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Billy Ray
07-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Seems this guy has been overlooked so far...

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m625/Halomite/000__086.jpg

devilof76
07-20-2011, 11:00 PM
Looks cool. Don't think I want to drop almost $200 for him though if he's out of scale.

mortifactor
07-21-2011, 02:39 AM
Damnit, I thought I could avoid overpriced medicoms, but this is my favourite droid for some reason... doesn't help that I'm addicted to repainting the hasbro version into being different R5 units... I sense an expensive painting disaster in the future with this one lol

devilof76
07-21-2011, 02:50 AM
He's my favorite too. First Kenner figure. Makes it really tempting.

Fetunche
07-21-2011, 03:43 AM
The R2 turned out really well, so I may pick this up.

Tee-Kay
07-21-2011, 03:43 AM
Glad this is not Sideshow. I just wouldn't stand another reveal in the 12" line just now.

mortifactor
07-21-2011, 03:52 AM
I wonder if sideshow would ever do a droid like R5-D4? it would be a good reuse of an inevitable R2 body, but would probably be far in the future if medicom are releasing this one soon, might just save for this.

jkno
07-21-2011, 04:09 AM
It is a cool droid but it will be quite expensive, so easy pass for me

Cocoboloboy
07-21-2011, 05:08 AM
I bought 3po and r2 and they look really nice but since HT is making SW now I think my days of buying Medi are over.

sithlord13
07-21-2011, 05:28 AM
Ssc need to make a version soon or there won't be many left that I want
Think I will plonk down cash for it

mortifactor
07-28-2011, 01:54 PM
I stumbled across this page http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/list/5563.html

Not sure what it means (if a whole lot) as I havent hunted a medicom figure before

Shropt
07-28-2011, 02:05 PM
I stumbled across this page http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/list/5563.html

Not sure what it means (if a whole lot) as I havent hunted a medicom figure before

That page pretty much tells us he'll sell for $165. I'm scared to know how much the Droids will be from ssc.

OSCORP
07-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Looks cool, but what coco said.

Valfar
07-28-2011, 07:48 PM
This guy looks much better then Medicom R2-D2.

pkwan
07-29-2011, 09:28 AM
does it have any led to light up ? anyone knows? thanks.

FLOSI
07-29-2011, 10:55 AM
Looks quite nice, but it's hard to blow 200+ on something like this.

Kuzeh
07-29-2011, 10:59 AM
I'll get this guy if I find one as cheap as the R2 I got, $85.00 shipped! :rock!


I bought 3po and r2 and they look really nice but since HT is making SW now I think my days of buying Medi are over.

Don't hold your breath so much, HT will only be doing 2, max 3 figures a year, and they will be DX, Sideshow will be tackling these guys though...

FLOSI
07-29-2011, 11:06 AM
Where the hell did you find one for $85, Kuz?

Darth Waller
07-29-2011, 11:43 AM
I think he got a boxless one from eBay. I would love to get one for that price.

FLOSI
07-29-2011, 12:42 PM
No doubt!.... That really should have been closer to the price point to begin with.

Has that Gentle Giant 1/6th scale R2 stature been released yet?

Shropt
07-29-2011, 12:57 PM
No doubt!.... That really should have been closer to the price point to begin with.

Has that Gentle Giant 1/6th scale R2 stature been released yet?

Nope and probably never will be.

Darth Waller
07-29-2011, 12:58 PM
Nope and probably never will be.

:lol:rotfl:lol

FLOSI
07-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Nope and probably never will be.

:lol:lol:lol I had it on PO at one point through BBTS... I was trying to remember what the original release date was supposed to be... something like 2nd qtr 2010?

devilof76
07-30-2011, 07:28 AM
I've had it pre-ordered three or four different times. :lol

Zabrak Nut
07-31-2011, 10:25 PM
I bought 3po and r2 and they look really nice but since HT is making SW now I think my days of buying Medi are over.

How IS Medicom going to compete with the successful bond of craftsmanship between SS and Hot Toys?

On a side note, does anyone think Hot Toys will do a Darth Maul? I have to say I love my Medicom one, and the Sideshow Inclusive accessories make him truly complete, but I'm getting really worried about my wallet, LOL!
I would think Hot Toys would be more concerned with the OT characters, so hopefully I can stick with my personal favorite Sith Lord just the way he is now :wink1:

automaton
08-01-2011, 12:16 AM
i think HT will do a Darth Maul... and it will be fantastic.

