CollectionDX - Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos http://www.iquantascores.com/taxonomy/term/1008/0 en Baikanfu http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1986/baikanfu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Baikanfu</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-C</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Baikanfu!</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Baikanfu is a later release in the Machine Robo line that shares a similar transformation with the Chogokin Gardian. It's kind of a weird release in the line that seems like it was made expressly for the Revenge of Chronos to have something cool and DX sized in the line.</p> <p>I debated reviewing this, because the box and toy are both sort of rough, but I doubt I will get another. So hopefully this gives you the spirit of the thing.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/olXOGusAGL0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>The Box</h2> <p>It's a nice DX Box set, with a lovely front cover, but no back artwork. This one has seen better days, and it's taped together in places, but the handle is still intact. Inside there's a cover to the tray with windows to see the toys, and behind that, the styrofoam tray. I'm missing the instructions, and the swords are from a bootleg.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050095.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050096.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="216" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050097.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="640" height="248" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050098.jpg" alt="b" width="640" height="212" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050102.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050103.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <h2>Rom Stol</h2> <p>Rom Stol is the smallest of the three robots, and the main character in Revenge of Chronos. He's about 2.5 inches tall, and made out of diecast and plastic. The chest and lower legs are die-cast metal. The chest compartment opens up to reveal some chrome mechanics inside. It's Gardian counterpart, Protessor, can fit a small rubber figure inside - this one cannot. The construction and joint system stay the same.</p> <p>He comes with a small sword, but I have the knockoff version (from a Taiwan set called Trans Bots) and apparently it's too big to fit in his hand.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050105.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050106.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050108.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050109.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="640" height="480" /></p> <h2>Kenryū</h2> <p>The blue robot is called&nbsp;Kenryū, and Rom Stoll fits inside him.&nbsp;Kenryū is a beautiful shade of blue, but fortunately not that fragile metallic blue plastic that Bandai used on Gordian. He's got metal in the chest and feet, and the articulation is about the same. He also opens up in the same way as his Gardian counterpart. Both fists fire, and he comes with a sword. The KO sword fits in this case.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050113.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050114.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050115.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050116.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <h2>Baikanfu</h2> <p>Here's Baikanfu without the other robots inside. Note that on mine, a part of the silver chrome upper arm covering on the right side is missing. I just realized it while shooting the photos, which bums me out.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050117.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050119.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>Baikanfu opens like&nbsp;Kenryū does, and they both nestle inside securely. The crome arm covers are tight - I can see why one broke.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050120.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050131.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>The chest and feet are diecast, the rest is plastic. The combination of the three robots gives the whole thing a nice heft. Knees bend, and so do the arms, but that's it for articulation.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050124.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>The KO sword works well, and the shield is original. Both fists fire.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050125.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050126.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050127.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050128.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050129.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050130.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <h2>Comparison</h2> <p>While people may call this a copy of the DX Gardian, it's actually an entirely different toy, that used an identical transformation method. It's a strange concept, but bootleggers have been doing things like this for years. It's just strange when a company does it to itself, only a few years after it's original release.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050132.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>They both stand the same height, and both have chrome pointy antenna. Both use the same style covers that open to insert the smaller robot. Both have die-cast chests that have openings to see the toy inside. Both have firing fists. However Baikanfu improves on the legs by having a more secure stance, better knee joints, and removes the leg missile launchers.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050134.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>Just check out their side profiles. I'm not sure why they didn't just re-color the original, or at least use some of the same parts and save money on tooling. But nope, everything is original. Check out the chrome arm bits below. They are SO CLOSE to being the same, but just slightly different.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050135.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/MachineRobo/MR-CBaikanfu/P5050138.jpg" alt="Baikanfu" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>They are both cool toys though, and both deserve a place in your collection. Despite being part of the Machine Robo line, it feels more like it belongs in the DX Chogokin line, but either way I'm glad to have it.</p> <p>Also, if you have a junker that has intact chrome arm covers, let me know!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P5050129.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=392602">P5050129.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P5050129_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=40763">P5050129.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1986/baikanfu#comments Bandai 1986 ABS Chogokin Diecast Japan Machine Robo Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX PLEX Transforming Toy Fri, 08 May 2020 15:53:53 +0000 JoshB 15807 at http://www.iquantascores.com Battle Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/battle_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Battle Robo</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-04</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Battle Robo is ready to kick your ass.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">45.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Reviewing these new Machine Robo toys really makes me sad that I missed the boat on them when they came out. At least I have the joy of tracking them down to look forward to.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OOKlEEUTzM4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This new series re-imagines classic Machine Robo (GoBots) designs with modern engineering. These new designs are also seen through the lens of the Revenge of Chronos anime series.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888048-3/P2121891.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Originally known as Tank, the original Gobots toy was as basic as it comes. Well thankfully Action Toys and Awaken Studios have had a stab at it, and now its not only good looking but it has a suitable transformation.</p> <p>Box is Box.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888034-3/P2071747.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888035-3/P2071748.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>In robot mode it's a stocky brawler, with great articulation and fantastic detail.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888043-3/P2121885.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888044-3/P2121886.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888045-3/P2121887.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888046-3/P2121889.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Battle Robo is ready to kick your ass.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888047-3/P2121890.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>The large cannon detaches to become a weapon, mounted either on the forearm or hand-held.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888049-3/P2121892.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888050-3/P2121893.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Transformation is relatively simple, but fun, and again, all the little tabs lock the whole thing together for a solid alt mode.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888036-3/P2121868.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888037-3/P2121869.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>The entire cannon assembly rotates, and each cannon can move up and down.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888038-3/P2121870.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888039-3/P2121871.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>And again, no wheels molded into the tank treads. All the Action Toys Machine Robo toys seem to be missing wheels.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888040-3/P2121872.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Compared to the original Gobot, you can see the difference in size and complexity. I would have liked it if the new version used the original colors, but I don't mind the change too much.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888041-3/P2121873.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888042-3/P2121875.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>The display stand is the same modular stand that is included with all the releases, and you can connect all the bases together. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888052-3/P2121895.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888051-3/P2121894.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888064-3/P2121899.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>A small attachment is included so that you can connect Battle Robo to the display stand.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888063-3/P2121898.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888065-3/P2121900.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/888053-3/P2121896.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>These are super fun releases. Thanks to Awaken Studios for these samples!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/888062-3/P2121897.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2121893.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=54879">P2121893.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Jizai</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2121885.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=113595">P2121885.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/battle_robo#comments Action Toys 2017 ABS China Diecast Jizai Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX Robots that turn into Tanks Transforming Toy Video $ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:14:38 +0000 JoshB 15177 at http://www.iquantascores.com Missile Tank Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/missile_tank_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Missile Tank Robo</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-08</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>If you stop about halfway you can make a GERWALK walker tank!</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">45.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Missile Tank Robo is the Japanese name for Blaster, the Gobot. The Gobot toy was always a bit derpy with that shit-eating grin and toes that never seem to lock in place. But the toy was always cool, a cold-war era inspired missile defense tank.</p> <p>Action Toys and Awaken Studio bring us this modern version as part of their Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos line.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6fwiezaRN0I" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The box is pretty sweet, it's got four sides and a top and bottom. Inside are contents.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887941-3/P2071749.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887942-3/P2071750.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Ok, i'm being glib, but honestly this toy rocks. It's great. I'm falling in love with these new Machine Robo releases.</p> <p>He stands 12cm tall in robot mode, and he's fully poseable. As opposed to Shuttle Robo, Missile Tank Robo is packaged in robot mode so that's where we will start.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887943-3/P2091833.