View Full Version : R2-D2: Bartender & Bubo on tap for 2004!?

04-29-2003, 08:24 PM
Adam from Galactic Hunter mentioned in the forums over there that, that Bar-2-D2 was planned for next year. This would definatly fit the info that there would be a strong focus on "Jabba's Palace" and ROTJ next year. I for one am excited that this often requested figure might actually finally get made next year. He also said that Bubo was also on the way for next year. With the strong focus on Jabba's Palace, perhaps we'll even get Yarna. We can hope. :)

Bubo is still coming, although I have no idea how he'll be packaged. A lot of the figures mentioned earlier in the year (Gamorrean Guard, for example) seem to be rehashes, and I'm not sure if the Bib Fortuna mentioned last year will be new or rehashed in some way.

Bar-2-D2 is also supposed to be on tap for late '03/early '04. They'd never give you an accessory when they can sell you a whole figure.

There's a rumored Jabba's Palace Aliens four-pack (like the TRU sets) coming, too, so that could be where Bubo and Bib show up. I just hope they'll throw in a rehashed Ishi Tib and some useful stuff like extra Ree Yees.

If anyone at Hasbro is reading (and I know you do), please release two four-packs of Rebo Band members with Rappertunie and Umpass Stay. We'd all appreciate it.


Jar Jar Binks

04-29-2003, 08:28 PM
That would be awesome! We have waited for Bubo for a long time. I really want this figure. If we get a new jabba, it would only make sense to throw in bubo. He is too small to be a figure of his own. They could make him larger than what we are all thinking. I'm not so sure that would work well. I want to get him, fish bowl, and those things in the fish bowl with jabba. Bartender R2D2 seems cool. I hope he comes with drinking glasses.

04-29-2003, 08:34 PM
Not sure if he'll be packed in with the new Jabba that has been confirmed for next year, but it's always possible. Hasbro did say that the new Jabba set will make it worth the long wait that it's been for it. I'm hoping for the entire section of his dias including the jawa with the fan and all the stuff in the alcove behind him. :)


Jar Jar Binks

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-29-2003, 08:42 PM
Sweet! Now here's to hoping that it don't look like crap. :D

04-29-2003, 08:58 PM
Cool, I always wanted a Bartender R2. I remember about 4-5 years ago they made a custom one in Toy Fair Magazine- It looked good too, they called it Absolute Artoo!!!!

04-29-2003, 09:24 PM
Is the new jabba supposed to have "flesh-like" skin similar to the Rancor? I hope so. The hard plastic just does not get the job done. Its horrible! They had better take their time and give us that one jabba we've longed for.

04-29-2003, 09:46 PM
Wow, that is good news. About time we get one of those R2's. I am really excited about them focusing on Jabba's palace. Some long awaited figures might actually get made. Here's to hopefully getting a Hermi Odle as well.

04-29-2003, 09:50 PM
Yes! Finally, some promising news! Bartender R2 is actually on my Top 10 want list. Maybe they'll bring on the other 9 soon too. :p The most interesting part though, is that I think Hasbro is actually keeping a close eye on the SSG Forum. Way to go!

04-29-2003, 09:52 PM
There's been very little revealed about the Jabba, other then it will be worth the wait and it's from ROTJ and will include his dias. I am eagerly looking forward to it's release as well. 2004 from the few confirmations and the rumors, sounds like a banner year. :)


Jar Jar Binks

04-29-2003, 09:53 PM
Sounds GOOD!

Any new figures from the OT are gladly welcomed in my home any day of the year. :cool:

04-30-2003, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL
Sweet! Now here's to hoping that it don't look like crap. :D


04-30-2003, 03:21 AM
Sounds fab news, Jabba's palace was one of the best scenes ever. Which one if Bubo though? The frog/dog like thingy?

A 4 pack of rehashes would be good too, because I missed the POTF2 figures.

04-30-2003, 04:15 AM
Now this is great news!!!! Anyonw that's been reading my past posts knows I've been wanting the bartender R2 dfor awhile now. Anything Jabba's palace, I'll take!

kool-aid killer
04-30-2003, 06:34 AM
Sweet! I cant wait for these new Jabbas palace figures. And if they can make a dozen different ewoks too i will be very pleased. Ive always thought that the background characters make Star Wars the coolest toy line. Its good to see that we will be getting more, hopefully we get a few goons to protect Jabba.

04-30-2003, 10:11 AM
They should put Ephant Mon in that TRU pack dagnabit!

04-30-2003, 10:23 AM
I have seen a lot of Bar2 custms - I hope hasbro has paid attention and does the figure justice!

