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evenflow
07-15-2005, 07:15 PM
From Galactic Hunter

"Hasbro announced Entertainment Earth's exclusive Astromech Droid 5 pack Exclusive

Two five packs:

One Imperial
R2-Q2, R4-A22, R3-T2, R4-E1, and R3-P6

One Rebel
R2-A6, R2-X2, R2-C4, R3-X2, and R4-M5

GalacticHunter's own Adam Pawlus insisted on R4-E1, Bo Shek's droid."


Sounds cool. I will decide once i see them if i want to buy them.

bearauto
07-15-2005, 07:21 PM
Incredible!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-15-2005, 07:29 PM
I'd like to see what these droids look like, since I don't know any of them. Sounds very cool to me, though!

Devo
07-15-2005, 07:45 PM
Now this is more like it. I notice they resisted rehashing that crap POTF2 R5-D4 in these sets - surely an indication that they think its as crap as we do (if only they could have applied the same thinking elsewhere *cough*wedge antilles exclusive*cough*)

I will definitely buy these without hesitation - even if they aren't based off of the VOTC astromech sculpt - I was happy enough with CT R2 mould.

But quick where are the astromech experts on the board? I want to know what scenes these droids were in.

Slicker
07-15-2005, 07:49 PM
I don't know bout these. I've only heard of one of them (the rehashed R2-Q2). These are all gonna be the same droid but with different paint apps. so who knows.

Turbowars
07-15-2005, 09:02 PM
Here's R3-T6 on the left and R4-E1 on the right.

I have talked about a set like this for years. I'm very happy. I suppose the price will be 24.99-29.99 per pack.

Well the up loader isn't working, but R3-T6 has a clear dome and is white with red detail like R2-D2's Blue. R4-E1 is white with red detail as well. I have other descriptions of the other droids, but they don't say anything about colors.

DarthQuack
07-15-2005, 09:58 PM
Gotta love Droids.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-16-2005, 09:32 AM
Now this is an exclusive from Entertainment Earth, meaning that they are only available online, correct? Or will it be like the Jawa Sandcrawler, which I believe was originally supposed to be available online, but I was able to purchase it at a Media Play store in my area.

LTBasker
07-16-2005, 10:29 AM
Two five packs:

One Imperial
R2-Q2, R4-A22, R3-T2, R4-E1, and R3-P6

One Rebel
R2-A6, R2-X2, R2-C4, R3-X2, and R4-M5


From http://red6.tk/

R2-Q2 (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Astromech/R2-Q2.jpg), R3-T2 (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Astromech/R3-T2.jpg), R4-E1 (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Astromech/R4-E1.jpg). Can't find an R4-A22 nor an R3-P6. Unless they mean R3-T6 (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Astromech/R3-T6.jpg).

R2-A6 was that green R2 unit that was released in the TPM 12" line as a 6" figure along with Anakin and the Pit Droids.

R2-X2 (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Astromech/R2-X2.jpg), the rest I can't find pictures of.

You know what gets me most about the lack of R5 droids is that they have an accurate R5 head already in the Star Tours figures. They would just have to retool it for the 3 "eyes" instead of the two telescoping tube things.

jedi master sal
07-16-2005, 10:55 AM
Somebody, for the love of pete, post pics of a link! I'm sure I'll get these, but it sure would be nice to know what I'm expecting before hand.

EDIT well never mind. Thanks for those links. Now who can post ones for the others?

No R5-D4??? Man, this was the PERFECT opportunity. Here's hoping for a single carded version "someday."

-Sal

DarkArtist
07-16-2005, 11:17 AM
Hey one can never have enough droids and with the mysterious names given there's an outside cahcne that some of these droids may be the droids from the OTC Y-Wing, and Red Leader's droid as well. Hey who knows perhaps we'll even get a droid for Porkins or Wedge ????? :D :D

They might even be rehash droids from the Star Tours Ride. Still need picks to be sure but definately interested. :)

BoShek
07-16-2005, 01:21 PM
R4-E1 (Bo Shek's droid)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy I can cry. :cry: lol :) :nerv:

I can't wait for this one!

Bosskman
07-16-2005, 03:56 PM
This is awesome. Now I'll have droids for the droid sockets of red leader's X-Wing and the ARC-170. It's about freakin' time we got R2-A6 too. He's Ric Olie's droid for pete's sake.

Devo
07-16-2005, 05:36 PM
As I said earlier I take the lack of any R5s as a great omen - to me it means Hasbro knows how crap the first one was and knows that any repaints of that mould would be considered a criminal waste by collectors. I have a feeling an R5 resculpt is coming in a tatooine wave for 2006.

Also, as to those links - those were precisely the droids I wanted to see made.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-16-2005, 06:36 PM
These droids were great candidates for figures. I still want that blue one that was on the Death Star near Ben one time, or one from ROTS when Obi-Wan, Cody, and some troops are looking at the Utapau hologram from R4-G9, where in the background there's one with a white dome and blue body.

