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Engine Gattai Series #6 - Engine Carrigator

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nice review and I've never

nice review and I've never seen some one so happy about arm articulation on a Sentai toy

as for the toy itself I'm not too keen on how you have to take his torso off to transform him but apart from that its very nice

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Posted by Blitz on 19 July, 2008 - 11:21
Big Question

Are these vehicles that you have been reviewing characters unto themeselves like Wonder Bug or Herbie, or are they just far out vehicles driven by the shows charcaters?

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LF

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Posted by Modcineaste on 19 July, 2008 - 11:37
Both. Engines (Romanji:

Both.

Engines (Romanji: Enjin, "Flame-god") are sentient, living beings from Machine World- a planet populated entirely by living machines. Where/how the Gaiarc fit in hasn't been revealed except that they flourish in and cherish pollution. (Indeed, the word Gaiarc is a pun on the Japanese word for "dirty".)
When Speedor, Buson, and Bear RV came to Earth (aka Human World), they quickly discovered that despite their giant size and power, they couldn't exist for any time beyond 10min or they would rapidly rust to death, so they went through a process that separates them into hand-held Engine Casts and Engine Souls. Even Carrigator, of the Gian race, needed to undergo this change. The Engines need human companions to help restore themselves back to full size by placing their Engine Souls back into the Engine Casts. But, as Carrigator learned, humans provide an additional element of power that the Engines (nor the Gaiarc) did not know about when they were still on Machine World. That comes in the form of a consistent power boost, and the ability to gattai; both of which are an obvious and surprising advantage over working alone against the Gaiarc on Machine World.
Carrigator already had the ability to gattai naturally [without a human presence] before he came to Earth, which was a unique trait on Machine World of all of the mythological Gian race that he is a part of.

Just before Engine-Oh G6 was formed, we saw Buson operating on Earth without Go-On Blue at the wheel, so we know that it's still possible for an Engine to operate at full size without a Go-Onger driving them. Carrigator, however, always moves on his own without a driver; Go-On Black is merely responsible for protecting the Engine Cast, and restoring the Engine Soul within it. (We haven't seen a cockpit for Carrigator yet, but that doesn't mean that there might not be one inside him.)
Also, in the episode following Carrigator's first appearance, we have to deal with Speedor, Buson, and Bear RV still rusting from Bombe Banki's attack. Their Engine Souls could not be removed due to the damage, so we saw the small Engine Casts suffering the ill effects, yet obviously still living; Speedor even crawled across several streets- with great risk to himself!- just to get to Sousuke. (Nearly a tear-jerker moment, I assure you!)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 19 July, 2008 - 13:09
Wonder Bug!

Haha! I've been trying to remember the name of that show for years! Great stuff. I think every time I mentioned it, people assumed I was talking about Speed Buggy, which was also great, but I distinctly remembered the live action show.

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Posted by NekroDave on 19 July, 2008 - 12:51
 
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