Life size r2d2 opinions wanted

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  1. mwells

    mwells Well-Known Member

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    I have had a couple life size r2s over the years. But after having a child, moving and getting a divorce I don't have tons of cash to sink into one. What is your opinion of the animated gentle giants r2d2 since it seems to be cheaper? I am also looking on a good place to get one depending on everyone's thoughts.
     
  2. Halliwax

    Halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What is a gentle giants R2? I'm currently building a all aluminum r2 ( 1 yr in next month) and never heard of this version?
     
  3. RogueTrooper

    RogueTrooper Well-Known Member

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    There really is no cheating if you want a 1:1 scale accurate R2. They are never cheap. I built my styrene R2 mostly scratch built and it still cost $500. The dome is usually the killer.

    As for the animated gentle giant R2, Google says it's a small ugly looking R2??....maybe you're talking about something else.
     
  4. Halliwax

    Halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ooohhh so its the vintage toy r2. i didnt know that they refer to it as "gentle giant" i always thought they called it the kenner R2
     
  5. vtswordfish

    vtswordfish Sr Member

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    I would assume maybe he means the clone wars one that they did, it's a life size 'statue' version.

    http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE80067

    I've seen a couple of these in person and have not been impressed in the least, like rogue said there really is no way to cheat a 1:1 R2 if you want it done right. I know EFX revealed a full size R2 at celebration this year, but honestly for what it'll probably cost, you'd be better to just build one.
     
  6. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    As far as i know they "revealed"nothing.

    They showed a borrowed R2, build and owned by a member of the astromech builders club. I would bet they have nothing to show thats made by their own, just a bucket of hot air.
     
  7. Halliwax

    Halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...bingo
     
  8. vtswordfish

    vtswordfish Sr Member

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    Ahh okay, last time I'd seen the thread on astromech was back when they first showed it. I saw the video and thought, wow that's pretty nice for efx. Makes sense now that it was a builders droid ha
     
  9. mwells

    mwells Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am referring to the life size animated clone wars r2
     
  10. Halliwax

    Halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I havent seen seen a clone wars r2 yet
     
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