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>In robot mode, the large missiles get attached to the arms, but there are many ways to display them. You can put them on the arms, or on the shoulders. Each missile has two slots that can be used, so you can choose which one best fits your fancy.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887944-3/P2091834.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887945-3/P2091835.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887946-3/P2091836.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887947-3/P2091837.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887947-3/P2091837.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887949-3/P2091839.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887950-3/P2091840.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Shoulder mount:</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887956-3/P2091846.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Missile Tank Robo also has a handgun, but that gun can be used to mount the missiles as a hand weapon, and that weapon can even be mounted on the back for even more options.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887951-3/P2091841.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887952-3/P2091842.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887953-3/P2091843.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887954-3/P2091844.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887955-3/P2091845.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Transformation is fun, and echoes the original toy quite a bit. I appreciate all the tabs that allow the parts to lock into place. Some of them are so subtle you miss them the first time around. Check out the video for what I mean.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887957-3/P2091847.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>One detail I really like is the faux gear detailing on the inside of the torso, You are only going to see this during transformation, so it's really not necessary, but I like the additional attention to detail.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887958-3/P2091848.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>If you stop about halfway you can make a GERWALK walker tank!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887959-3/P2091849.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887960-3/P2091850.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>I also really like the way that the legs fold in together in a zig-zag fashion to form the tank treads. There's some metal in here so it's rather solid.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887969-3/P2091851.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887970-3/P2091852.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887971-3/P2091853.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887972-3/P2091854.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="360" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>Once assembled, there's storage for the gun underneath.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887985-3/P2091855.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>In tank mode, it's nice and compact. The turrets rotate and move up and down. There's no wheels molded into the treads though, which is unfortunate.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887986-3/P2091856.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887987-3/P2091857.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887988-3/P2091858.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>You can see the improvements over the original while still retaining the same basic design. They did a great job updating this to a modern style.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887989-3/P2091859.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887990-3/P2091860.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Missile Tank Robo" /></p> <p>A stand is included, but it's the same stand that comes with all the Machine Robo releases, so you can check it out on one of the other reviews I did.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2091837.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=117270">P2091837.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Lu.K (Awakening Studio)</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2091835.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=105897">P2091835.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/missile_tank_robo#comments Action Toys 2017 ABS China Diecast Lu.K (Awakening Studio) Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX Robots that turn into Tanks Transforming Toy Video $ Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:25:29 +0000 JoshB 15178 at http://www.iquantascores.com Shuttle Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/shuttle_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Shuttle Robo</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-07</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Fantastic upgrade to the classic design.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">45.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Shuttle Robo is the seventh release in the re-imagined Machine Robo line from Action Toys. These designs are somewhat based on their original Machine Robo designs, but also they take into account their appearance in the Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos anime. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aVTwWJKvT04" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The box is compact and keeps the design elements of the other entries in the line. Should you want to, you could line up all the boxes in a row and they would all look good together. Inside, the toy rests in a simple tray, in shuttle mode.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887878-3/P2071751.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="628" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887879-3/P2071752.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="628" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>In vehicle mode, Shuttle Robo looks like your average 80s Space Shuttle. There aren't a lot of markings on the toy, and mostly the detail is left up to panel lines where the various parts converge. There are tabs all over the toy that ensure that parts stay into place, but the surface isn't as smooth as it could be. What I mean by that is not all parts sit as flush with the body as they could.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887892-3/P2091801.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887893-3/P2091802.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887894-3/P2091803.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>A configurable stand is included that can attach the figure in vehicle mode (with the help of a connector)</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887895-3/P2091804.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887896-3/P2091805.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887897-3/P2091806.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887872-3/P2091807.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887873-3/P2091808.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887874-3/P2091809.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>The underside of the figure is reasonably compact, and there's storage space for the weapon components in this mode. I do wish the vehicle had landing gear.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887875-3/P2091810.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>Transformation is a bit complicated, but once you've got it figured out it becomes easier over time. The instructions are helpful, and have no words so they can be understood in any language.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887876-3/P2091811.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>VIDEO HERE</p> <p>The result is a bulky yet dynamic robot mode. Despite initial appearances you can achieve a good variety of poses. the folks at Awaken Studio did a great job translating the transformation while keeping articulation in mind.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887866-3/P2091813.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887868-3/P2091815.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>Diecast metal parts are in the chest and lower legs.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887867-3/P2091814.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>On the back of the figure, the cockpit opens to allow storage of the weapon in robot mode. the weapon is a three part rifle, and it can be disassembled and stored on the back when not in use.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887869-3/P2091816.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887870-3/P2091817.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>The rifle assembles easily and stays together well. it can be held in either hand.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887871-3/P2091818.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887860-3/P2091819.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887861-3/P2091820.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887862-3/P2091821.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>The stand can be re-configured to support Shuttle Robo in robot mode. The figure can stand on its own, or be supported with the same support arms and attachment part. Be aware that the support arm joints are very tight, and could break if too much force is applied. Instead, I recommend you use a phillips screwdriver to loosten the joints while adjusting.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887863-3/P2091822.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887864-3/P2091823.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887865-3/P2091824.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Shuttle Robo" /></p> <p>I really grew to love this figure after transforming it a few times. The toy is loaded with tabs and slots so everything stays together in either mode. I was still finding new secure points even when writing this review.</p> <p>Thanks again to Awaken Studio for providing these review samples!<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2091812.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=87106">P2091812.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Lu.K (Awakening Studio)</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Tanks </div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P2091812_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=87106">P2091812.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/shuttle_robo#comments Action Toys 2017 ABS China Diecast Lu.K (Awakening Studio) Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX Robots that turn into Tanks Transforming Toy Video $ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:15:44 +0000 JoshB 15179 at http://www.iquantascores.com DX Bike Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/dx_bike_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">DX Bike Robo</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Totally not Cy-Kill.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">119.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Before he became an iconic villan in the GoBots cartoon, he was known as Bike Robo from the Japanese toy line Machine Robo.</p> <p>The DX Bike Robo is an all new design from the previously released Bike Robo by action toys. Much like the GoBots had Super Go Bots and Machine Robo had DX Machine Robo, Action Toys continues the tradition with their modern take on the plus-sized robots.</p> <p>This review sample was provided by Awaken studio, the actual product designer for the Machine Robo line. <a href="https://mechatoybox.com/">You can purchase yours at https://mechatoybox.com/</a></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E51VAn6I0Lg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The box is large and sturdy, but without frills. Inside you get a clear plastic tray with an instruction booklet. The toy is clearly labeled Machine Robo and is CLEARLY not meant to be Gobots.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887319-3/P1251456.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251456.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887320-3/P1251457.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251457.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887321-3/P1251458.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251458.jpg" /></p> <p>Cy..er.. Bike Robo comes packaged in robot mode and is ready to play with right out of the box. No assembly is required.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887322-3/P1251459.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251459.jpg" /></p> <p>The toy stands 19cm tall and has a hefty feel, thanks to its diecast parts and rubber tires. The toy oozes quality. It feels solid in your hand and each joint is sufficiently tight, some overly so.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887323-3/P1251460.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251460.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887324-3/P1251461.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251461.jpg" /></p> <p>Check out how he stacks up against other versions of Cy-Kill</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887358-3/P1251478.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251478.jpg" /></p> <p>The head rotates and has a small bit of movement if you lift it up a little. There are interchangeable face plates, but we will get to that.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887326-3/P1251463.