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I have a repaint of Orj.

I have a repaint of Orj. Found it in a bag of mixed loose Z-Bots at New York Comic-Con this year. No idea what the deal is - I can't find any info on it.

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Posted by recognizer on 29 October, 2014 - 19:16
That, along with another

That, along with another linkbot set is from an old KFC kids meal promotion:

I forgot to discuss it in my review.

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Posted by netkid on 30 October, 2014 - 09:43
Ah, interesting... I have two

Ah, interesting... I have two or three of that Burger King drill arm guy from childhood.

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Posted by recognizer on 6 November, 2014 - 13:02
Major Nostalgia Bomb

I just nostalgia'd so hard right now it doesn't make any sense. I had several Z-bots growing up as well as one of the playsets. It was the black and blue jet. Still have all of them too. What I loved most about the Z-bots was that they were small and you could store them almost anywhere. I thought I was the only one who remembered these! You're also right about KB toys. In the early 2000's before the company folded I remember going in there all the time and seeing Primal Rage figures...yes, Primal Rage. The old line from the early-mid 90's. When I saw those I was thinking all the same exact thoughts you were. Oh, KB Toys. How I miss thee :'-(

...maybe one day a store similar to that will pop up...

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 29 October, 2014 - 21:53
i miss these!

...this makes me want to go look for a few linkbots or morphbots (is that what they were called?) on ebay. recall the bitebots too!

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Posted by Frosty on 30 October, 2014 - 01:19

Wow. Nostalgic name.. KB Toys. I remember when there was one where I lived before it was gutted and closed, turned from one clothing store into another that closed again and eventually forgotten.

I think these were the hot ticket in there before they closed too. Along with WATERWORLD Action Figures!

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Posted by Rob on 30 October, 2014 - 07:46
I never understood the names of these things

This thing is really cool! I had the white-pink-and-purple jet linkbot set, and it was not nearly as exciting as this. They combined by just... laying on top of each other. I also had two of the KFC ones that formed the tank on the bottom of the left column, but sadly not the third. Their color scheme was much less garish than the picture, it was black, blue and yellow.

I remember liking the Z-Bots cuz some were kinda goofy and had personality, they weren't all just murdering death machines. I remember from the jet trio, the "bombs and missiles" guy was angry looking, the main "wings" looked pretty... vacant, and the "cockpit" had this expression like he just couldn't believe he was stuck with these idiots. Seriously, his arms were made so that the only action he could perform was "flip table in frustration."

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Posted by Pimblebear on 30 October, 2014 - 11:11
Wow, Z-Bots!

Unfortunately I don't think these are worth all that much.

Granted, that impression might've been given by me looking up the value and determining that for the money I'd get for them, I might as well keep them for nostalgia's sake. I got both of the largest Mini-Z's sets.

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Posted by Tetsuryu on 30 October, 2014 - 12:00