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  • K-3PO

    I think the battle damage was originally supposed to be temperature activated. I'm guessing storage conditions simply made it permanently visible, as color changing toys tend to.

    Tetsuryu   2 weeks 6 days ago
  • I love these two packs as well. I've still got a few extra unopened ones I picked up on clearance for real cheap, I think at Five Below.

    NekroDave   9 weeks 2 days ago
  • Ezra Bridger's Speeder

    My interest in Star Wars has waned in recent years. Besides Rogue One, I haven't really enjoyed any of the new movies. And what little I've seen of all the recent TV shows hasn't done anything for me either. But I dig this simple toy, and really like that box art.

    Just like that, Rebels is now on my radar. Will check it out at some point.

    Optimal III   11 weeks 3 days ago
  • Raideen Trump Card Set

    I couldn't possibly leave something like this sealed and never find out who else is featured on the cards!

    Tetsuryu   11 weeks 4 days ago
  • G2 Universe Mirage

    That is pretty snazzy looking. And the box art, especially on the sides, looks like something Frankie B might have drawn.

    NekroDave   12 weeks 4 days ago
  • G2 Universe Mirage

    I think G2 appealed the most to kids like me who were born too late to easily get G1 toys of characters as they appeared in the original cartoon. So, it was cool because it was a chance at first to get G1 toys again. I managed to get all the Constructicons in yellow, Snarl in G1 deco, Jazz, Inferno, Bumblebee, Hubcap, Seaspray, three Aerialbots, and two Combaticons. Then from there, it was the all-new toys, which were cool in their own right.

    Wild that it's been long enough, over 30 years now, that we're getting new G2 toys. Hope it keeps up, and they continue to do figures like this, based on unreleased designs. New versions of original G2 characters would be sweet too.

    Optimal III   12 weeks 5 days ago
  • Judo Robo

    well that's just a straight up vehicle Pretender

    Tetsuryu   15 weeks 4 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    Y'know, I never even considered it as a possibility. As much as it was a disappointment, I guess I'd still just rather have it than not.

    NekroDave   15 weeks 5 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    And that's why they're nicknamed Subpar 7 lmao

    Tetsuryu   16 weeks 2 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    It's Dave's review - so that's up to him! I passed on it..

    JoshB   16 weeks 4 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!

    Josh, seeing all these issues, I would just return this thing and get the $350 back.

    This toy is straight up GARBAGE.

    netkid   16 weeks 4 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    Since I don't work for a toy manufacturer, I can't say for sure, but that does seem to be among the prevailing schools of thoughts. Also, smaller companies having to pay larger companies for the rights to do them at all probably contribute a lot to it as well. By way of comparison, the upcoming Bandai Mazinger Z is being released by a a major company in larger number and the retail price reflects that. Having said all that, you should at least get what you pay for and here I don't feel we did.

    NekroDave   16 weeks 6 days ago
  • I've updated this review to show some variations that I've become aware of since first publishing this many years ago.

    NekroDave   16 weeks 6 days ago
  • Optimus Prime

    You made "I shouldn't have to do that" a good catch phrase lol

    Sorry it didn't turn out fantastic. Agreed, for that price, there should be a lot more polish. I'm not a big jumbo person, so I have to ask. Why are modern releases like this so expensive?

    Is it because of small production runs?

    Optimal III   17 weeks 3 days ago
  • What a pain in the butt! I watched your review, and I got the sense that the clear version would be the superior version to own since you can just build it and leave it alone. Hmm...Yep, looking at pictures of the clear version now, you can clearly see how most of the details underneath are visible and you don't have to tear the damned thing apart to expose those areas. Clear version superior. Solid version inferior.

    netkid   19 weeks 4 days ago
  • R2-D9 (R4-M9)

    What a coincidence. I actually just bought this guy and a few other Star Tours Droids on Friday. I didn't know the name was wrong, not that I tend to remember these lesser known droids names anyway.

    NekroDave   20 weeks 5 days ago
  • Cool. I think I have Grendizer and Gaiking in this line. I got them pretty cheap and hoped the same for Danguard Ace but for some reason that one seems more expensive. Doug did a nice paint job on his Gaiking one but I don't think i could bring myself to paint anything vintage.

    NekroDave   22 weeks 6 days ago
  • Mazinger Z

    In reviewing this old review, I realized that when I wrote it, I did not realize that this toy's gold painted eyes and horns were actually based on the rare 1st version of the Popy original. I've decided to leave the review as I wrote it back then though, just for posterity. The toy can still be differentiated from the original by some subtle mold changes as well as the update logo on the back. Also in reviewing this old review, I regret selling both my regular and silver painted ones in it. D'oh!

    NekroDave   23 weeks 30 min ago
  • Don Hakka
    Pig

    To be fair, Don Hakka is loosely based on the pig character from Journey to the West.

    Combat_Armor_Dougram   23 weeks 2 days ago
  • Mechagodzilla

    The firing missile fingers make me wish there was a Shogun Warriors Giant Robo.

    Tetsuryu   26 weeks 3 days ago
  • Yellow Lion

    Fixed, thanks for letting me know.

    JoshB   26 weeks 4 days ago
  • Yellow Lion

    Your reviews for the Black and Red Lions may as well not exist, currently; the links that should go to them instead go to reviews for the Matty Collector ones.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   26 weeks 4 days ago
  • Red Lion (with Lance)

    Just like with the Black Lion, the links that should go to the Playmates Voltron 84 version go to this instead. This needs to be fixed.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   26 weeks 4 days ago
  • Green Lion

    The Blazing Shield is also supposed to be a cutter weapon, and is even identified as such in GoLion. The thing you called a "grenade" is essentially a smaller cutter weapon for the Green Lion as an individual.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   26 weeks 4 days ago
  • Blue Lion

    That $28 price tag would be CHEAP for this thing now. Yeesh.

    ZeldaTheSwordsman   26 weeks 4 days ago