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RP
01-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Just got the email putting him up for preorder. I guess this makes sense for them to do from a tooling standpoint. Not sure how good he will sell though. I have a feeling after the cantina figures, people are really going to start picking and choosing, if they haven't already.

drmdns
01-18-2012, 08:57 PM
This one looks cool. ;)

Glitch
01-18-2012, 09:59 PM
The fact that the part that should be chromed is painted here concerns me quite a bit - not just for this piece, but for R2 and C-3PO as well.

mizzoujedi
01-18-2012, 11:07 PM
Im stopping with the first 12 plus Boba. They may have a hard time selling this one on preorders without anyone knowing the quality of R2 and 3PO.

SirTristram
01-19-2012, 12:52 AM
I just ordered one. I am a sucker for these.

MrPickles
01-19-2012, 04:11 AM
Will wait to see how R2 turns out first.

Kevin_Lentz
01-19-2012, 06:40 AM
The fact that the part that should be chromed is painted here concerns me quite a bit - not just for this piece, but for R2 and C-3PO as well.

Noticed that too. I'm hoping it's just for R5-D4 and not for the other two. That little band around his neck won't be all that noticeable on him as it would be on R2's head or 3PO's entire body!

POTAFAN
01-19-2012, 11:30 AM
I ordered mine from GG. You know, I think of these more as mock ups. They're for display and not for play. The idea the GG had to jump hoops to be able to put vinyl capes on these figures at all, since many colors of that vinyl weren't even available anymore. GG basically had to make the vinyl themselves. So even if the chrome plated pieces are painted, I'm just happy to have a set of these at all. They may not meet my expectations completely, but they're great just the same. I look forward to getting the first 21 and certain other ones from the later sets as well. I'm mainly sticking to "A New Hope" but I would add Imperial Commander, T.I.E. Fighter Pilot, and Imperial Gunner to the group too. Not sure if I'd want Luke and Han in Stormtrooper Outfits though. Just like I've never been crazy about Luke X-Wing Pilot because the visor looks like he has an odd haircut. LOL

jedimasterc
01-19-2012, 12:45 PM
I knew this one was coming.I will definately get the R5D4.

jimmii
01-19-2012, 09:55 PM
This is my first pass. I really hope they do a Blue Snaggletooth.

IrishJedi
01-20-2012, 12:22 AM
Pre-ordered R5. I hope they do a Power Droid as well.

But I do share the concern over lack of chroming. Definitely going to keep an eye on that, especially with R2 & 3P0. Those will be deal breakers if they're not chromed.

Glitch
01-20-2012, 01:35 PM
This is my first pass. I really hope they do a Blue Snaggletooth.



It's not my first pass, but it's the first one I didn't jump on right away.

At $80, I want to see what they do with R2 first.

Jay_the_Lesser
01-26-2012, 01:30 PM
NOT spending $80 on R5-D4. Gonna wait for a sale on this one.

DarthTarpals
02-07-2012, 10:30 AM
pre-ordered r5. I hope they do a power droid as well. But i do share the concern over lack of chroming. Definitely going to keep an eye on that, especially with r2 & 3p0. Those will be deal breakers if they're not chromed. these jokers are vac-metalized orderr it noww!!!!!!!!

DarthChristopher
08-07-2012, 10:12 AM
Has anyone confirmed whether or not R5-D4 is vac-metalized beneath his dome like the vintage figure? I got my "Your Pre-Order will be Processed" email, but may cancel my order if GG failed to do this. The R5-D4 on display at SDCC appeared to be painted flat gray.

Tweekem
08-07-2012, 09:44 PM
I asked Greg when I called about a shipping issue I had and he said it would be.. I hope so too.

ramy
08-08-2012, 07:31 AM
I ordered from Razor's Edge so it will be a couple weeks before he ships them.

Tweekem
08-10-2012, 07:12 AM
Ordered mine from GG this morning... didnt preorder him and glad I waited... only paid $22 total! Used my $30 off coupon you get when joining the PGM and my rewards points! TOTALLY worth $22 shippped! Cant wait to get him.

Jedi534
08-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Has anyone confirmed whether or not R5-D4 is vac-metalized beneath his dome like the vintage figure?

R5-D4's "Neck" is NOT Vac-Metallized.

DarthChristopher
08-10-2012, 08:28 PM
R5-D4's "Neck" is NOT Vac-Metallized.

