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2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusive)

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:14 pm

Have not seen this set (nor the Mos Espa one) in the wild at any of the wallys that I visit. I am glad that I ordered through the site with free shipping to home. I opened this set a few nights ago and noticed that most of the droids suffer from the "one leg shorter than the other" syndrome :? or is it just my set? :oops:
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:00 pm

I haven't opened mine, but the way some of the droids are wedged into their packaging tray it appears there's some slight bending and warping of some of the legs. I imagine this would result in lopsided droids. A few of mine look like they have slightly bent legs. One of my R2-D2s has both legs bowing in the middle, his feet splaying outwards a tad.

I love the BAD molds, but let's face facts. As awesome as these droids are, they're made from inferior plastic.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby YAK_Jayson » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Pop their legs, throw them in some boiling water for a bit then let them cool naturally. The plastic's memory should return them to their intended shape.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:24 pm

Cool. Thanks for the tip, Jayson. :wink:

I'm always too hesitant to do that sort of thing with figures. I'm afraid I'll ruin them.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby darth_sidious » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:28 am

It wont ruin them at all, its an old customizing trick used to take figures apart, but it also corrects warped / bent plastic. Same goes for a figures hands that may have been damaged by those stupid clear rubberbands - the hot water makes them bounce back to their original form.

As for this set - I still have not picked it up, I'm hesitating because I already have 3 of the figures / characters - not sure I need doubles of astro droids...
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:56 am

darth_sidious wrote:As for this set - I still have not picked it up, I'm hesitating because I already have 3 of the figures / characters - not sure I need doubles of astro droids...


In spite of the inferior quality of the Build-A-Droid plastic, I personally think they're worth it. In terms of the paint job alone this might be THE best 3-3/4" R2-D2 that Hasbro's ever given us. And it never hurts to have R2-N3 as it's the first time he's ever been produced(I know a lot of people are mistaking him for R2-A6, but this figure is not him). The BAD molds have their weaknesses but in terms of looking like their movie counterparts you're not gonna get any better for the time being. I recommend picking this up if you can find it. :wink:
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:16 am

Thanks for the tip on dealing with warped legs, I am displaying them in the power harnesses so mine don't look lopsided, I still love this set.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:10 pm

Still no sign of any more of these at the two Walmarts I just visited.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:46 pm

Here's one of my two Royal Starship Droids sets. The legs on these aren't as bent or pushed inwards as the ones on my other set. This is the better looking of the two sets.

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby drod26 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:44 pm

DarthEddie wrote:Still no sign of any more of these at the two Walmarts I just visited.


That sucks man.. I dont think I will ever find these at retail. May have to purchase from an etailer or the bay.. I was hoping for walmart.com would have them up again but I guess not.. :(
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:10 pm

The cheapest sets on eBay run in the $30-$40 price range. And with eBay there's no ironclad guarantee that the packages will be in good shape, even if you're an opener. To me it's the principle of the thing. Even if you're going to open it, the package should show up in relatively decent condition.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:52 am

Wal-Mart is either going to not get any more in, or they're going to suddenly receive massive shipments, and these will be everywhere and people will be sick of them.

Nothing in between though, because with Hasbro, there usually is no such thing as a happy medium.

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Postby DarthEddie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:54 am

Not gonna argue with that.

With Hasbro you either get nothing...or so much you want to puke. It's as predictable as the sun rising and setting.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:27 am

I am so glad that I ordered these from wally.com, I have never seen them in the wild. But yes, don't be surprised if they end up at EE, TJ Maxx, ROSS or MArshalls for $9.99-$12.99
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Royal Starship Droids (Walmart Exclusiv

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:30 am

Still no sign of them here. Watch 'em show up at some discount store like Mitchell's, Ross or TJ Maxx about a year from now. :roll: I know I shouldn't complain because I have two sets, but I'd still like to see them show up again so other collectors as well as kids can have a shot at them. What's the point of hyping some exclusives if you get one or two cases of them and that's it???
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