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R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid
« on: September 9, 2005, 01:45 PM »
Looks like this guy is coming back again...

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #1 on: September 9, 2005, 01:50 PM »
Although we don't have pricing/availability info quite yet, I'm glad to hear this is coming back.  I did see it once or twice the first time around, but didn't have the money for it, so hopefully it works out this time.  I wouldn't mind having one, but again, I guess it depends on the timing of things.  From those who picked it up the first time, it sounded like it was a pretty neat toy.

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #2 on: September 9, 2005, 05:37 PM »
Great!  I'm still kicking myself for not picking it up when I was working at KB ($50, plus I would have received a 25% employee discount)  :-[
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #3 on: September 9, 2005, 08:13 PM »
Very nice, I heard rumors sometime ago that this might coming back. I have the first one and will get this one.  8)

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #4 on: September 9, 2005, 09:53 PM »
Awesome. I found one at my local comic shop for $250. I'll hopefully be able to afford this one.  :)
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2005, 07:31 AM »
I was too cheap, and didn't pick one up the first time. :P The same mistake will not be made again!

Wonder if it will have any new options? You know, rocket boosters or oil slicks? ;D

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2005, 02:56 PM »
I was lucky enough (thanks chuckles) to get one the first time around.  I think it was only $50 on clearance, but it might have been less 8).  It's an awesome piece and will be nicer in the new house with the hardwood floors.  If I can get another on clearance, I'll opt in again :P
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2005, 12:30 AM »
Like many....passed on it the first time....now (with kids coming) I think this would be a real neat thing for toddlers so I am going to buy it.

Going to tell the wife that it can be the kids gift from Grandma :)

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2005, 02:47 AM »
I have the first one and will get this one.  8)

Why?  Is there anything that's going to be different from the last time around?

I picked up the original as well, for $50 at K-mart.  Don't think I've ever even opened up the thing though...  :-\

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2005, 03:41 PM »
It moves, it makes noise and it interacts with people.  My nephew will have one, if only to annoy my brother!   ;D

I might get one too....how well do these things move on carpet?
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Great news for those who want one - I'm on the fence (as I am on most higher priced items)!

Kudos to those of you who grabbed one for $50 - most people are happy with it at full price!

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2005, 05:37 PM »
I might get one too....how well do these things move on carpet?

I have berber (sp?) carpet and it moved ok but (obviously) it's made for vinyl/tile floor.  It will never move on shag carpet.  I had one but after a few days ended up returning it because the novelty wore off and I knew I would never open it again nor "talk" to it.

I do remember it had trouble carrying a can to me on carpet so you'll just have to try it out and keep your receipt just in case the carpet issue ends up being a problem.
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2005, 04:39 PM »
Hmmm, I'm starting to hear some reports that these are being found at BJ Wholesales Clubs on the East Coast.

I'm also starting to hear some whispers that these may end up being a shared exclusive and possibly not available everywhere.  I'll do some more digging and see if I can nail down that rumor or not....
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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2005, 09:41 AM »
Thanks Jeff - for $70 (the rumored price) I think I'll cave in on this one.

If anyone can help a fellow JDer who doesn't live next to a BJ's - I'd be forever grateful!

BTW - $70 seems like a steal in a market that consists of rising prices....

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Re: RotS Interactive R2-D2 Robot
« Reply #14 on: October 3, 2005, 09:31 PM »
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