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251463.jpg" /></p> <p>The arms and shoulders have a suprising amount of articulatuon. There are dual elbow joints, a swivel bicep, rotating shoulder on a ball joint, rotating wrists and articulated fingers.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887327-3/P1251464.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251464.jpg" /></p> <p>The waist can rotate, the abdomen has a crunch joint - there's a lot going on in the design but none of it gets in the way of the aesthetics.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887328-3/P1251465.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251465.jpg" /></p> <p>The legs have a full range of motion, especially when you remove the hip skirt panels out of the way.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887329-3/P1251466.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251466.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887351-3/P1251468.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251468.jpg" /></p> <p>The hands are removable and can be replaced with these awesome blast effects.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887352-3/P1251470.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251470.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887353-3/P1251471.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251471.jpg" /></p> <p>Now, lets talk about the variant faces. Action Toys could not market this toy, or associate it with GoBots. However, they include a special "gift" with a purchase: three Cy-Kill face plates. The plates are held in place with magnets, and pop out when you press down on the orange headlight.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887354-3/P1251473.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251473.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887355-3/P1251474.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251474.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887356-3/P1251476.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251476.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887357-3/P1251477.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251477.jpg" /></p> <p>This odd little robot is included, but all it does is hold an extra face. It isn't from any show, it's just a little extra thing thrown in by the manufacturer.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887359-3/P1251480.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251480.jpg" /></p> <p>To transform Bike Robo, you first start by replacing the face plate with the blank plate. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887382-3/P1251481.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251481.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887383-3/P1251483.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251483.jpg" /></p> <p>Separate the chest and bring the arms up. Variant closed hands can be switched out to hold the front wheel, but either set of hands can be used. Be sure to line up the tabs on the wheels with the slots on the arms.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887384-3/P1251484.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251484.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887385-3/P1251485.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251485.jpg" /></p> <p>The feet fold in, and the engine components fold out from the inside of the legs.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887386-3/P1251486.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251486.jpg" /></p> <p>Everything tabs in together to form a solid bike mode. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887387-3/P1251487.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251487.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887388-3/P1251488.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251488.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887389-3/P1251489.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251489.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/887390-3/P1251490.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251490.jpg" /></p> <p>You can see here what a great job they did paying homage to a classic design.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/887391-3/P1251491.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251491.jpg" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/887392-3/P1251492.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=fa63f1812a7865f08109a2c27696855c" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1251492.jpg" /></p> <p>Overall I think this is an amazing release. The quality on this thing is insane. The engineering is interesting without being overly complex, and I love that everything has a tab or slot to keep its parts in place.</p> <p>Thanks again to Action Toys and Awaken Studio for the sample! <a href="https://mechatoybox.com/">You can purchase yours at https://mechatoybox.com/</a><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P1251477.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85081">P1251477.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Lu.K (Awakening Studio)</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Motorcycles</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">China</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P1251473.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=67583">P1251473.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/dx_bike_robo#comments Action Toys 2018 ABS China Diecast Lu.K (Awakening Studio) Machine Robo Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX PVC Robots that turn into Motorcycles Rubber Transforming Toy Video $ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:26:59 +0000 JoshB 15166 at http://www.iquantascores.com Block Head / Mixer Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1984/block_head_mixer_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Gobot Block Head</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-36</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Watch out, Mixmaster! </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">600</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>MR-36 Mixer Robo was released in 1984 for Japanese Markets under the "Machine Robo" Banner. This mold was reused in North America for the "Gobots" line as the villain character Block Head.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822010-3/mr36+robot.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 robot" /></p> <p>In Vehicle mode, Block Head is a small, but tough little cement mixer, who looks like he could put along side the likes of Mixmaster any day. Red trim can be seen running along the base of the truck, from the rear bumper to the rims around the front wheels. The drum's mixer Is represented entirely in chrome with a vibrant red sticker with his North American name Block Head spelled in out commanding black type (editor's note: the Japanese version is identical save for the sticker having silver letters that say, "MIXER ROBO"). </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822026-3/mr36+vehicle.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 vehicle" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822027-3/mr36+vehicleback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 vehicleback" /></p> <p>The truck's cab is to me, the highlight of this mode as it is completely Die cast except for the very front which is rendered in black plastic with a light blue sticker to act as a windshield. The cab also give the figure some considerable weight that you wouldn't expect for the small size.</p> <p>Speaking of size, here he sits idle next to another "Machine Robo" figure, Falcon Robo.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822028-3/mr36+vehiclecomparison.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 vehiclecomparison" /></p> <p>Mixer Robo's transformation is simple, but intuitive and satisfying. The arms fold out from the base of the truck and rotate around, then, the cab folds out with them. After the back sections fold and collapse to form legs, The cement drum swings forward to reveal a chrome head. Extend the arms to complete the transformation from a pudgy little mixer, to a tall and powerful robot.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822012-3/mr36+transform1.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 transform1" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822013-3/mr36+transform2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 transform2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822024-3/mr36+transform3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 transform3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822011-3/mr36+tranform4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 tranform4" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822025-3/mr36+transform5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 transform5" /></p> <p>In Robot mode, you seriously would never guess this was a cement mixer, aside from the wheels. The proportions are alright except for the limbs, with arms that(even when extended) are too short, and legs that go on for miles! But other than that, I think as a robot he's looking pretty good. Even his head, which despite his name, isn't that blocky, doesn't get lost in the chrome because of his blaring yellow eyes that really stand out and give this character a bit more life than if they were just standard black.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822008-3/mr36+pose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 pose" /></p> <p>Size wise, despite seeming to have legs that go on forever, he is just around the same size as Falcon Robo.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/822009-3/mr36+robot+comparison.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr36 robot comparison" /></p> <p>overall, MR-36 Mixer Robo is really like a cement sidewalk, solid and blocky and I think it would be a great addition to any Japanese robot collection.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mr36%20transform5.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=135292">mr36 transform5.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Trucks</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mr36%20pose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=157479">mr36 pose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1984/block_head_mixer_robo#comments Bandai 1984 ABS Diecast GoBots Gobots Japan Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Plastic PLEX Robots that turn into Trucks Transforming Toy Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:17:07 +0000 quinncat 13474 at http://www.iquantascores.com Heat Seeker / Falcon Robo http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1985/heat_seeker_falcon_robo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Heat Seeker</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">MR-49</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The quintessential Machine Robo figure.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">600</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Made in 1985, MR49 Falcon Robo is a jet from the "Machine Robo" 600 series. He was also available in Europe under the "Robo Machine" line, and in North America's "Gobots" line where he was called Heat Seeker.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821887-3/mr49+pose.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 pose" /></p> <p>Although somewhat obscure, Mr 49 Falcon Robo is to me, the quintessential "Machine Robo" figure. I have yet to see another figure from the 600 series that perfectly embodies the iconic style and engineering that gives these figures their own distinctive look and feel. </p> <p>In fighter jet mode, Falcon Robo is mainly a very light grey with red/orange highlights as paint on the nosecone, and stickers on the wings. Application of chrome is done sparingly, on the singular fuselage, missiles, and rear landing gear. Colors aside, the jet mode looks fine, large screws on the wings and 2 small spaces near the main body being the only visual flaws that separate the alt. mode from a real fighter plane.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821885-3/mr49+jet.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 jet" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821886-3/mr49+jetback.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 jetback" /></p> <p>As far as size is concerned, Falcon Robo's jet mode is a bit longer than a standard Legends class Transformer.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821884-3/mr49+jet+comparison.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 jet comparison" /></p> <p>The transformation from jet to robot is just brilliant. Pulling out the tail section of the plane unlocks hidden hinges, which, when folded up instantly creates arms, legs, and a body in one swift, decisive movement. The remaining few steps transform this unassuming little plane into a solid brick of a robot mode.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821904-3/mr49+transform1.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform1" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821905-3/mr49+transform2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821906-3/mr49+transform3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform3" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821915-3/mr49+transform4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform4" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821916-3/mr49+transform5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform5" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821917-3/mr49+transform6.