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Gyaos (1967)

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Oh that poor F-104

Oh that poor F-104 Starfighter

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Posted by VF5SS on 1 December, 2011 - 09:23
it's okay, i think i see his parachute

it's okay, i think i see his parachute







like in dragonball z

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Posted by recognizer on 1 December, 2011 - 14:53
F-104 Japanese Bribe Scanal

You might find this interesting. One of the first Japanese political scandals following WWII was the Lockheed bribery scandal.

The F-104 was basically a death trap, but Lockheed bribed the Japanese to buy them for their air force

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals

the Super Tiger was the better airplane but the Starfighter was chosen over the Super Tiger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F11F_Super_Tiger

A bit of political Showa history!

I guess that's why they had surpluses for Daiei Motion Picture Company!

Cool Toy!

Leonardo

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Posted by Modcineaste on 1 December, 2011 - 12:08
grrrrr

The problem with the F-104 was that it went like a bullet--and turned like one. Pilots who were used to aircraft that could actually maneuver would start trying to do turns at low altitude and the thing would go right into the dirt. It was only a "deathtrap" if you used it wrong, but it was very easy to use it wrong, and if you used it right there wasn't actually a whole lot you could do.

You have no idea how much crap we have to go through about how Bribery Is Wrong And You Totally Shouldn't Do It that is a direct result of various Lockheed bribery scandals.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 1 December, 2011 - 13:00
Funny enough that you mention

Funny enough that you mention that. I recently contacted a WWII vet who flew 68 missions in B-26 Mauraders during the war, another aircraft that had issues and a high crash rate. He said that the plane had a lot of specific issues that most pilots did not know how to handle when they appeared and crashed the plane. But if you were trained to handle those weird issues, it really wasn't much of a problem aircraft attesting to his usage of the plane. He said "they never told me it was a dangerous aircraft to fly!"

I'm sure the same can go for the F-104. Early aircraft had ejection seats that ejected from the bottom of the aircraft and I know the Germans and Japanese lost hundreds of F-104's during their service with those countries not to mention they weren't even used in Viet Nam by the USA.

Also kaiju could easily shoot them out of the air as attests to this figure. F-86's and F-104 really didn't have the punch to take out kaiju.

It's a gorgeous aircraft and record setting aircraft and my favorite of the century series but the more I read about it's actual service I go "Yikes. Give me an F-8 Crusader any day of the week...and Shin Kazama used the F-8 in Area 88!

I'm more of a Navy aviation guy anyway!

Leonardo

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Posted by Modcineaste on 1 December, 2011 - 14:30
Downward-firing ejection seats

It's just one of those ideas that you're like "dude, no."

The F-8 was pretty sweet. It would have been interesting to see where things would have gone if the Crusader III had gotten picked up instead of the Phantom II.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 1 December, 2011 - 19:30
Second Revoltech Gyaos

Kaiyodo actually did two different versions of both Gamera and Gyaos; the first was a stylized sculpt that looked more like the designs from movie-poster art, and the second was what we see here--a sculpt that was more reminiscent of the rubber suits. (They previously did the same thing with Giant Robo and GR-2.)

In fact there's a third version of Gamera (again based on artwork) coming out, along with Legion.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 1 December, 2011 - 13:02
Actually, The revoltech 007

Actually, The revoltech 007 Gyaos was modeled after the version of Gyaos that appeared in the 90s reboot of Gamera. This version is modeled after the 60's version. Same thing was done with Gamera. the third version is a non-poseable Gamera statue in scale with the Legion figure, but based on the 90s appearance as well.

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Posted by JoshB on 1 December, 2011 - 13:59
Oh, so that was from a movie after all?

Thanks for the heads-up.

They actually do have a poseable "Legion" Gamera: http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD04039

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Posted by RobotBastard on 1 December, 2011 - 19:35
I love how Pheyden's all like

I love how Pheyden's all like "Here, you dropped this."

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Posted by Dkun on 1 December, 2011 - 16:56
That flying Gamera

I think they intentionally making it off-scale so you can use it for perspective trick, and make it as if Gamera approaching from a distance. I don't remember exactly but I think one of Gamera revo also has small Gyaos for the same purpose.

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Posted by GTG on 1 December, 2011 - 18:39
It actually looks kind of cute

It's all "hey look at me, I'm a tiny turtle!"

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Posted by RobotBastard on 1 December, 2011 - 19:36
micro kaiju

"I don't remember exactly but I think one of Gamera revo also has small Gyaos for the same purpose. "

So... with both of them... you have something for your human Revoltechs to play with?

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Posted by recognizer on 2 December, 2011 - 21:14
 
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