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plasticfetish
02-03-2009, 01:57 AM
A quick review for a small, fun droid.

The Clone Wars line is nice, because I don't feel obligated to own every single figure that comes out, but each time that I do get something (with only one flop so far), I've enjoyed it.

R3-S6 is no exception.

He's a nice tight little figure with some fun gimmicks that don't interfere with the overall look of the toy.

The only problem that I can point out, is that for my particular R3 figure, there's a lot of glue slopped around the wires on his "feet." So he's not exactly perfect, but close enough to make me happy.

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I'd be even more happy if these toys weren't retailing for around $8 right now. Ouch! What I've said before about the higher prices causing me to think twice (or maybe three times) about impulse buys, really applies to this sort of thing. Here's a simple formula that Hasbro can use: $8 = not likely; $7 = maybe; $6 = yes, if it's a good toy; $5 and below = probably, even if it's a lame-ish figure.

pbarnard
02-05-2009, 07:20 PM
Thanks for opening my eyes up to this guy. I like the data scope and claw feature that are workable. I'll be sure to make this one my 2nd Clone Wars Figure. Now only if they could get into the actual R2-D2.

JediTricks
02-05-2009, 07:35 PM
I saw this today for the first time, $8.79 at a Target that ramps their prices higher than most. Easy pass.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-05-2009, 08:22 PM
Thanks for opening my eyes up to this guy. I like the data scope and claw feature that are workable. I'll be sure to make this one my 2nd Clone Wars Figure. Now only if they could get into the actual R2-D2.
What? This is the same mold as the CW R2-D2 (though the legs are different as they don't have the holes for R2's rockets). That figure came out on July 26.

plasticfetish
02-06-2009, 02:24 AM
I saw this today for the first time, $8.79 at a Target that ramps their prices higher than most. Easy pass.Oh god... $8.79 is a ripoff. I'm having a hard enough time with $7.99 as is, which is why...


What? This is the same mold as the CW R2-D2 (though the legs are different as they don't have the holes for R2's rockets). That figure came out on July 26....I passed on the R2-D2 figure. I didn't see the need to buy yet another R2 figure for even more money this time. R3-S6 is new, and it's a cool idea having a "bad" droid.

I enjoyed this R3 figure well enough, so I'll probably go back and buy R2-D2 at some point.

pbarnard
02-06-2009, 11:14 AM
What? This is the same mold as the CW R2-D2 (though the legs are different as they don't have the holes for R2's rockets). That figure came out on July 26.

Being that I have no interest in the CW line, I don't know what is out there, what the features are etc. I can only devote so much time to researching things and decide the bulk of my "free" time is to be devoted to look for commentary and interviews of EU authors to help me with customs.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Being that I have no interest in the CW line, I don't know what is out there, what the features are etc. I can only devote so much time to researching things and decide the bulk of my "free" time is to be devoted to look for commentary and interviews of EU authors to help me with customs.
That's completely fine, but since it sounded like you wanted the CW R2-D2 and didn't know they made one yet, I figured I should point out that one came out several months ago.

JediTricks
02-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Oh god... $8.79 is a ripoff. I'm having a hard enough time with $7.99 as is, which is why...

...I passed on the R2-D2 figure. I didn't see the need to buy yet another R2 figure for even more money this time. R3-S6 is new, and it's a cool idea having a "bad" droid.

I enjoyed this R3 figure well enough, so I'll probably go back and buy R2-D2 at some point.I really liked the R2-D2 figure enough to buy a second one for my CW Jedi Starfighter. It's got a lot of charm, I think I named it my figure of the year even. But the pricing is insane. I probably won't buy the Goldie figure you got unless I can get it on sale, but I may get another astromech if it's a better character and color scheme.