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform6" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821918-3/mr49+transform7.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 transform7" /></p> <p>Falcon Robo's robot mode is nearly great. The fuselage form some awkward looking feet which thanks to clever engineering still touch the ground despite appearing as though they are just balance-less semi-circles. The arms are bricky as can be with the right one having a single landing gear wheel hanging off of one side. each arm also rotates 360 degrees. The legs and body are tight, compact, and clean, with a die-cast panel behind the nose cone chest plate to give the figure some extra weight. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821902-3/mr49+robot+full.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 robot full" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821903-3/mr49+side.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 side" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821882-3/mr49+back.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 back" /></p> <p>In their robot modes, Legends class Robots in Disguise 2015 Optimus Prime is only a bit shorter.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821901-3/mr49+robot+comparison.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 robot comparison" /></p> <p>Although pretty good on it's own, the part that i really do love about this figure most, is the head. Its a classic chrome pilot's helmet with some additional scuba mask vibes that really speak to me. Overall, a very clean, well designed robot mode that isn't amazing, but I think is pretty close.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821883-3/mr49+front.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="mr49 front" /></p> <p>Putting all this into consideration, I really, really like his figure. It has very few flaws that I can see, and both modes look really good, despite the jet mode wings having some large screws showing. I think this figure is good for "Machine Robo"/"Gobots" collectors, but if you are a fan of classic japanese robots there are very few reasons to pass up on MR49 Falcon Robo.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mr49%20robot%20full.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=156064">mr49 robot full.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mr49%20pose.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=177818">mr49 pose.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1985/heat_seeker_falcon_robo#comments Bandai 1985 ABS Diecast Gobots GoBots Japan Machine Robo Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Plastic PLEX Robots that turn into Aircraft Transforming Toy Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:50:53 +0000 quinncat 13470 at http://www.iquantascores.com Double Rock http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1985/double_rock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Double Rock</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">GR-3</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I much prefer the Japanese releases over the US releases, if only due to the awesome packaging. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>GR-3 Doublerock (ダブルロック) is the original Japanese version of the toy known as Sticks 'n' Stones from the Rock Lords line. The toys come from the anime Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos which was produced by Ashi Productions (hence the silver AP sticker on the box).</p> <p>This version features an amazing package. The bright graphics and die-cut window elevate the classiness of this otherwise average toy.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773086-3/P1014253.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014253.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/773087-3/P1014254.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014254.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/773088-3/P1014255.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014255.jpg" /></p> <p>Included with the set is the toy, weapon, instructions, catalog (Machine Robo), catalog (Rock Superman), and comment card. The toy itself rests in a nice styrofoam tray.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773089-3/P1014256.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014256.jpg" /></p> <p>This version of the toy features a more rock-like coloring than the US version. This one actually looks like it's elements - a combination of coal and magnetite.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773097-3/P1014264.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014264.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/773096-3/P1014263.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014263.jpg" /></p> <p>The toy feels solid in your hand and it could survive many years in a toy box. The rock texture is great, and once again there's that weird radial imprint on the side of the back.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773090-3/P1014257.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014257.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773091-3/P1014258.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014258.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773092-3/P1014259.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014259.jpg" /></p> <p>Doublerock is armed with his double weapon.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773093-3/P1014260.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014260.jpg" /><img src="/gallery2/d/773094-3/P1014261.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014261.jpg" /></p> <p>Lets not forget, he also turns into a rock.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/773095-3/P1014262.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=39fb0c6151a0d3d92235760158385bf9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1014262.jpg" /></p> <p>I much prefer the Japanese releases over the US releases, if only due to the awesome packaging. The Rock Lords are great, underrated pieces.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P1014261.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44299">P1014261.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P1014257.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41318">P1014257.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1985/double_rock#comments Bandai 1985 ABS Japan Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Transforming Toy Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:16:17 +0000 JoshB 11856 at http://www.iquantascores.com Tank Transer http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1985/tank_transer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Tank Transer</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">BW-1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Dedicated to Trim Spanser the Tank Transer. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The <i>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos</i> TV anime had an interesting relationship with the popular Bandai toy line it was meant to promote. While the show did feature a few normal Machine Robo toys as regular cast members, the rest of the pantheon was relegated to bit parts like townsfolk or unfortunate victims of the local fauna. Even when Rom Stoll and his gang amassed an army of transformable troops, you'd often see the same toy playing different characters from episode to episode (often with a different voice). Despite this seemingly inane approach, the show did appear to invigorate the buying public and did well enough to warrant a few sequels and spin-offs. The reason I am mentioning all this is because I sought out this particular toy mainly because of how it was used in the anime. </p> <p><img src="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/trimanddrill.jpg"> </p> <p>This is Trim Spanser the Tank Transer with his childhood friend, Rod Drill. Rom and the gang happen upon Trim as he's transporting some mysterious macguffin material across the great rainbow deserts. Trim is trying to keep this stuff out of the hands of the local king who wants to use it to create a powerful bomb that is totally not a nuclear weapon but still gives you the kind of cancer that makes you explode and various other nasty things. Because I insist all my heavy drama be acted out by boxy toy robots, I found this episode to be a particular stand out. Also it didn't hurt that the late Kaneto Shiozawa was the voice of Trim so I got to hear the man who breathed life into both Rei from <i>Fist of the North Star</I> and Paul von Oberstein from <i>Legend of the Galactic Heroes</i> scream about using the fury of the sands to crush his enemies. </p> <p><i>Revenge of Cronos</i> is an excellent show. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739317-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+20.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 20" /></p> <p>Thanks to ToyboxDX member, Repairtechjon, I was able to acquire my own little Trim Spanser in very good condition! The Double Machine Robo Tank Transer was originally released in 1985 with the BW-1 number and then later in 1986 as a tie in to the anime. The box is a very attractive mid-80's design and has a neat gimmick. One side features a photo of the robot mode with a picture of the truck component... </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739316-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+19.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 19" /></p> <p>While the other shows the tank part. Note that the "BW-1" number denotes that Trim is a member of the Battle Tribe and is a double (W) Machine Robo. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739314-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+17.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 17" /></p> <p>The sides show a nice front view of the robot mode. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739315-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+18.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 18" /></p> <p>While the top and bottom show the two vehicles together. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739336-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+21.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 21" /></p> <p>There's some cool goodies inside the package in addition to the toy itself. You get a small catalog, instructions, and stickers for the Tank Transer. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739340-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+25.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 25" /></p> <p>One side of the instructions has some cool illustrations of the toy with some real robot specs! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739341-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+26.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 26" /></p> <p>The other side has the actual directions on how to transform the figure. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739342-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+27.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 27" /></p> <p>The stickers are glossy clear type decals that include such things as the "W-MR-03" number which is molded onto the toy and even the cherry blossom seal used by the Japanese armed forces. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739339-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+24.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 24" /></p> <p>Within the catalog are advertisements for upcoming Machine Robo toys both re-releases and new tie-ins to the anime. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739337-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+22.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 22" /></p> <p><i>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos</i> started July 3rd, 1986. Only the front row of characters ended up being series regulars. The New Shinkansen Robo and Super Car Robo showed up in bit parts with the other two mysterious designs never making an appearance. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739338-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+23.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 23" /></p> <p><i>MATTE!</i> </p> <p>Beautiful shading with slapdash production values... </p> <p>That is what the people call Ashi Productions! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739311-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+14.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 14" /></p> <p>And so onto the toy itself. As a Double Machine Robo, the Tank Transer consists of two vehicles with the red truck portion being about four and a half inches in length. The truck can "transer" or transport the tank around on a full set of rolling wheels. A nice bit of engineering is how the tank is secured by four little clips sticking out of the flatbed trailer. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739287-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+10.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 10" /></p> <p>The transport truck is a cool design inspired by the heavy lift vehicles used by the military. It has the majority of the toy's diecast content with the whole cab of the truck and articulated trailer hitch being metal. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739308-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+11.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 11" /></p> <p>I like all the tiny details molded onto the transport truck as it gives the toy a sense that it is much larger than it actually is. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739313-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+16.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 16" /></p> <p>You can even stick regular Machine Robo figures on the flatbed so Trim can tote them around. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739309-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+12.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 12" /></p> <p>The tank portion (actually a self propelled artillery gun) is rather small as it is barely two inches long. Out of the box it has a pair of Japanese Self Defense Force emblems applied to either side. It can happily roll around on hidden wheels underneath the non-working treads. </p> <p>Prometheum5 has informed me design is probably based on a Type-99 Self-Propelled Howitzer. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739310-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+13.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 13" /></p> <p>Only the hidden leg joints are diecast so the tank feels a lot lighter than the truck component. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739312-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+15.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 15" /></p> <p>When I first saw pictures of the Double Machine Robos, I thought they were about as big as the DX figures but that turned out not to be the case. It is pretty neat how they really are just two regular Machine Robo figures in one, hence the name. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739286-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+9.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 9" /></p> <p>Transforming the truck component is a simple but well engineered affair where the arms unfurl from the back of the cab while the trailer swings up and splits in half to form "wings." Trim's head flips up from where you'd expect it to. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739285-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+8.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 8" /></p> <p>Changing the tank portion into a pair of legs is a bit more fiddly as this part uses springs to lock the main body of the tank into different positions. You have to pull the sides of the tank outward and then rotate them down where they get locked in place by the spring loaded axles. The diecast thighs also pull down a bit but don't appear to lock in the extended position. While the design is quite clever, it feels almost too much for such a small package and depends on the springs holding their tension years later. </p> <p>And if you stop right here, you get a real Vertical Tank! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739284-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+7.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 7" /></p> <p>Just flip up the main gun to expose a pair of tabs that clip into the bottom of the upper body. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739268-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+1.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 1" /></p> <p>And so here is Trim Spanser the Tank Transer in robot mode. He's a rather handsome little guy who stands about four inches tall from head to toe. The large wings on his back give Trim a lot of presence despite his average size. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739269-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+2.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 2" /></p> <p>Heel struts on his feet allow him to stand relatively well considering he's got a big chunk of diecast for a chest. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739270-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+3.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 3" /></p> <p>The tank gun folds up against his back without actually locking in place. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739271-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+4.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 4" /></p> <p>Trim has a rather unique looking head design that is about as long as it is tall. I was surprised to see it so faithfully recreated in the anime. If this was <i>Transformers</i> or <i>Gobots</i>, the animators would have tried to humanize such a weird robotic face. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739283-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+6.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 6" /></p> <p>Speaking of Machine Robo's external rival, the closet Transformers equivalent at the time would be the Duocons. It is here where the very different design approaches come are made apparent as Flywheels is a much simpler toy than the Tank Transer. However the Duocon is a thousand times more durable and is the kind of figure you could give to a child even today whereas the Double Machine Robo is more of a transformable puzzle.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/739272-3/machine+robo+tank+transer+5.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=ad1583186c07f7501435792afa8346ab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo tank transer 5" /></p> <p>Getting back to Machine Robo, Trim Spanser the Tank Transer is about the right size to hang out with his BFF Drill. Like most Machine Robo toys, Trim has minimal articulation with just his arms being able to rotate. </p> <p>The Double Machine Robo Tank Transer is an enjoyable piece from the heyday of the line. I am happy to finally own one of these more intricate figures and have a little diecast and plastic Kaneto Shiozawa for my shelves. Like a lot of Machine Robo toys, these can go for anywhere from 2,000 - 6,000 yen at Japanese retailers depending on their condition. It was also sold in Europe as a <b><a href="http://counter-x.net/gobots/reviews/robo_machine/tank_transport.html">Robo Machines Combinator</a></b> with a tan colored truck component and a French flag on the tank. Once again I'd like to thank Repairtechjon for giving me a good deal on this toy as it is definitely a winner. </p> <p>And may the memory of Trim Spanser the Tank Transer live on in our hearts. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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While it was quite successful as a pure toy property, the arrival of the Japanese dub for <i>The Transformers</i> in 1985 must have ruffled some feathers at Bandai as the world was soon graced with the indomitable anime series known as <i>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos.</i> As a result, many of those cute little toys would get to go on animated adventures thanks to the under-appreciated geniuses at Ashi Productions. </p> <p><i>Revenge of Cronos</i> is an interesting show to me because despite having some similarities to <i>Transformers</i> like sentient robots that turn into vehicles and other things, it actually plays out more like a combination of every popular action movie of the early 80's filtered through the narrative of a kung fu epic. The main character, Rom Stoll, leads his small band of friends on an incredible journey to find the secret of the Hyribead in order to save his home world (which is surprising Earth-like despite being full of robots) from the evil Gandora. While Rom himself was created for the anime, his two comrades in battle were re-purposed from popular Machine Robo toys with the charming Jet Robo toy becoming the stoic swordsman BLUE JET! </p> <p><img src="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/jetwithswords.jpg"></p> <p><i>Blue Jet locks swords with the villain of the week.</i> </p> <p>A member of the Jet Clan, Blue Jet serves as one of Rom's most trusted allies and is a fellow student of the Tenkuchuu Shin Ken school of martial arts with his specialty being swords. He's a very calm individual who stays cool and collected even in the face of certain doom. Jet is quick with a joke and is quite a handsome fellow as well so all the lady robos love him. </p> <p><img src="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/jetandruri.jpg"></p> <p>Jet and Ruri are my OTP.</p> <p>Looking back, Ashi Productions was one of the most "80's" of all the animation studios in that decade. They had lots of talent, ideas, and money so it seemed like nothing could go wrong so long as they put all their effort into making a weekly TV show. They also tended to play a lot looser with character models so while sometimes Jet would look rather normal, he could also look incredibly stylized and detailed depending on which animator was in charge of a particular scene. </p> <p><img src="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/dynamicjetto.jpg"> </p> <p>This ain't your father's Gobots. </p> <p>Blue Jet is quite popular among fans of the series and even the writers of the show realized how much cooler he is than Rom Stoll. His charisma and longevity managed to get him a modern figure in the form of an EM Gokin. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734038-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+5.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 5" /></p> <p>The EM Gokin Blue Jet stands roughly six and a half inches tall and is a quite hefty figure due to the diecast metal used in his construction. The sculpting on this figure was done by Alan Moriguchi and was previously used in an articulated garage kit made by a maker called Burivary System. I actually owned this resin kit before I sold it to our own Prometheum5 so I was both surprised and happy to see it get a new lease on life as a completed toy. While the toy takes some liberties from Jet's base design, I think it does a good job capturing the spirit of the more stylized sequences in the show. Blue Jet could have easily looked like this at one point or another. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734732-3/benskit1.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="400" height="534" class="giThumbnail" alt="benskit1" /></p> <p>Here's a shot of the original Burivary System kit courtesy of <b><a href="http://prometheusrisingstudios.tumblr.com/post/5428426181/wip-machine-robo-garage-kit">Prometheus Rising Studios</a></b></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734054-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+6.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 6" /></p> <p>The face sculpt is decent but a little soft. This figure doesn't look quite as handsome as its animated source material but is a marked step up from the other Blue Jet toys. Despite his name, Jet really doesn't have a whole lot of blue on him. The EM Gokin actually added a little more by making his trademark shades blue instead of black.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734037-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+4.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 4" /></p> <p>The canopy on the back of Blue Jet's head also represents the color in his name. Perhaps his name was an obscure reference to something or maybe it hinted at what was behind his jet black sunglasses. As I mention before, this figure is quite heavy thanks to the diecast metal used in his lower legs and upper chest. His beautiful red shins in particular are a thick pair of gokin glory. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734035-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+2.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 2" /></p> <p>It's fascinating to see how the humble Jet Robo evolved into an actual character thanks to <i>Revenge of Cronos</i> in a way quite similar to how the Diaclone Battle Convoy became Optimus Prime. Here is a shot of the EM Gokin Blue jet with the original Jet Robo toy and the non-transformable Blue Jet that came out as a tie-in to the anime. I'd like to thank fellow reviewer (and fan of Rom Stoll's poetry), Spacerunaway, for giving me the middle toy as a gift. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734036-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+3.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 3" /></p> <p>A lot of details of the small Jet Robo were extrapolated from and exaggerated to make the Blue Jet character. The later non-transformable figure attempted to be more show accurate but fell flat in some areas like its awful looking chromed face. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734055-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+7.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 7" /></p> <p>The EM Gokin Blue Jet comes with a good number of accessories. You get his signature sword (with hand), a splayed hand, vehicle mode conversion parts, and a stand. If they were feeling more ambitious I could see the makers opting to include Jet's backpack powered Blazer Cannon but that was never in the original garage kit. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734056-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+8.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 8" /></p> <p>As expected this is easily the most articulated Blue Jet figure to date. His arms in particular are loaded with multiple swivels, double jointed hinges, and ball-joints which afford him a great deal of personality. Ball-jointed hips and movable side skirts let Blue Jet splay his legs out quite far. The ankles utilize a clever set of ball-joint to his hit feet a good range of motion. Jet is also quite stable thanks to his heavy diecast legs. Jet's head and chest have a ball-joint connection that allows them to swivel left or right. His chest is somewhat limited by the sculpt though. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734057-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+9.