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mark2d2
05-18-2003, 02:25 AM
Hey, I was just checking out some carded photos of the new Star Tours figs.
And I noticed that the spiffy new R5 figure is now called R5-D2. Not R5-D4.

Maybe they'll finally do a resculpt of the neglected little guy. . .

I, for one, am stoked that the Star Tours Fig is NOT considered R5-D4.
As it means that we STILL haven't gotten a resculpt of him and that means
there is greater liklihood we will eventually get him. Thoughts?

JediBoulton
05-18-2003, 02:46 AM
Mark2d2 -- it is nice to see someone else up his late also :)


I really hope you hit the nail on the head !! We really need a resculpt of R5-D4 -- at least something as good as R2-D2 CommChip style. I remember seeing the Star Tours figure and was not that impressed.

Also, it would be great if we could get some accessories with this R5 unit -- little arms, a control unit to hook up to, maybe even a pop-up modivator -- but NOT a HUGE PIECE OF PLASTIC MISSLE THAT COULD DESTROY THE DEATHSTAR!!!

We have already had this crap!!

Beast
05-18-2003, 03:52 AM
To bad the droid's actual name is R5-DL. :p :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Old Fossil
05-18-2003, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by mark2d2
Hey, I was just checking out some carded photos of the new Star Tours figs.
And I noticed that the spiffy new R5 figure is now called R5-D2. Not R5-D4.

Maybe they'll finally do a resculpt of the neglected little guy. . .

I, for one, am stoked that the Star Tours Fig is NOT considered R5-D4.
As it means that we STILL haven't gotten a resculpt of him and that means
there is greater liklihood we will eventually get him. Thoughts?

My thoughts exactly!!!

Kidhuman
05-18-2003, 11:40 AM
Good news. Bring on the new R5-D4.

Turbowars
05-18-2003, 12:16 PM
Well, since Hasbro is so into the rehash market, I would bet we will get a R5-D4.

TheDarthVader
05-18-2003, 02:17 PM
I welcome this figure if it ever gets made. Make R5-D4 again!!

krisvds
05-18-2003, 07:30 PM
Where did you see the name R5-DL ?

and there is also a huge difference between R5-D4 and R5-D2 :)

R5-D4 (http://codebase.bejedi.com/image.php?image=http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/r5d4/img/movie_bg.jpg)

R5-D2 (http://codebase.bejedi.com/image.php?image=http://images3.bejedi.com/profilepics/profilepic_r5_g2-9t_3.jpg)

Check my site for more

Droidlover
05-18-2003, 08:34 PM
Hey Mark, how long have we been screaming for a decent movie accurate R5D4, or heck a regular R5 would at least be a start. Now this is a nice figure, but I am glad to see they changed his name to R5D2 which gives me hope that an R5D4 is forthcoming. I did e-mail Thrawn about it, and he had no news on poor R5D4's status. Guess my custom will have to do.

Turbowars
05-18-2003, 10:03 PM
Well the only differences seem to be the eye ports(D2 has 1 and D4 has 3), the oily mess(no brainer) and the the leg detail(D2 has red detail and D4 has Blue just like R2-D2). Hasbro could easily give us a D4. Aren't we supposed to get another R5 unit in the hoth 4 pack? He's a orange dude called R5-M2. Hey Droidlover, Thrawn doesn't know everything, I'm sure we will hear the info somewhere soon.

Capitan_Moroni
05-18-2003, 10:35 PM
no, were getting a orange R3 unit, not an R5 unit....there were some pics floating around here somthere..

Turbowars
05-18-2003, 11:03 PM
Yes, I remember now a R3, damn I wish it was a R5. Oh well the more Astros the better.

Capitan_Moroni
05-18-2003, 11:22 PM
I conquer

jjreason
05-19-2003, 03:20 AM
Make droids. Girls love em, we buy em. No brainer.

Oh. Sorry, my wife just read this and says she doesn't love droids. Another myth dispelled.

mark2d2
05-19-2003, 04:34 AM
Droidlover --- just to clarify, by starting this thread, I didn't mean to imply that I had any REAL knowledge that a genuine movie accurate R5-D4 will be coming any time soon.

I just wanted to point out that it might be a good thing that Hasbro changed this fig's name as they can't ever say. . . we made an R5-D4 already for Star Tours.

It will be a happy day when we finally get a decent R5-D4. This was my favorite fig. as a child and a decent version of him is wayyyyyyy overdue.

Jayspawn
05-19-2003, 09:25 AM
The more droid figures we get the better. I would really like a new R5-D4.

"This R2 unit has a bad motivator, look."

Droidlover
05-19-2003, 09:58 AM
I know Mark, like you I take any hope I can get that he is coming. He has been annouced several times and always changed. Reusing the current R2/R3/R4 body and just sculpting a new head would be easy for them. Also, it gives me custom fodder, as R5 is one of my favorites. I have customized an Imperial R5, a Red unit like Jabba had, and an R5D4, and I still have others I wanna do, like the yellow one from the Queen's set.

Droidlover
05-23-2003, 04:58 AM
Come on already where is ole R5D4.