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GNT
10-18-2005, 03:20 AM
http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/TSC010r2d21-tn.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/TSC010r2d21.jpg)

As the end of the battle on Hoth draws near, R2-D2 accompanies Luke Skywalker in his X-wing as he flees the remains of Echo Base. R2-D2 is a reluctant companion as the two travel to the Dagobah system. Includes electronic lights and sounds, plus random accessories to spread around the base.


It seems Good old R2 will be in the Battle of Hoth wave as seen in this loose shot (http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS85770Blg.jpg). Basically all the R2s I can think of over the last few years have had some feature like electronic sounds or tools sp what will be so special about R2 this time?

Thoughts on the battle of Hoth R2-D2?

JangoandBobaFett
10-18-2005, 03:21 AM
I don't think anyone knows. I think details are coming later

stylie_steve
10-18-2005, 03:22 AM
He's a R4-G9 repaint. The best astromech sculpt to date so I am happy R2 will be getting this sculpt.

Is is really needed? No! But its different enough to warrent picking up IMO.

GNT
10-18-2005, 03:23 AM
Maybe a modern version of the R2-D2 with Sensorscope (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtR2D2scope.asp) maybe?

Tyranusspotting
10-18-2005, 03:29 AM
He's a R4-G9 repaint. The best astromech sculpt to date so I am happy R2 will be getting this sculpt.

Is is really needed? No! But its different enough to warrent picking up IMO.



I totally agree.
Now, if this R2 was released in the Battle of Coruscant wave and came with a jet booster flame base and a holographic Invisible Hand he would be all worth it.

Or if Hasbro used this mold, added a security bolt and the CTC Hologram of Leia- with heavy weathering for the Battle of Tatooine wave.

NCajayon
10-18-2005, 04:04 AM
Another R2.... Maybe will jsut get 1 carded fig.. For the sake of completion

Smudger9
10-18-2005, 04:22 AM
I thought we would get an R2-D2 but never thought it would be this wave. I hate being a completist as it means I'll have to get one.

JediJones77
10-18-2005, 04:48 AM
We already got a modern version of R2 with sensorscope 7 years ago...unless POTF2 has already fallen under the vintage umbrella:

http://www.rebelscum.com/POTF2r2datalink.asp

Always wondered about that. If Star Wars figures released in 1985 were considered vintage in 1995 when POTF2 came out, then what is POTF2 considered now that we're in the year 2005? They are now as old as the final vintage figures were when POTF2 started.

Billy_Ray
10-18-2005, 06:00 AM
Actually, we just got one last year in the VOTC line:

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=OTC/votc04r2-d2scope.jpg

Niether one are really all that movie accurate though, as far as the "sensor scope" thing goes. Look at the VOTC (or vintage) card. It's more like a big radar type thing. I think what Hasbro has been calling a "sensor scope" is more like his persicope thingie tha the uses on Dagobah.

JediSpyke
10-18-2005, 08:53 AM
He's a R4-G9 repaint. The best astromech sculpt to date so I am happy R2 will be getting this sculpt.

Is is really needed? No! But its different enough to warrent picking up IMO.



Yeah, it looks like he's got the R4-G9 body. I agree it's absolutly the best sculpt/articulation you can possibly get on a droid. Now if they could have used a similar method to Bar2-D2 and giving us a sensor scope set off to one side, that would really have been sweet.

As it is, I'll definitly have to grab more than one of this guy for future repaints. After all, the EE set is too cool, but I can't spend $80+ on astromechs all at one time.

Spyke

CommanderRedd
10-18-2005, 09:27 AM
I'll buy it if it's the R4-P17 sculpt. If not, he can rot on the pegs.

12501
10-18-2005, 10:20 AM
Hopefully this R2 will be the R4-G9 sculpt, because if it is I'll be picking up about 13 of them to replace all the POTJ/Saga/OTC R2's I've got.

Neal
10-18-2005, 10:42 AM
Hopefully this R2 will be the R4-G9 sculpt, because if it is I'll be picking up about 13 of them to replace all the POTJ/Saga/OTC R2's I've got.



It seems to be that very sculpt. Be prepared to be buying yourself a lot of R2's.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

If 2005 was the year of the Clone, than 2006 is shaping up to be the year of the Astromech.

12501
10-18-2005, 11:19 AM
Hopefully this R2 will be the R4-G9 sculpt, because if it is I'll be picking up about 13 of them to replace all the POTJ/Saga/OTC R2's I've got.



It seems to be that very sculpt. Be prepared to be buying yourself a lot of R2's.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

If 2005 was the year of the Clone, than 2006 is shaping up to be the year of the Astromech.



Oh, I'm prepared http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

....at least I'm hoping I'll be prepared http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

I could handle a year of the astromech. We all screamed for clones and we got more clones than we could count in our heads, so a year of the astromech would be a nice break from clones....as awesome as clones are.

Inigo_Montoya
10-18-2005, 02:38 PM
Two Astromechs, Two Protocols (just Threepio), one Power Droid.

A retool of an Artoo like this, with some chunks of snow that rest on his head would have been preferred.
Maybe they're accessories?
http://www.r2-d2.de/Character/Bilderseiten/esb3.jpg

GNT
10-19-2005, 03:38 AM
He should come with a hoth base to complete the look. Maybe one that can connect to the Saga Hoth Luke figures base in normal position?

Sev
10-20-2005, 09:55 PM
Already have the Electronic one. If this one's more impressive, I'll get it.

Rune_Haako
11-03-2005, 11:13 PM
http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/img/20051103_r2_bg.jpg

Includes electronic lights and sounds.

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/news20051103.html

Boushh
11-04-2005, 12:02 AM
I could use a couple more R2's so I just might grab a few of this one when it comes out. It looks to be a great sculpt to me, even though there isn't really much variation in the droid's appearance throughout the saga.

GNT
11-04-2005, 03:08 AM
Could've been better like the ideas mentioned above rather then lets just reissue the same electronic figure over and over again http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Rune_Haako
11-04-2005, 08:56 AM
The electronic one doesn't have wheels though does it? Maybe they stuck electronics in a new mold, or it's got new legs one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

JediSpyke
11-04-2005, 11:40 AM
The electronic one doesn't have wheels though does it? Maybe they stuck electronics in a new mold, or it's got new legs one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



Looking at the third wheel well (say that 3 times real fast!), it looks like it slips up inside like the R4 does. If that is the case and they've managed to get electronics also, now that's an R2 to get!

Spyke

Zombie_F_Body
11-04-2005, 12:33 PM
I agree this one doesn't look like the ROTS/OTC/POTF2 one we've been getting over the years.

Hopefully this is what we get and not the ROTS one rehashed so soon.

CommanderRedd
12-02-2005, 01:35 PM
Looks like it comes with some extras.

http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/TSC010r2d21-tn.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/TSC010r2d21.jpg)

*Downsized so page isn't stretching*

MisterKenobi
12-02-2005, 01:38 PM
Looks like VOTC to me!

CommanderRedd
12-02-2005, 01:39 PM
Looks like VOTC to me!



That's what I'm thinking.

indysolo007
12-02-2005, 01:40 PM
It looks like the VOTC based on the removable panel glued in and the peroscope, yet it still says electronic sounds. Weird. Those accessories are from the Saga Luke's Dagobah X Wing.

xTEC4
12-02-2005, 01:49 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Doesnt look like a electronic one, and that does look like the saga luke xwing accessories.

EeChooTaa
12-02-2005, 01:59 PM
I WAS going to skip this one but as I've said many times before, you can't have enough little crates/boxes.

DarthJace
12-02-2005, 02:01 PM
Man, I really hope it isn't actually the chrome-domed one. The brushed (burnished?) gray is more accurate. Anybody know?

Though if it is the chrome one, that would mean I'd no longer feel compelled to replace all my current R2s....

ThorOakenfelder
12-02-2005, 02:03 PM
I don't get it. the loose image is definitely an R4 mold, the packaged one is VOTC. so which is it?

Toonimator
12-02-2005, 02:25 PM
Given the molding on the bubble, it's probably the VOTC one for sure... but I wish it wasn't! The gray-domed R4-repaint R2 shown in the white-BG photo would've been absolutely 100% PERFECT. Just a nice, basic R2 with clicky head, retractable leg, cabled feet and in scale with MANY modern astromechs with matching dome treatment, too. They just released the VOTC version in the Early Bird kit. No need for it again, especially if it doesn't have all its extras, since the glued-on panel looks tacky. The periscope thing is annoying, too, and like the vintage one, doesn't match with Hoth anyway (since R2 uses his sensorscope there).

But I do wanna get those Dagobah X-Wing accessories since I missed the ship...

GNT
12-02-2005, 02:58 PM
Looks VOTC to me as well, don't forget the earlier pictures were just prototypes so they've finally decided on what they'll be releasing in the saga line. Looks good to me plus the accessories are a nice little touch to make it different.

Real_Scooby
12-02-2005, 03:08 PM
The Dagobah accessoires are indeed a nice touch.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Thanks Hasbro for making me saving a few bucks, cause I no longer need to hunt down the X-Wing fighter just for the boxes http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

mrmforceX
12-02-2005, 03:14 PM
Yes,
This is DEFINATELY the VOTC fig! Love the addition of the accessories!
Keep it up Hasbro!

stylie_steve
12-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Ah crap, I was hoping for the R4-G9 repaint like we saw in the prototypes.

THe VOTC is good still and now with added electronics I guess but its just not as good a sculpt as R4-G9. The accessories are a nice touch though even though I have them already from the X-Wing.

Bosski
12-02-2005, 04:00 PM
Looks like they might have applied some ice to this figure. There's some blotchy areas on his side that look like it could be ice. I was hoping for a more accurate sensorscope accessory, but the Dagobah pack-ins are cool. I never bought the TRU X-Wing that these originally came with.

Rune_Haako
12-02-2005, 04:06 PM
Nice, I've been wanting those accessories from Luke's X-Wing Fighter! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

klockamy50
12-02-2005, 04:23 PM
What is wrong with the equation below?

VOTC R2-D2 + Electronics + Box Accessories < $10 VOTC R2-D2

Smudger9
12-02-2005, 04:42 PM
What is wrong with the equation below?

VOTC R2-D2 + Electronics + Box Accessories < $10 VOTC R2-D2



There is no protective case with this version.

Sev
12-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Depending on what exactly this R2 does, I may get it. If it was the R4 mold with clicky head, count me in. All this VOTC + Electronics talk may shy me away from it.

darth_sidious
12-02-2005, 06:24 PM
I'm not sure if I'll be picking this one up, I was hoping for an R4 mold repaint..but the accessories are cool, and since I dont collect vehicles, I dont have any of them...guess its one of those "wait to see it at the store" figures... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Darth_Anton
12-02-2005, 08:20 PM
Interesting. This may just be enough for me to get one to open now.

ThorOakenfelder
12-02-2005, 08:29 PM
oof, I'd be more excited if I didn't just get this same exact figure in my early bird set

r2_jenn2
12-02-2005, 08:55 PM
i can't wait to get two. one to open and the other for my collection.

DarthJace
12-03-2005, 12:40 AM
It's simple: If it's the chrome dome, I'm out. If it's the gray dome, I'm buying seven of them.

UNIT01
12-03-2005, 01:43 AM
Crap, if it was the R4 mold with a non-chrome-dome, maybe, but even though I'd like those accesories, I won't buy something I already have with just some dirt on it.

Dooku_Fan
12-03-2005, 05:30 AM
I need an R2-D2, so i might pick him up after a few of the other figures.

Tyranusspotting
12-03-2005, 06:08 AM
I too was hoping out for a repainted R4. But now that I think about it, Hasbro made a movie-accurate move using the VOTC R2 because of the periscope he used to track form Luke's signal.

Trooper31
12-03-2005, 06:26 AM
I wasn't going to get this one, but after seeing the sensor and the accessories, I'm in.

Kunanuk
12-03-2005, 08:46 AM
Yep... I think this R2 isn't the R4-G9 mold. I'm sure he's the VOTC one with added electronic features and accessories. On the carded pic I see clearly.

Seize9
12-03-2005, 08:48 AM
I wasn't going to get this one, but after seeing the sensor and the accessories, I'm in.



Yep, count me in for this one too.

DarthJace
12-03-2005, 08:56 AM
I too was hoping out for a repainted R4. But now that I think about it, Hasbro made a movie-accurate move using the VOTC R2 because of the periscope he used to track form Luke's signal.



Yeah, but the chrome is totally inaccurate. That kills it for me. Oh well, we've got till 2018....

MisterKenobi
12-03-2005, 08:58 AM
What makes you all think he's electronic?

DSIILuke
12-03-2005, 11:14 AM
Im grabbin him

Asharad_Hett
12-03-2005, 12:47 PM
Hasbro repainted the light but took off the paint on Luke's food? I was gonna pass but since they repainted him I'm gonna have to buy him.

Rune_Haako
12-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Hopefully that's just a prototype, and the food will still be painted.

What's in the other box?

Asharad_Hett
12-03-2005, 03:06 PM
Nothing came in the box that came with the X-wing.

Roton7
12-03-2005, 03:09 PM
What makes you all think he's electronic?



MisterKenobi is right. There was never a confirmation that he's electronic.

Kunanuk
12-03-2005, 04:04 PM
There's information on the offical Hasbro SW site about the electronic features of this figure. Definitely he's electronic. Take a look.

MisterKenobi
12-03-2005, 04:16 PM
But the package says nothing, and the figure tells its own story.

mrmforceX
12-03-2005, 04:22 PM
But the package says nothing, and the figure tells its own story.



I TOTALLY agree. There is NOTHING to confirm that this fig will be electronic. I hope it is (nice addition to the VOTC mold), but I'm doubting it. Just because Hasbro's site says so, does NOT mean it will be. Look at the loose promotional pic. It clearly shows an ROTS style R4 repaint, and the figure turned out to be a VOTC fig. Early pics and "linear notes" are ALWAYS subject to change. Hasbro changes stuff ALL THE TIME!

Again, I say that this will NOT be electronic. I should have the fig this week and will be able to end this debate! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lord_Atmo
12-03-2005, 04:23 PM
oh man, if this is a repack of VOTC R2, i'm gonna have to add him to my list of saga figures to buy. it's like all the new sculpts are amazing and the repacks are predicted to be pegwarmers. hmmmm. hint hint, hasbro. i can't see if he has any of his gizmos too. but man will this ever be nice. VOTC for much less that comes with more.

excuse me while i drool at these pictures some more http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Rune_Haako
12-03-2005, 04:52 PM
This confirms that it's electronic.

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/news20051103.html

mrmforceX
12-03-2005, 05:04 PM
This confirms that it's electronic.

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/news20051103.html



Again, just because the site says so, does not mean that's how the final figure came out. The site is also showing the ROTS repaint and NOT the VOTC style that they used for the final fig.
Do not believe everything you read. I will hold judgement until the actual figure surfaces...........

Kunanuk
12-03-2005, 05:57 PM
Well, the promo image can be from a generic mold, but not the features of the figure. There's an extended text explaining the characteristics, and Hasbro says "with electronic lights and sounds". They can miss to tell the feature, but not to include it on the release. Well, that's what I think...

Gothiczartan
12-03-2005, 07:36 PM
that is a great detail of this astromech droid. what this droid needs a luke skywalker - snowspeeder pilot figure.

I hope he will be made w/removable helmet (working visor, chin strap) lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, detonator, grapple beam he use to get up the at at walker and a blaster. he'll need a SA (ball jointed shoulders, swivel arms, ball jointed knees, swivel wait, ball jointed ankles.

he needs a hoth base!

Kunanuk
12-04-2005, 10:26 AM
that is a great detail of this astromech droid. what this droid needs a luke skywalker - snowspeeder pilot figure.

I hope he will be made w/removable helmet (working visor, chin strap) lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, detonator, grapple beam he use to get up the at at walker and a blaster. he'll need a SA (ball jointed shoulders, swivel arms, ball jointed knees, swivel wait, ball jointed ankles.

he needs a hoth base!



OK, but before we need an ANH Luke Pilot, and we'll have him...(?)

DSIILuke
12-04-2005, 10:28 AM
that is a great detail of this astromech droid. what this droid needs a luke skywalker - snowspeeder pilot figure.

I hope he will be made w/removable helmet (working visor, chin strap) lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, detonator, grapple beam he use to get up the at at walker and a blaster. he'll need a SA (ball jointed shoulders, swivel arms, ball jointed knees, swivel wait, ball jointed ankles.

he needs a hoth base!



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif ????

mrmforceX
12-15-2005, 08:49 PM
This confirms that it's electronic.

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/news20051103.html



Again, just because the site says so, does not mean that's how the final figure came out. The site is also showing the ROTS repaint and NOT the VOTC style that they used for the final fig.
Do not believe everything you read. I will hold judgement until the actual figure surfaces...........



I started this thread with my previous quote to prove a point.
DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!

Like I predicted this figure is NOT electronic!!!!!!
He is simply a repaint of the VOTC/Early bird R2. He's more dirty and the panel is glued on (like the EB R2).

The pics:
http://www.mrmforce.com/hoth11.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/hoth12.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/hoth17.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/hoth18.JPG

Comparison pic with the VOTC and EB R2-D2:
http://www.mrmforce.com/hoth19.JPG

Rune_Haako
12-15-2005, 08:52 PM
I'll get him for the accessories.

GNT
12-16-2005, 01:09 AM
Same the figure doesn't do much for me but I do love the accessories so I'll be picking it up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Boushh
12-16-2005, 04:56 AM
I loved the VOTC R2 to begin with, so I'll grab one of these. I can always use a spare for a dio and the accessories alone are reason enough to pick this one up. Just as I said about the Vader in this wave, I'm happy to see that good figures are being used for the repacks.

Sev
12-16-2005, 11:25 PM
I'll pick one up because I don't have an R2.

GNT
03-21-2006, 02:36 AM
Picked up the R2 from TSC - I like it, it's nice to have an R2 who doesnt have a voice chip for once http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Plus R2 looks great in the bubble with all the accessories!

TrooperJake
04-02-2006, 01:29 AM
I like this one better than both of the ROTS versions. The electronic one was kind of fun
but there's just something about the chrome dome that really makes the Saga one cool.

icraig78
04-02-2006, 01:32 AM
Yep... I think this R2 isn't the R4-G9 mold. I'm sure he's the VOTC one with added electronic features and accessories. On the carded pic I see clearly.

Don't know but my son loves him so I'm happy with it.

BoomBot
04-02-2006, 02:53 AM
This R2 is great, and always a welcome repack. I think it's safe to say the best repack of the line.

icraig78
04-02-2006, 03:01 AM
I second that

patrickdurfee
05-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Just got this R2 figure in the mail today from amazon.

Nice accessories for Hoth/Dagobah but I think Hasbro went overboard with the snow stains paint deco on the figure. Other than that I like the R2 D2 figure since I needed an original trilogy R2D2 figure anyway. Just have to deal with the snow stains deco on the body and the lower part of the legs. He's an old droid anyway so I can just pretend they're scorch marks on his body or whatever