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Kimpo Warrior

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Congratulations! Pleased to

Congratulations! Pleased to hear Kimpo finally came home.
The box art is great! Mental and colourful enough to drive any 8 year old over the edge!

I love the colourfulness of the bootlegs, and the Junior ranges..they are fantastic..The Mazinger looks brilliant as well!

If you do finally find a boxed Gundam Junior and decide to sell the loose one.. I'd be very interested!

Is the Kimpo 2 ft?

RUFUS_DAYGLO's picture
Posted by RUFUS_DAYGLO on 15 May, 2010 - 14:42
Love it. What a great

Love it. What a great looking toy.

Txos's picture
Posted by Txos on 15 May, 2010 - 21:17
heh....

Figured that the long and strange journey of this guy to your hands would be the central part of the review.... the gundam box is going into the ground with me btw, already have it written in the will and everything. :-p

"I had a choice, buy a new car or buy a Jumbo Machinder Green Ghost C3...it really wasn't a hard choice to make."

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Posted by Jerilock on 15 May, 2010 - 23:56
CEPPI RATTI - Kimpo Warrior

Normally bootlegs are seen as illegal copies of existing toys! However, Ceppi Ratti managed to make them literally works of art. I really miss the Ceppi Ratti commercials on Italian TV at Christmas. We were inundated with robot toys commercials back then. Thanks for sharing this review.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 16 May, 2010 - 03:49
Ceppi Ratti, from what I

Ceppi Ratti, from what I understand, seems like a weird company. Didn't they do some legit versions of diecast toys too? Did they actually have commercials for bootleg stuff like this?!!? Man, would I love to see them if so!

"You can't sell it until you get it from him, but you gotta sell it to pay him to get it to sell it".
---Jerilock, talking about me trying to raise the money I need to pay for the toys I already bought....

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 16 May, 2010 - 19:57
CEPPI RATTI

Back in the 70s and early 80s I remember being bombarded with CEPPI RATTI, GIG and MATTEL commercials. However, the bootleg stuff were never shown. To be honest I never knew that these variations existed and I owe that to you at Collection DX. I'll ask my Italian friends and keep you updated, don't worry.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 17 May, 2010 - 20:43
Sure, makes sense that they

Sure, makes sense that they wouldn't openly advertise bootlegs, which is why I was so surprised to see that catalog shot of the UFO: Il Guerriero Dello Spazio jumbo. Anyway, yeah, that'd be great if you could put the word out. I'm always interested in more of these!

"You can't sell it until you get it from him, but you gotta sell it to pay him to get it to sell it".
---Jerilock, talking about me trying to raise the money I need to pay for the toys I already bought....

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 17 May, 2010 - 23:10
oh wow

A bootleg Jumbo Atlanger. I didn't know such a thing existed - and the colors on your copy are even as accurate as could be expected, except that the head is red instead of blue. The head sculpting is really great, too. I wonder if it's an original sculpt, or just a really good copy of one of the real Atlanger kits...

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Posted by recognizer on 18 May, 2010 - 14:36
I forgot to mention in the

I forgot to mention in the review, and answer the question, but this guy isn't a full sized jumbo. He's about 15.5" tall.

"You can't sell it until you get it from him, but you gotta sell it to pay him to get it to sell it".
---Jerilock, talking about me trying to raise the money I need to pay for the toys I already bought....

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 18 May, 2010 - 14:46
 
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