Star Tours Wave 2. Detailed Pictures And Review

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    <CENTER>STAR TOURS WAVE 2
    REVIEW AND DETAILED PICTURES
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    <CENTER> By Ishi Tib</CENTER>


    Star Tours figures Wave 2 has hit retail, showing up only at Disney Theme Parks in the U. S as well as "Once Upon A Toy" store, here in Florida At Downtown Disney.

    This second wave offers three new characters based on the Star Tours ride, three new droids to be more precise. The sculpts are those of R4-M9, an exact mold as the one used for the original POTJ figure, but with a different color schematic, Weg 1618 the repairs droid seen while waiting on line to take the tour ride and DL-X2, a triangular shaped security droid with expanding arm.

    Without any further ado here are the reviews...

    <CENTER>R4- M9</CENTER>

    When compared to the Power of the Jedi R4-M9, one can clearly see this is the exact mold used for the previous figure; nothing was changed other than the colors given to the later one.

    R4-M9 has been given light green highlights. Very noticeable is the omission of a color band at the top portion of the dome, around the magnetic fault sensor "eye," as well as the two stripes going down from the top of the dome to the lower part of the body the POTJ one offered. This new version also lacks the color stripe on its back and the one behind the dome.

    Changes of color from dark green (first version) to silver can be seen around the square portion surrounding the radar eye at the center of the dome. This changed has also occurred around the magnetic eye sensor and the heat exhausts (circles located in lower part of body). Silver color "addings" show now throughout the entire body of the droid, mainly on and under its feet and the system input receptors (series of 6 lines located at the center left side of the body) as well as the dome. First and second versions also share the same light green eyeport reflector at the top of the dome.

    Just like with previous Star Tours figures, there are no accessories nor special features given with the sculpt.

    <CENTER>ARTICULATION</CENTER>

    Wouldn't you know it? R4 presents articulation at the dome, making the familiar clicking sound most of these droids make once the dome is turned There is articulation as well at the shoulders/top of the legs, and its feet. The center leg is retractable with limited front to back articulation. The droid's three "feet" have also received movement.

    All for all, nothing too exciting about this droid other that it will compliment with its unique color any diorama or movie like setting.

    <CENTER>FIGURE INFORMATION</CENTER>

    NAME OF FIGURE: R4-M9
    DIGITS: P/N 6155840000
    COLLECTION AND WAVE NUMBER: Collection 2, Wave 2
    ACCESSORIES: None



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    <CENTER>WEG- 1618</CENTER>

    Out of all the droids offered with the Star Tours line, this one is the tallest one yet and one of my favorites. You can tell there is a little bit of a mixture with the ASP-7 droid and the EV-9D9 Droid used on its design, mainly around the shape of its legs and feet.

    The design of this figure is more intricate than the other two within this wave. There are black wires (molded on) running from the back of its "eyes" which plug in behind the head. Another set of black wires come out from the center of its back and plug into each hip. More wires and cables are sculpted on its back and torso but unfortunately not brought out enough as they were left unpainted and sort of fade away with the overall coper color scheme of the sculpt. Looking at the card's picture, one can tell these were supposed to have had different colors.

    On each side of the droid's back the numbers 1618 have been added using black fonts. Also printed on each side of its back but at a lower level, one can see two warning "levels" which are divided in half with the top portion being white and the lower one being red. Within the top portion a skull and crossed over set of bones were added and the word "IRRITANT" can be seen right below it. This is a nice picked up on touch of detail, adding to what otherwise would had been a very dull looking sculpt.

    Again, no accessories nor special features are offered with the figure. It would had been nice to have seen a little more paint detail on this sculpt which in turn would had made it stand out quite more. So as for the sculpt, nice job but, as for the paint, Weg leaves you wishing for more.

    <CENTER>ARTICULATION</CENTER>

    There are four articulating points on Weg. The one at its neck being the most significant one since it is a ball socket and therefore his head can be turned all around, side to side and up and down with ease, allowing for more "natural" poses. The figure also presents articulation at the shoulders and hips but, just like the lack of paint details, the sculpt could had used a little extra articulation, mainly at the elbows and knees and even better if it would had been given to the wrists as well.


    <CENTER>FIGURE INFORMATION</CENTER>

    NAME OF FIGURE: Weg-1618
    DIGITS: P/N 6155860000
    COLLECTION AND WAVE NUMBER: Collection 2, Wave 2
    ACCESSORIES: None


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    <CENTER>DL- X2</CENTER>

    This a peculiarly shaped droid being practically triangular in its design. There is no much information I can offer about likeness to a life size character or where, within the Star Tours ride, it can be seen, as I never have. Judging by the card's picture and the writing on the front of its body, the small droid seems to be "working" in security.

    Overall it has been nicely sculpted. Its entire body has been outlined by a series of bolts and divided at the center by them as well. A black control panel shows a series of buttons and levers and right below it the words "SECTOR SECURITY" have been printed in yellow with a number "2" in red, right next to them. What appears to be its dome, a protruding rounded piece sticking out over the top portion of the body, is missing paint detail. The picture on the card clearly shows a red nose-like piece at the right side of the dome; this piece have been left unpainted on the sculpt, fading away within the black

    There is door at the lower left front corner of the body which appears as if could be opened but that is a negative. Although, it is a separate piece, it is glued to the droid.


    <CENTER>ARTICULATION</CENTER>

    This is the least articulated figure of all the Star Tours figures yet, and perhaps any other figure within the 3 3/4" Star Wars line as well. DL- X2 has only one point of articulation which is located in his arm, call it his moving elbow, allowing just for its forearm to move up or down. Nothing else on the sculpt moves and there are no holes nor wheels under the body either. The figure just sits there.

    Despite the lack of articulation, its design comes to its rescue, since its shape makes it "be noticed" and stands out but truly...not worth the $10.00 plus tax you have to pay at the Parks to buy one, or even more if you buy it somewhere else.

    <CENTER>FIGURE INFORMATION</CENTER>

    NAME OF FIGURE: DL- X2
    DIGITS: P/N 6155820000
    COLLECTION AND WAVE NUMBER: Collection 2, Wave 2
    ACCESSORIES: None

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    Take a look now at the detailed pictures below and feel free to share your opinions with us. We'd love to hear what you have to say. Enjoy!

    <CENTER>Ishi Tib</CENTER>
     
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    STAR TOURS R4-M9 #1
     

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    STAR TOURS R4- M9 #2
     

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    STAR TOURS WEG- 1618 #1
     

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    STAR TOURS WEG-1618 #2
     

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    STAR TOURS DL-X2 #1
     

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    STAR TOURS DL-X2 #2
     

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