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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2005, 03:52 PM »
Mine arrived yesterday.  It is so cool!!!  I cannot stress enough how well it works either.  With shipping and tax it comes to almost $30.  It seems a little high for just one figure, but I think it's worth it.

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« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2005, 04:17 PM »
CrunchyNug!  Long time no see!  It's good to see you are still hanging around these parts.  I remember making a trade with you for a POTJ Sandtrooper right when those things were impossible to find in the fall of 2001.   :)

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« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2005, 04:57 PM »
CrunchyNug!  Long time no see!  It's good to see you are still hanging around these parts.  I remember making a trade with you for a POTJ Sandtrooper right when those things were impossible to find in the fall of 2001.   :)

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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2005, 01:31 PM »
i got my lil R2 unit 2 days ago and this is so fun to play with. love to scare the dog with it.  ;D

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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #49 on: October 4, 2005, 09:52 PM »
This is the coolest thing I have seen since the vinty wind up R2. I'll have to release him from his package of doom and have some fun.


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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2005, 10:45 AM »
I still haven't ordered one of these ::) but imagine my surprise when I was looking through robby.jp's email list this morning and saw what appears to be two more versions of this little guy :o

I'm not clear about whether they are exactly this item or not, though they did show the Tomy R2 in the same picture for comparison.  I emailed Ryo for an answer on them and whether I interpreted the email correctly or not. 

What the hell am I rambling about?  It looks like they are doing two new versions of this RC droid:

R2-Q5 paint deco :o
R4-P17 paint deco  :o

Dale or Jeff can probably scavenge the image when they see the email and upload it.  I can't do that currently. 

Pretty neat though and I'll definitely be ordering these guys.
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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2005, 10:57 AM »
Here are some shots I've taken of him and a short QT video of R2 in operation

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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2005, 11:03 AM »
I received that e-maill Brent but the pictures are not showing in my e-mail. I went to RoBBy's site and entered the item codes to see them but I get a server right now.  :-\

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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2005, 11:31 AM »
Thanks Dale,
I couldn't get the item to come up on the site but the pictures did come through for me in the email.  I'll post more when I hear back from Ryo.
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« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2005, 01:08 PM »
Ahhhh, here we go. Thanks Brent.  :)





If there anything like the R2, I'll be getting them.  8)

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« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2005, 01:44 PM »
Thanks Dale, those pictures help explain what I was rambling about.  My interpretation is there will be new versions of this beast as they are pretty much straight repaints.  I hope so, they look neat. 
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« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2005, 09:25 PM »
I got a response from Ryo at Robby.jp and these are indeed more radio controlled Droids.  He hasn't seen them personally (release date 03/31/06) but his impression is that they are just the same as the R2-D2 but repainted. 

Sweet. 8)
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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2005, 09:32 PM »
Both are showing up on his site now, maybe they were not entered earlier today. Me thinks I'll order a few of them.  ;)

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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2005, 03:32 AM »
R4-P17 is up for preorder at SWS.com.  Pretty slick looking!   8)


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Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2005, 07:28 AM »
I love the RC-D2 so these two repaints are welcomed...  This little "sub-category" of figures is cool by me.  I'd even dig an RC version of other droids that rolled...  Not anything too small, but something they could do to-scale like the mining droids or whatnot.  R5-D4 would be cool too and you could make him do a donut and topple over just like the real droid.

It'd be cool by me other than the price, but being sorta "premium" items I'm ok with that price even.
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