FLOSI
08-01-2011, 08:43 AM
I've had it pre-ordered three or four different times. :lol

:lecture Twice for me. :lol

devilof76
08-01-2011, 03:58 PM
It was debuted at the same con where they debuted the Asajj Ventress/Count Dooku statue. Back then, there were still unicorns, the earth was green, the Irish Rovers had a tv show, etc.

FLOSI
08-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Ah, an age long gone, where women found me attractive and I would spend my Tuesday nights at bars, drinking till 3 am and still manage to wake up at 6 am for work.... Back when you could smoke in bars and foreplay consisted of unzipping my fly.

doot
08-01-2011, 04:28 PM
I really hope that when SS finally does the droids (R2) that they price them similarly to the Battle Droids.
Not in two packs, but for less than $100 each.
The Medicom price is retarded.

We know that they'll repaint the bajeezus out of that mold, and modify it for R5's and so on..

They should make a standard droid, and maybe a deluxe with opening doors and all the attachment arms.

Heck they should even sell them plain and unpainted/unassembled.
Because they are are going to be customed to death as well.

devilof76
08-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Ah, an age long gone, where women found me attractive and I would spend my Tuesday nights at bars, drinking till 3 am and still manage to wake up at 6 am for work.... Back when you could smoke in bars and foreplay consisted of unzipping my fly.

A land before time...:monkey2

They should have done an R5-D4 too. Then I'd have something to admire in the old folks home in between nurse visits.

Zabrak Nut
08-01-2011, 10:55 PM
i think HT will do a Darth Maul... and it will be fantastic.

:monkey2 I know... I'll never be able to afford my own house. This stuff is like Cocaine...

VASith
08-02-2011, 08:20 AM
Ah, an age long gone, where women found me attractive and I would spend my Tuesday nights at bars, drinking till 3 am and still manage to wake up at 6 am for work.... Back when you could smoke in bars and foreplay consisted of unzipping my fly.

I thought you wore velcro pants like these so the foreplay would go even faster...:rotfl

http://www.buckandbuck.com/uploads/Product/product_231_file_medium.jpg

Rorywan
08-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Ah, an age long gone, where women found me attractive and I would spend my Tuesday nights at bars, drinking till 3 am and still manage to wake up at 6 am for work.... Back when you could smoke in bars and foreplay consisted of unzipping my fly.

Your not Charlie Sheen are you?

Mad Old Lu
08-02-2011, 09:26 AM
I really hope that when SS finally does the droids (R2) that they price them similarly to the Battle Droids.
Not in two packs, but for less than $100 each.
The Medicom price is retarded.

We know that they'll repaint the bajeezus out of that mold, and modify it for R5's and so on..

They should make a standard droid, and maybe a deluxe with opening doors and all the attachment arms.

Heck they should even sell them plain and unpainted/unassembled.
Because they are are going to be customed to death as well.

I think that is one major pipe dream. Boba is $160. Iggy is $175. Grievous is $200. R2/Threepio will probably end up somewhere in that range, if not more.

The battle droids molds can yield much more variations than the R2/Threepio molds can. And with the battle droids it's just paint variations. The molds can stay pretty much the same. R2/Threepio would need more complicated variations like different heads in addition to a different paint scheme.

devilof76
08-02-2011, 09:35 AM
There are a ton of astromechs that could be produced as simple paint variations. R4's and R5's would only need a new dome, but it's just the dome. I'm not sure how much difficult protocol droid variants would be either. The silver one from TPM, the white one from ESB, the one behind 3PO on the Tantiv IV...and then death star droids and 4LOM would mostly only be a change of head. I don't see how it's that complicated. They could push it if they wanted.

Mad Old Lu
08-02-2011, 09:43 AM
Sure, but I wouldn't count on that bringing down the cost of R2/Threepio to the level of the battle droids.

Believe me, I would LOVE to have the droids be moderately-priced, but I don't see it happening.

devilof76
08-02-2011, 09:54 AM
You're right. The clones were never bargain priced, and look at the mileage those have racked up so far.

However, I don't see R2 or 3PO costing the same as Grievous or IG-88. Medicom's are overpriced and I hope Sideshow agrees.

FLOSI
08-02-2011, 11:46 AM
3PO should be fairly inexpensive, at least when compared to Grievous and IG-88. He should be gold plated with light articulation and light up eyes. I don't need one that comes apart, just the figure... he doesn't need additional hands or any other accessories. Bare bones.... Hell, make a clean version first and then a second Tatooine dirty version.

