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Baikanfu

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I've never seen nor heard of

I've never seen nor heard of this show before...

But I seriously want this! This guy's goin' on the wishlist! O.o

However, I have heard of/seen the robot before for the upcoming SOC GX-40 God Mars- which I've already decided is just old-school enough to still really appeal to me in a Super Sentai-type way... despite it's hefty price of 23,000Yen!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 21 January, 2008 - 01:52
Nicely done review ! A

Nicely done review !
A question, which parts ( red ? ) of baikanfu are actually metal ?

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Posted by zolarzyztem on 21 January, 2008 - 04:11
Feet, white thighs, waist,

Feet, white thighs, waist, chest, back and most connectors are all metal. When the three are combined, hes quite heavy.

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Posted by JoshB on 21 January, 2008 - 09:26
Looks quite big for an SOC

Looks quite big for an SOC than average too- a solid 12" perhaps?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 21 January, 2008 - 09:52
Great toy, I was wondering

Great toy, I was wondering if the old Gardian had some connection, it seemed too coincidental to be that similar.

Machine Robo is one of the more tragically unknown lines. I'd argue that Machine Robo was more successful than Transformers, at least in Asia. Gobots were a failure of marketing and the unfair comparison to Transformers, toys that were 3-10 times as expensive.

Machine Robo has a pretty catchy intro too.

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Posted by duke togo on 21 January, 2008 - 12:14
Baikanfu

I just got this toy in the mail 2 weeks ago.
I was really impressed with it, but on mine, the head of the main robot does not close properly.
The thing is big and heavy fully assembled, but it does not feel sloppy.

I always wanted this toy because my friend had the original guardian that I was a big fan of, but I could never find it at any of the local toy stores in rural Ca.

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Posted by el_super_guapo on 31 January, 2008 - 13:33
Awesome figures!

I just got this, my very first Soul of Chogokin, in the mail today, and I'm quite pleased. At first, I was actually somewhat disappointed with the articulation of the Kenryu and Baikanfu figures, but came to really enjoy them as I realized two things:

1. After being used to the articulation of Revoltech figures for a little while, I should have expected at least a slight let-down.

2. Due to the nature of the design, I should have expected some points of articulation that I've come to expect even from modern Transformers figures (Transformers being the only kind of figures I've ever really collected for a long time, up until recently) to be either limited or non-present.

Remembering that Revoltech didn't completely re-establish my standards, and that the engineering of Baikanfu combined with the abundant die-cast is spectacularly neat on its own, I've realized that I love this figure, and that it was totally worth the money.

EDIT, MAY 28: I've just lost the one piece I was sure I wouldn't lose, because it would be so hard to find; the tiny little connector to hold the two swords together and make a double-bladed weapon. I'm awfully upset.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 28 May, 2008 - 22:25
disappointing...

I think Bandai is getting worried about the weight our shelves at home can take, and is substituting metal for plastic, this guy has very little metal and a whole load of plastic, another big waste of money on a robot i never heard of actually, but the pictures looked too nice to give it a miss...

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Posted by maltagokhin on 11 June, 2008 - 14:18
I got a similar Robot!!

There was a similar Robot called Gardian. I don´t know how but I got the original DieCast Robot like 20 years ago in Ecuador, South America and now its gone. Its was the coolest robot at that time. Hehehe. I feel sorry I lost it, but with a younger brother and tons of hours of play it got broken. :( Now I got to replace it with this beautiful robot.

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Posted by prjmdl on 17 December, 2008 - 18:38
 
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