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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2004, 03:19 PM »
So, my computer was out of commission for a couple of weeks, and of course, during that time, Action HQ gets these things in.  

Last week, the computer's fixed, but I forget about Action HQ until today, and naturally, they're sold out of the sets for $55.

The Question of the Day:

Should I wait for them to get some more in?  

Should I try some other site that might have them in stock?

Should I just say "screw it", and go to Ebay?

Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion!

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2004, 01:05 PM »
Screw it and go to ebay.  Chuckles (Jim) got a set for not much more than what I'm paying for a box from HLJ.  You could alternately wait to see if BBTS gets them in.  

My confirmation of shipping finally came from HLJ today.  

boba.......boba........boba........boba..... ah screw it, it never worked last time
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2004, 01:13 PM »
boba.......boba........boba........boba..... ah screw it, it never worked last time

LOL. Sorry, this did make me laugh.  ;D

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2004, 02:35 PM »
The complete set with chase Boba became very hard to find now even in Hong Kong & Japan.So if you see the set sell for around US$55 or less,just grab it.The ratio to get Boba about 2 in every 10 big boxes(8 small boxes in each).Good luck in finding chase Boba :)
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #34 on: June 3, 2004, 01:02 PM »
My box of magnets came today :D  As with all things HLJ, customs fees accompanied the box :(

these are really, really blind packed.  The boxes are sealed just like Kubrick and Tomy boxes (mini dioramas, that is).  Even better, once you get the box open, you are met with a black plastic bag, so you have to cut/tear that open as well.  No cheating on these bad boys.  As a third layer of protection, they are encased in plastic so even if you could get the bag open, you'd be feeling through a plastic 'frame'.  

I have to say, I love this idea of packaging like this with these ones.  I would hate it if I had to go to a retail storefront and pick boxes that might have been moved around from case to case, so you could conceivably end up with 8 3PO or something hideous like that.  

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #35 on: June 3, 2004, 01:05 PM »
Sounds cool, I've resisted these bad boys, wouldn't mind a Vader though if you get doubles ;)

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #36 on: June 3, 2004, 01:10 PM »
Not looking good.  Despite my earlier comment, if you 'fondle' the package appropriately, you can tell what is inside.  I'm at the following:

R2-D2
C-3PO
Tie Pilot
Jawa x2 - I believe this pretty clearly states no Boba for me :-\

carrying on...
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #37 on: June 3, 2004, 01:13 PM »
Vader Vader Vader (x2)

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #38 on: June 3, 2004, 01:19 PM »
Nope, sorry :-\

It's pretty much as I expected for a Tomy case.  I had a shot at the Boba and thus a complete set.  As soon as I opened the second Jawa, I knew I was hooped with the Boba magnet.  

So it's a good news, bad news case.  Good in the sense that minus Boba, I have the complete set.  This was the reason for ordering a case, Tomy usually does this with this type of thing.  Bad is that not only did I not get a Boba, I got one of the suckier magnets in terms of popularity as a duplicate.  Oh, I know, lots of folks are Jawa fans, just not me.  I was hoping for the dupe to be Vader for Scott, Tusken for Matt or even a Tie or Stormie for some trade value.  Not expecting a lot of requests for mister Jawa.  

The magnets are nicely done though.   The detail is good and they'll look pretty cool.  I'm a little concerned about the strength of the magnet though.  It's a pretty small disk in the center of the back of the plastic portion.  

Got GITDH only to have Boba magnet replace it.  
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #39 on: June 3, 2004, 01:23 PM »
That's OK...most of these are only being sold in sets right now, not a pressing need, just look good on Ye Olde Fridge 8)

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2005, 08:19 PM »
OK, so I finally broke down and ordered a set of these including the chase Boba Fett (since he was the one I wanted most, of course  ::) ) and they arrived today. These things are very detailed, more than I would have imagined. They are a great set. Anyone else besides Brent get them?

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2005, 08:37 PM »
Yep, I have full set of the 8 too. Very nice pieces. I have them hanging on one of the lone metal spots in my collection room.

I wonder if they'll ever make any new ones?

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2005, 04:52 PM »
Now available in America!  Y'know, I'm like a sick, twisted puppy that keeps going back to its owner that beats it.  SWS.com has these things in stock and yes indeedy, you have a shot at the Boba magnet ::)  Anyone want to sell me one of them?  Geez, I sound like Colman Alice.
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
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