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 R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?

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PostSubject: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 03, 2012 8:56 am

Hey Guys.

These are my Focus Characters and I am just trying to find out what variants there is out there excluding Bootlegs (Sorry Joe Wink )

For Yoda I have Brown Orange, Green and Ledy and have my eyes on the PBP Variant in the Classiffieds.

I could have sworn I saw a nice R5 variant in a LA thread last year. it might have been from Pat (Retro Rewind Toys or Oli (Olisuds? :scratch:

As for PD and DSD I am not aware of any variants.

Any help would be very much appriecated. Liam Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 03, 2012 10:16 am

here is a link where you can see variant of power droid and r5d4

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3151-r5-d4-variants
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 03, 2012 10:31 am

This link to a picture on RS (made by Wolff - hope it's ok to link to it) shows variants of R5-D4's (and R2-D2's) sticker:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1075018-3/#post18657367
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Hey mate, I'm not aware of a Yoda variation exclusive to PBP! Top toys Yoda is a great variant although extremely rare!

There is possibly a POCH power droid although I couldn't tell you how to differentiate it.

Otherwise they are mainly minor variations and COO variations.
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 04, 2012 3:50 am

Hey....maybe this helps:

R5:
- sticker variant "red rectangle"
- dome variant big and small
- coo variants

Yoda:
orange snakes:
- lightgreen yoda with orange eyes
- lightgreen yoda with cherry eyes (HK Tag in the cape!)
- applegreen Yoda with different unique cape material

brown snakes:
- standard
- applegreen with hardbrown snake
- Lili Ledy /PBP (actually the same IMO)
- Meccano/POTF (no coo...pretty similar....the differences are in the cape and eyecolor between POTF and Mec)
- Top Toys

These are IMO the main variants. I personally think all green snakes are discolored.... Shocked Laughing ....and I also have a very nice looking yellow snake (also discoloration)
There should also be 2 Poch variants I also do lack!! Sad

DSD:
- differences in mold on the arm between the 2 HK families
- lots of different looking blanks
- Meccano (no coo raised bar) with very sensitive silver
- POCH (not confirmed yet....totally different silver and paint aps)

GONK:
- standard
- lightblue varaint with different coo (very hard to spot !!)
- Poch (not confirmed yet....different orange paint and different material of the legs)

So if you go for the MAIN stuff:

R5 with and without red rectangle
Gonk in light and darkblue
DSD the Meccano and the other arm mold with HK coo
Yoda peobably has the most interesting variants and I would go for those:
orange snakes:
- lightgreen yoda with orange eyes
- lightgreen yoda with cherry eyes (HK Tag in the cape!)
- applegreen Yoda with different unique cape material

brown snakes:
- standard
- Lili Ledy
- Meccano
- Top Toys

Then you have a real nice set I would say!
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 08, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi Guys! Thanks for all your informative responses! Cool

Oli I am referring to the one Javi has fo sale Wink

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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 09, 2012 7:34 pm

There are two different sculpts for the Power Droid, each with 3 consistent differences that I've seen on a few examples on Ebay once I knew what to specifically look for:

The main detail is the V-indentation on each side of his body. Sculpt #1 has a larger indentation that goes all the way down to the horizontal black bar. Sculpt #2 has a smaller indentation that doesn't quite reach the black bar. That's the easiest way to spot one or the other when looking for a particular one on Ebay.

The 2nd detail is the orange step-shaped paint app on each side. Sculpt #1's is generally bigger and fatter. Sculpt #2's is smaller and thinner.

The 3rd detail is the wire that's sculpted on the top of the droid's body. Sculpt #1's is thinner and sculpt #2 is slightly thicker.

So to summarize:

Power Droid sculpt #1 = large V-indentation / larger orange step-shaped paint app / thin wire
Power Droid sculpt #2 = small V-indentation / smaller orange stap-shaped paint app / thick wire

My sculpt #2 has a larger Hong Kong COO stamp and LFL date stamp on each of its legs compared to my sculpt #1. Not sure if this is consistent with each sculpt version though. My sculpt #2's COO matches COO 2 on the COO guide, and my sculpt #1's COO matches COO 1 on the COO guide.

Regarding the body color... my small-V sculpt #2 appears to be a lighter blue than my large-V sculpt #1. Not sure if this is another consistent variation. Originally I thought it was just minor discoloration/fading of the plastic. I'd love for other to chime in if they have both versions so we can determine if the lighter blue Power Droid is consistently sculpt #2. It's too difficult to tell from photos on Ebay.

Here's a good side-by-side photo originally posted by b4nth4 in this forum in the other thread linked above:
R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? PowerDroid

This guy on Ebay also has some great side by side comparison photos of each sculpt on an recent auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/POWER-DROID-Shallow-V-Side-Large-Print-coo-variant-C9-vintage-Star-Wars-figure-/160811290557?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2571198fbd

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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 09, 2012 8:00 pm

Here's a graded one:
R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? $(KGrHqJ,!l4E64BnSG1sBO2O,9DE)w~~60_58
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 4:01 am

Howdy Shabbyblue - It is cool you posted a link to my Power Droid variation auction on ebay . I have been very curious about these variants ever since I realized they existed a month or 2 ago . I know alot of the collectors here were aware of the variations long before I was (but it is new to me unsure )
I was wondering if anyone here has any idea which version might be considered a earlier version ?

If it helps any I can say that I have had 8 or so Power Droids come through my hands since I actually noticed that there are 2 sculpt variations . Only 2 of the 8 were the "Shallow (shorter) V" version (and both were slightly lighter blue) . The other 6 were the "deep V" variants and all of them are darker more glossy blue .

It seems to me that the more uncommon variant is the "shallow V" ??
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 4:11 am

The 'shallow V/smaller step version' is less common. My childhood Powerdroid from a debut 20B is COO #1.
(the silver tube on the back of the legs is shaped differently too)
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PostSubject: Re: R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants?   R5D4 Yoda, Power Droid and Death Star Droid Variants? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 2:26 pm

@shabbyblue wrote:

Regarding the body color... my small-V sculpt #2 appears to be a lighter blue than my large-V sculpt #1. Not sure if this is another consistent variation. Originally I thought it was just minor discoloration/fading of the plastic. I'd love for other to chime in if they have both versions so we can determine if the lighter blue Power Droid is consistently sculpt #2. It's too difficult to tell from photos on Ebay.




Yes...the lighter blue has always sculpt #2
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AussieJames.... what's your avatar from? Is that supposed to be Leia after she's skinned Wicket and made clothes out of him in order to survive alone on Endor? tongue
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mmmmm... ewok .. Thats whats for dinner :Drool:
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Heh... small world. I just bought some more figs from you on ebay, Ourchickenshack. tongue
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