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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2009, 09:24 PM »
Well - speaking as someone who bought each of the Tomy imports from StarWarsShop.com - I'm still kinda glad that I did.

Looks like the base/stand that shipped with the Japanese versions has been dropped from the packaging.

While a base/stand doesn't seem like much of a big deal, the great thing about it in this case is that it has a spot to hold the lightsaber handle remote. This way, if you display your open stuff, the remote rests neatly next to your remote control droid.

I guess this is one of the ways they're keeping the price on these down.

Still think I'm going to pass and add these to the list of stuff "I've already got and don't need the packaging variants" that I am passing on now due to space considerations
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #16 on: March 8, 2009, 01:01 PM »
Nice r2d2, a bit larger than hasbro votc, I would be prepared to pay maximum 15 bucks for it.

Hey guys, do you fancy what will happen if Tommy launches stormies, Vaders, bobas, and other characters?

it Will be harder for Tommy to compete with Hasbro, which is doing a great job.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #17 on: March 9, 2009, 12:35 PM »
Nice r2d2, a bit larger than hasbro votc, I would be prepared to pay maximum 15 bucks for it.


I live by one of the Targets that sells basic figs for $8.79 so maybe these will be cheaper else where, but when I put the numbers for these into the scanner they come up $16.99. At that price I think I'm only getting the R5-X? since "he" is the only character of these I don't have any version of.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #18 on: March 9, 2009, 03:16 PM »
I'm pretty excited for these actually.  I held off buying the imports because of the price + shipping.  I really wanted the R5 but not at the cost.  Now though, I'll gladly nab any unique one I can find.  I'll deal with the price happily enough... Love my R2-D2, and these have me pretty pumped for the rest of the crew.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #19 on: March 9, 2009, 05:08 PM »
Has there been any word on whether R4-P17 will be part of the assortment?   Are there any others besides that one that aren't listed in the Hasbro slide?

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 07:11 PM »
Has there been any word on whether R4-P17 will be part of the assortment?   Are there any others besides that one that aren't listed in the Hasbro slide?

I haven't seen R4 listed, but I wouldn't be surprised if Hasbro planned on releasing all of them at some point as long as Target continues to give them the peg space. The only one I wouldn't expect to see is the clear R2-D2, but I would think all of the movie ones are fair game.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009, 07:31 PM »
Wait a second... there's a clear R2-D2?   ???

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009, 08:05 PM »
Wait a second... there's a clear R2-D2?   ???

Yep - it was the Celebration Japan exclusive from Tomy, they sold them at SWS.com for a short period after that convention was held.

Here's the photo-gallery for it on RebelScum: http://www.rebelscum.com/TACCJclearR2D2.asp

edit: You can actually still buy it from SWS.com - http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=1223962;category_id=322

I only got one for my collection, now that it's been reduced to $17.99, I might have to pick another one up to open...  ;D
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2009, 08:54 PM »
That's what I get for deciding really late in the game that I was going to collect the RC droids.

Thanks for the link, I'm putting in an order now before I miss out.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2009, 12:38 PM »
I was just over at Target.com, and I noticed that these are in stock and shipping in 24 hours there.  I haven't seen these at retail (and I don't think they've been found anywhere yet), but I thought I'd pass it along if anyone was interested in picking them up online.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2009, 08:01 PM »
Picked up R5-X2 at Target. It's my first RC droid, and I highly recommend these. They're really cool. 8)
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2009, 10:14 PM »
How much were these when Tak/Tomy had them?  Is $16.99 a fair price?  I think these are pretty cool, but not sure if I want to start down an endless repaint route at this price.   :-\
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2009, 10:24 PM »
How much were these when Tak/Tomy had them?  Is $16.99 a fair price? 

SWShop is selling the Japanese versions for $20-$25 plus shipping, so $17 for these current versions at Target is a "fair" price.  Not "cheap" by any means, but cheaper than the original RotS/30AC Japanese versions.
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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2009, 11:27 PM »
How much were these when Tak/Tomy had them?  Is $16.99 a fair price? 

SWShop is selling the Japanese versions for $20-$25 plus shipping, so $17 for these current versions at Target is a "fair" price.  Not "cheap" by any means, but cheaper than the original RotS/30AC Japanese versions.

Even on sale at SWShop I don't think they got below $15.  They are definitely cool and I'm not returning mine, but I couldn't help but feel a wee bit screwed paying over $70 for four little packages.

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Re: Japanese Remote Control Droids coming to Target
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2009, 11:57 PM »
They are definitely cool and I'm not returning mine, but I couldn't help but feel a wee bit screwed paying over $70 for four little packages.

That's why I plan on getting the ones that I'm interested in one at a time. :)

I've only picked up R5-X2 so far (he's the only one I've seen). Despite the price, I think these are very cool and they're definitely neat additions to the collection. I wouldn't mind a couple more waves to pick and choose droids from.
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