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|12-11-2012 06:20 PM|
|oxfordnut||I placed the order on Monday and got it today. Walmart said shipment was to be arriving Dec. 24. So, I am thrilled to receive it in literally one day. Thanks OP!|
|12-11-2012 05:06 PM|
Guess you didn't see the one on the front page..............
Albeit the front page post was for Walmart, in the thread they talk extensively about Amazon pricematching
|12-11-2012 04:41 PM|
Amazon: Star Wars - Interactive R2D2 $99 + FSSS
|12-11-2012 01:37 PM|
|jayfore||I'm sure this is a great price for this item... I will just tell you that this is a piece of junk, and recommend you not waste your money. You basically have to operate R2 in a completely silent environment, and follow his command structure perfectly. Even when you do, he will usually still not do as you ask. This is perhaps the most frustrating toy that our son has ever been given -- frustrating for him and us (parents). R2 is mostly a decoration now -- the only thing we can get him to do is to dance to the cantina theme music. That wore out fairly quickly.|
|12-11-2012 11:02 AM|
|TiniTinyTony||8 batteries is a lot.|
|12-10-2012 11:27 PM|
Nice find Op picked one up for the nephew.
|12-10-2012 10:46 PM|
Pulled the trigger and got one on Amazon 99.99 free shipping with Prime.
Seems any tech gadget that requires this many batteries should just come with a USB jack in the back for charging.
Oh well, I'm sure for those that are fans of the films and character will over look the battery consumption cost as I have.
Just in case anyone doesn't know already.. Most areas now days have a Dollar Tree store
where all items in store are a dollar. + tax
At my local Dollar Tree store they sell Alkaline Batteries ( Panasonic or Ever Ready ) brand.
4pk or 8pk these are not the best batteries but for a dollar .... it can save you a bunch.
Thanks OP for the post. I figure having a R2D2 holding my beer while playing a game of billiards is going to be pretty cool.
|12-10-2012 10:12 PM|
|12-10-2012 05:48 PM|
|Magowin||Thanks a lot OP you just made my second cousin in Germany really happy he's only 7 but loves Star Wars and has so many trading cards collected but not many toys because they are so expensive there especially this item it's priced $404 EU on the Germany Amazon site so he will be very happy this Xmas morning I just hope it gets to him in time once we send it.|
|12-10-2012 04:01 PM|
|headman||We picked ours up at K-Mart back in 2002 for $69. We absolutely love our R2! We have never had single issue with ours. R2 may not always understand your command but its a toy and not expected to be like the real thing. If too many people are trying to give him commands or if there is excessive background noise he may get confused but that's to be expected. The sounds and features are awesome. He operates on carpets, tile and hardwood floors with ease. All the hidden "Easter egg"commands are a nice bonus. Arguably the greatest toy I have ever bought for my kids. I can guarantee that my two oldest boys (now 19 and 20) would tell you the same. In fact if they were here and I set it out they would still play with it. A few years ago we entered our youngest son into a Star wars Halloween costume contest at Meijer that coincided with the DVD release. My son was dressed like Darth Vader and he brought his little R2 with him. He and R2 won first place! People in the crowd were mesmerized by the little "his size" R2D2. He then took R2 trick-or-treating and people kept stopping us to take pictures. We have had a lot of fun with ours. If your considering picking one up then my suggestion to you would be to go ahead and get one. You wont regret it.|
|12-10-2012 01:56 PM|
|Scirocco||we got ours back in the 2008 batch and it worked great for a few months then stopped responding entirely. We were ready to take it to good will and for giggles turned it on and tried it again and it was working again. We have had an on again off again type of relationship with this toy ever since, which is pretty disappointing given its cost. It SHOULD cost no more than $50. When it was working well at the very beginning it was sometimes frustrating for my son since his enunciation at the age of 6 was not always the greatest. The toy would respond to the "hey r2" command (alerts r2 that a command is coming) but the other commands were not distinct enough coming from my son to get the toy to actually do something. When my son plays with the toy now (usually when a friend comes over and sees it) this doesn't happen as much (if it is working at the time) I would not pay this kind of money for this toy if I had it to do over again...|
|12-10-2012 01:50 PM|
|jeffham||Thanks OP. I'm returning the one I bought for $149 from Amazon last month.|
|12-10-2012 01:23 PM|
Sure it doesn't have a buzzsaw or a lightsaber hatch or most of the accoutrements R2 had when he was zapped at the bunker in Return of the Jedi, but I'm ok with that!
|12-10-2012 12:35 PM|
|12-10-2012 12:32 PM|
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