04-30-2003, 10:34 AM
BoShek, Ephant is being re-released this year in the basic line for those folks that had trouble finding him. Though sticking him in the Jabba's Palace 4-Pack would be a good idea also.

If the 4-pack they are talking about is another TRU exclusive, hopefully they include a few modified figures like the other 3 do. I'd love for them to use 8-D8's body with a new head and include Jabba's yellow insectoid headed gambling droid BG-J38.

Since I doubt he would be high on the list for possible carded figures. I know I want one though. :)


Jar Jar Binks

04-30-2003, 10:47 AM
It would be nice to get the BaR2-D2 once and for all. Then it will stop all of the incessant whining from all of you! ;)

I really do hope that they don't muck it all up like the most recent and most embarassing Artoo of all time (next only to that Droids line one).

04-30-2003, 12:04 PM
Jabba's palace is one of the best scenes.
I love all the aliens.

Im with JarJar, I hope they include a BG-J38. Ive always wanted one and figured he would be easy for them to hash together.

Lets also pray that we get the one and only Yarna during that ROTJ heavy year.

04-30-2003, 12:10 PM
Hey JP,
maybe if they would have just skipped that soap-on-a-rope R2, they could have this baR2-D2 out already ! ! ! :crazed:

04-30-2003, 12:14 PM
They could have added the bartender housing for R2 in the upcoming Gamorrean guard accessory set and saved a lot of bother, but that's too easy for hasbroken really. I think if they make jabba with his dias the stuff behind him like the spit roaster will probably just be a printed backdrop. I'd be happy to get a decent Jabba with his proper backrest and the hookah and bowl of frogs. And he must have his tattoo as well. And articulated arms and bendy tail without it being ruined by some archaic device that means you have to turn his head to make the tail move. Hasbro has proven they can do bendy toys and giving jabba a bendy tail will mean all the detail of his skin and his shape can remain intact. They have the technology to make jabba something exeptionally good but it's just a matter of how far they're prepared to go.
The four pack will likely be re-issues of POTF figures like Saelt Marae, Ree Yees, Weequay and Bib Fortuna with some add in item like Bubo that they wouldn't ordinarily produce.

The remaining Max Rebo band members as 2-packs will work if they do the thunder drum as a two piece that connects together to make the whole thing. Or if they make it a screen scene and use the thunder drum as a large accessory in place of the third figure. Then they release yarna with Rappertunie and that's the band done. Simple really but again, how far will hasbroken go with it? if at all.
I'd like to be optimistic but past experience tells me that it's fruitless to be so. I'll accept the rumors for what they are and simply wait and see.

04-30-2003, 12:55 PM
We need in a four pack:

Yarna Da'l Gargan
Rappurtine w/ instrument
Umpa Stae (sp?) w/ instrument
Ak-Rev w/ drum
Bubo (small character - should just be included as Yarna's accessory)

04-30-2003, 12:56 PM
How about finally releasing that ROTJ Jabba too.

04-30-2003, 01:02 PM
The four pack will likely be like the other TRU 4-packs, mostly repacks with some repainting and kitbashing. Other then droids being repainted as differnt droids, don't expect all new figures in them. The ROTJ Jabba is coming in 2004, so no worries. :)


Jar Jar Binks

04-30-2003, 03:25 PM
Earlier someone mentioned seeing the Rebo Band re-released. I like that idea a lot. Include the dancers and make it one big set!

04-30-2003, 06:52 PM
EJ, the Bar2-D2 has a opening on the top of the dome and has a serving arm, so no matter what, we need a new R2 to go along with the tray. I can't wait, I was going to make a custom. Oh well on witht the next.

04-30-2003, 06:59 PM
Finally...Bar2...let's hope this is true, and not some fanboy rumor. Maybe we can get some Weequay resculpts...different outfit, and not in the Eddie Van Halen pose.

04-30-2003, 07:16 PM
Well, Adam is one of the folks that runs Galactic Hunter. So while he's a fan, I don't really think anything that he said could be considered a fanboy rumor. But yeah, Turbie is right. They couldn't just release the bar top. Since we need an R2-D2 with a open top dome and serving arm. :)

Weequay was on the rumor list for next year. Speaking of which, I should drop a link in here to that. Since it keeps getting mentioned. Anyway, no clue whether or not it's a re-sculpt, a re-issue in one of those 4-packs from TRU, or one of the other Weequay aliens in the film. Only time will tell. :)



Jar Jar Binks

04-30-2003, 07:32 PM
Yes you're quite right, Bar2 has a pouring spout that comes from the top central panel on his dome so we'd need a new R2 with that. Personally i have no need for a Bar2 per se but a mold of him would serve my purposes with a color change to his blue areas. I have need of a waiter in my Tatooine casino and I think Bar2 will fit in nicely....