That's truly ashame. I assume you got yours in the mail, so do you mind posting a pic? I did cancel my order, but was going to re-order if R5-D4 was vac-metalized like the other droids. In the GG Q&A Thread with Rogue01, Greg at GG told us back on Jan. 30th that he's "99% sure R5's getting the same treatment." I know it's just R5's neck, but this ring of shiny metal nicely complemented R2's shiny metal dome, which was probably Kenner's intent. So this is really disappointing news the figures don't match. :(

Jedi534
08-10-2012, 09:37 PM
I assume you got yours in the mail, so do you mind posting a pic?

Saw it at a Collectibles Shop called "Blast from the Past" in Burbank while I was picking up some busts from Swabie2424! B)

DarthBeek
08-11-2012, 12:01 AM
R5-D4's "Neck" is NOT Vac-Metallized.

Well, that is weak.

Turbowars
08-12-2012, 08:49 AM
Saw it at a Collectibles Shop called "Blast from the Past" in Burbank while I was picking up some busts from Swabie2424! B)it's been released? Great ,Greg said it was vac metal. He must have asked uniformed VS. Which in turn is B.S.

You're sure sure it's just silver paint? Btw I hate the crappy store. It's more like Blast In the ***.

AGMB
08-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Just got it and vac-metalized or not it still looks great. I still love this line!

Glitch
08-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I received mine this morning. They didn't even send out a tracking number e-mail this time.

Anyway, the lack of vacuum metalized ring makes it look cheap. They should have jest planned to have this and R2's dome or the Death Star Droid's body done at the same time.

Here it is. At least we get to look at a new cardback:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/R52.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/R5Close.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/R5Back.jpg

Turbowars
08-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Looks cool, even if GG cut corners. They have been the whole time.

Kaneda_01
08-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Awesome... can't wait till mine arrives tomorrow... disappointed he didn't arrive today. Thanks for sharing pics of the figure and card back!! :grin:

Shabby_Blue
08-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Ehh... it doesn't look that bad to me. If this had been R2 or especially the Death Star Droid with a matte silver finish, then I'd definitely be upset... but that area on R5 is such a small part of him that it doesn't really bug me. It still looks fantastic on the card. I just wish BBTS would hurry up and fill their pre-orders.

Glitch
08-13-2012, 10:03 PM
Looks cool, even if GG cut corners. They have been the whole time.

Not on C-3PO and R2, and there was no need to here.

Turbowars
08-13-2012, 10:14 PM
Yeah I know, talking about wrong scale, wrong color capes and stuff like that.

IndyMike
08-14-2012, 08:39 AM
Looks like they might've fixed the sticker creasing problem too.

Red_Threepio
08-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Bought him. Why do I even kid myself? *...it is useless to resist...*

jedimasterc
08-16-2012, 05:31 PM
I got the R5-D4 with the PMG Coupon code for 57.99.Not to shabby.

JediMarty
08-16-2012, 07:54 PM
Got mine delivered today. I am overall please with how it looks. Sticker had no creases in it.

Droidworld
08-17-2012, 01:58 AM
Anyone have a pic with R2? R5-D4 appears a bit yellow in some of these pics.

BlueSnaggletooth
08-20-2012, 11:25 PM
Ordered this from GG direct on 8/10. Item still hasn't shipped. Emailed customer service three times. Wow, they are clueless.

-Snags

rnbuda
08-21-2012, 06:48 PM
Ordered this from GG direct on 8/10. Item still hasn't shipped. Emailed customer service three times. Wow, they are clueless.

-Snags

That's still not surprising...

Shabby_Blue
08-23-2012, 12:48 PM
BBTS finally got these in! I just got my shipping notice today. :)

BlueSnaggletooth
08-24-2012, 07:53 PM
That's still not surprising...

FINALLY got this from GG yesterday. Guess what? It has a huge crease running down the middle of the sticker. Back to GG it goes. SIGH...

-Snags

Glitch
08-24-2012, 10:22 PM
FINALLY got this from GG yesterday. Guess what? It has a huge crease running down the middle of the sticker. Back to GG it goes. SIGH...

-Snags

Ugh... Really sorry to hear that, Snaggs.

Do what you gotta do.

BlueSnaggletooth
08-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Ugh... Really sorry to hear that, Snaggs.

Do what you gotta do.

In Emperor voice: "Do what must be done"

-Snags

Jedi534
08-25-2012, 12:01 AM
In Emperor voice: "Do what must be done"

-Snags

That's funny, I don't recall "The Emperor" ever saying that... ;)

captainsolo
08-25-2012, 06:29 AM
I need to order this one, but im still debating on going with BBTS or using my 30 dollar gift from GG directly.

Droidworld
08-25-2012, 08:29 AM
Still have yet to see a side by side pic with R2. Hope they are the same white. The CIV pics look very white, but still no Artoo nearby. Still want one regardless. A sentimental favorite of mine.

ramy
08-30-2012, 06:57 AM
Got mine finally and I still think he look good.

