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Thread: Takara R2D2 - What does a mint one look like?

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    Takara R2D2 - What does a mint one look like?

    I am thinking of adding a loose Takara wind up R2D2 to my collection and there seems to be a few about.

    My question is, having never seen one in the flesh, what does a mint one look like?

    For instance, I have seen pictures of them highly graded by in baggies etc with copper coloured winding shafts but also in more of a silver. Is the copper a sign of age or are some like this to start with?

    Also, the stickers on the front and back tend to be not so clear on a lot I have seen. Is this how they come or is this degradation?

    Be good to see photos of what a truly mint one looks like.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hello,

    I do have loose ones, but never displayed or played with, tape just gave up. So actually MI(S)B.
    Copper shaft supposed to be bright and shin, after aged will be turn to brown or silver-ish.
    Sticker has to be clear if lucky escape from sun expose.
    Body like warm white, not like Japan Coca cola blue-ish white or Kenner bright white.
    But by the age, turn to yellow.











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    By the way have you guys notice that pattens on the R2 body?
    Please see the pic of Coca cola one and the Kenner one.

    Kenner made huge mistake when created this action figure.
    Amazing isn't it?

    And more than 30 years still Coca cola R2 is rocks!! Best of the best it is.
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    Many thanks, they are really nice ones

    If you ever want to part with one of the little ones then let me know
    Last edited by bobskins; 12-02-2013 at 03:01 PM.

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    One more thing,
    If you buy it, don't buy AFA, this is not an action figure,
    this is a mechanical toy, fun to play with it.

    I have modified walking R2, it is quite feaster then regular ones.
    I can race with you!

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toru_Komuro View Post
    One more thing,
    If you buy it, don't buy AFA, this is not an action figure,
    this is a mechanical toy, fun to play with it.

    I have modified walking R2, it is quite feaster then regular ones.
    I can race with you!

    Thank you.

    Haha, I like your thinking. I have a challenger for you!!

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    Bring it on!

    But I might lose if you have red nose reindeers.
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    If you think that little one is too expensive, try this guy.





    This is from Osaka Tin Toy Institute, wind-up lithographed tin R2-D2.
    6 inches tall, Limited of 2,000 pieces. This is very well made.
    Sold cheapest at eBay for under $100, good deal.

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    How about this one?



    Super fast with turbo charger.
    220 horse power and yet very reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toru_Komuro View Post
    How about this one?



    Super fast with turbo charger.
    220 horse power and yet very reasonable.
    I actually Really Like the Look of this Fella!
    Big L Rest In Peace!

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