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Dairugger XV


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Bootleg Dairugger XV

Hiya Josh and a big Congratulations on locating this legendary toy!

I read Collection DX regularly and am from Australia. Upon reading your review I remembered way back in 1989 when I migrated to Australia, my cousin gave me this exact same toy as a present!

Of course at that time I thought - this is a cheap copy of the bigger combining Dairugger XV that another friend gave me!

Never did I realise that it would be so prized today as a collectors item!!

Back then in Indonesia these toys were plentiful including all the legendary Bandai chogokin line of toys!

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Posted by primetimex on 21 March, 2007 - 03:54

Nice Pickup! I really like that! It's really too bad one like this wasn't available in the states back in Voltrons heyday. You either had to settle for the $75 Matchbox version or the LJN rubber "assembler" if you wanted a vehicle Voltron that actually combined(I had both). I didn't see any pics of the 2 small submarines(Space Probers) detached from the robot, do you have any? I'm curious to see how they connected to the bottom half of the legs.

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Posted by iron maniac on 22 March, 2007 - 03:05
I'll try to take some new

I'll try to take some new shots, but essentially you take the blue and red caps off and they just plug into the bottom of the black waist unit. Just be careful as to not loose the caps!


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Posted by JoshB on 22 March, 2007 - 08:21
Congratulations Josh, you

Congratulations Josh, you finally got a hold of one of these. I feel much better now. Denying you all these years... for sentimental reasons. Well, if it makes you feel any better, the box on yours is cooler than mine.

Peace bro :)

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Posted by Mark Gradwell on 18 April, 2007 - 20:31

I loved this review and I also have a bootleg which I bought in Puerto Rico at a Toys R Us in 2000. I must have paid about $20 bucks for it at that time. It has all of the 15 peices and stands about 15 inches high or so. it's made of all plastic and some of the parts have broken off but I have all of the connecting robots. The colors are all misplaced but when I saw this toy back in 2000 I knew I had to get it!

the box was huge and had beautiful art on it and was mostly yellow. Sadly i don't have the box anymore.

Edit: After reveiwing your pictures some more I realized I am missing the chest piece (Airplane)

Here are a couple of pics:

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Posted by akd on 14 September, 2007 - 00:58
I got one just like that a

I got one just like that a few years back at a K-Mart for $10. Sold it for $10. Had I know how important it was in Japan, I might've asked for something a little higher despite being a bootleg.

One thing, though- mine didn't come with that little silver gun. It looks like the same gun used by the Deluxe Double-Morphin Rescue Megazord from "Power Rangers Turbo" (1998)(aka DX VRV Robo from "Gekisou Sentai CarRanger", 1997). Also, the lower arms/wrists on mine couldn't be turned, and always pointed sideways.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 September, 2007 - 03:04