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  • Boss Borot

    Diapolon and the modernized Tetsujin 28 are their new updated "Gokin" offerings, if they ever become anything more than trade show demo test shots. Diapolon looks to still use ET's Magnetic joints at least in some places. Which is worrying. No way those would support the amount of metal they first proposed for the thing. That may be why they pulled the initial pre-orders and re-solicited it with some different specs. The "DX" Tetsujin 28 looks interesting, but I'm still in a wait and see mode.

    Of the ET's that I have, I have 2 that are reasonably decent. Babel II Posiedon and Braigar (and by "reasonably decent" I mostly mean they look pretty on the shelf, don't tend to fall over or shed parts and can be somewhat posed if you are patient) and 3 that are just plain awful! The Samurai Pizza Cats Nyangoking, Laserion and Albegas. They fall under the category of "Not worth the time wrestling with to even display. Just put it back in the box"

    faelon   51 weeks 15 hours ago
  • Boss Borot

    Evolution Toy is an unfortunate situation. If only you got the good, mind you good, CMS construction. Last thing I bought was Gordam. Beautiful design and the finish looks pretty sharp. It's overly light and the magnet system is lack luster. It's a total what might have been situation which is truly sad cause they focus on these charming old designs that no one else touches and you get something rare, pretty but badly executed. It's almost worse than not getting it at all. Their Diapolon is supposed to be their next gen release right? High hopes? I have them.

    TattooedRobot   51 weeks 2 days ago
  • Barricade

    If that's the case, then you'll be seeing reviews from waves 2 and 3 from me then!

    quinncat   51 weeks 2 days ago
  • Barricade

    It's a movie figure. Give it till the end of summer and, as always, they will be flooding the aisles of clearance stores like Tuesday Morning and Five Below at a fraction of the TRU pricing

    faelon   51 weeks 3 days ago
  • Boss Borot

    Yeah the difference between GX-10 and an ET is astounding. GX-10 is so solid you could anchor a boat to it. The limbs move like butter and more or less work, even if not perfect visually.

    faelon   51 weeks 3 days ago
  • Boss Borot

    Really pretty looking over priced mess is pretty much the rule of thumb with ET. I wish another quality producer would hire ET sculptor and put some real engineering behind him. As it is ET has long been on my list of " only by if discounted below $50". And after my last one even that is questionable. It's heartbreaking. Their sculpts are gorgeous. They do the obscure stuff no one else will. By why oh why do they stick with the cheesy magnetic balls? They can't have many adult collectors lining up to pay $200/per for that?

    Boss Borot looks like he suffers from the same issues as the Samurai Pizza Cats Robot. Big empty plastic boxes balanced on wobbly magnets with all the weight on the top. A pretty looking hot mess.

    faelon   51 weeks 3 days ago
  • Nice review. I didn't notice the wings in the picture. Maybe they originally meant to maintain the Legendary design, but then dropped it for budget reasons. I also don't like that the ears are permanently up.

    I actually got the box set from Target. Not sure if anyone else sells it.

    Optimal III   51 weeks 4 days ago
  • Boss Borot

    I always want to like Evolution Toy but.... it never works out that way. Plus I just got GX-10 in my crazy SOC back collecting and it just made me so happy,..... collection dx is still the place to get a real review. Nice job.

    TattooedRobot   51 weeks 5 days ago
  • Downbeat

    This is great Jazz and one of the best 3rd Party figures so far...

    TattooedRobot   51 weeks 5 days ago
  • Downbeat

    That "Desertion of the Dinobots" car seat mode is pretty clutch!

    VF5SS   1 year 1 day ago
  • Alpine Drift

    Yeah, I'd say alpine drift's Vehicle mode doesn't look as complete as the original orange one.

    quinncat   1 year 5 days ago
  • Alpine Drift

    Robot mode is definitely a step up, but the original still looks better in alt mode.

    Optimal III   1 year 5 days ago
  • For a kid's meal toy, that's actually pretty neat.

    Optimal III   1 year 1 week ago
  • Bumblebee

    Oh I just read the review, and I made a mistake!!! I forgot to say "this figure is a harmless purchase if you can find it on sale!" Sorry about that!

    quinncat   1 year 1 week ago
  • Bumblebee

    I know! I can't believe that something that looks so hit or miss as this Bumblebee is almost as much as a voyager class figure. I thought about that recently, that instead of getting this, I could've gotten Octane or Blitzwing or last knight megatron or something!

    quinncat   1 year 1 week ago
  • Bumblebee

    I can't believe they have the balls to charge 20 bucks for these things.

    Heavyarms   1 year 1 week ago
  • Bumblebee

    Wow. So the movie's already come and gone, but what they release first is a "Premiere" repaint of his AOE figure instead of the all-new one. Like you said, he does look good from certain angles. But from others, all the solid yellow screams monotony.

    For what it's worth, I give the nod to Barricade. At least he's a new toy.

    Optimal III   1 year 1 week ago
  • Voltron

    So this is basically a "Masterpiece" version of Golion/Voltron?

    Scarfang_The_Slayer   1 year 1 week ago
  • Battle Fever J

    Japanese don't shut up their kids with a cheap toy, they shut them up with a slap XD
    The toy is probably made for the poor.

    Fulgutor   1 year 1 week ago
  • AHA! So many years later.... Pitaban kits.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Macross-Destroid-Defender-Battletech-1-200-Pitaban-Kit-Vintage-NEW-Robotech-/351456694086

    jaydeflix   1 year 1 week ago
  • I remember way back in the day (late 80s) when a local store (think something like Building 19) sold Macross models at prices ranging from .50 to $3 (for some of the capitol ships).

    All the mechs were snap together, with a screw in the middle of the back and a weird clear colored plastic dome and... a suction cup to that the whole thing would stick to a window I think?

    I miss those models. Never could even figure out who made them so I could try to find any surfacing up on ebay or the like.... Those arii boxes look close tho...

    jaydeflix   1 year 1 week ago
  • Protect Gear

    It is really awesome. No parts of the body are uncovered.............

    Admin: www.welderreview.com

    svtdv26   1 year 2 weeks ago
  • You know, I just copied it right from Bluefin's site. So on one hand, it's sad that I missed it. On the other hand, it's sad that Bluefin missed it too. Thanks for the heads up.

    JoshB   1 year 2 weeks ago
  • Barricade

    Thanks! That philosophy of Vehicle mode looking better than the robot extends to my upcoming Bumblebee and slash reviews too so stay tuned!

    quinncat   1 year 2 weeks ago
  • Barricade

    On the money part, I'm saying no. But I think them upping prices is at least a sign that they're trying to improve the quality of the movie figures, and also not flood the shelves with them, or at least not as much as they used to.

    The alt mode looks pretty good, but the robot mode does nothing for me. That's pretty much how I've always felt about the live-action films since they began, and that feeling extends to the toys.

    Nice review though. You made him look as appealing as he probably can be, especially compared to that Bumblebee (super bleh).

    Optimal III   1 year 2 weeks ago
 
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