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Offline Jesse James

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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #60 on: October 1, 2010, 04:26 PM »
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I'd gotten a couple requests about the RC obstacle course...  I can't video my own, but this guy's showing off a 1:16 Jagdpanther tank (WW2 German Tank Destroyer), and I thought his set-up was awesome.  Mine's nowhere near this level of quality, but it's similar in some respects.  Mine's nowhere near this cool looking though, but I thought I'd share just since it's what the gist of the RC obstacle courses are like for some folks.
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2010, 09:35 AM »
My son had his birthday Friday night and his grandparents bought him this.  The toy is fantastic!  I know it is $60 but he loves it.  The missiles basically fire in groups of 4 remotely.  IT has a great spinning feature.  The thing looks super-durable and sturdy.  It was quite the hit. 

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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2010, 01:59 AM »
I've beat the piss out of mine now a bit...  Honestly I think it's one of the more indestructable RC's I've had.  I'm shocked because it has no suspension to speak of at all.  That usually can murder a gearbox.  Not this thing though.  I rolled it off a couple steps even.   :o

The spinning is cool too, I agree.  It controls like a tank (or like tanks used to), by driving each wheel independantly.  It's incredibly maneuverable once you get the feel for the somewhat sensitive controls.  I'm a little experienced with RC stuff and the bigger things control a bit more sensitively, but really this isn't hard to master.  It's just right for kids I think.

The rockets...  They should include a full extra set.  These things will be lost. :)  They go very, very far...  Definitely not for use around the pets with little ones I think. ;D
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2010, 08:41 PM »
Thinking about biting on this tomorrow for $39.  Probably not, but I will keep it on my list I guess...
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2010, 01:34 AM »
Black Friday did this better around me...  Target's near me is down to one,a nd WM had 3 (they had about 10 to start, so not bad).  I noticed this got pimped in some toy catalogues a bit, so I'm sure that didn't hurt it either.
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #65 on: December 6, 2010, 02:32 AM »
Target had these marked to $35-ish this weekend, and they were all gone where I visited.  I believe the mark-down started Sunday, but I wasn't too sure on that.  Both stores I visited sold out though.
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2011, 05:15 PM »
Target's clearance of the R/C Hailfire Droid appears to be in full swing.  I found a couple at a local store that were marked at $24.98 or so.  Given that price drop I was ready to pull the trigger on this vehicle.  And imagine my oh so pleasant surprise when I got to the register and to find that the current clearance price was ACTUALLY $14.98.  A nice score in my book.
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2011, 05:34 PM »
Same here - I scanned some that said they were 50% off, but they were 75% off.  They've been sitting for a couple weeks at several Targets with the 50% sticker.  Maybe if they update with the correct stickers they can finally get them out of there.

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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2011, 05:55 PM »
They sold at my local Target with only one markdown to $42. It's surprising to see the "successful" toys hit clearance.

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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2011, 07:07 PM »
Yeah I haven't seen one at Target since early December maybe?  Whatever that first markdown was they had before Christmas time.  They sold out then.  I'd buy another for $15 for sure. 
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2011, 07:23 PM »
I'm still seeing these around for $20somethingish and $40somethingish.  Managed to secure a 75% off version through a local - I think I originally said I had no interest in this thing unless it hit extreme clearance so ya...
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Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2011, 04:32 PM »
nabbed what appeared to be the last one of these at Target today for $15.  They were doing a reset of areas of the toy dept.