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I might change my username

I might change my username to "Goggle Dump".

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Posted by kidnicky on 1 April, 2009 - 18:08
huh huh you said

huh huh you said dump...

That has got to be frustrating to lose a piece of that well kept Goggle.. I happened to be looking for the box of my mint Daltanius and asked my mom if she'd seen it and she said.. oh that big box? I threw it out, it was empty and so were a bunch of other robot boxes... so most of my old collection (except vehicle voltron) is without a comfy styrofoam home

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Posted by chachipower on 1 April, 2009 - 20:30
great review!

This is such a minty specimen. The photographs are really well done. Goggle V seems to be one of the Godaikin stepchildren who slip through the cracks, but his simplicity and elegance are exceptional. He's a great entry-level piece (or at least he was when I started buying gokin), and I like that his fists don't get lost as easily.

I bet Steve Agin at agintoys.com could hook you up with a mace. I bought my missing Goggle cutter from him.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 1 April, 2009 - 21:07
Watch your language!

Agin is a four letter word.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 1 April, 2009 - 21:17
what's the story with that,

what's the story with that, if you don't mind me asking? I've bought assorted missing fists and things from him over the years without incident, though his prices are a little high.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 1 April, 2009 - 21:29
My own personal experience

My own personal experience with him is limited to one long phone call we had when I inquired about a jumbo. Jerilock has spoken to him just days before and he quoted him one price. When I called, the price was $500 more. I later found out that the only reason he even had the toy in the first place was because he was the middle man between two collectors and when he received the toy (the price of which had already been agreed upon), he decided he wanted more and claimed it was in better condition than expected, blah blah blah. So the buyer backed out and he's had it ever since. (Actually, there were two jumbos involved and he raised the price on both, iirc. The buyer ended buying the better of the two only and vowing not to deal with him again.) When I told him I saw one mib sell the previous year for $1000 less than he was asking for his loose one, he kept trying to downplay it like someone got "a steal" and that internet auctions were not a good way to judge a toy's value, etc.. He kept trying to tell me that the toy was amazingly rare and it just flat out isn't. Hard to get, sure, but not amazingly rare. Not so rare I was gonna pay him $2500 more than it's worth!

I've also heard other, similar less than flattering stories from several people. I know sometimes you have to deal with the devil to get what you need, but I'd say if you have another option, it's probably a better one.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 2 April, 2009 - 15:13
It may surprise you to

It may surprise you to learn, then, that there are more than a few pre-Power Rangers-era transforming Super Sentai mecha that I would also like to get; the Goggle Robo among them!

  • Daidenjin
  • Sun Vulcan Robo
  • Dyna Robo
  • Bio Robo (a favorite!), and Bio Dragon
  • Change Robo, and Shuttle base
  • Flash King (a favorite!)
  • Live Robo (a favorite!)
  • Five Robo
  • Jet Icarus (a favorite!), Jet Garuda, and Tetra Boy

So, please don't be to quick to discount the 'younger' fans for not appreciating the older designs-!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 April, 2009 - 22:09
To follow up...

To follow up on EVA's list...I'm still looking for an MISB Daijujin and Dairenoh for my collection.

The Maskman Robot (Great Five), in my opinion, is one of the few great sentai robot designs - followed by Dairenoh

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"I'm no ordinary ring."

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Posted by makaikishi on 2 April, 2009 - 01:47
Re: To follow up...

Meh- Great Five reminds me too much of Dairugger XIV (sp?), which I don't like much.

Daijyujin (aka Serpentera) is a pretty kick-ass design, 'cept that the PR ver. removed the electronics, and made the already-PVC antlers webbed for safety reasons.
I've had a chance to handle both the Flash King and Jet Icarus- awesome classic designs! That is what Super Sentai bots are supposed to be like; not multi-faceted and with multiple limb-swapping crap! Accessory bots are ok, but this is too much. They should have stopped at GaoRanger, and then brought swapping back once in a while.