Bosskman
07-16-2005, 07:01 PM
Yeah, that droid from the DS is awesome. I always called him the "Papa Smurf" droid. He would be my first choice for obscure astromechs to be made. I'm happy with the others though. Astromechs are one repaint that can please everybody. I don't know why hasbro hasn't thought of this before. I just hope that R5-D4 is in that Tatooine wave.........

darko666
07-16-2005, 11:26 PM
glad to see Hasbro doing something other than another Luke or Vader. i wonder if this does successful, if Hasbro will release a protocol droid pack.

figrin bran
07-17-2005, 01:39 AM
unfortunately, R5D4 is not in that set. adam from GH stated that since there isn't a new sculpt for R5, the only way it could be included is if the awful potf2 one were used.

a protocol droid set would be awesome! and perhaps the only way a lot of us can get TC 14.

Bosskman
07-17-2005, 07:57 AM
Yeah, and a SILVER Death Star Droid.

ROTJLuke
07-17-2005, 01:43 PM
As I said earlier I take the lack of any R5s as a great omen - to me it means Hasbro knows how crap the first one was and knows that any repaints of that mould would be considered a criminal waste by collectors. I have a feeling an R5 resculpt is coming in a tatooine wave for 2006.

Also, as to those links - those were precisely the droids I wanted to see made.


I feel that too...'06 is looking to be fantastic! :) An R5 resculpt would be sweet, I would def. pick up a few.

Hellboy
07-17-2005, 04:36 PM
This is great news I'm definitely on board for these. My feelings on droids are basically the same as Imperial troops, you can never have to many of them.

Turbowars
07-18-2005, 08:10 PM
OK guys here's what we are getting. There is a correction here though. In the red pick below the Droid labeled R4-A22 is really called R3-T2 and the mystery droid to the far right is R4-A22 and it is a droid like R4-E1, but it has Orange detail. Other than that mix-up, these are what will be in the 2 EE 5 packs. I love R2-Q2 (Gray), R2-X2 (Black) and R3-Y2 (Green) These sets have really made me excited about collecting again, ROTS figures sure didn't.

Hellboy
07-18-2005, 08:23 PM
Man those look even better than I expected. Great variety and some really cool color assortments. R2-Q2, R2-X2 and R3-Y2 are my favorites too.

Not that its a bad thing but I'm kind of surprised at the lack of black droids in the Imperial assortment.

Turbowars
07-18-2005, 08:30 PM
I think the lack of Black Imperial droids is due to the fact that most of them are R5 units and Hasbro Claims that they don't have a R5 head sculpt. A good R5 Sculpt I should say. Adam from EE, the designer of this set said if they were going to have a R5 droid it had to be a new sculpt or nothing. He wasn't going to use the crap @ss POTF2 R5-D4 head and the ST unit isn't correct, so no go on R5's

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-19-2005, 05:16 PM
Sweet, buying those droid packs are like buying a pack of skittles. Except you can't taste the rainbow. :(

DarthAngel
07-25-2005, 10:01 PM
Amazing, is simply the word I would use. I love the assortment and the colors that we are getting with these droids. It's a shame we aren't getting any R4 units (one's that look like our friend r5d4), but these will do for droid collectors like myself, who has failed many times at trying to do custom droids. My only question is when will we be able to pre-order these from EE? Is there a release date yet for these guys?

Turbowars
07-26-2005, 12:15 AM
No release date as of yet, but X-mas was hinted around at EE booth at the SDCC.

Clonetrooper630
07-26-2005, 12:39 AM
Wow good loking sets I'm sold on those. how muchh?????

kool-aid killer
07-26-2005, 12:41 AM
Whoa, how come i hadnt seen this thread before today? I like both of those sets, like many of you i dig droids and dont think Hasbro could ever make enough to satisfy me. These look really cool, im loving the colorings on all of them. Safe to say, EE will be getting more of my cash.

Turbowars
07-26-2005, 12:46 AM
Wow good loking sets I'm sold on those. how muchh?????About the same as the EE's Clone 4 packs, 34.99. That's kind of what I was told at the SDCC. It might be less.

Clonetrooper630
07-26-2005, 01:04 AM
About the same as the EE's Clone 4 packs, 34.99. That's kind of what I was told at the SDCC. It might be less.
I love droids I think that is a good price point. Hey maybe we could buy a case and split it ;)

Turbowars
07-26-2005, 01:17 AM
Depending what the assortment is we could do that. I'm hoping that they don't offer the case and just sell them as two 5 packs.

Slicker
10-03-2005, 06:16 PM
For those of you that were waiting on these...you can wait a little longer. The sets have been moved back from a December release to a January release.

RS Link (http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=95061)

Rogue II
10-03-2005, 06:41 PM
That is a nice set, but $75 + shipping for 10 repainted droids is kind of expensive. Yes, it is an exclusive, but still...

Hellboy
10-03-2005, 10:17 PM
It isn't cheap thats for sure but I still think its a decent deal. If you factor in shipping you're paying $9 a figure so yeah its $2 to $3 more for each figure than you'd find at retail but given the coolness factor and the cost of gas today I for one can live with it. I'll just have to skip Starbucks that week. :crazed:

Darkness Shroud
01-21-2006, 02:41 PM
Is it a good time to tell you guys i got mine yesterday? Im in the UK. I also got the Hunt for the Millennium Falcon set 2 weeks ago. Both very nice sets! :yes: