I agree, I'm tired of these cheap droid repaints.DeltaSquadSev11 said:Won't pick it up, the Astromechs are just pointless figures for me, if they were like 4$ or whatever currency lower than normal figures, I might consider getting them but otherwise no.
I think you can only pre-order the wave. Which in this case would be wave 12. I ordered this wave as well. I like the astromech. I believe their is only 6, including r7-d4, so I don't sense chicanery like I do in other types of figures... Clones..MaxGoof said:
It's this droid. NOTE: The name of this droid was changed recently to R7-F5 so Hasbro must have planned this figure before the name got changed.GNT said:
To be fair, the CW astromechs have generally been a much better value than their counterparts in the realistic lines. You get a pop-up periscope that still allows the head to turn completely when up OR down; you get a tow cable that winds up & can be concealed; you get a removable middle leg; you get TWO pop-open panels with utility arms, and the panels are independent of each other (unlike VOTC R2's single removable double-panel). CW Astromech features should be the gold standard of ALL astromechs in any line; if Hasbro's just gonna use the VOTC, G9, or BAD molds, they REALLY, REALLY need to add in more value, like scenery pieces, repainted R2-B1 charging stations, other accessories.AgentClaret said:I love Plo and I have his starfighter so I guess I don't really have a choice, do I?
But I feel you on the price issue... one astromech doesnt seem like a killer value at the same price point as the other figures... never really has!
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, DeltaSquadSev11. I checked "R7-F5" in Wookieepedia and was redirected to R7-D4, so did you mean to say that the name of this droid was changed recently from R7-F5?DeltaSquadSev11 said:
Woops, yeah your right. Got mixed up with the Lego version as they named theirs "R7-F5"LordEdzo said:I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, DeltaSquadSev11. I checked "R7-F5" in Wookieepedia and was redirected to R7-D4, so did you mean to say that the name of this droid was changed recently from R7-F5?DeltaSquadSev11 said:
I think so.j30spiff said:The official Astromech Droid of the Crimson Tide?
Actually he is chocolate brown and white.Toonimator said:It's a red & white droid... I hardly think that makes it an automatic nod to Crimson Tide.
Looks great! Way better than R7-A7 with its dark bluish-grey dome.R1G4R3PO said:pic of the new 4 in the wave plus 2 carry overs/repacks:
Haha, it does!Wookie_inked said:it still looks like a U of Alabama droid to me
R4-P17 is way more Alabama red than R7, which is brown.Maynard said:
Actually, you're right. R7-D4 is much closer to being an A&M Aggies mascot than Alabama's. At first I though maybe, BC or UMass, but I think it fits the best......pod said:R4-P17 is way more Alabama red than R7, which is brown.
This does get me think about how cool it would be for Hasbro to make a line of licensed droids in various college and pro sports teams colors. As long as the minimized the actual team logo (maybe just put it on a stand), they'd make some interesting background droids.
yeah, okay, I concede, you are correct there, very TX A&M...Maynard said:Actually, you're right. R7-D4 is much closer to being an A&M Aggies mascot than Alabama's. At first I though maybe, BC or UMass, but I think it fits the best......