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Old Feb 28, 2007, 05:26 PM
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Whats the deal with these Picco Z's being sold out?


Did they stop making the Picco or something? I bought 2 at Toys R Us on Saturday after they supposedly just came in, now I have a dead LiPo in mine and they're already sold out. Every Toys R Us, Walmart, Radio Shack within a 100 mile radius is sold out. In addition, I could find both the Picco Z, and it's Air Hogs clone on the Radio Shack and Toys R Us sites, respectively. Now 5 days later they've both been removed. Anyone know where to get one, or if they aren't selling them anymore? Where can you buy LiPos that small?
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Old Feb 28, 2007, 06:09 PM
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the same in Sweden, but now, after over 2 months waiting - theyve come to a couple of stores(incl. our local Toys'R'Us).. bought 4 of them today, Im going for another 2-3 birds tomorrow in another store

I think your toysrus will get them, cause they are still here, only trouble gettin them out after the christmas-sellout. for example - the holdup for us in Sweden was just delivery-from-factory delay..

those small battery's ->> for example..

http://www.plantraco.com/


Indoorflyer has down to 20mAh Fullriver LiPos
http://www.indoorflyer.co.uk/

cheers.

/Daniel.
Old Feb 28, 2007, 08:07 PM
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Wouldn't you want to replace the battery with at least a 50 MAH though? I'd think a 20 would give you much less flight time, and it already is lacking in that department. What about a battery bigger than stock? Has anyone done that?
Old Feb 28, 2007, 09:59 PM
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The "real" Havocs are sold almost as soon as they appear around here at $29.99 (I think I've shown too many people how fun they are)

My LHS has around 50 copies of a knockoff, he's selling for $43 each...and he still seems to sell them quickly...
Old Mar 01, 2007, 07:16 AM
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There were at least 20 at my local walmart yesterday.
Old Mar 01, 2007, 01:15 PM
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I'm within 100 miles of you and the Havoc's / ligit PiccoZ's, are all over. Saw 5 at the WallMart in Pottstown last night. Other Targets and Wally's have them out here too. 30 miles NE of Philly.
Old Mar 01, 2007, 01:41 PM
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My LHS has like 50 plus of the newer release that picco has. They are more rounded and lack in glitching. But the are also like $43.50 plus tax.
Old Mar 01, 2007, 03:14 PM
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Its the same story here in california. I bought a havoc heli the day they appeared on the shelf in January and there were 3 left. The next day I went back to see how many were left and they were all gone. They didn't get any new ones until about 3 weeks later! Business must be good at Air Hogs.
Old Mar 01, 2007, 05:03 PM
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Well after seemingly endless calling around, I found one at a TRU. Last one. I had them put it on hold, then drove there. A guy and his son were walking in, and my girlfriend jokingly said "better hurry up and get in there before they get it first!" Well, I went over just to doublecheck there weren't any more on the shelves before picking mine up, and the guy was actually looking for it too! I still can't believe how popular these things are!
Old Mar 01, 2007, 05:50 PM
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bought 2 more from Toys r Us today again, and I asked, and they had no intention to stop relating with silverlit

(just had to say, Im new to these Piccoz, have 8 of them now, 2 PiccoZ n 6 Piccopter "Havoc" in US ? an the latter flys almost 5min more then the old PiccoZ)



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Old Mar 01, 2007, 10:29 PM
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Piccoz is a knockoff. Silverlit PicooZ (SpinMaster/AirHogs Havoc Heli) is the original. Silverlit sued for patent infringement, which stopped the sale of Piccoz in a lot of places but they aren't keeping up with demand.
Old Mar 02, 2007, 03:54 AM
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non-glitching release?


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Originally Posted by Orion Pax
My LHS has like 50 plus of the newer release that picco has. They are more rounded and lack in glitching. But the are also like $43.50 plus tax.
This is the first I've heard of a "newer release" that's more rounded and more important without glitching.

Has anyone seen this anywhere online? If so, please point me in the right direction. Thanks!
Old Mar 02, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Piccoz is a knockoff. Silverlit PicooZ (SpinMaster/AirHogs Havoc Heli) is the original. Silverlit sued for patent infringement, which stopped the sale of Piccoz in a lot of places but they aren't keeping up with demand.

Im not following here.. is there a difference between "PiccoZ"-name and "Piccoz"-name ? one of them a replica ? It says Silverlit PiccoZ on my first 2 boxes, n Silverlit Picopter on the other 6 boxes. Im new to this tiny heli soo I dont now much about it at all.

/Daniel
Old Mar 02, 2007, 10:14 AM
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I recently saw a tv infomercial for the Havoc--with an order by phone offer for the copter with landing pad, hook, & rescue figure accessories for like $60 bucks. Made me think that maybe they were trying to go to direct order over retail. For what it's worth.

I seldom see them in stores, and when I do, I can tell they are returns. Add in some cases people have stole them right out of the package, leaving nothing but empty boxes on the shelves.
Old Mar 02, 2007, 11:49 AM
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I see the Air Hogs version at Target all the time for $29.99. Toys R Us had them by mail for $22.99 last week.


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