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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #60 on: June 9, 2005, 12:12 PM »
Hmm, those look good in that pic.  Still not that keen on non-helmets.  Would like to get just the Royal Guard and Biker Scout if I could (Boushh too ::))
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2005, 10:59 PM »
Just recieved my magnets from HLJ and of course my poor luck continues...no chase magnet...the the rest are awesome!!

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2005, 10:38 PM »
HLJ has Series 3 up for pre-order.

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2005, 01:14 PM »
These are looking pretty sweet - even the faces (non-masks) look realistic, especially the Emperor!


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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2005, 06:26 PM »
Oh man. These things are great! Have to stay away though.
I`m trying to get the other Tomy Dioramas that I want now, not too expensive, but
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2005, 09:59 PM »
Any speculation on the chase for this set? Shocktrooper? 501st??

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Any speculation on the chase for this set? Shocktrooper? 501st??

That's a tough one.  Most of the magnets are ROTS, but an OT and AOTC thrown in to throw me off.  Hmmm.  I'm going to say there's a theme with the Kubricks and pick Snaggletooth as the chase.

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2005, 09:41 AM »
Question...why is thsi thread say TOMY when these magnets are made by Kotobukiya....not TOMY?  NO biggie, just curious to see if maybe I was confused or if the two companies were related.

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2005, 05:06 AM »
Question...why is thsi thread say TOMY when these magnets are made by Kotobukiya....not TOMY? NO biggie, just curious to see if maybe I was confused or if the two companies were related.

I asked Jeff about this and he had a great answer for me.  Basically, Kotobukiya is the manufacturer, but TOMY is the distributor.  So they are still made by Koto, but TOMY slaps their name on the box too.

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2006, 07:37 PM »
These were released in Hong Kong today!

Chase magnet is C-3PO and a Gree variant was found.  The action heats up..  ;)





Interestingly, the Gamorrean Guard is not in this pic.

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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2006, 12:58 PM »
Anyone has a spare Chewie magnet? I need just him. They're all over Ebay but they want $15 to ship it and that's just insane...
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2006, 03:33 PM »
I was under the distinct impression that these are made by Koto, and not Tomy.  The boxes I have say as much.
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2006, 03:53 PM »
I was under the distinct impression that these are made by Koto, and not Tomy.  The boxes I have say as much.

Yeah, we were discussing this earlier:

Question...why is this thread say TOMY when these magnets are made by Kotobukiya....not TOMY? NO biggie, just curious to see if maybe I was confused or if the two companies were related.

I asked Jeff about this and he had a great answer for me. Basically, Kotobukiya is the manufacturer, but TOMY is the distributor. So they are still made by Koto, but TOMY slaps their name on the box too.

I believe the earlier series had TOMY's name on the boxes, but it's interesting that all they have is Koto now.
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Re: TOMY's "Real Mask Magnets" from Japan
« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2006, 03:57 PM »
A lot of things changed when Tomy merged with Takara last year.   It is possible that TOMY is no longer the distributor this time around and that is why they were dropped from the box.
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Re: TOMY/Kotobukiya "Real Mask Magnets"
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2006, 04:06 PM »
I was just getting ready to change the title myself when I noticed JesseVader had already done it. 

Good thing, that--we can all get back to living our lives now. 

Whew.