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 Post subject: Best R2-D2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:04 pm 
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Hey Guys and Dolls!

So I'm kinda sorta back into Star Wars and was wondering what everyone's advice on the best 3 3/4" R2-D2 is?

For me my favorite versions of a character usually break down this way:

Sculpt detail/accuracy
Articulation
Deco
Gimmick

So fellow toy fanatics, gimme your reviews! Is the VOTC R2 worth the $10? Or is there another better one out there...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:34 am 
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Yeah the VOTC one is worth $10.

If you don't want that you should wait till later this year when there will be a 2nd ROTS one, this time with sounds rather than an action feature.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:56 am 
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I'd have to say either the VOTC one or the R2 with Holgram Leia.

I think the VOTC edges out a little bit in terms of sculpt. The VOTC one has the little cables on his "feet" as separate pieces instead of painted sculpted detail which I like.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:06 am 
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Hologram R2 all the way. it's got the best articulation and a nice, dead on sculpt for the character. I still have an extra and I can't force myself to trade or sell it because it's just such a nice figure I can't part with it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:22 pm 
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I like the one that came with the Tatooine back drop and had a magnetic wand that made R2 dance around on a base. He has lights and sounds and a nice dusty paint job.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:23 pm 
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Thanks guys!

I hear the Jabba's Sail Barge one is not bad either. (the one that is an R2-D2 repaint of the black Astromech.)

My only concern with the VOTC was the removable rather than the retractable 3rd leg. But I guess the sculpt and attachements make up for that...

And the fact that finding one at the $10 retail is prolly not so easy no more! HAH!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:11 am 
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My answer, that the VOTC and CommTech R2s are the two best, is secondary.

I'm really posting just to say, Hi everyone, I'm here.

New stomping grounds, behbeh!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:36 pm 
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These are not the droids you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:09 pm 
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superfriend wrote:
These are not the droids you are looking for.


:lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:26 pm 
I've got to go with the Commtech version.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:51 pm 
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I don't collect SW anymore and I'm too lazy to look up exactly which R2 it is, but it's the one where you twist his head to release the third wheel. I think it also caused something lame like jets to come out of his sides too. Might have been from Phantom Menace. I thought that one had the best overall look (many R2s I've found don't quite get the dome the right shape, or the colors are a bit off or the details of his dome are a bit off). I also hate that they can't find a practical way to make his third wheel properly.


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