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Target Exclusive Japanese Remote Control Droids
« on: February 15, 2009, 12:16 AM »
From Rebelscum:



This makes my day... I only have one of them and recently decided I wanted to pick up the rest, but they're going for $25 or so each on eBay at the moment.  I wonder if R4-P17 will show up.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 11:25 AM by Jeff »

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 12:24 AM »
I was surprised by this as well. I know SWS.com has been selling them for ever but I stopped picking them up after the first few.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 12:35 AM »
Ack!  I still have four left to unload.  Gotta get em up on the bay before everyone is aware. 

$25 isn't really a lot for them either.  My cost was about $18 on them, so not that bad. 
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 10:21 AM »
Interesting. I was tempted to pick these up, but the slight over-scale held (holds) me back. I'm sure I'll pick up one just to play with. I wonder how much they'll retail for.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 12:08 PM »
Ack!  I still have four left to unload.  Gotta get em up on the bay before everyone is aware. 

$25 isn't really a lot for them either.  My cost was about $18 on them, so not that bad. 

It's not a ton, but for the 4 I'm missing I don't really want to spend $100 plus shipping.  My hope is that they were only that price because they were exclusive to a country half way around the world, and once they show up here they're be more like $10 or $15 - and without international shipping charges to boot.


Sounds like they'll be $16.99
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 01:36 AM »
Just a remind that our DPCI we scooped a little while ago was speculated that it could be these droids actually.  Kudos to whoever said they thought that...  I forget who now.  It was a good guess!

I'm happy about these too as I just have R2, but love him.  I'll gladly nab all 3 for that price.  They'll fill in nicely and the RC action is sorta fun at times, actually.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 01:57 AM »
I have a couple and think they're great!  My nephew thought they were fun to play with on his last visit, so I got him one of his own.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 09:29 AM »
I just have the first R2 as well, and I really like it too.  I held off on the others due to price, but they are pretty nifty.  I could see them doing pretty well at retail, if the price isn't too high.  I might consider picking up another one or two, it all depends on the budget.  I'm definitely glad I have the R2 though.  I could see kids getting a kick out of it, I know our nephews think the one I have is pretty nifty.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 03:13 PM »
Since I have all of these, including the "clear" one that was released for Celebration Japan - I'm going to pass on these. The only thing that may prompt me to buy one is if they release a new astromech that Tomy never released, but I doubt that will happen.

It will be interesting to see if the packaging is the same but with new graphics or a completely new design.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 03:20 PM »
I'll bite as long as Hasbro doesn't plan on doing this to every droid repaint.  Never picked up any of the Tomy versions.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 03:37 PM »
Woot! I'm getting one of each of these. I missed them the first go around. Just wish they were not a Target exclusive.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 05:30 PM »
It will be interesting to see if the packaging is the same but with new graphics or a completely new design.

Looks like it's all-new packaging for these.  For whatever reason, I haven't bought any of these little Japanese droids yet, but now that they are coming to Target I'll probably grab R2-D2 at the very least...
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 08:29 PM »
The first R2 was the only one I bought from sws.com, but I never opened it, and now I can't seem to find it.  I'm glad there are some other ones coming out and available at a store close by.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 10:00 PM »
It will be interesting to see if the packaging is the same but with new graphics or a completely new design.

Looks like it's all-new packaging for these.  For whatever reason, I haven't bought any of these little Japanese droids yet, but now that they are coming to Target I'll probably grab R2-D2 at the very least...

Thanks for the package shots Jeff!  I might pick a few of these up - I'm a little dissapointed to have paid the higher price on SWshop.com to get the foreign versions long ago, but oh well. 
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 05:17 PM »
It will be interesting to see if the packaging is the same but with new graphics or a completely new design.

Looks like it's all-new packaging for these.  For whatever reason, I haven't bought any of these little Japanese droids yet, but now that they are coming to Target I'll probably grab R2-D2 at the very least...

I guess based on the packaging these are going to be shipping before the transition to the new line look.
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