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« on: November 06, 2010, 05:46:38 PM »

hello again its time for another Wraith9  review !

This time its the turn  of our favorite "Overweight Glob of Grease" R2-D2

this is the much vaunted  new sculpt artoo  ...

this artoo is based on the one seen at the great pit of Carkoon  scenes    on Jabba's Barge in Return of the Jedi.




this isn't the first "bartender"R2-D2 Hasbro has done  there was a POTF2  one   here are some comparison shots



he comes with his drinks tray,glasses ,drinks dispenser,Luke SkyWalker Lightsaber hilt and a SensorScope






He has an opening front door with an armature that comes out,unfortunatly both the arm and door feel very flimsy ,plus the door does not close properly.


both the sensorscope and hilt can be placed in the head cavity ,when the center leg is pushed up the hilt/scope rise out of the head ,the only drawback is that in order to have the sensorscope /hilt down the center leg MUST be extended and the head cannot be turned in that instance ,which is a big flaw in my opinion ,to get a freely rotating head both the scope and hilt must be left out  which then leaves a big gap in the head.



the head is made of a much harder plastic and as such suffers from the same problem as earlier R2's with "play features" I.E. a big seam that runs across the head.

also he is slightly smaller than the standard R4-G9 sculpt astromechs,sort of between them and the CW R2 (altho in size he is closer to the TCW astro than the legacy)



altho strangly enough he is virtually the same scale as the old Leia Hologram Artoo from POTJ  


he has the same standard articulation as the majority of all astromech ,with a couple of oddities...his main feet have 2 wheels each like his TCW counterparts  but his center leg has no wheels and a peghole  which is a very strange set up indeed.....


overall the body sculpt is tighter and neater , but not by much,  the accessories are excellent and well made  ,its just a shame Hasbro didnt include a blanking plate  for when the leg is up ,
on the whole i feel that altho this is a good R2 figure  its not a great R2 figure  and certainly not the Ultra R2 that Hasbro would have us all believing it is ..
so Hasbro, its a case of "Close but no cigar"

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 08:37:55 PM »

Great review.

It's nice that Hasbro went with two wheels on each of the two main legs.  Seems it should make him stand just a bit more level in two leg mode.  Not that it was all that noticeable before, but it bothered me a bit.

Not having the wheels on the third leg seems a tad annoying.  How does that mode look?  Does the lack of wheels on this middle leg put him a bit off in this mode--i.e. body lean?
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 10:15:39 PM »

Very informative Jay. I was thinking of picking up this R2 but now I think I will pass. Thank you for saving me the disappointment.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 12:35:45 AM »

wow
the figure looks really nice
a lot of accessories and nice features
thanks a lot for the review Jay
I think I'll buy this figure
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 03:57:29 AM »

are the drinks removebale  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 05:42:06 AM »

Excellent review Jay. I would agree it was close. Ok, time to go to the front page.

are the drinks removebale  Grin

Looks at the pics, you will see one that answers your question. Afro

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 06:31:03 AM »

oh bull ! i need my 20/20's lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 09:24:44 AM »

i am buying one of those
nice review
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 11:24:57 AM »

Great review Jay. Man it really sucks when they have a perfect mold and they give is something like this. Not that it is horrible, but it could be much better. Man look at that dome line! The front arms make the over all appearance of the figure crappy imo. The only way it looks good is with those arms open...and then it is short...sigh  :Smiley.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 05:34:22 PM »

Great  review, Jay! Nice accessories to this figure but another R2? Only if there was a sail barge present, for me.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010, 09:14:01 PM »

Great Review jay, really amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 10:48:49 PM »

Nice review.  Thanks for taking the time.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 06:10:03 PM »

Jay, you *are* the astromech god of the 'Yards!  Thanks for the effort you put into this review - *very* well-done and informative.

I'll be buying one.  Or more.  The uses to which I will put mine will be showcasing the chest-arm, rather than hiding it, so a poorly-fitted door is not an issue.  That, or I might be copying that chest-arm and trying to built my own ultra-R2.

Now THERE is a project!  Think I'll start with a metal lathe.....
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 07:46:19 PM »

There seems to be a common consensus in many forums that those figure samples bought early from the over sea market are probably factory rejects.  Most often folks can't tell the difference.  Regardless what one's thoughts are, I think there's hope that those figures making it to the mass market might not have the issue with the poorly fitting door.
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2010, 03:38:37 AM »

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