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Vision camera available now at Toys R Us [update 1]


Numerous readers tipped us off over the weekend that many Toys R Us stores have -- probably unknowingly -- broken the street date for the Xbox Live vision camera. Originally set for an September 19th release, Toys R Us has beaten the official street date by an entire month. Wait to go, Toys R Us! Any of you lucky enough to grab one early? Better act now before Microsoft wises up, thus preventing you from contributing to the burgeoning 360 video sex chat boom.

[Via Joystiq. Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

[Update: Changed date to reflect the realities of the Gregorian calendar system.]

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1. "Originally set for an August 19th release, Toys R Us has beaten the official street date by an entire month."

Hey sorry to break it to you but Saturday was August 19th...

Posted at 9:35AM on Aug 21st 2006 by Irwin 0 stars

2. Irwin, hate to break it to you, but that was the original date, it's since been changed to 9/19/06 as they stated...

Posted at 9:42AM on Aug 21st 2006 by beardsly43 0 stars

3. @article: "Wait to go, Toys R Us!"

C'mon Richard, you're killing me. Way to go, sir.

Posted at 10:18AM on Aug 21st 2006 by Franky Digital 0 stars

4. @ Franky Digital,

Oh damn it. I'm killing myself here. I'll change it when I get home. Feel free to laugh at me for the next 8 hours, though.

Posted at 10:35AM on Aug 21st 2006 by Richard Mitchell 0 stars

5. I bought this item at toy r us. I bought two one for me and the other for ebay. here is the auction link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330020571030

They really screwed up selling these almost a month early!!

Posted at 12:27PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Robert 0 stars

6. Went to my local Toys R' Us. No Luck. Never even put on the shelves.

Posted at 1:03PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Ben 0 stars

7. I cruised the local TRU over lunch, and saw no sign of the camera. I also asked a clerk to check The Computer, and she reported no information on it there either. Darn their inconsistent adherence to street dates!

Posted at 1:03PM on Aug 21st 2006 by BigJimmy 0 stars

8. I checked my TRus and they do not have any or a datewhen they will.

Posted at 1:41PM on Aug 21st 2006 by jimmythehandx 0 stars

9. Checked TRus in MD, no sign of the camera.

Posted at 2:11PM on Aug 21st 2006 by malos13 0 stars

10. beardly, i dont undetstand what you are trying to tell me.
Did i say something wrong?

"Originally set for an September 19th release", you guys changed your date from august to september, but forgot to change "an" to "a"..lol

Posted at 3:08PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Irwin 0 stars

11. i meant beardsly*

Posted at 3:11PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Irwin 0 stars

12. I'm going to check dat out today!

Posted at 3:57PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Lt. Iceman 0 stars

13. none in hickory, nc

Posted at 7:20PM on Aug 21st 2006 by stubs 0 stars

14. According to Gizmodo, this was a planned early release by Toys R Us and Microsoft at a few select locations. It appears to have occured in NY and LA

Posted at 7:47PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Xfan 1 star

15. Sorry, forgot the link

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/xbox-live-vision-camera-actually-on-sale-at-select-toys-r-us-stores-195623.php

Posted at 7:49PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Xfan 1 star

16. Got one on Saturday. This thing is badass!! The video quality is superb, it's super tiny and it works right out of the box. One neat addition is that the video recorded is always displayed overtop your dashboard background in a sort of translucent liquid. When you move around the liquid moves accordingly.

I was kinda creeped out by playing Uno and having people see my wife and I on our couch, but I'm sure I'll get used to that.

For $40 it's a must-buy!!

Posted at 8:25PM on Aug 21st 2006 by The Doop 0 stars

17. does anyone know if they'll restock the cameras?

Posted at 8:48PM on Aug 21st 2006 by stubs 0 stars

18. Can anyone tell me which stores in NY have them?

Posted at 10:07PM on Aug 21st 2006 by GB 0 stars

19. Today I cleaned out the Toys-R-Us in Meridian, MS. This thing truly is badass. Get one ASAP.

Posted at 11:55PM on Aug 21st 2006 by Corey 0 stars

20. Hey Robert (poster #5),

Do you feel any remorse at all for selling a $40 item for that price on ebay to poor people who have no patience to wait 30 days and buy the doohicky retail? Lol. I seriously hate ebay sometimes...

Posted at 12:21AM on Aug 22nd 2006 by Spartacus 2 stars

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