R2 I can see getting expensive. It's all going to depend upon the level of complexity with opening hatches versus snap on parts. If SS goes balls out I can see R2 being on the higher end, price wise. Personally I'd like to see some features, perhaps a pop up sensor and hatch that opens to reveal a data plug arm... and of course light up features. I'm sure they'll be tempted to add sound as well, and I wouldn't be opposed to that.

devilof76
08-02-2011, 11:41 PM
I would definitely buy a $200 R2, but he would need all of that to make it worth it.

The interactive R2 from a few years ago used to be available for $99. He costs $199 now. If Hasbro can provide all that for the price, then Sideshow has no excuse not to shoot the works for the same.

Kuzeh
09-08-2011, 02:17 PM
He's up for pre-order... $200.00!!!
:lol!!!

Mister Ski
09-08-2011, 03:08 PM
Ri-donk-u-lous!

Shropt
09-08-2011, 04:52 PM
And to think the 1/6 R2-D2 statue from GG was originally going to cost $165.

Darth Cruel
09-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Medicom Star Wars figures have the look of a Sopwith Camel doing a victory roll as it speeds, burning, to the ground.

prince_of_weasels
09-08-2011, 05:13 PM
What an easy pass. $200 for a full-sized 1/6 figure maybe. But for a tiny droid? No thanks!

highlander1
09-09-2011, 07:02 AM
hey uncle owen this r2 has a bad motivator price ? You can buy a r2 hub for 65 bucks electronic ,lights n sounds.....

FLOSI
09-09-2011, 07:26 AM
Hahahhahahaha........ No thank you.

highlander1
09-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Im just saying 200 is steep for a busted droid.. i 'll cheap ass it with hasbro version and be content ..why is medicom so much more exspensive for regular for figures ?

j97e1
09-10-2011, 09:24 AM
$200...
Wait, WHAT?????????

Easy, easy pass.That much, for not even one of the main characters?

Puay
09-11-2011, 06:45 AM
At this price point, who in the right mind would ever get this? :lol

Sideshow did be making a whole load of Astro Droids in time and they sure won't miss any R5 units.

fantasymaker
09-11-2011, 09:22 AM
I agree with JK , nice but expensive , Why is that? I try to find a good reason....

Rorywan
09-13-2011, 05:10 PM
At this price point, who in the right mind would ever get this? :lol

Sideshow did be making a whole load of Astro Droids in time and they sure won't miss any R5 units.

Me....
:dunno:monkey3

TK4872
02-10-2012, 09:17 AM
I guess nobody is going to buy this. I think it looks pretty cool, but way to expensive

Craig77
02-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Me....
:dunno:monkey3

Any in-hand pics Rorywan?

MarfMaster
02-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Cheaper, and more impressive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Star-Wars-1-6-R5-D4-Sideshow-Medicom-Hasbro-Hot-Toys-/180812780586?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1948142a#ht_500wt_1413

Creighton
02-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Check out my R5-D4 "custom droid must see" in the auctions section of commerce. It may be easier on your wallet.

Creighton
02-10-2012, 11:05 PM
Btw thanks MarfMaster for the plug!

Craig77
02-11-2012, 04:46 PM
Check out my R5-D4 "custom droid must see" in the auctions section of commerce. It may be easier on your wallet.

All I can say is stunning piece!!!:clap Saw it on e-bay.

Was this custom done with the hasbro version?

Valfar
02-11-2012, 07:49 PM
$200 with no extras at all..harsh.

That custom does look like the Hasbro R5, i can tell by the detail in the feet.

Creighton
02-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Yes, hasbro repaint but completely stripped and repainted. Crazy how hasbro toys are so slick and waxy feeling while in hand.

Rorywan
02-12-2012, 06:45 AM
Any in-hand pics Rorywan?

Soon, it's on it's way. I know this is way over priced but I have loved this droid since the first movie hit. And I also love the recent Medi 3po and R2. So I couldn't not get him..

I will post some pics as soon as he arrives, this week I would imagine..
:yess:

TK4872
02-12-2012, 07:16 AM
Soon, it's on it's way. I know this is way over priced but I have loved this droid since the first movie hit. And I also love the recent Medi 3po and R2. So I couldn't not get him..

I will post some pics as soon as he arrives, this week I would imagine..
:yess:

Please do so, I'm tempting to get this one too :hi5:

Rorywan
02-17-2012, 04:16 AM
He just arrived, from this point onwards I'm not even going to mention the cost of this thing, it's crazy yes, 100%.

Now, the droid. It's absolutely ____ing amazing. The detail, aging and weathering on it, is as good if not better than Hot Toys. Even down to the "rainbow foil" band below his head, I actually don't think it could be any better. I love these Medi droids, R2 was amazing as well. The detail is really second to none, those little silver panels on his front? They aren't just painted on, they are inlaid into the surface of the plastic. As R5D4 goes this is pretty much flawless. The paintwork is far better than SS, even though I'm in love with their Battledroids and IG88 at the moment. This all seems hand aged, hand weathered, apart from the price (a big minus point obviously) I would give this a 10.

