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PostSubject: R5d4's for machinegunn   Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:03 am

danny , since you asked in the new additions thread i figured i show the difference in the r5d4s ,,, especially the red rectangle variant

heres my 5 r5d4s dude

group shot , red rectangle in middle




1977 coo , 1978 coo


red rectangle variant , no coo euro variant with fatter leg stripes and darker eyes


poch r5 spain



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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:03 am

Bill,

This is awesome man!! Thank you so much for taking the time to take all these photos and post them!

I love the R5 gallery, and I can totally see the rectangle that you were talking about.

I also really love the no coo Euro version, and that poch Spain one is my favorite!!

Thanks so much again for posting these photos man... I am going to try to find some time to photograph my R5's and add them to this thread ... I have always had an affinity for the droids, and I just love seeing these photos of multiple figures together, especially when there are different variants, or even different conditions... Thanks again! Smile Smile Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:46 pm

Bill, I borrowed your pic to show this. In case anyone doesn't know the rectangle being referenced I enlarged Bill's pic and pointed with a blue arrow in the first pic.  In the second pic it was easier to see the rectangle on one of the non red colored ones but I circled it. On "red rectangle" versions that box is filled in with red.



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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:47 pm

Thank God, I must have looked over those figures 10 times for any variance and couldn't find one thing. I chalked it up to old eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Theres also differing legs colors , head sizes , feet size , paint apps and coo markings like years and stuff
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:53 am

guys i know this is an old thread and thanks for the info. i'm a simple person so are we saying that the difference between the 77 version difference with the 78 is the "pointy bit on his head" ? i not eon ebay now or very recently there was one for sale claiming to be teh small head variant from 77. is this the accepted terminology ?

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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:34 am

@benkenobiismydad wrote:
guys i know this is an old thread and thanks for the info. i'm a simple person so are we saying that the difference between the 77 version difference with the 78 is the "pointy bit on his head" ? i not eon ebay now or very recently there was one for sale claiming to be teh small head variant from 77. is this the accepted terminology ?

thanks M

no , it the country of origin stamp under the figure . like hong kong , china , taiwan along with the year . coo is country of origin . there is a 1977 stamp under figure and a 1978 . just that is the real difference i those 2 . the others i explained and showed pictures
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:46 pm

I only have 3 or 4 R5's in my collection. While I have heard about the red rectangle variant, I don't have one. How much more rare are they compared to the white?
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:06 pm

I don't know that there are specific numbers regarding rarity. I can say a check on eBay revealed the following : 3 active items listed for r5d4 red rectangle, 156 active items listed for r5d4 vintage. This is roughly 1 in 50 and surprisingly holds up for the completed part also with 6 red rectangles and around 300 vintage so again was 1 in 50 (the number was not exactly 300 but was like 304 or something, I didn't write it down exact).


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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:35 pm

I never knew that there were that many R2D4s, thanks for sharing and for showing us the red rectangle.

Yes I also stared hard at that photo to see where it was, with no avail. Thanks for putting me out of my misery Bryan Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R5d4's for machinegunn   Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:50 pm

Oh nuts, just when you think you're done another R5 variant jumps out the woodwork (or should I say Jawa transporter)! I guess I've gotta get looking again...
Thanks for sharing this info Bill! Much appreciated!
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