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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:25 pm Reply with quote
I have radio-controlled cars like this. The charge times, handling and range on yours seem similar to models I've used, but the fact you get 15 minutes of running time on a single charge is a feat far in advance of the toys I've played with. (Not that this isn't to be expected- yours is built to a higher quality, and is made by a known brand.)
Can't say I enjoyed the Lupin film in question, but the car looks a nice piece of merchandise nonetheless.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:28 pm Reply with quote
The Fujiko figurine is about as relevant as she was in the movie (read: not at all).
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Animerican14



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:47 pm Reply with quote
So I guess Krauser's involvement wasn't necessary, huh? Anyway, funny collumn as usual... I loved Castle of Cagliostro when I saw it a few months back, so finally some representation from a super-familiar anime! And yeah, keep up the "classic" edition; all coherent people ought to be able indulge in talking about their favorite things every now and then, right?

Now, it would be also be pretty cool if we could see more of your cat in future editions of Astro Toy Classic...
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:14 pm Reply with quote
I like the idea of getting to see high-quality classic toys, so Astro Toy Classic gets two thumbs up from me. Rob, you weren't the only one who enjoyed the break from the usual overpriced modern garbage, even if you do write those negative reviews so deliciously well.
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Sven Viking



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:54 pm Reply with quote
I want one, but not for $50.

Unless it drives up sheer cliff faces and such.
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Hotaru99



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:48 pm Reply with quote
I like the idea too. Especially if it ever includes either a pink Haro or one of the Digi Haros and an lead on where to get one of either.
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Rolando_jose



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:53 pm Reply with quote
Once every three months is ok, heck, once a month its ok for me, but as I said in an earlier week comment, I rather know what not to buy.
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AWTWB



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Classics are fine by me. It was a fun column as always.
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The Xenos



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:38 pm Reply with quote
I hate you out of jealousy. Twisted Evil

That is an awesome mini RC car. I remember picking up some of these years back. I got an Initial D one, a Firebird like an older cousin had, and a couple generic ones. Radio Shack used to stock some even. Though certainly not this gem that's long gone now. Darn you.
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malik_chan



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:45 pm Reply with quote
I approve of Astro Toy Classic!

I saw Castle of Cagliostro two weeks ago for the first time and loved it. I also love that R/C!
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stevek504



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:40 pm Reply with quote
Astro Toy Classic is good for once a month - or every two months. But just like others have mentioned, I enjoy learning about toys to avoid (and ones that are good) that are on the market now. I hope more is sent to you for review (free).

If you put in a clasisic from time to time, how about a plush?
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Zac
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:02 am Reply with quote
stevek504 wrote:

If you put in a clasisic from time to time, how about a plush?


A review of a plush toy would be maybe 50 words long, and even then that'd be a struggle.
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Unholy_Nny



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:56 am Reply with quote
I approve.
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irishninja



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:54 am Reply with quote
Astro Toy Classic is a nice change of pace. I'd be okay with you doing one more than once every three months, especially following a toy that upsets you as much as last week's did. Smile
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The Human Spider



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:09 am Reply with quote
More "Astro Toy Classic" please. I love classic anime, and it'll be fun to see some toys I might have missed out on(though it could potentially be frustrating if it's something hard to find now.)
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