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PostSubject: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi folks,

as the topic says... how rare is it?
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:08 pm

I too am curious as to that and even where it originated from.

I fire up eBay at least once a week and see if I can spot one but somewhere after 1000-1400 R5-D4 results, I give up and try again in a week.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:20 pm

I own one, got it off a US collector on RS a few months back. Since then I've spotted 2 others on eBay. I'll point them out next time I see one.

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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:41 pm

Anyone have a photo of one I am courious now what to look for
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Last post in the R5-D4 FOTW thread shows one... I know there are a bunch floating in the Latest Pickups threads as well.

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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:23 pm

I read that these might be an australian variant but how did they end up in the US? Unless someone moved from there to the US.

so far nobody ( that i know of ) could confirm where this came from and how many were produced...
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:36 pm

thanks psy for the link will have to check out mine see if there is anything Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:46 am

If anyone has one avaliable I would be seriously interested for my focus! Wink 

As with may of you guys I search on ebay every week and never spot one!
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:27 am

Hmm. When I'm not feeling hot and lazy I'll make the trip upstairs and check mine.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:20 pm

As far as I'm aware, they are a Kenner variant, this is backed up by the frequency in which they appear for sale in the U.S. and hardly ever any where else (not sure about the OZ connection, AJ might be able to help you with that). I couldn't say what the value would be as I wouldn't know (in this day and age it's hard to say.... what your willing to pay cyclops ) , I think it's safe to say though that this particular variation is much harder to find than the standard version and the best place to look is the U.S. Bizarrely I scored this one in the U.K. for 6 quid, it's faded and the dome is yellowed but who cares!
 
 
Pat has variations of this with both the shiny chrome and the dull chrome (like the DSD)
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:31 am

Great pickup for 6 Quid mate :clap: 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:38 am

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Great pickup for 6 Quid mate :clap: 

I know! Worst thing was the seller had two R5-D4's for sale and had used the same pic for both! I emailed him asking where they both the same without trying to let too much on, but never got a reply so just bid anyway and didn't really hold out much hope, and then he arrived I was over the moon!

Wish I'd bid on the other as well, you never know!
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:49 am

Think I paid $10 for mine off another forum, I was originally beaten to the R5 figure because someone else brought all the sellers figures as a job lot. However when he received the figures he didn't need an R5 so sold it to me for the same price.
 
Weather he realised it was a variant I don't know but it made me very happy! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:01 am

I think it's just like the moulded leg Han Hoth- originally thought to be rare but with a bit of looking (or a spare set of eyes- thanks again Pat) there are many around.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:06 am



I just checked mine R5s, and put one more figure on the wish list. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:05 pm

None of mine(5) had that extra bar learn something new each day here Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:18 pm

I've seen 3 in the UK over the past few months. Uncommon?
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:25 pm

I suppose the best question to ask at this point then is; Anyone got any pics of a card one?

In answer to your question Fly, yes it is uncommon I guess in te U.K. anyway, In the U.S. they turn up quite often. Like AJ said, kind of a Han Hoth molded legs thing, not as rare as it is made out to be, but still quite difficult to find in general.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Finally checked mine. He's "normal". Maybe someday I'll look for this "Red Bar" version.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:14 pm

I really don't look that often, but when I do, I have yet to see one on ebay US.
When I do, I get a decent search going (boolean'd to filter non-relevant crap), adjust price range and then just look at about 5-10 pages of 200 results per page.
After 5 to 7 pages into a search and after 6 or so times over the past 3 or so months I have found nada... zip... zilch.... zer0.....

I would like to have one and I don't look that often really but I have yet to see one.
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:05 am

Last one I saw (I don't look often though) was a link Pat sent me for a lot of about 50 figures, Pat's keen eyes had spied the little red rectangle on the R5 in the pile of figures. cyclops 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:05 am

Here's mine, just checked my spreadsheet and I paid £10 GBP shipped...



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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:37 am

walkie wrote:
Here's mine, just checked my spreadsheet and I paid £10 GBP shipped...






Nice score Stefan

I will give you £11 now lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:43 pm

I rarely participate, but since I currently have all my loose figures out, I will check them. Preparing the photo now......
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:12 am

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There are 0/22.

If there are any more threads like this please recommend them so I can contribute. I will only have these out a few more weeks!
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