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Leader-class Autobot Jetfire Video Review: Leader-class Autobot Jetfire

Cluttered & mismanaged transformation(s), a poorly-integrated combo, bad vehicle mode, poor lighting-and-sound effects, and almost no on-screen accuracy… And yet, I have never really encountered a toy that resembled its on-screen counterpart's...

New Getter Robo Renewal (Black Version) Video Review: New Getter Robo Renewal (Black Version)

I have a confession, I do not know a thing about Getter Robo and the Getter franchise but I do know a nice piece of chogokin when I handle one and the New Getter Robo Renewal (Black Version) fits the bill!

Leader-class Autobot Optimus Prime Video Review: Leader-class Autobot Optimus Prime

Voted as CollectionDX.com's 2009 Transforming Toy of the Year!


For all the improvements that this toy makes over the...

Henshin Keitai Shodou Phone Video Review: Henshin Keitai Shodou Phone

While clearly an effort is being put forward here to have a stronger influence of Japanese culture and history involved in “Shinkenger”, this set just doesn’t do it for me.

Video review included!

Hiden Saiseitou ShinkenMaru Video Review: Hiden Saiseitou ShinkenMaru

It is not a bad toy per se, but it doesn’t excel beyond merely bringing back an old-school animation technique.

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DX Samurai Gattai Shinken-Oh Video Review: DX Samurai Gattai Shinken-Oh

You need to look at the mecha here not just as more transformable mecha, but as folding and twisting and bending in the same way as the ancient Japanese paper craft, origami.

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Magnugiga and Drew Video Review: Magnugiga and Drew

For a simplified version of the Contract Beast, I think a little more effort could have been put forward, and then I would have been full of praise. But, other than a lack of show-accurate features, I can’t really find anything outstandingly-wrong...

Engine King Eagle Zord Video Review: Engine King Eagle Zord

Despite the simplicity and/or imitativeness of the design, I genuinely like this toy, and can’t find any major flaws to complain about!

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Chrome Prowler Tiger Zord Video Review: Chrome Prowler Tiger Zord

What- a toy from Power Rangers that doesn’t appear on-screen? Unheard of! Heresy! /sarcasm

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Voyager-class Autobot Tread Bolt Video Review: Voyager-class Autobot Tread Bolt

For a repaint, it’s not that great. No special or unique details beyond the original Jetfire mold. But, those same molds are still awesome.

Multi-video review included!

Voyager-class Decepticon Blitzwing Video Review: Voyager-class Decepticon Blitzwing

While a total pain to work with and a ripe candidate for being doused in gasoline, I can’t say I wanna sell this set just yet… but I’m considering it.

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Video Review: Leader-class Autobot Ultra Magnus

"Stand your ground, Autobots!"

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Breakaway Video Review: Breakaway

Changes from awesome jet to adorable robot and back.

YF-19 Fold Booster & Fast Pack Video Review: YF-19 Fold Booster & Fast Pack

The Fold Booster & Fast Pack set completes the Yamato 1/60 YF-19

HD Video review included!

EVA-01 Entry Plug Video Review: EVA-01 Entry Plug

Even though this display set is being released under the “Rebuild of Evangelion” banner in 2009, it is more-or-less identical to the one seen in the earlier TV series & sequel films.

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EVA-00 Entry Plug Video Review: EVA-00 Entry Plug

The exterior of Unit-00’s Entry Plug in the “Rebuild of Evangelion” movies is slightly different from how it appears in the earlier TV series & sequel movies, though its functions & interior remain the same.

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Engine Gattai Series #9- Engine Jumbwhale Video Review: Engine Gattai Series #9- Engine Jumbwhale

Like most of the other Engines, this one looks best when not combined in any way, though I think the Jet Mode is a little awkward even if a good idea, and throws that off a little. It’s a very reasonable design and is one of my favorites from the...

Rei Video Review: Rei

A most beautiful figure. Graceful like a swan on a lake.

Video review included.

Retrofire High Octane Megazord Video Review: Retrofire High Octane Megazord

Compared to the larger [Deluxe] High Octane Megazord, this one makes-up for some of its faults and it benefits greatly from the Retrofire style by slimming it down and making it look...

Retrofire Wild Force Megazord Video Review: Retrofire Wild Force Megazord

So, this set is a mixed bag of tricks- I like the overall anime-style of the figure and line details, but some of the poseability is confusing & annoying.

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Retrofire Mighty Morphin' Megazord Video Review: Retrofire Mighty Morphin' Megazord

Aside from the oddly-chosen way the arms behave compared to each other, the minor limits with the skirt armor, and the rather-noticeable lack of paint on the back & arms, this set is definitely something you want to collect.

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GFF Metal Composite MSZ-006A1/C1[Bst] Z Plus Video Review: GFF Metal Composite MSZ-006A1/C1[Bst] Z Plus

This is quite possibly the best Zeta Plus toy yet.

Skywarp Video Review: Skywarp

Back in black.

Taurus Aldebaran Video Review: Taurus Aldebaran

Hands down, the biggest of the Saint Cloth Myth releases and possibly the heaviest release to date. I take a look at an earlier Saint Cloth Myth release, Taurus Aldebaran. Includes HD VIDEO.

High Octane Megazord Video Review: High Octane Megazord

The 2008 conversions were very successful, in my opinion, but this [2009] set is not. It was cheaply designed & built for a good reason, but I would easily have spent another $10 to bump the quality up a little.

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