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DX Shinken-OH - Loose Head on Shi-Shi

Posted: 24 May, 2013 - 21:41

Hello All,
This is my first post here so I hope I am doing this correctly.
I just purchased the DX Shinken-Oh (EVAunit4a I blame you for this :) ) and I have noticed that the front part of Shinken-Oh's head does not stay folded down when in origami or lion mode. If the Shi-Shi origami is moved around the front part of the head just flips out. I find this to be very annoying since it is really to only major flaw I can find on this toy (limited articulation aside). Does anyone know if this an issue with my Shi-Shi or if it is a known problem with the toy? If it is a problem is there a fix? if I am over reacting to an intentional design choice let me know this as well.
Any feedback on this is greatly appreciated!

Thank You,

Oop- I heard my name

  • 25 May, 2013 - 12:18

Oop- I heard my name what.

The Shishi Origami's head is on a friction joint and involves no springs.

You did not mention if you got your toy secondhand or MiSB, so I'm gonna have to guess here.
If it's a brand new toy, then this is a quality control issue. This many years after manufacturing ended in 2010, I doubt you could contact Bandai and get a replacement from them. If you are confident enough in yourself, you could try taking the mane/torso apart and see what's wrong. I suspect the head may be missing some tabs which would normally prevent it from swinging forward.
If you got the toy second-hand, then all I can say is that's the hazard of buying second-hand.


  • 25 May, 2013 - 17:03

I did buy the MiSB so I must have a QC issue here.
Looks like I am going to have to open up the lion.

I took the lion apart and did find a small hole that comes up from the small black cover plate into the chest plate where the face is housed. I can't help but wonder if there is supposed to be a clip here? My work around was to use a couple of very small pieces of the felt part of some black hook and loop tape. I seems to give enough friction to hold the head in place.

Thanks for the response EVA!
Now I can keep the head in place regardless of my display mode :)

Be advised: Bandai America

  • 25 May, 2013 - 22:54

Be advised: Bandai America reissued the DX Shinken-Oh as the "Deluxe Samurai Megazord", an online exclusive. If you go to Amazon or Toys-R-US online, I'm sure they still have it in stock.

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