Posted by Chuck on October 12, 2017 at 6:04 PM
If you were holding off on the Entertainment Earth exclusive astromech set, now might be the time to pick it up. Amazon.com has it listed for $39.51. Thanks to JTA reader Martin for the tip!
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I remember reading the article about this set on here last year, when EE started taking preorders before they even announced what was in it! Six new Black Series figures in 1 set sounded too good to be true! Then, we all found out it WAS too good to be true and an $80 MSRP was outrageous for 6 astromechs. I’m glad I cancelled my preorder then and even more glad I can now get it at half the price!
This exclusive was the biggest non-event from EE yet. It was hyped to death, and turned out to be droid repaints. I didn’t buy it at $80, and wont even at half price – maybe at 75% off, as I only want one of the droids.
It seems strange to me that a lot of EE exclusive things wind up getting blown out like this. This is tempting but I will probably still pass.
Yeah the Imperial Forces 4 pack seems to be holding at around $40-$45 for a while now (which is what I paid just for the Sandtrooper and Oxixo on the secondary market). Hoping to see the Order 66 pack go down in the future too (it’s a great set, I just don’t want to be an extra $20 for fancy packing).
Seems like most of the EE exclusives tend to be repacks and repaints, which are boring for the most part, and explains why so many make it to clearance.
I always wondered what Astro droids would look like if Stevie Wonder was in charge of painting them.
Might have to pull the trigger on this one finally. I mainly want the two ANH droids but I may be creating a new space for my Clone Wars stuff soon. It would be nice to add four new droids if I do.
I might lose that bet now. I can’t remember what I paid for this set in December. Also I haven’t unloaded those stupid Clone Wars droids on ebay- where they’re selling for next to nothing.
It’s worth $40 and no more. The uninspired use of the antiquated sail-barge R2 sculpt killed it.
That said, an Order 66 price drop can’t come soon enough.
I can’t see these molds as antiquated since it is the most articulated 3.75″ version of an R2 unit action figure to date. Now if you are talking about the 2004 R2-D2 Sail Barge mold, I would agree that one is antiquated by the standard set by these. $40.00 is definitely a fair price for 6 astromechs compared to what Disney wants for the current BB droid unit 4-pack. 4 painted golf balls with a head and NO ARTICULATION. Makes these look fantastic.
Still too expensive for the horrible sculpt they used. Please Listen MrStevie: we never want to see this mold used again. Ever. Never ever again.
Still too much.$ for cartoon droids. $20…..maybe
I like the set although I do wish they would have used the other sculpts for the non bartender droids. Over all I do like it even if unfortunately they seemed to have failed in guessing what sculpt we collectors really like.
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