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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 12:23 am

You can add pics to the figure of the week threads: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/f19-official-figure-of-the-week-section Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 2:21 pm

Awesome R5 Army there cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 3:17 pm

I've always wondered what the big head - small head difference is, could somebody show me whilst we're talked R5's?

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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 3:35 pm

Stefan - heres some comparison photos I took of the wide and narrow head variants - I think wide heads versions are stamped GMFGI 1977 Hong Kong and The Narrow Heads versions are GMFGI 1978 Made In Hong Kong . Their legs are sculpted different too - the "narrow head" versions have slightly shorter , wider legs ...

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sorry my photo taking skills is not very good Embarassed 
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Cheers mate, I'll Check my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 pm

now I am curious what would be a good price to pay for a R5 with an extra bar I go to a big toy show twice a year and see lots of R5's if I find some what would be say max price on them. Thanks
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IMO $30 (mint)
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 14, 2013 2:37 am

Thanks AJ that's about what I was thinking it's always nice to get a second opinion though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar?   How Rare is the R5-D4 with the extra red bar? - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 15, 2013 7:53 pm

Rare R5 variant. The COO says Hong Kong 1978

he is not that yellow. I took picture under a yellow light which made it worse than he really is. I tried to adjust to his real color as best as i could after...

I am not too sure about people saying he is not that rare. Not a lot of people here seem to have one for starters and if they do they only have one and i spotted one on ebay by pure luck after 2 years of checking and spot checking... I see a constant stream of blue snaggy on ebay and he is considered "rare" but this particular dude rarely comes up which leads me to believe that he should be considered rare and as other said they dont have him carded to place him in the production timeline which makes it harder to pinpoint a geographical or timeline source.

Regular version, like a gazillion of him but the extra bar.... well... rare... but thats my opinion...take it with a grain of salt. agree to disagree with me...


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too funny, i went back to check my other r5's to see if there was a difference in the plastic and i noticed that one of my r5 had an r2 coo. ahahaha


i wanted to see if there was some difference in the plastic on this bad boy. I have seen some somewhat translucent body on the r2's i got so far and then some chalk white which indicates a plastic quality batch change along the road.

This r5 i have seem to be somewhat translucent and not chalk white. and from what i understand he appeared on cards from the 3 movies and the tri logo card which makes it harder to identify...
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Wow..I learn something new everyday. I had no idea about this variation. Thanks guys!!!!
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I did not want to open a new thread for this but....


Holy Crap!

A fact i had never noticed in all my times watching the original movie.


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Look who is the astromech with Porkins! Damn Jawas! they resold this droid to Porkins!

No wonder he never had a chance. R5 was not motivated!
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@budspencer wrote:
I did not want to open a new thread for this but....
Holy Crap!

A fact i had never noticed in all my times watching the original movie.

Look who is the astromech with Porkins!  Damn Jawas! they resold this droid to Porkins!

No wonder he never had a chance. R5 was not motivated!

lol! 

could have been worse ...
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No Bud, the R5 was nothing to do with Pokins bad luck Very Happy 
 
 
 
Still love the fact Biggs actually says "EJECT" seriously? Guess you gotta way up, what's worst, dying instantly in an explosion or dying horribly gasping for air in the vaccum of space?
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Porkins R5 unit is called: R5-D8. So it is not ment to be R5-D4 but it is probably the same astromech that was used in the film!

http://www.angelfire.com/droid/astromechs/page10.html
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@General Kahn wrote:
No Bud, the R5 was nothing to do with Pokins bad luck Very Happy 
 
 
 
Still love the fact Biggs actually says "EJECT" seriously? Guess you gotta way up, what's worst, dying instantly in an explosion or dying horribly gasping for air in the vaccum of space?

LOL, that was one of the best short fan films I've seen. Did you check behind the scenes?

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@wbobafett wrote:
Porkins R5 unit is called: R5-D8. So it is not ment to be R5-D4 but it is probably the same astromech that was used in the film!

http://www.angelfire.com/droid/astromechs/page10.html

well the cousin of R5 was not as motivated as R5 was... poor porkins....
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Just wanted to link to the FOTW thread showing at least one origin of him, Smile

R5-D4 FOTW Thread

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Excellent work  :clap: 

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Good spot, Jay! Very Happy

Thanks for sharing.
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Nice one Jay  cheers Been looking for a picture of a carded example for ages mate  Very Happy
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Hi,

Great to see a carded version of this variant finally. I was meaning to dig up this thread again as I managed to pick up a nice example recently for £9. It was the only one I'd seen in months against 100's of non-red bar versions. Was there ever any consensus as to the origins of this one, or any particular market it was offered in?

Cheers, Jared.

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I would like to add one of these someday to my collection as well.
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