Speaking of my casino, i mentioned a while back that the Dianoga would be going in a fishtank there. Well i had a change of heart and my Dianoga is now a patron of the casino and holds a drinking vessel rather well in his long tentacle. He's become quite pally with the Wampa who is also a patron. Although the Wampa is a terrible lush and gets quite beligerent at the gaming tables.

Getting back to Bar2 and stuff, the Weequay could be the ones from the nightclub I guess. There's two choices with that, the female Tas Kee in the reddish brown outfit with silly hat or the tall male with the grey coat that has the huge collar. Or it could be a re-release of the POTF version or a resculpt of the cream top wearing Weequay also from the skiff. My money is on a simple re-release of the old POTF version.

Hmmm, now I'm hoping this Bar2 thing is true. I can see him looking good with a maroon and black color scheme. The gold of the tray would stand out against that so well.....

05-01-2003, 10:00 AM
I would like to see Hasbro use Ishi-Tib's body, 8D8's body, Weequay's body and any other bodies they have to re-hash certain Jabbas Plalace aliens. There are lots of characters that can be made by rehasing old figures. Lets just keep our fingers crossed so Hasbro can do a good job, unlike that horrible looking Rebel technician.

05-01-2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Hey JP,
maybe if they would have just skipped that soap-on-a-rope R2, they could have this baR2-D2 out already ! ! ! :crazed:

No doubt! I've been calling that one "vibrator buddy" Artoo these days... *sigh* :(

05-02-2003, 02:08 AM
Bartender Artoo will definitely be a MUST HAVE for me.

What is this Casino, Jargo? Do you mean Cantina? Or have you fitted out your display with little slot machines?

05-02-2003, 07:31 AM
I merged my cantina and Jabba's palace stuff into one big area split three ways, A street scene, then a large casino containing most of the creatures and finally the parking lot of the casino where the speeders and some beasts sit. If my order for the second wave of cantina bar sets comes through the bar will be split at ninety degrees running down the two back walls and the band will be in the center on a bandstand. Merging the max rebo band and the Modal nodes is really cool looking. I have 8-D8 as a waiter right now and Dexter jettster is the greasy spoon chef. Star tours Captain Rex is the coat check droid and it all looks pretty funky. Bar2 will add that little extra if I recolor him. I've got so many R2's now I don't need any more but different astro droids are welcome. I'll shove WA-7 in there too when she gets released. I call it a casino because it's too big to be a cantina and with jabba in residence it has to be centered around gambling. I just haven't got round to making the gaming tables yet. Apart from using the Dejarik table from the falcon that is. I'm having problems finding a use for EV-9D9 though. I could make here the coat check droid I guess, Move Rex to Coruscant. hmmmm...

05-02-2003, 10:20 PM
sounds cool, Jargo.

05-08-2003, 04:45 PM
When I'm finished, there will be pictures. Looooots of pictures... :evil:

05-09-2003, 01:39 PM
I await them eagerly, Emperor J. :)


Jar Jar Binks

Mandalorian Candidat
05-09-2003, 02:59 PM
Sooo, if they're going to make this Bar-2D2 thing the right way then Hasbro should provide little mini-bar bottles of booze as accessories for the adult users, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm? :crazed:

05-09-2003, 10:06 PM
He will probably have a couple of glasses on the tray if anything. I wish they put some bottles on there.

05-09-2003, 10:35 PM
Does anyone have a pic of Bar2-D2?? What did he have on his tray??

05-09-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by droidekas2
Does anyone have a pic of Bar2-D2?? What did he have on his tray??
Best thing to look at, would be the 12" R2-D2: Jabba's Prisnor, that came with the 12" Leia: Slave from FAO back a few years ago. Since the bar topper will likely be a shrunken down version of that. :)


Jar Jar Binks

hango fett
05-10-2003, 05:04 PM
cool! next year is a long way off though...too bad it's not arriving this year!

05-11-2003, 10:40 AM
JarJar, I was thinking of one from movie still from ROTJ, the one with ReeYees in the background, R2 bumps into 3PO. Can you post that one so we can take a look at it?

05-11-2003, 11:42 AM
This is what you're looking for I think. :)

05-12-2003, 03:37 PM
Yes Jargo that is it!! Thank you.

That is exactly how they need to make Bar2. He needs to come with removable glasse too, the size of the cantina sets' glasses. The arm needs to have a few joints in it also.