I will post some pics in a while...

Rorywan
02-17-2012, 04:24 AM
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06238.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06225.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06218.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06212.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06216.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06226.jpg

Craig77
02-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Nice pics Rorywan!!! Thanks for sharing:hi5:

jkno
02-17-2012, 07:44 AM
Looks really cool! :) Now if they would release and R2-Q5 and an R5-J2 Imperial Astromechs then I'd be totally in.

KillingYouGuy
02-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Great shots, I have the Hasbro version posed with my Jawas, though this figure looks amazing (the foil inlays are sweet), I would never go with Medi on droids when SST has them coming. The size factor stands out more with droids to me than the human figures as I can pose the peeps in ways to minimize thier missing inch...

TK4872
02-17-2012, 08:49 AM
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06238.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06225.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06218.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06212.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06216.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06226.jpg

Very nice shots, it looks pretty awesome, even with my $25 off from SSC the total with shipping is $190 I can't find a way to justify this price, nevertheless it looks fantastic

fantasymaker
02-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Nice , but price-product fail , this little guy costs the same as a HT figure, and they me offer ? .....nothing , no lights , no accesories .

Darth Mitchell
02-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Looks great!

Mad Old Lu
02-17-2012, 10:30 AM
No lights on R5-D4? Yeah, that definitely makes it less attractive.

But it does look damn cool. He was one of my favourites when I was a kid (the original release). Seeing him with R2 and Threepio makes me really look forward to when Sideshow makes theirs! And by that time, the way the prices have been going up, they probably will be the same price as the Medi versions--if not more.

Rorywan
02-17-2012, 11:15 AM
No lights on R5-D4? Yeah, that definitely makes it less attractive.

But it does look damn cool. He was one of my favourites when I was a kid (the original release). Seeing him with R2 and Threepio makes me really look forward to when Sideshow makes theirs! And by that time, the way the prices have been going up, they probably will be the same price as the Medi versions--if not more.

Thats a very good point actually.:lecture

I could not for a second argue that this isn't way over priced. It is however a fantastic version of R5D4.
:yess:

FLOSI
02-17-2012, 12:32 PM
If these astromechs were 80-100 a pop they would be like 1/6 crack.

OutLander
02-17-2012, 03:05 PM
If these astromechs were 80-100 a pop they would be like 1/6 crack.

:exactly:
I love droids, at 80-100 I'm in. If you can afford them, good for you I say. :yess:

Kuzeh
02-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Turned out great!!
Wish I could find a deal like I did with R2 for $120 shipped...
:pray:

Matt S
02-17-2012, 05:39 PM
Nice , but price-product fail , this little guy costs the same as a HT figure, and they me offer ? .....nothing , no lights , no accesories .

And not to anyone's scale, except Medicom

krieg-der-sterne
02-18-2012, 05:52 AM
good looking ,overpriced item,no thanks...

devilof76
02-23-2012, 12:46 AM
If these astromechs were 80-100 a pop they would be like 1/6 crack.

No kidding. At that price I'd buy one a week, so long as they could keep up.

VintijDroidGutzz
02-24-2012, 05:36 AM
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06238.jpg
Beautiful pics rorywan!! :clap :rock :rock :clap

Amazing detail on this little guy - Medi did good there.. but, yeah.

The price is insane, no features (where's the bad motivator..), & scale is obviously an issue if you have HT / SSC figures you want to display alongside them.

Shame... :(

TheGent
02-24-2012, 05:47 AM
Nice details but lights are indispensable! Too bad!

Creighton
02-25-2012, 07:23 PM
They look so beautiful, slick, and clean. I just want to handle them with gloves. There's something fragile about the way they look. Anyway such a shame they are as much as my car payment. (and almost as much as my child support.) lol

automaton
09-18-2014, 02:03 AM
i noticed that GO HASTINGS is clearing R5s out for $84...

Puay
09-18-2014, 02:15 AM
I will wait for one from Sideshow. :D

anwe
09-18-2014, 03:51 AM
It will still be in the wrong size if it matches their R2.

