to search the forum. Thanks.)
03-24-2003, 05:58 AM
R2-R9 was a new mold I think, R2-B1 was a new mold, TC-14 was a new mold and K-3PO used the same mold as TC-14. Apparently from what JT has said Hasbro does make new molds from time to time :p But they re-use them where it's applicable. The R2 from the x-wing fighter was the R2-B1 mold I think. Maybe someone could draw up a table of all the molds and which bits have used for which droid. I'm only going off memory here. All's I know is that the holo R2 is shorter than all the others and seems to be the right size in proportion but on looking at production stills R2 looks bigger than you think so maybe holo R2 is the wrong size completely. He's the only one that comes close to looking 'right' though.
Looking at the droid army pic above makes me want to go take a pic of my army. Got a few custom droids of my own that might like to show their faces. :)
03-24-2003, 09:47 AM
I would like a new R5 unit. One caught my eye the other day, watching TPM. There is a nice looking mainly red R5 up with Jabba and Gardulla watching the race, check it out. Excellent figure fodder.
03-24-2003, 10:14 AM
I signed as well. No big surprise there. I loved my vintage R5-D4. We need a proper sculpt for the modern era... Lord knows that stupid version from POTF2 (that I gladly passed on) just doesn't cut it... unless what it's cutting is, well, you know... :crazed:
03-24-2003, 12:07 PM
Wasn't there supposed to be an R5-D4 in the 3rd set of star tours droids???
What happened to that 3rd set anyhow?
sorry if this question was repeated, I DID look before typing (think before speaking) :cool:
Nonetheless, I'm on board for a new one!
03-24-2003, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the info EJ, it was really helpful.
03-24-2003, 01:05 PM
third wave of star tours is supposedly coming in April I think. I mentioned in the sandcrawler thread that r2dtoys.com now has them listed as coming then after previously having them listed as on hold until further notice. Maybe Diamond comics has some info about them, but bear in mind that diamond comics aren't exactly accurate as they get their news from hasbro themselves and hasbro don't seem to be able to pass the right info from one department to the next without cocking it up. We should see some pre-orders for the third wave going up soon though if it's true. Funny but the other two droids don't interest me cuz all i wants is my R5 droid. It's sure to be a hot potato all right if it ever does hit retail.
JJ, the red droid fro the pod race VIP box is called R5-X2. Red body with white markings, white head with a red stripe round it. It's Jabba's betting odds calculation droid apparently. The little cheating slug. :p
03-24-2003, 01:26 PM
I think someone mentioned already (Jargo maybe?), that the R5 unit from the Star Tours ride is different that the regular R5-D4. Instead of 3 "eyes", he has a modified bi-nocular looking eye port.
Who knows what Hasbro really has planned. If we're lucky, we'll get both :)
03-25-2003, 07:22 PM
ATTENTION R5 LOVERS:
The new Star Tours Figs have been revealed! Go check out the thread under POTJ for details and picks of what is not the "movie" R5-D4 -- but his not-so-look-alike cousin from the ride. This guy is actually pretty sweet! :D
03-25-2003, 07:30 PM
IT WORKED!!! 13 signatures strong and it worked!!!
03-25-2003, 08:52 PM
I, too, want a new R5-D4. The first one was lame. I am pretty sure hasbro will eventually make another one seeing how they have the license until 2018!! :)
03-25-2003, 09:02 PM
star tours pic...
I was too late to break the news, but i'll put this here anyways...:p
03-25-2003, 09:38 PM
Oh the customising possibilities.... I have a want for about eight of these babies. I could probably do more but room is at a premium right now so I think eight would do. Split them across my scenes and have plenty to go round. Looking at the eye pipes it seems hasbro didn't mold the hollow at the base of the pipes so you can slice those off and glue on some smaler optic sensors made from something like beads and have the three eyes instead. It looks like it'll be really easy to make an ANH R5-D4 from this. Gee, a little daub of paint and Bob's your lobster! They have to reduce that black paint though. Way too much. Apart from that it's kickin'! :p
03-25-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
Oh the customising possibilities.... I have a want for about eight of these babies. I could probably do more but room is at a premium right now so I think eight would do.
The bad part, because I'd like many of them as well, is that they will be 10 bucks a pop!!! 10 bucks for a small little droid which rightfully should be packaged on a saga card and sold for no more than $4.99.
Of course I'll get one, maybe two, but that's stretchin it. AAAAaaaaargggg! :Pirate: The injustice of it all! :cry: :crazed:
03-25-2003, 11:00 PM
Yeah, but that is still not R5D4. They should have least given him a different name, seeing as he has different photoreceptors. I mean he cannot even be customized into any other R5 unit. I will get him, but come on, gimme a three receptored R5. Guess it is a good thing I customized mine.
Jedi Law Student
03-26-2003, 02:18 AM
I would also like to see a version of R5-D4 from "A New Hope" but at the same time, this is definitely something to cheer about for those who have waited so long for a resculpt of R5-D4. It's an improvement over the POTF2 version for sure. I could do without the huge blast mark on it, though.
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