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Latest Koto Purchases
« on: January 07, 2008, 09:31:41 PM »
I picked up the Koto 501st Trooper from fellow trooper Grobo today.  I have been wanting this one for a long time.


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 07:19:05 AM »
Won a Yoda from E-Bay last week for the great price of $22 ($30 with shipping)

thats a great price!


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 11:02:33 AM »
The wifey and I scored a  Utapau clonetrooper as a belated anniversary gift this weekend.

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 02:32:49 PM »
I now have 501st, Bly, Sandtrooper, BikerScout, Holo Yoda and the McQuarrie Vader vs Luke....running out of room


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 02:36:37 PM »
wheres the pics?

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 02:37:13 PM »
wheres the pics?

i'll get them eventually


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 02:41:53 PM »
do they make a shocktrooper?

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 02:42:40 PM »
yes, there is one out there...hard to find...he was in limited numbers, like 1000 I believe


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 12:22:16 AM »
Most recently, we got the C4 Exclusive Light-Up Yoda with sound...the problem isn't getting them, the problem is NOT getting two...one to keep in the box, and one to build!

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 08:49:56 AM »
Most recently, we got the C4 Exclusive Light-Up Yoda with sound...the problem isn't getting them, the problem is NOT getting two...one to keep in the box, and one to build!

Erik  :-\

c'mon E, these were meant to be released from their cardboard prisons!


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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 12:55:54 PM »
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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2008, 08:23:41 PM »
That sounds like a great deal. Ive been eyeing that greivous
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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 10:10:10 PM »
Does anyone know of an online store that sells these at decent prices?   I use to buy them from a local distributor for $75 apiece.   They closed down and I lost my contact.    I still haven't picked up the Royal Guard and want to find someone to pre-order all the Bounty Hunters.


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2008, 09:30:59 AM »
i have found most of my deals on Ebay, believe it or not...just checking everyday


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2008, 02:07:26 AM »
i have found most of my deals on Ebay, believe it or not...just checking everyday

Same here...it hasn't been unheard of for us to pick up Kotos for under $50, including shipping.
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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2008, 07:36:03 AM »
Yeah, you can find some good deals on the bay for loose, complete Koto kits. When I sold mine off a while back, most went for around $50 or so, except for Darth Maul... for some reason he sold for $90  :o

Which I was happy about, since these kits were all bought at full retail when they were first released, but I was shocked to see my Maul sell for so much.


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2008, 08:27:22 PM »
Actually, we've picked up all our Kotos in new in-package condition for the $50 range on eBay...the key is trying to seek these out in auctions ending on weekday mornings and afternoons. ;)
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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2008, 08:30:50 PM »
Thanks for your secret  :P


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2008, 08:45:38 PM »
Thanks for your secret  :P

No problem...as a rule, you always go for the auctions during the "downtimes" of the site...where there is less traffic and less competition to drive up the price.

Consequently, as a seller, you should shoot for listing during the high volume times...which are Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

We've picked up good deals late Sunday night, as well...and sometimes, you just have to get lucky.
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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2008, 07:46:40 AM »
Just ordered the Royal Guard and Pewter Darth Vader from starwarsshop.com. Got them for a good price from their non-mint sale.

great price on the Vader, wish the Royal Guard was that price


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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2008, 09:38:01 AM »

Opened up my Koto Royal Guard last night....I've had it for a week but since I've been moving, I had to put it on hold.   It looks great but there seems to be a defect.   The head does NOT go into the torso no matter how hard I push.   There's a small ledge inside the peg hole that makes it impossible.  I'm going to have to whittle it down with an exacto knife or dremel to make it fit.   It's kind of strange since Japanese toys usually have top notch quality control.   

The next one that I'd like to get is the Yoda/Sidious but would like to see it beforehand.   It's a pricey one and Koto doesn't seem to do humans too well (even deformed ones). 

Anyone pick this one up already?

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2008, 03:35:49 PM »
You can see most of my KOTO collection here:

http://www.galacticarmory.com/mycollection.html

I need to add some of my latest acquisitions, including a Snowtrooper, Shocktrooper, & Mace & Yoda...

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008, 08:50:43 PM »
finally ordered the ep3 anakin i have been looking at for awhile. i mite alse get the jango eventually.

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2008, 08:45:09 PM »
i got my ep3 anakin and put it together but the foot holes on the base r too far apart for his feet. did anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2008, 09:26:42 PM »
Nope but I think I'm going to have to pick up the new Boba and start working on a different kind of six pack!  If only Bud Light could start a buy six get one free! ;)
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2008, 02:59:15 PM »
Kotobukiya Royal Guard



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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2008, 10:08:25 AM »
Just won a custom painted Coruscant clone on e-bay. I'll post picks as soon as I can.

that sounds cool, which trooper was used as a base?


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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 11:21:22 AM »
I really like that Royal Guard Serg, it was so refreshing to see Koto do something with him other than having his standing there!  :)  I know it's one of the few updates that are headed for our Koto guide in the near future.
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2008, 09:41:04 AM »
Just won a custom painted Coruscant clone on e-bay. I'll post picks as soon as I can.

that sounds cool, which trooper was used as a base?


The 501st is what the auction says. I'm hopeing its a clean paint job. It looks good in the picks.

can't wait to see this one

I really like that Royal Guard Serg, it was so refreshing to see Koto do something with him other than having his standing there!  :)  I know it's one of the few updates that are headed for our Koto guide in the near future.

that is a kick ass pose on the Royal guard


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Re: Latest Koto Purchases
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2008, 02:33:32 AM »
TIE Pilot should be released soon too
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