Besides, my list was for pre-PR bots, not post- like your's. ;)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 April, 2009 - 03:01
Daijinryu

I think you're talking about Daijinryu (Jap. version of Sepentera)...

Daijujin's the Japanese counterpart of the original Megazord...and one of the robots that I like since it can kick the Red Ranger's arse anytime.

The limb-swapping for the Sentai series is really getting old...I think they have to return back to it's humble roots with superb designs. I just wish there's an SOC version of Daidenjin.

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"I'm no ordinary ring."

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Posted by makaikishi on 2 April, 2009 - 04:12
Re: Daijinryu

I thought [the Megazord] was "Daizyujin"... O.o?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 April, 2009 - 04:19
Uhmm...just to quote

"Daijyujin (aka Serpentera) is a pretty kick-ass design, 'cept that the PR ver. removed the electronics, and made the already-PVC antlers webbed for safety reasons..."

The Jap version of Serpentera is Daijinryu actually...

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"I'm no ordinary ring."

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Posted by makaikishi on 2 April, 2009 - 04:29
No no no- I got that part;

No no no- I got that part; thank you for the correction, you were right. ^^

I was commenting on the spelling of the original name for the Megazord-

Daijyujin vs Daizyujin

-I thought that the latter was the correct way to spell it since the series is called "ZyuRanger" rather than 'JyuRanger'.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 April, 2009 - 04:47
Daizyujin

The romanized latter part is correct but I prefer to spell and pronounce it as "Daijujin" since the Japanese pronounce it that way...

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Posted by makaikishi on 2 April, 2009 - 04:57
Memories

Well this one brings memory indeed!!!

Jakarta Indonesia, Back in 1980's this toy fetch 35000 Rupiah ( even at that time, that is expensive comparable to $100-200 for a toy )
My family was poor back then.. i
I want to purchase either Godaikin Godsigma or Voltes V but both of them already sold out
and far more expensive
so my mom promised me everytime i got a straight A's in exam she gave a 100 Rupiah
so three years and with some money i got from Christmas and birthday
i finally bought the robot!!!

Until now when i saw the robot, it brings memory of a simple life..
simple robot, simple toy can bring a lot of joys to the little kid
now my son plays with the robot..very carefully
thank you for bringing memory!

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Posted by adihui on 2 April, 2009 - 19:40
Excellent story! Thank you

Excellent story! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 3 April, 2009 - 09:34
Goggle Comments

Thanks everyone for the comments,

Eva: Don't you know that Super Sentai is not judged by the Robot in the show, but is judged by how freakin' hot their Pink Sentai is. The Pink Sentai gets extra points if she kicks ass in shorts when they haven't henshin yet. Heart Queen from JAKQ Dengekitai was so hot that they didn't even need a robot! Then Super Sentai it's judged by the theme song, then the Robot!

I changed the line to from "many younger" to "some younger", Cheers!

Adihui: Great story and glad you still have your Goggle V and a new generation is playing with it. That is devotion to wait so long to get your Goggle V. Cheers!

LF

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 3 April, 2009 - 12:37
Thai-Toku.com is

Thai-Toku.com is frequently flooded with pictures of the prominent females in both Super Sentai and Kamen Rider modeling in bikinis, so I know there's that element. I also know that it is a running gag in Super Sentai that the lead female villains [for the most of the franchise] have all been in porn films at least once in their careers.
Oh, BTW, what about the female Yellow rangers? Do not they get shout-outs as well as Pink? (TigerRanger, GingaYellow, GoYellow, TimeYellow, and GaoYellow do not count since they were all male, not female as in PR.)

But as to the culture that follows Super Sentai around, I cannot comment on that since I know so little/nothing about it. I follow the series, not the audience.

As for priority interests, it used to be just the robots at the top of the list for me, but with access to the TV-Nihon subs, I've become more attached to the franchise from stories and characters. I liked "DekaRanger", "MagiRanger", and "GekiRanger" as series rather than based ust on their mecha designs (some of which I vehemently disagreed with). However, the mecha still play a prominent part in judging how any series plays out.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2009 - 13:13
 
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