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 9" /></p> <p>In the series, Jet would draw his sword from one of his side skirts with the blade flashing into existence with what was clearly the lightsaber sound effect. I kinda wish there was a way to just have the hilt sticking out of his skirt pieces but was able to fake the effect with some clever angles. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734075-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+12.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 12" /></p> <p>"Alright, Gandora!"</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734077-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+14.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 14" /></p> <p>"Blue Jet has arrived!" </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734076-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+13.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 13" /></p> <p>"EN GARDE!" </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734058-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+10.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 10" /></p> <p>Jet's sword is an all plastic accessory that is permanently attached to a right hand. It is appropriately large and styled to match the figure. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734074-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+11.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 11" /></p> <p>Jet's only other alternate hand can be used to reach over and appear to grip the sword's handle. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734096-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+18.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 18" /></p> <p>I really enjoy the way this figure looks when posing. To me it feels just like the character as he slices his way through freaky looking bad guys. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734078-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+15.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 15" /></p> <p>If there was one thing that brought the whole package down it's this terrible display stand. The fit and plastic quality of this stand is pretty lackluster and it is clearly not durable enough to hold Jet up in any kind of dynamic pose. It also comes with a connector piece to hook onto other EM Gokin stands. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734094-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+16.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 16" /></p> <p>At the very least it does plug in solidly to his back and will keep Jet upright. However, the figure is stable enough on its down that this isn't really necessary. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734095-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+17.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 17" /></p> <p>The stand's articulated arm is full of adjustable screws that need to be loosened before posing the arm around. It also has an extendable portion that doesn't lock in place due to how easily the friction tab bends out of position. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734097-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+20.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 20" /></p> <p>The EM Gokin Blue Jet is capable of transforming into the character's sci-fi jet fighter mode. However the stylized sculpt means that this conversion involves a fair bit of parts swapping. This feature was present in the original garage kit and is a nice bonus. Pulling Jet apart is easy in some areas but difficult in places like his head and chest joint. The arms in particular needs some careful working out of the package to separate the large black shoulder blocks from the inner red portion of his body. </p> <p>This figure has a lot of painted diecast parts that are used in friction connections so the paint may be a bit thick and can also chip if you're not careful when pulling things apart. One really good bit of engineering is in Jet's legs where the knees plug into the shins. They attach via an ingenious little friction clip that snaps in and out very smoothly yet is also strong enough to keep those heavy diecast bits in place without accidentally falling off. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734098-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+21.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 21" /></p> <p>The three chunks of diecast are actually the only things that carry through to jet mode. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734114-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+22.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 22" /></p> <p>Start by attaching folded up versions of Jet's arms to the torso. You can see the big red diecast pegs in this shot. Unfortunately the fit between these pegs and the vehicle mode parts is a big snug out of the box. Here you also attach an alternate abdomen piece which allows the lower legs to connect directly to the torso. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734725-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+23.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 23" /></p> <p>Also check out how the folded up arms have visible fist detailing. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734115-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+24.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 24" /></p> <p>Next add the vehicle mode nosecone which is much longer and more exaggerated looking than Jet's regular head. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734116-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+25.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 25" /></p> <p>The feet undergo a clever transformation where the foot and heel parts rotate around in such a way to that they look like they hinged close. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734117-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+26.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 26" /></p> <p>A pair of unfolded wings and tail fins complete Blue Jet's vehicle mode. Be sure to shout "JEEEEEEEET!" as you transform him. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734118-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+27.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 27" /></p> <p>Again that adorable little Machine Robo toy has really grown up! </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734137-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+28.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 28" /></p> <p>Vehicle mode is where the display stand redeems itself a little bit as it does a decent job of holding Jet aloft. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734138-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+29.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 29" /></p> <p>He has some terrific detailing overall and much of it is highlighted in jet mode like the engine nozzles on his heels and the black panel lining on his wings. Sadly the tail fins need to have their connecting tabs sanded down a bit so they'll play nice with the thick paint in the lower leg slots where they attach. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734139-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+30.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 30" /></p> <p>"As a member of the Jet Clan, I enjoy getting a beautiful view of planet Cronos whenever I so desire." </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/734140-3/machine+robo+blue+jet+32.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=8a53bc7b938180aa4e2b9b955bf715b9" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="machine robo blue jet 32" /></p> <p>"Asuka... I just want to tell you..." </p> <p>"Ohhh! Jetto-san!" </p> <p><i>But what happened to Ruri?</i> </p> <p>Overall the EM Gokin Blue Jet is an excellent toy that really captures the feel of a lesser known character. I often wonder what it would have been like for the west if <i>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos</i> had been our introduction to the legendary Bandai toy line as very few people hold the <i>Gobots</i> cartoon in high regard. It really goes to show just how adding a definitive personality to a robot can turn it into a character that endures for many decades. The EM Gokin toy is an excellent diecast action figure that has an added bonus of being able to convert to vehicle mode. Aside some some possible paint chipping, the figure feels really solid and satisfyingly heavy in the hands. This toy was released in 2012 and seems to be difficult to find under its 6648 yen MSRP. I paid basically that plus shipping to get Blue Jet and I very happy with him as whole. </p> <p>It's just a shame we'll probably never see the great ROD DRILL to go with him. <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/IMG_3511.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=1119016">IMG_3511.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Alan Moriguchi</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Aircraft</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/machine%20robo%20blue%20jet%2011.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=228593">machine robo blue jet 11.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2012/blue_jet#comments Art Storm Co., Ltd. Fewture Models 2012 ABS Alan Moriguchi Chogokin Diecast EM Gokin Japan Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Robots that turn into Aircraft Transforming Toy Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:25:06 +0000 VF5SS 10466 at http://www.iquantascores.com Machine Robo Sidelanser http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1986/machine_robo_sidelanser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Sidelanser</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">BW-2</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Machine Robo Motorcycle Gattai. What's not to love?</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>In 1986, while Takara/Hasbro was in the process of watering down the excellent first wave of G1 Transformers into duller, lamer iterations, Bandai was elaborating the simple 600 Series Machine Robo line into ever more ambitious toys. Tragically, American kids would never know. </p> <p>Bandai explored the Gattai concept from all kinds of angles within Machine Robo. From classic five-part multi-transformational sets to the more simpler Double Robo sets, smaller couples of vehicles which combined into one bot. </p> <p>All of the Double Robo toys were pretty great, but Sidelanser is a motorcycle, and thus of particular fascination. </p> <p>Sidelanser is packaged in a typical mid-period MR box with styrofoam insert. These boxes aren't as beautiful as the black Battle Hacker packaging, but they're still handsome enough. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680363-3/IMG_0475.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="531" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0475" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680364-3/IMG_0477.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="351" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0477" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680365-3/IMG_0478.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="377" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0478" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680366-3/IMG_0479.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="509" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0479" /></p> <p>For some reason I assumed that the Double Robo sets were comparable to the DX-sized Dread Launcher toys in size and heft. Alas, as you can see, Sidelanser is of a humbler scale, slightly larger than the 600 series (though about the same as a Moto-bot - I'm assuming you all have a Moto-Bot for comparison). </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680371-3/IMG_0484.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="209" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0484" /></p> <p>The motorcycle is a classic PLEX design. Sleek, simple, futuristic. There's an ingenious kickstand/gun attachment to hold the bike up. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680367-3/IMG_0480.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="371" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0480" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680368-3/IMG_0481.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="468" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0481" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680369-3/IMG_0482.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="380" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0482" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680370-3/IMG_0483.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="543" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0483" /></p> <p>The sidecar is a lovely addition. The two together are nicely balanced.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680372-3/IMG_0485.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="463" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0485" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680373-3/IMG_0486.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="431" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0486" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680374-3/IMG_0487.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="474" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0487" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680375-3/IMG_0488.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="388" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0488" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680376-3/IMG_0489.