I thought in the EU, U-3PO was supposed to be the same droid as Squeaky, who ends up being Wraith Squadron's quatermaster in the X-Wing books?Since1978 said:We now know that this one is coming with the ESB wave - this is the sterling silver 3P0 from the Tantive IV during the opening scenes of ANH - and according to the EU, a SPY!
Can they Vac-Metalize the BAD parts? If so, I would hope to eventually get a Vac-Metal RA-7 (Sandcrawler deco), and both E and U-3PO in their shinier versions.Since1978 said:Of course, the whole vac metal thing is the bigger problem here!
Nope, they can't, they told us that during a past Q&A when the first pictures of the RA-7s showed up - as those too should have been vac finished.Droidworld said:
Toonimator said:I'd rather this stayed "U-3PO" just to potentially curb future comments of "...this droid doesn't match the wave? That's stupid!" in later waves. It won't stop 'em completely, but it'll cut down on at least a couple
Hah! Don't court disaster Ghost.GhostOfLunchBox said:HK-47 has definitely been moved to the EU wave 10 since he's an EU droid and that makes sense, correct?
Agreed. I'll be getting this guy to stand in as a generic, unamed dull silver-grey droid, but as far as U-3PO and E-3PO go, I reckon I'll have to repaint some figures myself for accurate representations of those characters.Since1978 said:I agree with what the others have said about the current U-3P0 photos, he looks a lot more like E-3P0 than "U" - and that U does have that pale white gold look (which is a lot like sterling). In any case, this one doesn't really match any, and speaks to the need of vac-metal versions of both, if not all three.
Har har har! Actually, what wouldn't surprise me is if the reported YVH Droid is the EU-wave's BAD, making another match, possibly as a reaction to all the bile spewed by various forum posters around the internets who really, REALLY don't like getting EU chocolate in their Movie Purist peanut butter.GhostOfLunchBox said:HK-47 has definitely been moved to the EU wave 10 since he's an EU droid and that makes sense, correct?
Ditto me on the R2 request.Droidworld said:Here is a Photoshop of the new BAD "U-3PO" and my custom of E-3PO. I think down the road, Vac-Metal is the way to go when possible with these particular droids. (And STOP using Vac-Metal for R2!!!)
Thanks Reverend! It is simply an ROTS C-3PO, with the gold carefully removed with acetone on a q-tip, and the mid-section and eyes painted with acrylics.ReverendStrone said:May I ask how you achieved that chrome finish please? Is is electro plated, painted, foiled or did you start with an already vac metalled droid figure please?
Alternatively, if you have a thread in the customs section already dedicated to this, do you mind directing me to it please?
Can they Vac-Metalize the BAD parts?Since1978 said:
Nope, they can't,Winsto said:
Same here. I was quite irritated of the pictures of the BAD.Daigo_Bah said:I've never considered the U-3PO from ANH to be silver of any kind personally; he always looks to me to be a very pale gold (like C-3PO toned down big time).
Nope, they can't,Winsto said: