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Grendizer Dam Base

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I have no interest in

I have no interest in Grendizer nor do I know anything about it other than that it's one of the grandfather's of the super robot genre, but I can also see that missing the top-back half of the base really takes away from it. They could have had room to have a flip-top control room, some geared gimmick(s), or anything up there! Like you said, nice to have at last, but clearly suffers quite a bit.

Are they perhaps planning to make a companion section of the back-half of the dam with its own gimmicks in the future that butts right up against this one?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 16 October, 2011 - 16:47
hmm

A very interesting point, Eva. The top has a lower shelf where a flange could easily fit over. That would be a great concept, and I'd certainly pick up the companion 'back end' if it were compelling enough.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 16 October, 2011 - 17:05
It just seems kinda

It just seems kinda overpriced for what you get here, and the back is so flush that it made me wonder if something couldn't slide in right against it.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 16 October, 2011 - 18:02
LOOL i love that you used an

LOOL i love that you used an Arabic clip for the review. Indeed Grendizer was (and still is) extremely popular in the middle east, so much that when i visited Japan i was asked by a middle eastern friend to bring back a Soul of Chogokin Grendizer. Surprisingly, it was very hard to find, i suppose either Grendizer hasn't aged well like his predecessors (Mazinger and Getter robot) or that it simply wasn't popular among the Japanese masses. Non the less, i know some people who would pay top dollar for this. Speaking of which, I'm still waiting on that Mazinger base that Bandai promised us when they launched the Super Robot Chogokin line !

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Posted by Mazinkaizer on 16 October, 2011 - 17:45
This is the best dam toy I

This is the best dam toy I have ever seen!

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Posted by kidnicky on 16 October, 2011 - 18:48
...someone had to finally say

...someone had to finally say it.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 17 October, 2011 - 01:25
better him than me

better him than me

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Posted by chachipower on 17 October, 2011 - 18:47
info ; )

True, the top is done that way so it can receive another part of the dam space science lab, we did not start to work on its design yet though.

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Posted by High Dream Corp. on 17 October, 2011 - 01:41
thats great to hear, I had a

thats great to hear, I had a feeling, like others here ,that that would be the case

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Posted by chachipower on 17 October, 2011 - 18:48
High Priced Nightmares...

I'm really sorry to post right after HD staff , here, but my HO is that these toys are such a waste of an opportunity. I personally hate every single release they did. I'm italian and, as you can guess, I'm a big fan of Goldrake, as are many of my fellow italians and seeing HD putting out one lackluster release after the other is really hurting.

Their lacklusterness, for me, resides in the close to zero play value any of their items have, the non-gimmickness of the things.

These are basically metal scraps. Very expensive ones, too.

I never bought anything by them, but I've seen and had the opportunity to evaluate quite a lot.
A month ago my sister bought me the TFO as a birthday present and I could not help but notice that a nice plastic LED light up cockpit would have given this thing a nice kick up the a**, playability -wise. A firing missile too. And what about a coupla Alcor's (Koji) miniatures? One standing and one piloting, maybe?
On top of those wild desires, come the real letdown: the paint job is nice, but the color is awfully green-hued, really can't put it beside the beautifully designed(color wise) Bandai SOC.
The POPY-styled box is indeed a nice touch.

I could speak in similar terms of most of the HD line, producing things that I would love to own in Toy form, if they ever would design 'em as such.

The Dam base is really laughable, even considering the subsequent adding of the rest of the lab. What's this thing? I'd be all for a nice series of well-designed parts that in the end form a Grendizer base as we remenmber it, but this? Really? A Grendizer Hangar all white, only a few inches deep, with no decoration whatsoever? I would have supposed, that , if you ever planned to produce such a base, you would at least have tried to recreate a little bit of the inside, something that did not exist up to now.

What it seems to me, really, where Bandai took the High End Products of yesteryear and made them even better, streamlining designs, while retaining proportion and adding, if anything, play value, HD is simply taking the cheap toys of said era(think Hydargos Ship from Fabianplastica), mold them in metal and put them out at outrageous prices.
Sure, some of their releases have better proportions, but... Hydargos ship, 120 $ and not even an opening hatch with a launchable monster?

Sorry for the lengthy post (and a fair bit of OT), but these products bug me to no end, and the upcoming release of Giru Giru and Duke's motorcycle only adds to my anger in seeing products that I'd always desired produced in such a poor fashion...

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Posted by zmaz on 17 October, 2011 - 02:48
We love you too

can't please everyone :P Zmaz, nothing new there.

High Dream Corp.'s picture
Posted by High Dream Corp. on 17 October, 2011 - 04:10
I'm sure of that...

...As I'm sure you have your good reasons for what you do.

It's just a shame from my tiny POW...

zmaz's picture
Posted by zmaz on 17 October, 2011 - 04:34
thanks

ok, we got it.. : )

High Dream Corp.'s picture
Posted by High Dream Corp. on 17 October, 2011 - 04:45
looking forward to top portion of dam

Hi all,

I am looking forward to the top portion for the dam. Am pleased with the dam base, and awaiting Giru Giru........that will be the first enemy saucer robot I believe.

Cheers,

70's Super Robot Fan

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Posted by 70 SR FAN on 19 October, 2011 - 23:44
 
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