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PostSubject: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 6:26 am

Hi can any of yous help me with ID those R2-D2 variants ?

I really want to get closer to what card the figures have been on ? and are they all Kenner figures ?

From left to Right.

1. R2-D2 (C G.M.F.G.I. 1977 Made in Taiwan).

2. R2-D2 (C G.M.F.G.I. 1977 Hong Kong) Blue.

3. R2-D2 (C G.M.F.G.I. 1977 Made in Hong Kong).

4. R2-D2 (C G.M.F.G.I. 1977 Hong Kong) Light Blue but Silver Dome.

5. R2-D2 (C G.M.F.G.I. 1977 Hong Kong) Light Blue but Gold Dome.

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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 8:49 am

to my knolidge gold dome r2's where only taiwan COO and not hong kong.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 9:02 am

Depending on who you listen to the gold dome is degredation :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 9:19 am

never heard that chrome could turn into gold???
but in the proces of chroming goldlike finish is present,but if not rinsed properly you could get a goldlike finish.
its a cool thing but not always accepted as a variant Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 9:28 am

If you can find any documentation, pictures etc that show Kenner intended to release R2-D2 with a gold dome then I think it would be easier to convince people it's a "legitimate" variation.

Most people agree that outside of certain factory mistakes/differences in paint application and colours available where the figure is produced most funny colours are just a result of age.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 10:00 am

The gold is almost certianly a result of ageing, more the lacquer than the chrome it's self I think, I have a R2 sensorscope with a goldish dome, I also have a DS Droid that is fully gold, more so than C-3PO, there is a pic of itin one of my posts somewhere. It's not a variant, but it sure looks cool!

As to the original question, not really sure, but I've heard a few references to TAIWAN coo's being from some of the earliest versions. Only R2, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Vader & Boba have Taiwan COO's from the Star Wars set, four of which of course where in the early bird set. Wether or not early bird R2's had Taiwan COO's exclusively I would have no idea, never had the opportunity to look at one.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 4:57 pm

Thanks guys.

Yes I also think some colors or maybe many colors is because of age. But it is funny to collect them and it gives many more variants bounce

I do not have any R2-D2 MOC so I can't convince anybody yet.

So maybe the Taiwan version could be from the Early Bird set ? Shocked

So does any of you have a R2-D2 MOC ? that could help with some ID.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2011 5:30 pm

@aussiejames wrote:
Depending on who you listen to the gold dome is degredation :scratch:

i second that opinion
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 18, 2011 3:59 pm

@pomse2001 wrote:


So maybe the Taiwan version could be from the Early Bird set ? Shocked



The Early Bird R2 came in a "Made in Hong Kong" baggie. I can check the COO another time for you when I am back home.

Its dome is deeper blue than a regular R2.

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Loose Early Bird R2 (right)

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Loose Early Bird R2 (right)

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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 18, 2011 4:27 pm

Cool bags Marco Shocked

I have read about and seen auctions about early bird R2-D2 from Hong Kong and Taiwan so could that be correct that the early bird R2-D2 was maid in both countries ?

Marco why do you photograph with blue background is there a trick to learn there from you ?

I have seen some people have a no coo R2-D2 but I have not found one yet, I think it is very hard to find. Do you know if that is real or is it just some people who had moved the head from R2-D2 to a sensorscope body ?

Is there more R2-D2 variants ?
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 18, 2011 7:42 pm

Way nice baggies, don't have the Leia and Chewie yet!
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 19, 2011 5:59 am

@tk421 wrote:
Way nice baggies, don't have the Leia and Chewie yet!

Maybe you would share some pictures of the R2-D2 you have with us bounce
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 8:36 am

I there no one who knows more about where the R2-D2 variants came from and is there no one who would share pictures of the R2-D2 variants they have ?
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 9:44 am

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1843863
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 10:41 am

@Joe_O wrote:
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1843863

Thanks joe with that link.

But it still do not answer all my questions about if we can ID a loose R2-D2 and say this one is a palitoy and this one is a kenner just as we can ID the Lili Ledy figur by the screw.

But I can see there is also Italian, Australian & a Japanese R2-D2.

Maybe there is still many variants out there.

Do you not have a R2-D2 MOC ? or do you only have Tri-logo MOC ?
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 10:43 am

Well you could perhaps contact the owners of the figures in that thread Wink
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 10:52 am

@Joe_O wrote:
Well you could perhaps contact the owners of the figures in that thread Wink

Well I never thought about that. But It could be cool if we could solve all riddles on this forum Very Happy

I will still cross my fingers for some help on this forum before I will join other forums for help bounce
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 11:33 am

hey pomse you do know that there are 2 sticker detail variants too on every r2 and also r4.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:36 pm

@DLT9 wrote:
hey pomse you do know that there are 2 sticker detail variants too on every r2 and also r4.

No I did not know about sticker variants, do you have pictures of those variants ?

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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:39 pm

i will try and make one,hope my iphone can handle this because my camera doesnt.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:43 pm

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i will try and make one,hope my iphone can handle this because my camera doesnt.

Hope it works I would love to see some pictures bounce
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:45 pm

i hope you see this.
the difference is in the bottom blue square,left lager detail and right smaller detail.

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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:53 pm

@DLT9 wrote:
i hope you see this.
the difference is in the bottom blue square,left lager detail and right smaller detail.

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Cool, can you take a picture of each of the figures so I can see a larger picture ?

I don't think I have such a variant.
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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 12:59 pm

sure here goes:

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PostSubject: Re: R2-D2 ?   R2-D2 ? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 20, 2011 1:27 pm

@DLT9 wrote:
sure here goes:

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It looks like there is also a big difference with the grey square to the left in the bottom ?
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