I saw some pictures here where the Medi R5D4 seemed to be bigger than the Medi R2, so maybe the Medi would be a good match for Sideshow's? It looks really good except for the size problem.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-18-2014, 06:58 AM
The R5s have higher 'heads' than the R2 units - it doesn't mean the Medi droid will be in scale with SSC Threepio. :lol

anwe
09-18-2014, 08:24 AM
The R5s have higher 'heads' than the R2 units - it doesn't mean the Medi droid will be in scale with SSC Threepio. :lol

I know. But I saw some pictures that made it look like the Medi R2 was smaller but I just realized there are pictures in this thread that disproves that:


http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DSC06238.jpg

I'm still working on modding one of my Taito R2's to a R5D4, that one will be the correct size at least. :lecture

134176

Puay
09-18-2014, 11:57 AM
It will still be in the wrong size if it matches their R2.

I saw some pictures here where the Medi R5D4 seemed to be bigger than the Medi R2, so maybe the Medi would be a good match for Sideshow's? It looks really good except for the size problem.

Sadly the size issue with R2 will be talked about with every AstroDroid release to come.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Both Medi Astros are very nice - honestly.

It really is a shame they don't match up right to the rest of 1/6-dom. :lol

plasticcrapmoneywaster
09-19-2014, 01:57 PM
...............Here's mine, a tad short I think but still a sharp piece.

134599

134600

TaliBane
09-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Is this figure any bigger than the Hasbro R5-D4 or same size?

I seem to remember the Hasbro and Medi R2's are around the same height.

Rorywan
09-19-2014, 04:53 PM
I love this figure.

Jun A
09-19-2014, 06:31 PM
...............Here's mine, a tad short I think but still a sharp piece.

134599

134600

Got one also. I noticed the base. Is that from Kotobukiya 1/10 scale figures?

mortifactor
09-20-2014, 03:13 AM
If you like droids, treat yourself if its only $84. Mine is in isolation so I don't care about scale, just a desk buddy. (majorly obsessed over r5 units though so I am biased)

Niltusk
09-20-2014, 04:33 AM
I've never looked at this, but at 85 bucks, it looks pretty damn nice.

Star Puffs
11-26-2014, 04:18 PM
I finally picked one of these up for $104 minus $30 for signing up for an Amazon credit card. It arrived yesterday from Nippon.

So for net $74, this droid is wonderful. Yes, it is undersized and will be out of scale with R2-D2, but it is not unheard of in life to have larger and smaller variants of a theme, like many mobile phone releases. Sideshow's will be twice as expensive if they even bother, so yeah.

Edit: I just checked and Sideshow says R2-D2 will be 6.75 inches, whereas Medicom's R5-D4 is 6.5 inches, so the scale difference is virtually nil. Of course this may mean Sideshow undersized R2.

VintijDroidGutzz
11-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Yeah, this Medi R5 is a nice little piece unto itself. I've always been teetering on whether to get it or not at some stage (like their Jango) but I bet once I do - someone else will release a properly scaled version. :lol

TaliBane
11-27-2014, 04:55 PM
I finally picked one of these up for $104 minus $30 for signing up for an Amazon credit card. It arrived yesterday from Nippon.

So for net $74, this droid is wonderful. Yes, it is undersized and will be out of scale with R2-D2, but it is not unheard of in life to have larger and smaller variants of a theme, like many mobile phone releases. Sideshow's will be twice as expensive if they even bother, so yeah.

Edit: I just checked and Sideshow says R2-D2 will be 6.75 inches, whereas Medicom's R5-D4 is 6.5 inches, so the scale difference is virtually nil. Of course this may mean Sideshow undersized R2.

The R5-D4 "head" is taller than the regular R2 head though, so R5 probably should be about 7 1/4" tall to be in scale with a 6 3/4" R2.

But yeah, this Medi R5 still looks amazing and you got a great deal (Medi pricing is as big a problem as their scale.) Can you post some pics and some with other figs to give an idea of scale? There aren't many pics of this guy for some reason. Would love to see how the detail compares to the Hasbro version, which I seem to recall looked pretty decent too.

devilof76
11-27-2014, 09:32 PM
No, this one blows Hasbro away. It's beautiful. If it had been $104 from the start, I would own one.

TaliBane
11-27-2014, 11:45 PM
No, this one blows Hasbro away. It's beautiful. If it had been $104 from the start, I would own one.

:postpics:

I really want that 4-LOM too. Well, for cheap.:lol

Star Puffs
11-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Can you post some pics and some with other figs to give an idea of scale? There aren't many pics of this guy for some reason. Would love to see how the detail compares to the Hasbro version, which I seem to recall looked pretty decent too.

Here is a line-up:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=148787&d=1417221815

Roll-call: SSC Tusken Raider, Taito R2-D2, Medi R5-D4 and Jawa, Hasbro Death Star Droid.