JoeCardone
08-30-2012, 09:15 AM
I ordered this from Action Figure Xpress for $68.99 with free shipping - This seems like a good deal :) I never used them before - fingers crossed he arrives in perfect condition!!

Red_Threepio
08-30-2012, 09:25 AM
I ordered this from Action Figure Xpress for $68.99 with free shipping - This seems like a good deal :) I never used them before - fingers crossed he arrives in perfect condition!!
Dang $75 now :(

I ordered mine from TFAW at least a couple of weeks ago and I don't think they have even processed it yet!

jedimasterc
08-30-2012, 01:24 PM
I used the $30 off coupon code and got mine for 57.99.it came yesterday.

JoeCardone
08-30-2012, 01:30 PM
I really wish this was less money!! There are alot of them coming out and R5 seems like he was a candidate for a lower price point!

jedimasterc
08-30-2012, 04:25 PM
After what happened Snag's R5- D4 I checked mine out.the sticker on mine was nice and straight.

BlueSnaggletooth
08-30-2012, 09:29 PM
After what happened Snag's R5- D4 I checked mine out.the sticker on mine was nice and straight.

GG is supposed to send me a new one (still no shipping notice) - hopefully I don't get another dud. Wish GG would enact better quality control.

-Snags

Turbowars
09-06-2012, 11:42 PM
Dude just got this today and its sweet! It's my favorite after r2.

Droidworld
09-07-2012, 12:34 AM
Dude just got this today and its sweet! It's my favorite after r2.

Congrats! Can you post some pics with R2? I have yet to see them together. Can't wait to pick one of these up!

Turbowars
09-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Congrats! Can you post some pics with R2? I have yet to see them together. Can't wait to pick one of these up!I'd love to, but can't get myself to open it. It looks so good on the card. This is also my favorite card ad well.

Kaneda_01
09-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Hey Droidworld... here's a quick side x side... B)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/2012-09-09_11-58-16_333.jpg

AaylaSecurasMan
09-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Hey Droidworld... here's a quick side x side... B)

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/2012-09-09_11-58-16_333.jpg

Thx for the pic! R2 definitely looks whiter in the pic. R5's color looks creamish, is this the case or is more due to the picture?

AaylaSecurasMan
09-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Anyone have a pic with R2? R5-D4 appears a bit yellow in some of these pics.

Yes, it appears that that is the case.

Glitch
09-09-2012, 05:44 PM
Thx for the pic! R2 definitely looks whiter in the pic. R5's color looks creamish, is this the case or is more due to the picture?

Nope, R5 is yellowed in person as well. Another complete WTF eye roller from GG in this line.

At least R5 matches the ugly, yellow bodied Leia.

:rolleyes:

Droidworld
09-09-2012, 06:26 PM
Nope, R5 is yellowed in person as well. Another complete WTF eye roller from GG in this line.

At least R5 matches the ugly, yellow bodied Leia.

:rolleyes:


Thanks so much for the side by side. R2 looks minty fresh, while R5 looks vintage aged. Not a deal breaker, he still looks good to me. Interesting that on some figures they seem to be matching the yellowed aged plastic colour.

BlueSnaggletooth
09-09-2012, 08:57 PM
Finally got my replacement R5 from GG and the sticker still had a wrinkle in it. Not nearly as bad as the first one but it was still there. Pretty frustrated by all this.

-Snags

ramy
09-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Finally got my replacement R5 from GG and the sticker still had a wrinkle in it. Not nearly as bad as the first one but it was still there. Pretty frustrated by all this.

-Snags

I got mine from razor's edge and it was great

Zepp_Head
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM
Thanks so much for the side by side. R2 looks minty fresh, while R5 looks vintage aged. Not a deal breaker, he still looks good to me. Interesting that on some figures they seem to be matching the yellowed aged plastic colour.

Haha I wouldn't doubt it - Greg did say in that video that they used actual vintage figures from people's collections for creating these jumbo figures. Perhaps their vintage samples of Leia/Stormtrooper/R5 were all yellowed so they matched the plastic accordingly. So in a way, these 12" are perfect replicas of the vintage. :P

ArchiteuthisRex
09-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Nope, R5 is yellowed in person as well. Another complete WTF eye roller from GG in this line.

At least R5 matches the ugly, yellow bodied Leia.

