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Ah, there he is! My favorite

Ah, there he is! My favorite Brave toy of all time! Granted, I've always loved GaoGaiGar (as a cartoon) the most...and his Takara DX toy is bangin' in its own right, Great Goldran is just amazing.

I actually don't think it's too busy looking. Yeah, there's lots of kibble and whatnot, but it's far from many other trainwrecks out here (yes, super sentai, I'm looking squarely at you).

Great pics, Dan. Thanks for these write-ups!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 18 January, 2010 - 15:59
TOO BUSY? TOO SPICY?

OOOOH LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN'T TAKE THE TWELVE PART COMBINATION HEAT SANJEEV

TOO HOT?
TOO SPICY?

OOOOOOOOOOOH RUN BACK TO YOUR GLOWIE VINYLS IF YOU CAN'T ROLL WITH THE BIG BOYS

I must say, he looks a lot more... clustery than some of the most clustery SS bots to me. Kinda like they grabbed random parts and threw them together, like the Lion-Bow.

Hmm. Will you be getting to Might Gaine soon? I like those ones a bit more. <_<

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Posted by Rankarana on 18 January, 2010 - 16:14
Mwa-ha-ha-ha... Excellent

Mwa-ha-ha-ha... Excellent response Rankarana! I couldn't have said it better myself.

"I must say, he looks a lot more... clustery than some of the most clustery SS bots to me. Kinda like they grabbed random parts and threw them together..."

I was about to say the exact same thing. This sticks out way more and has a lot less cohesion than even an [average] Cluster-fk Megazord.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 January, 2010 - 16:32
Wait what? Tell me Samurai

Wait what? Tell me Samurai Haoh (the DX one) looks less clustery than Great Goldran. Go on.

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Posted by Roanstalker on 18 January, 2010 - 17:32
Hmm... =/ That's actually a

Hmm...

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You're right- that's actually a difficult one to answer.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 January, 2010 - 17:47
Candy toy wins out!

The awesome candy toy version makes up totally for it, same with Engine G12. And, frankly, I feel the variation in colour even in the DX sets makes it all look more distinct, compared to the amorphous blob of gold there.

Also, the biggest (working) combination I can think of comes up with a really streamlined bot- Dairugger.

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Posted by Rankarana on 18 January, 2010 - 18:34
I'll have to agree there.

I'll have to agree there. The Super Sentai Candy toys look awesome. I still need Mogyudaioh to make Samuraio Haoh. I see the DX one and it just looks so cobbled together but the Candy toy one looks great.

I feel that if Leon Kaiser's mane was orange (like the Brave Revival version) it would've help in the design.

And how is Might Gaine not a clusterf* also o.0

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Posted by Roanstalker on 18 January, 2010 - 19:11
MG's a total cluster, but...

Sure, he's a cluster****, but he's got the colour seperation stuff going on.

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Posted by Rankarana on 19 January, 2010 - 03:42
How ridiculous is it...

That at about a third (or even a fourth) of the cost of a Sentai mecha, you can get an articulated candy toy that still combines with the other sets in the range? That's why I'm not even mad about Shinkenger toys not coming out in America. Screw it, I'll just get the candy toys off of eBay.

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Posted by atom smasher on 19 January, 2010 - 08:06
Yep. I'm a bit annoyed that

Yep. I'm a bit annoyed that I started with Shinkenger. I really want the candy toy G12 but I'll have to settle for the Microzord one.

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Posted by Roanstalker on 19 January, 2010 - 16:56
All I want is a poseable

All I want is a poseable Daigoyou. That's all.

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Posted by Dkun on 21 January, 2010 - 10:23
The Candy toy one is pretty

The Candy toy one is pretty poseable.

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Posted by Roanstalker on 21 January, 2010 - 19:22
Ah, the glorious Liberace

Ah, the glorious Liberace Mecha. I love this thing. Pics are great, but it's impossible to capture the sheer presence of Great Goldran on film.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 18 January, 2010 - 21:02
That's why he used a digital

That's why he used a digital camera!!!
;)

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Posted by kidnicky on 18 January, 2010 - 21:28
lol Admittedly Great Goldran

lol Admittedly Great Goldran looks a lot better when you see him up close rather than through pictures.

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Posted by Roanstalker on 19 January, 2010 - 05:30
This is my favorite Brave

This is my favorite Brave combiner as well. Maybe he doesn't stand up to 2000's Megazords/Sentai robots, but (a) the toy is 15 years old, and (b) his individual vehicles/animals turn into robots, so engineering was put into that instead of hiding kibble.

I think you also get a better sense of his shelf presence when his wings are fully extended:

http://innocent-dreamer.net/hobby/LeonKiser/GreatGoldran2.jpg
http://blog-imgs-31.fc2.com/t/r/a/transrave/CIMG2106.jpg

And of course there's also the Bling Bling Japanese reissue:
http://transrave.blog1.fc2.com/blog-entry-209.html

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Posted by JeffStein on 20 January, 2010 - 23:04
I have the blinged up

I have the blinged up version. It has IMMENSE sheft prensense XD

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Posted by Roanstalker on 21 January, 2010 - 19:23
wait hold it

might gaine is not a cluster.F tho goldran dose look that way a bit

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Posted by armorhide on 27 January, 2010 - 23:09
You sold this for...WOWZERS!

WOW! I bet Jeff Stein wishes he could have been selling used Goldrans on Ebay for $152.50 + shipping!!! For just Goldran? Unbelievable. So after seeing that, I bought one NIB directly from S. Korea for $88.00 including the shipping. Guess these are hot right now for some reason.

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 12 May, 2010 - 10:24
 
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