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Javelin RGM-122

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Shine the Light

Never heard of these. They seem like fun little action figures. Do you know if they made 0079 Gundam figures?

Very Cool

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 20 July, 2010 - 11:18
As far as i know they just

As far as i know they just did V Gundam.

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Posted by JoshB on 20 July, 2010 - 14:21
MS in the pocket?

I follow almost every Universal Century Gundam but never heard of MS in the pocket... Great finding, Josh.

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Posted by Berserk on 20 July, 2010 - 12:23
I loved these little guys

I loved these little guys (got three different figure in the line) but like you said, with time, they become completely floppy. I can't even stand any of them up, honestly. The Contio is the worst (which kinda sucks, 'cause it's my favorite). If they could stand the test of time, I'd hunt 'em all down. Really fun, but no good for posing.

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Posted by Alexx on 20 July, 2010 - 12:38
Looks almost like Vifam

Big oval shapes with a bunch of thruster nozzles sticking out of the legs and backpack; this is basically a Vifam stunt-double with head gatlings.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 20 July, 2010 - 14:11
I was never too interested

I was never too interested in older toys, but this has changed my mind. If I ever get the chance I'll have to pick up the next one I see. This looks great, it's hard to believe it's from '93. This easily trumps most MSiA figures.

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Posted by Val Varo on 20 July, 2010 - 18:23
"easily trumps most MSiA"

Yeah, MSIP are neat and all, but you may be singing a different tune once you actually handle one. The majority of them have completely static skirt armor, elbows and knees that bend less than 90 degrees, thrusters and antennae that just plug into a hole with nothing to hold them there. They're more toyetic than action-figure-y in some ways, sure, like the hard plastic and all, but they also have a lot of the shortcomings of older Gundam model kits, and their obscurity is somewhat deserved.

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Posted by recognizer on 20 July, 2010 - 19:34
Well, it's all about

Well, it's all about expectations for me. I know that one of these wouldn't be the best figure, but they're good enough for what they are. Almost each MSiA looked like the greatest thing ever... and then, well, I picked them up. I wouldn't expect much of one of these, and my expectations would be fulfilled. MSiA and Robot Damashii are better toys, but they always disappoint me.
And I'm used to model kits, so lack of articulation doesn't faze me at all =D

Val Varo's picture
Posted by Val Varo on 21 July, 2010 - 00:27
It's not so much the lack of

It's not so much the lack of articulation, but the fact that, if you use any of it, the figure will eventually be completely floppy. I can't even get any of mine to stand.

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Posted by Alexx on 21 July, 2010 - 10:24
"________ are better toys, but they always disappoint me."

This is such a perfect sentiment to describe people's reactions to so many modern toylines.

Anyway, by comparing MSIP to model kits, I mostly meant the thrusters and stuff that need to be glued in. The V Gundam 1/144 model kits had a lot more articulation than the MSIPs, though they had a really horrible polycap joint system, and of course they don't have the satisfying weight and sturdiness of the MSIPs.

recognizer's picture
Posted by recognizer on 21 July, 2010 - 15:03
I have a couple of these neat MS in pocket figures.

My favorite one is the Abigor. I even picked up two of them.

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Posted by thehappyknife on 20 July, 2010 - 19:26
The price

Bt the way, Josh, the price tag is 1000 yen acording to the price tag just above the barcode. If I'm not mistaken.

Berserk's picture
Posted by Berserk on 21 July, 2010 - 01:21
Yes your right

Price is usually the last numbers above the barcode.

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 21 July, 2010 - 01:59
A bit of shameless self-publicity...

I posted up scans of the catalog that came with each toy in my article here:

http://robotxmonster.blogspot.com/2010/02/war-in-your-pocket.html

You can see the original prices for most of the line; Javelin, V2 and Contio, I don't know offhand.

I love these toys, as they kick-started my interest in Gundam. Thanks for the review.

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Posted by akum6n on 21 July, 2010 - 20:42
 
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