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Don Solo's "R2 challenge..."
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ZombieSolo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hadn't seen that one Kaiba, I might pick it up if I ever see it at a garage sale. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2-D2 Hat: http://blog.craftzine.com/r2d2beanie.jpg

R2-D2 Picture Frame: http://www.neweyestudio.com/ebayJ/ebj477.jpg

R2-D2 Pepsi Cooler: http://www.allaboardresalefurniture.com/allaboard%20005.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen and bid on them all at one point, never found them cheap enough though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a R2-Kite

On a side note just bought one of those R2 tea towels off of Strapya. Darn impulse buying Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way I'd spent $50+ on a kite, but cool find.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay how about this little guy then R2 USB hub
or
R2 laundry basket
or
Pewter bottle opener
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Way overpriced,
2. I've got the older version, it looks better,
3. Got it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure if i posted this before or not...

semi-origami r2-d2
http://fccafe.fc2web.com/r2d2.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen it, but I suck at paper craft.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don,

My wife works for an international electrical contractor. At a company Christmas party a few years back, I mentioned that I am Star Wars fan to the people who were sitting with us at our table. Apparently they found this fascinating and word spread through the company. Now I get little Star Wars related items sent to me now and then from some of those people and from some that I never have met.

Recently I received a bootleg copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special from one of my wife’s co-workers. This little “gem” comes with all of the original commercials from 1978. Even though this show was incredibly bad (I actually enjoy torturing myself with trash like this) I managed to make it all the way to the end. At the end there is a commercial for Kenner toys. One of the items is a remote control R2-D2.

That got my curiosity up for seeing if I could find one of these R2-D2s from 1978. I have been able to find one that is used (no box), but in working order for what I find to be a really good price, under $10.00. I don’t mind that there is some ware on it, since it gives it that old and played with look. I’m left wondering why this is so cheap for a 30 year old toy. I have the Star Wars Super Collector’s Wish Book 4th edition, but I’m unable to find an entry for what this would value at in mint condition. This way I might be able to understand why it doesn’t cost very much.

Since you are the toy and R2 guru around here; I thought you might shed some light on this. Since you seem to come across in this thread as... well...uh… (How can I put this?)…thrifty, you might know if this is a good deal.

Are there tons of these things around?
Am I really getting a good deal?
Are these things just that unpopular that the price is that low? If they are unpopular, why is that?

I feel that I could respect your opinion on this matter. I try to be frugal too (In a few cases).

Sorry for lengthy explanation.

By the way, what’s with your fascination with R2-D2 anyway? Or is it with robots in general? You obviously really like WALL*E too. I’m just curious.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay a long shot, but have you seen this. It's on sale too.
http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=3536;category_id=501;pcid1=;pcid2=
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thepatient - first off, is this the one you're talking about? I'm assuming so. I'd say that for a working one, even without the box or anything, is well worth $10. They're not that uncommon, but they're not all that sought after for any number of reasons. Personally, it's before my time, and I'm not much interested in many vintage items... I'm not even sure how I got mine. Go for it!

On your other question, I really don't know why I like R2 so much. Combination of a cool design, lots of functions, and more character than half the human roles in films these days. That goes for WALL-E too.

Reaper - Got one!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that is the one. Thank you for the advice, Don.

It is from “my time.” It’s just one thing that takes me back to that time, nostalgia really.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Forbidden Planet Window Display in London.
I made the photos extra for you, Don Wink




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what that little one on the floor is, but the waste basket and entertainment system are out of my price range. Still cool to see them on display and now I know how big the trash bin is. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cute, but a tad expensive or maybe not since it is vinyl I dunno.
What a cute little chub monster you are
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, waiting to find a deal on that one.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



It must be the most uncomfortable watch ever.



Another reincarnation of this idea, and for the price I might just pick one up.. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much is that one?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£30, so the same price as say, a LEGO N-1.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead since september... Time to revive!

Here's one I don't think you've seen!

(Am I right?)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So close, my brother in law said I should put it on my x-mas list just earlier today!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rats! Foiled again! Wink


I'll have to come up with something else to stump you now...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a review of some R2-D2 products currently on sale. Is there anything here that you fancy for Christmas Don? Smile

(I know a few have already been pointed out by others.)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you're feeling generous, pick me up the projector alarm clock. I've yet to get myself one. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2 beer T-shirt
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, that's a new one...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don, do you have the R2D2 pepper mill?
http://www.toy-palace.com/product_info.php?info=p3571
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, that one seemed a little too silly and overpriced for me...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tissue cover
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