:rolleyes:

Leia’s off-white is a little annoying certainly (my 30+ yearold original is more white than GG’s),but it doesn’t bug me half as much as the fact they made her eyes too small,which in turn makes her face appear really fat... oh well, I still love thisline and will continue to get figures I like after I finish the original 21...I think they should do the first release Empire characters, they’re prettyclassic and some of my favorite figures are found there
... like Luke Bespin andStormtrooper Hoth Battle Gear.

DarthChristopher
09-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Nope, R5 is yellowed in person as well. Another complete WTF eye roller from GG in this line.

At least R5 matches the ugly, yellow bodied Leia.

:rolleyes:


Glitch, you crack me up, LOL! :D

I agree with all your praises and criticisms of this line so far, and hope GG is reading/listening. I really wanted to buy this R5-D4 since I like the card back, but the lack of vac-metalized ring was a deal breaker for me, and now seeing his off-white/yellowed body (done on purpose!), I'm glad I canceled my order and not support GG's lack of quality control for some figures. I wanted to buy Leia too, but her fat neck and yellowed body is just unacceptable IMO. The scale issues with the short Vader and Chewy and too-tall Blue Snaggletooth have been disappointing as well.

So I'm being more selective with what I buy from this line. For example, I love the Boba Fett, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Jawa figures, and really look forward to getting the rest of Cantina creatures, Death Star Droid, Power Droid, both Yoda's, and Rocket Firing Boba Fett...so GG, please don't F them up!

Turbowars
09-10-2012, 07:29 PM
I have figured out the problem here. R5 is just fine and R2 it too white.:whistling:

Jay_the_Lesser
09-12-2012, 08:15 AM
I had to cut R5 from my budget for now. If I can get him on sale, then I'll go for it. Too much going on collecting wise right now.

xphillips
09-12-2012, 07:31 PM
I love R5... no complaints here. Looks great. Without the vac-metal he's still great, not a huge deal to me.

ArchiteuthisRex
09-13-2012, 07:54 PM
There's always Alclad Chrome for anyone who is so anal about it that they loose sleep... it's only a fricking toy.

Turbowars
09-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Yeah it's only a toy... it's a fricking expensive toy that should really cost half of what it does and GG cut another corner.

Funny thing is I love these things and have no problem with it. But I do understand those that are not happy.

ArchiteuthisRex
09-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Not an appropriate comment for this board.

- Admin

DarthBeek
09-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Nevermind.......sigh

Red_Threepio
09-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Got him yesterday and I have to say R5 is my definitely fav so far! After all the semi-negative commentary in this thread I would say that personally I like the color, the sticker is fine... and yes, his head clicks! :)

I love the card and I have the empty box on display in my shadowbox (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1083382/). This is also the first one I have with the "21 back card" and it is a thing of beauty.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG1983.jpg

Loose R5 can be seen here in my new display (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1086444/).

Turbowars
09-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Got him yesterday and I have to say R5 is my definitely fav so far! After all the semi-negative commentary in this thread I would say that personally I like the color, the sticker is fine... and yes, his head clicks! :)

I love the card and I have the empty box on display in my shadowbox (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1083382/). This is also the first one I have with the "21 back card" and it is a thing of beauty.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/elkhills/IMAG1983.jpg

Loose R5 can be seen here in my new display (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1086444/).I think the back of the cards suck with the mini Busts on there. Poor move GG.

captainsolo
09-21-2012, 06:14 AM
I recieved my R5-D4 from GG the other day and it was absoutely perfect. The sticker is fantastic not a crease or anything on it. I used my PGM 30 dollars off discount and it was well worth it. Nice work GG. You gys are really stepping up your game( at least, thats my personal opinion)

AussieFortuna
01-27-2013, 07:05 AM
Well i made a big mistake buying this one unseen, its my fault not GG, it looks cheap and i really dont like it, infact it looks so bad i cant display it, this is going to my brothers new baby lol, it will fit in well with all the baby wipe boxes lol.

jedimasterc
01-27-2013, 08:46 AM
I always loved the R2 and R5 units. I love this one.

Tweekem
01-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Im just really disappointed it didnt get the chrome highlight that the origional figure had... otherwise its great.

Glitch
01-27-2013, 02:25 PM
Im just really disappointed it didnt get the chrome highlight that the origional figure had... otherwise its great.

Agreed. That really bugs me as well. Worst part is, if the line was planned well, it could have been chromed on the same sprue as R2's dome or the Death Stat Droid's body. The weird off white color they went with for the body bugs me as well. Not only is it wrong, but he looks odd next to the pure white R2.

Tweekem
01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Prob did that color to "keep the vintage feel " or some crud like that. I was told by a rep at gg that the scuffs on the bubble were there for that reason and wouldnt send a replacement. No biggie I suppose.. Just wish we wouldnt get lame excuses