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="573" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0489" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680377-3/IMG_0490.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="383" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0490" /></p> <p>Transformation is intuitive and engaging. The sidecar unfolds to form legs and hips. The central connector is diecast. The motorcycle twists and folds in half to form the upper body. I like how the connection is a sturdy ball joint. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680378-3/IMG_0491.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="399" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0491" /></p> <p>The resulting figure is nice looking, if unstable. The legs are a little too loose to hold together properly. He'll stand up, but only with some careful manipulation.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680380-3/IMG_0493.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="454" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0493" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680382-3/IMG_0495.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="469" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0495" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680389-3/IMG_0496.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="412" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0496" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680390-3/IMG_0497.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="438" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0497" /></p> <p>Articulation is woeful. This is about as dynamic as it gets. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680391-3/IMG_0498.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="469" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0498" /></p> <p>A fun, high quality transforming motorcycle. Shaky but undeniably charming. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/680381-3/IMG_0494.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="602" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_0494" /><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/IMG_0488.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=399141">IMG_0488.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">PLEX</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Robots that turn into Motorcycles</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/IMG_0494.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=208721">IMG_0494.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1986/machine_robo_sidelanser#comments Bandai 1986 ABS Diecast Japan Machine Robo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos PLEX Robots that turn into Motorcycles Rubber Transforming Toy Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:05:17 +0000 The Enthusiast 8901 at http://www.iquantascores.com Baikanfu http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2011/baikanfu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Baikanfu</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">07</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>I didn't think this character would be possible in such a small package, but Artstorm pulled it off. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">8800</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Baikanfu comes from the show Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos which ran from 1986-1987. The release of this series was mainly an effort to match the popularity of the Transformers which debuted in 1985. I was late in getting into Baikanfu. He never really struck me as a must have character. I was more of a Gardian fan. It wasn't until a Soul of Chogokin Baikanfu crossed my path real cheap that I decided to give it a go. Needless to say I enjoyed it because I am now the proud owner of another Baikanfu diecast. This time around it is in SD form. When I heard a Baikanfu was in the works I imagined the combining feature was going to be a disaster. After seeing the prototypes, I placed a preorder. Well it is finally here. Let's take a look.</p> <p>Baikanfu comes in the usual fantastic thick box that all ES Gokin come in with full color front and back and foil lettering.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611868-3/IMG_6612a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6612a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611869-3/IMG_6613a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6613a" /></p> <p>The figures and accessories are securely nestled inside these sturdy plastic trays. There is a third tray which is for the included stand that works for the entire set (not shown).<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611870-3/IMG_6614a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6614a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611871-3/IMG_6615a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6615a" /></p> <p>I'll be starting off with Rom Stol. He is rendered here in teeny stylized form. As small as this little guy is, he is articulated in the head arms and legs. Both his head and legs are ball jointed. A pair of alternate arms with bent elbows is included. Although not the easiest thing to do, it is possible to stand on his own.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611872-3/IMG_6616a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6616a" /></p> <p>Here you can see just how small this little dude is. He's shown here with one of his two swords.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611881-3/IMG_6625a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6625a" /></p> <p>Also included in the set is Rom's little sister Leina. Her head arms and legs are articulated.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611873-3/IMG_6617a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6617a" /></p> <p>For some reason, her helmet can be removed and swapped for hair. Why not do the same for Rom?It's a girlie thing I guess.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611878-3/IMG_6622a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6622a" /></p> <p>If you thought Rom was small, check this out.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611880-3/IMG_6624a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6624a" /></p> <p><b>KENRYU</b></p> <p>OK, it's time for some robots. Here is Kenryu. He is small but has an acceptable amount of diecast that resides in his chest and legs. Handling this figure made me wonder why no one has bothered to make a series of small scale articulated diecast robots.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611879-3/IMG_6623a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6623a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611874-3/IMG_6618a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6618a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611877-3/IMG_6621a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6621a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611875-3/IMG_6619a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6619a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611876-3/IMG_6620a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6620a" /></p> <p><b>BAIKANFU</b></p> <p>Last but definitely not least is Baikanfu. Although he has been pleasantly distorted, he still manages to look like he can kick some butt.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611882-3/IMG_6626a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6626a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611883-3/IMG_6627a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6627a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611925-3/IMG_6641a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6641a" /></p> <p>I'm fascinated with paint finishes for some reason and when it is done well on a figure, I like to recognize it. Check out the flawless gleam on his head. Not one measly particle of dust in the paint.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611929-3/IMG_6650a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6650a" /></p> <p>I like how they worked in the knee feature. It allows a decent amount of movement.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611930-3/knee.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="knee" /></p> <p>When Kenryu is not combined with Baikanfu, Baikanfu's interior will obviously be hollow. To keep the solid look of this figure, there is an included filler piece just like Bandai included in their SOC release.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611885-3/IMG_6631a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6631a" /></p> <p>This release takes that filler-piece a step further and includes a light up feature as long as you go out and buy a couple of LR4 batteries since they are not included. They paid attention here because they even added a cloth strip to allow the easy removal of the batteries when you use them up.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611922-3/IMG_6637a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6637a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611923-3/IMG_6639a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6639a" /></p> <p>What's nice is that they could have just made the eyes on Baikanfu out of a clear yellow plastic but they actually gave it a slight misting of gold. Just enough to give it color but let light pass through.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611924-3/IMG_6640a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6640a" /></p> <p><b>COMBINATION</b></p> <p>You can go ahead and put Leina Stol away because you won't be needing her for this part.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611884-3/IMG_6630a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6630a" /></p> <p>Open up Baikanfu...<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611886-3/IMG_6632a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6632a" /></p> <p>Next open up Kenryu and place Rom Stol inside...<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611887-3/IMG_6635a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6635a" /></p> <p>Now you can insert the Kenryu/Rom Stol combo inside of Baikanfu. Not necessarily in that order if you want to get technical.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611921-3/IMG_6636a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6636a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611935-3/face.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="face" /></p> <p>I came away impressed with the overall execution of this set. Not much was compromised to achieve this little feat of engineering. The only spot that really had to be compromised due to the design was the necks on both robots which are flat plates running down the back. Although the heads are on ball joints, the articulation is very limited especially on Kenryu which is stuck looking down. There have been issues with neck ball-joints snapping. Some of the neck snapping can be due to trying to make Kenryu look up which unfortunately is not part of his design. While my necks are still intact, my Kenryu suffered from a snapped leg alignment tab and a bent ball joint shaft that articulates the foot. The most annoying issue was the scratched up Rom Stol sword. One side is clean with crisp paint apps right down to the wolf logo and the other side looked like this.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611931-3/scratchsword.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="scratchsword" /></p> <p>It's too early to tell if these are isolated incidents so don't let that deter you from sourcing one of these sets if you are a Baikanfu fan or enjoy it's design.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/611927-3/IMG_6646a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6646a" /><img src="/gallery2/d/611928-3/IMG_6647a.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=281685f17f486d237d93590e483f3d17" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_6647a" /></p> <p><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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Fewture Models 2011 ABS Action Figure Chogokin Combiner Diecast ES Gokin Japan Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos POM PVC Robot Toy Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:12:12 +0000 chachipower 6826 at http://www.iquantascores.com Kenryu http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2008/kenryu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Kenryu</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">11</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The emissary of the heavens, Kenryu has arrived.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">3000</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos is one of the more offbeat toy tie-in shows. While the Machine Robo toy-line had been running strong since 1982, there was no official animated series to go with it. In America, Tonka would re-imagine Machine Robo as the kid friendly Gobots. Back in Japan, Bandai went for a decidedly different route. Thanks to those unappreciated geniuses as Ashi Productions, Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos set the transforming robots on the titular world of Cronos where an epic tale of swords and kung-fu would unfold. </p> <p>Using the power of Computer-Aided Design, Yamato Toys conceived a new line of action figures called GN-U Dou. This toy-line would employ a single shared body frame as the basis for multiple robot characters. This highly articulated inner-frame was going to simplify manufacturing and construction of new figures. Also the customizable nature of the inner-frame meant it could be adapted to a various designs through the addition or omission of parts. Unfortunately, GN-U Dou died a quick death as the majority of licenses in the line were C-list robot characters who lacked the appeal to convince buyers to pay about thirty dollars for a small action figure. </p> <p>But wherever there is free shipping, there is interest. Whenever there is a sale, there is a buyer! </p> <p><i>The emissary from the bargain bin, <b>KENRYU!