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Proto Garland

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I picked mine up a few weeks

I picked mine up a few weeks ago after waiting to find a shop that sold it for less than $200. I own the original as well - complete with broken shoulders - and even though I was unsure if this was a new sculpt or just a repaint with a few kibbles added I had to get it since it's my favorite of the Garland designs.

The mystery plastic is probably POM. Yamato was one of the first companies to use it in toys and it's a crime they didn't use it in the original. It's plastic that has properties of metal, it's cool to the touch and strong, yet almost feels ceramic. They usually only use it in high-stress joint areas and hinges.

I think this one marks the end of the MZ23 line since I can't see them doing the one from part 3 or going the extra mile to do the villains. Interestingly the factory color release was based on an old illustration from the preproduction of the OVA, so it wasn't just something Yamato pulled out of their ass.

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Posted by duke togo on 20 March, 2008 - 11:58
QA issues

Hi, first poster here :)

Bought one Proto Garland ... nice toy but I got 2 issues out of the box with my one:
1) Both of the bike´s handlebars were broken !! The broken pieces were just under the Garland. Asked the store for replacement part from Yamato :(
2) The magnet on the left shoulder wasn´t well glued at all. It stayed stuck to the opposing magnet, leaving the shoulder unlocked. (I will try and glue this)

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Posted by Aeonstream on 15 May, 2008 - 03:11
 
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