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Looks like they took the dog

Looks like they took the dog from Henshin Cyborg and modified that.

VZMK2's picture
Posted by VZMK2 on 18 March, 2010 - 10:36
The Henshin Cyborg one was a

The Henshin Cyborg one was a Jaguar (and the distant direct ancestor of the MicroChange Jaguar that would become "Ravage" in Transformers) but like Cyborg had a number of costumes, including of other animals such as lions and dogs. One was in fact a Casshern Friender costume, too. I've seen this same knock off in a few other places (Japanese blogs and friends' collections), and I think one is posted in the Micropolis Embassy Yahoo Group's photo archive, too. :D

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Posted by microbry on 18 March, 2010 - 20:19
neat find! im always

neat find! im always fascinated with whatever strange old toys you guys pick out of bins in a japanese toy store, its like anthropology/archaeology to me.

im going out on a limb here, but did you know you could have restored this to original function by removing the limbs and coating the ball joints (again, out on a limb) with the superglue, letting them harden and then affixing the limbs back on afterward? it should increase the friction and allow for poseability.

anyway, thanks for cataloging this curiosity!

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Posted by Astronopolis on 18 March, 2010 - 10:39
I've done that on a few

I've done that on a few toys, but I couldn't on this one. The legs on this didnt have a normal ball and socket - they were fragile clips (much like a cd tray holds a cd) that had crumbled apart. Even repaired, they couldn't withstand the pressure.

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Posted by JoshB on 18 March, 2010 - 12:55
I've seen very rare

I've seen very rare Henshin-Cyborg and Microman 'knockoffs' much like this, so I suspect this was part of the same series. Made and sold in Japan, but knockoffs nonetheless.

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Posted by AcroRay on 18 March, 2010 - 12:18
Friender, is that you?

The first thing I thought when I saw this was that it might be a knock-off Friender (from Casshern) with an antennae and some back ridges added on.

"Let [s]he who is without error ignite the first flame."

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Posted by sleet01 on 18 March, 2010 - 13:25
Friender

My Japanese friend at work and I just looked at it and thought it looks like a Friender knock off as well...Super cool!

Is there any writing on the back of the card? I love the 50 - 60 points of articulation! LOL

Awesome, I'm jealous!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Modcineaste's picture
Posted by Modcineaste on 18 March, 2010 - 17:39
50 ~ 60 what now? :)

It looks more like it says there are 50 ~ 60 individual poses you can make... I'm guessing they just added the total number of degrees each joint can move together to come up with that number. (^_^);

"Let [s]he who is without error ignite the first flame."

sleet01's picture
Posted by sleet01 on 18 March, 2010 - 19:40
Commercial for Henshin Jaguar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdXYjR48pO8

Some pics here too: http://visibleinnards.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222

microbry's picture
Posted by microbry on 18 March, 2010 - 23:49
I think you nailed it -

I think you nailed it - looks like a knock-off of the Henshin Jaguar, with added details.

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Posted by JoshB on 19 March, 2010 - 08:15
100%

100% it's a Jaguar KO... the added details aren't part of any official jaguar costume though. it's pretty darn cool!

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Posted by The Big R on 23 March, 2010 - 08:27
You might wanna see

You might wanna see this.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/HENSHINHero/Henshin%2520Guide/Image026.jpg&imgrefurl=http://visibleinnards.org/forum/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D222&usg=__uGkQm-2jmJMPZIiV6Q-6saK6isQ=&h=720&w=947&sz=250&hl=en&start=51&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=FOgcEVYjDZBSSM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=148&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dred%2Bbaron%2Brobot%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1

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Posted by jhuneromero on 11 April, 2010 - 21:37
 
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