R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

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R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:51 am

Hi all,

I noticed a while ago after seeing photos of my old R2D2 Sensorscope that the head wasn't aligned. Then today noticed that some are and some aren't. I am wondering if there is head swapping going on or this is just a factory error?!

The thing is that the one below was taken from an open baggie (apparently) but is mint so never questioned it.

Has anyone else noticed this about the R2D2 Sensorscope figure?
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Here's one aligned I found on the web...
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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 am

I only have one R2D2 Sensorscope MOC to compare it to at the moment so know that one is genuine and that one's head is aligned.

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by Robstyley » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:44 am

What do you mean by aligned?? The head moves round anyway so who’s to say what it’s default/as new position is?

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:35 am

Robstyley wrote:What do you mean by aligned?? The head moves round anyway so who’s to say what it’s default/as new position is?
The head being centrally aligned to the body because in the top photos you can see the head over hangs the body on one side and on the bottom the head is aligned perfectly and there is no over hanging on one side.

Does this make sense?

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Post by tigerham » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:40 am

Meaning this... (Overhanging not Overhamning)
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Post by Robstyley » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Ah yes sorry mate, with ya. Misunderstood :oops:

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Post by tigerham » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:30 pm

Robstyley wrote:Ah yes sorry mate, with ya. Misunderstood :oops:
Lol, no worries. :)

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Post by Pomse2001 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:17 pm

tigerham wrote:
Robstyley wrote:Ah yes sorry mate, with ya. Misunderstood :oops:
Lol, no worries. :)
Ok agree it looks strange, I have checked mine and I have no one that looks like that. But some looks normal and other has a little Overhanging but not as much as yours. Maybe it is just a production error, I don't think chaging heads would do this unless there is head variant sizes on r2-d2 and he got a wrong head. I have never heard about there is head size varints on r2-d2 :?

But I guess if there is I would not be surprised, we learn something new in this star wars universe every day :lol:

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:17 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Robstyley wrote:Ah yes sorry mate, with ya. Misunderstood :oops:
Lol, no worries. :)
Ok agree it looks strange, I have checked mine and I have no one that looks like that. But some looks normal and other has a little Overhanging but not as much as yours. Maybe it is just a production error, I don't think chaging heads would do this unless there is head variant sizes on r2-d2 and he got a wrong head. I have never heard about there is head size varints on r2-d2 :?

But I guess if there is I would not be surprised, we learn something new in this star wars universe every day :lol:
Thank you Lars. I wasn't sure if, for example, a solid dome R2 had a slightly different alignment on the body than on a Sensorscope or not. Otherwise it may possibly a factory error although I'm still to find a MOC with a head overhanging.

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by Stubbs » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:13 pm

This could be because someone had a few R2's one had a great condition head and bad body i.e sticker and swapped it around. I tried this a few years ago and it didn't sit right for mine so swapped it back.

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Post by tigerham » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Stubbs wrote:This could be because someone had a few R2's one had a great condition head and bad body i.e sticker and swapped it around. I tried this a few years ago and it didn't sit right for mine so swapped it back.
Thank you Stubbs. :)

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by Pomse2001 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:37 pm

tigerham wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Lol, no worries. :)
Ok agree it looks strange, I have checked mine and I have no one that looks like that. But some looks normal and other has a little Overhanging but not as much as yours. Maybe it is just a production error, I don't think chaging heads would do this unless there is head variant sizes on r2-d2 and he got a wrong head. I have never heard about there is head size varints on r2-d2 :?

But I guess if there is I would not be surprised, we learn something new in this star wars universe every day :lol:
Thank you Lars. I wasn't sure if, for example, a solid dome R2 had a slightly different alignment on the body than on a Sensorscope or not. Otherwise it may possibly a factory error although I'm still to find a MOC with a head overhanging.
let me know what you learn about the sticker on the r2 ? :wink:

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:30 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
Ok agree it looks strange, I have checked mine and I have no one that looks like that. But some looks normal and other has a little Overhanging but not as much as yours. Maybe it is just a production error, I don't think chaging heads would do this unless there is head variant sizes on r2-d2 and he got a wrong head. I have never heard about there is head size varints on r2-d2 :?

But I guess if there is I would not be surprised, we learn something new in this star wars universe every day :lol:
Thank you Lars. I wasn't sure if, for example, a solid dome R2 had a slightly different alignment on the body than on a Sensorscope or not. Otherwise it may possibly a factory error although I'm still to find a MOC with a head overhanging.
let me know what you learn about the sticker on the r2 ? :wink:
What do you mean by the sticker?

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by Pomse2001 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:11 pm

tigerham wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Thank you Lars. I wasn't sure if, for example, a solid dome R2 had a slightly different alignment on the body than on a Sensorscope or not. Otherwise it may possibly a factory error although I'm still to find a MOC with a head overhanging.
let me know what you learn about the sticker on the r2 ? :wink:
What do you mean by the sticker?
Sorry mixed 2 threads together, I must have been tired :oops:

Maybe you can check if the sticker match with the head, there is some small differences on the stickers. But I am also sure about that not all sticker variants are on this links, but try to check them out and compare them with the sticker on your r2-d2.

Myabe the body is not from a sensorscope r2-d2 just a thought, but maybe there is also different sizes of sensorscope heads or bodies also just a thought :?

But maybe this links can help https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1101357

https://www.starwarsfigurevariations.co ... ariations/

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Re: R2D2 Sensorscope Head Alignment...

Post by tigerham » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:39 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
let me know what you learn about the sticker on the r2 ? :wink:
What do you mean by the sticker?
Sorry mixed 2 threads together, I must have been tired :oops:

Maybe you can check if the sticker match with the head, there is some small differences on the stickers. But I am also sure about that not all sticker variants are on this links, but try to check them out and compare them with the sticker on your r2-d2.

Myabe the body is not from a sensorscope r2-d2 just a thought, but maybe there is also different sizes of sensorscope heads or bodies also just a thought :?

But maybe this links can help https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1101357

https://www.starwarsfigurevariations.co ... ariations/
Brilliant! Thank you Lars, really apreciated. I'll check the links out. :)

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