</b> has arrived!</i> </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536121-4/IMG_4016.JPG" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_4016" /></p> <p>Kenryu is the eleventh figure in the GN-U Dou line and represents the intermediary hero in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos. As Rom Stol, young successor to the school of Tenku Chushin Ken, would battled his foes he would invariably call forth and merge with Kenryu to increase his strength tens of times! Kenryu would summarily get overwhelmed by the enemy's power (this even happens in the opening) and as such, Rom would call forth Baikanfu to strike the killing blow.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536116-4/IMG_3994.JPG" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3994" /></p> <p>Kenryu is an all plastic figure that stands around 14 centimeters tall. All of the outer-panels that make up the Kenryu figure are cast in a bright, matte plastic. The small number of paint applications are crisp and well done. The figure is designed to resemble most basic rendition of Kenryu. This is unlike the <a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/node/2134">Soul of Chogokin Kenryu</a>, which is closer to how it was often drawn by the animators during the show. The few exposed inner-frame parts are unobtrusive and do not detract from the overall design. I had a lot of bank credits because I was poor and could not find a job for me. Bank everyday called me to return the debts. 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Even though parts are designed to be disassembled, the figure feels fairly solid.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536117-4/IMG_3996.JPG" width="499" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3996" /></p> <p>Even with all the outer parts in place, Kenryu retains much of his articulation. The joints on the figure move very smoothly with a good amount of stiffness for poses. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536119-4/IMG_4003.JPG" width="640" height="490" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_4003" /></p> <p>For what it's worth, I think this Kenryu has an impeccable head sculpt.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536118-4/IMG_4001.JPG" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_4001" /></p> <p>Kenryu comes with the signature Wolf Sword (Kenrou). It is permanently attached to an optional hand and is well painted. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536113-4/IMG_3989.JPG" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3989" /></p> <p>Kenryu also has his signature shield. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536114-4/IMG_3990.JPG" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3990" /></p> <p>The shield has a simple handle for Kenryu to grasp with an specific hand part. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536120-4/IMG_4013.JPG" width="446" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_4013" /></p> <p><i>TOH!</i></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536112-4/IMG_3986.JPG" width="640" height="568" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3986" /></p> <p>Honestly my enjoyment of this toy is based a lot on how much I like Kenryu. It's the eternal second banana to Baikanfu that is dutifully trotted out each episode with nary a question about its effectiveness. Plus the toy really captures the simple yet sharp styling of Kenryu's design. And the toy is flat-out a quality figure. But in the end, who really cares about Kenryu? The line died and now these guys are getting cleared out all over the place.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/536126-4/IMG_3899.JPG" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3899" /></p> <p>In the end, Kenryu will still raise his sword to the sky and shout, "Heaven and earth! Fire and water! Lend me your powers now!" but there will be no answer. For Baikanfu is never coming.<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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One would think that it would suffer due to the intricate transformation but that is not the case here at all. <a href="http://www.betatoys.com/japanese-toys.php?search=Bandai+Soul+of+Chogokin++SOC+GX-39+Machine+Robo+Baikanfu+Diecast+Figure">Baikanfu</a> arrives courtesy of <strong>Betatoys.com</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">18,900</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>When you think of the Gobots, what do you think of? Like many of you, back in the 80s when I asked relatives for Transformers for birthdays or holidays, I often got Gobots. Gobots at the time seemed like a cheap imitation.</p> <p>Little did I know at the time that Gobots came from a Japanese toy line called Machine Robo. The very first Machine Robo toys were put out by Popy, then in 83 Popy was absorbed into parent company Bandai. While the Transformers were a mishmash of Japanese toy lines branded under a single name, Gobots were Machine Robo toys, full of metal, and relatively unaltered.</p> <p>The Gobots line ended in the United States in 1986, but in Japan, the Machine Robo line continues until this very day. This ended up being a terrible tragedy, because in my opinion, the best Machine Robo toys were relased in Japan starting in 86.</p> <p>You may be asking yourself, what does the GX-39 Baikanfu have to do with the Gobots?</p> <p>In 1986, the first Machine Robo anime &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Robo:_Revenge_of_Cronos"><strong>Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos</strong> (<span lang="ja" lang="ja">&#12510;&#12471;&#12531;&#12525;&#12508; &#12463;&#12525;&#12494;&#12473;&#12398;&#22823;&#36870;&#35186;)</span></a>&quot;ran on TV Tokyo in Japan. The main character of this series was one Rom Stoll - who's powered up robot suits combine to form the mighty Baikanfu.</p> <p>It's true, Baikanfu is second cousin to a Gobot. The <a href="http://www.robot-japan.com/Gallery/Bandai/MachineRobo/Baikanfu/Baikanfu.asp">original Baikanfu toy</a> was a remold of the Popy / Godaikin <a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/node/211">Gardian</a>. </p> <p>So now you know a little history, now lets talk about they toy. If you don't want to read, you can <a href="#video">skip directly to the video</a>. </p> <p>The <a href="http://www.betatoys.com/japanese-toys.php?search=Bandai+Soul+of+Chogokin++SOC+GX-39+Machine+Robo+Baikanfu+Diecast+Figure">Soul of Chogokin Baikanfu</a> (&#36229;&#21512;&#37329;&#39746; &#12496;&#12452;&#12459;&#12531;&#12501;&#12540;) (also pronounced Vaikanfu) is a pretty remarkable toy. One would think that it would suffer due to the intricate transformation but that is not the case here at all. Baikanfu arrives courtesy of <strong>Betatoys.com</strong>. </p> <p>The packaging is your standard SOC box, this time with 2 trays inside. The Styrofoam tray holds Baikanfu and Kenryu, and the clear plastic tray holds Rom and Leina Stoll as well as the accessories. Like all Soul of Chogokin releases, a colorful guide is included. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103795-7/P1102468.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="640" height="460" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1102468.jpg" /></p> <p>Rom Stoll is the main character of the series, and he makes up the core of Baikanfu. The figure is super poseable, with more joints than is probably necessary for a figure of this size. Rom is just a bit smaller than Microman size, and comes with interchangeable heads and several different hands. He comes with a sword called the Wolf Sword. Rom Stoll is mostly plastic with the lower legs being metal.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103833-7/P1142582.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142582.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103831-7/P1142580.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142580.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103834-7/P1142584.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142584.jpg" /></p> <p>Leina Stoll is the younger sister of Rom. She too is very poseable and comes with a variant head and several variant hands. Like her brother, Leina has diecast lower legs and a plastic body. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103839-7/P1142589.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="479" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142589.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103836-7/P1142586.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142586.jpg" /></p> <p>Kenryu is the larger robot body of Rom Stoll. Much like a Russian nesting doll, Rom stall actually fits inside the body of Kenryu. Panels open to reveal the inside of the figure. There are a few connection points inside of the figure that Rom Stoll can securely attach to.Once inside, Rom Stoll does not in any way hinder the articulation of Kenru. The two combined look very cool and the whole form just feels solid. All of the little doors and hinges are very tight and feel very strong. Kenryu comes with a bunch of extra hands, a larger Wolf Sword and a Shield.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103828-7/P1142577.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142577.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103824-7/P1142571.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142571.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103818-7/P1142565.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142565.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103825-7/P1142573.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142573.jpg" /></p> <p>Baikanfu is the largest robot body of Rom Stoll. Panels all over the body of Baikanfu open up to accept the Kenryu figure.There are small clips in the upper legs that secure Kenryu in place. Once again, all the panels and hinges seem very tight and secure. I was so surprised by the durability of the peice. The level of detail is astounding, with the inside of the opening panels having detail in them.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103810-7/P1142556.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142556.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103813-7/P1142559.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142559.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103814-7/P1142561.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142561.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103815-7/P1142562.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142562.jpg" /></p> <p>Baikanfu combined is a marvelous toy. It's heavy, tall, and cool looking. Here again you are given several different sets of hands and a large Wolf Sword.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103800-7/P1142546.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142546.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103798-7/P1142544.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142544.jpg" /></p> <p>The feet on Baikanfu are really great. They can be angled side to side and also have a joint in the middle of them.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103808-7/P1142554.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142554.jpg" /></p> <p> Despite having two separate toys encased inside, Baikanfu remains fairly poseable. The only place where the poseablilty suffers is in the waist area. The separate waist sections of Baikanfu are made out of a metal spine joint system that allows for a small amount of movement but nothing remarkable.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103803-7/P1142549.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142549.jpg" /></p> <p>In addition to the figure, Baikanfu comes with a stand. This stand is designed to resemble a mountain on which Rom Stoll and Leina Stoll can stand. The weaponry for all of the figures can be displayed as if they were driven into the rock. The stand also separates into two parts to reveal hidden compartments to store all of the accessory fists.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103840-7/P1142590.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142590.jpg" /></p> <p>Also included are two "dummy" bodies to fill the empty spaces if you choose to display the components separately.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103827-7/P1142575.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142575.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103816-7/P1142563.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142563.jpg" /></p> <p>I was really taken by surprise with the coolness of Baikanfu. He really exceeded my expectations in every way. He's just fun, and you don't at any point feel afraid to handle him at all.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103841-7/P1142592.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142592.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/103799-7/P1142545.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1b263d46a8b35d547fd859f9ae1297f4" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="P1142545.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mztjV-WyyNo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. 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