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Battle Fever Robo


8 comments posted
Sweet review

Sweet review Josh...definetaly gonna nab this guy at some point. Odd about fitting into the Battleshark, cause I remember seeings somwhere a picture of the SOC fitted inside it...

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Posted by Jerilock on 19 April, 2006 - 07:41
If you can find an image,

If you can find an image, send it to me. Maybe you have to remove parts. BFJ fits in the tray, but the tray wont fit in the shark.

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Posted by JoshB on 19 April, 2006 - 09:20
Speaking of the Battleshark,

Speaking of the Battleshark, I seem to remember reading something that the SOC was going to include a cardboard fold out battleshark....or was that a joke?

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Posted by Jerilock on 20 April, 2006 - 08:44
Must have been a joke - no

Must have been a joke - no battleshark was included. Maybe they will offer it as an HK exclusive or something.

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Posted by JoshB on 20 April, 2006 - 09:10

The image of the SOCBFRobo 'fitting' into the BattleShark only shows him in up to his prohibitive thigh guards. The image is over at the TBDX BBS in a thread called 'WOOHOO! Fatty's COMING!'.

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Posted by hypermook on 19 April, 2006 - 19:06
I saw the image, and I still

I saw the image, and I still say that it's not "supposed" to go in. The BFJ is not on the tray, and you have to fudge it to get it in (turn the legs sideways maybe?). I'm not going to advocate it, cause you may damage the thighs if you try to force him in. I don't want anyone breaking their BFR cause I said it would fit.

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Posted by JoshB on 19 April, 2006 - 20:58
Landmark of the Battle Fever Robo

I gotta put a quick comment in here since Super Sentai is my area of expertise here on CDX...

You kinda touched on it near the beginning, Josh, but didn't quite finish the idea. The two preceding shows- "Himitsu Sentai GoRanger" (1975-77) & "JAKQ Dengeki Tai" (1977)- did not have giant robots; instead using large vehicles with special weapons and other gimmicky features. It is the use of the Battle Fever Robo in "Battle Fever J" which truly makes it the first Super Sentai series; the preceding two were just generally referred to as Sentai (which they are). Adding the word "Super" to a Super Sentai series means that the battles in each series are fought on two differently-scaled battlefields- human-size, and giant-size. (Ex: the tokusatsu version of "Sailor Moon"- made also by Toei, who produces the Super Sentai Series- would be considered a "Sentai" show, but not a "Super Sentai" since it doesn't use giant monsters/robots on a regular basis [if at all].)
It was not until over a decade later that "GoRanger" and "JAKQ" were officially added to the Super Sentai Series count, even though they did not have those giant-sized battles in them, but were the direct precursors to the sub-genre as we know it.

While "Spider-Man" (1978) has a giant robot, the Leopardon, it is not part of the sub-genre because there is only one armored hero; thus it is not a Sentai ("taskforce" or "squadron"), but since it precedes "Battle Fever J", it can be called an inspirational predecessor. In fact, it was Toei's contract with Marvel Comics which brought about "Battle Fever J"!

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Oh, and for the record, I never really liked the Battle Fever Robo, even though it is the ancestor of what I do best here on CDX. It's just too old-school for my taste, and it don't transform. ;)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 11 August, 2008 - 23:39
Just a long term follow up

Just a long term follow up comment. Mine is normally on a high back shelf of my display cabinet. I had it down dusting and cleaning this weekend, and yeah, the rubber neck is worrying me a bit. I don't think it is aging well.

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Posted by faelon on 14 February, 2017 - 19:38