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Which R2 Is Which?
Posted by Dustin on May 18, 2004 at 05:27 PM CST:

From Rebelscum.com:

Rebelscum reader Chris McVeigh writes in with an observation on the upcoming Original Trilogy Collection R2-D2, and he raises a question as to which version we will be getting in the coming months:

"I'm glad to see that you put up a list of the repacks in the OTC lineup. It's a shame that there aren't more original figures, but hopefully the retro-carded figures will more than make up for it.

Now onto business! I've taken a close look at the photograph of the OTC R2-D2, and it doesn't appear to be the same as R2-D2 from the Hall of Fame line-up. If you look at the photo here, you can see that it has a retractable middle leg and movable "heels" on its left and right legs. It's also got a small silver deco pin at the top of each leg, rather than the sizable grey plastic screw on the Hall of Fame R2-D2. Finally, the eye seems to be somewhat flat and the blue casing around it seems to be rather square. This is unlike the HOF R2, which has a bulbous eye and a small chunk out of the blue casing in the lower left.

I think it's more likely a repack of the of R2-D2 (Jabba's Sail Barge), without the drink tray and serving arm.

Anyway, sorry for the monotonous analysis of Which-R2-Is-Which! I just thought I'd share my suspicions with you.

Thanks again for the great site,

Chris
"

Chris makes a great point, and it certainly does look like this is the case. However, this is different than what was shown at Toy Fair last February. As you can see in this picture, it is clearly the Hall of Fame version, but this might just be a figure that was added to the display for the show, or perhaps Hasbro decided to change their offering afterwards.

Either way, we'll be sure to find out for certain very soon when the line starts to appear on shelves. Good eyes, Chris!

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