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Gunhed by X-plus for 99,750 yen


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Oh my god!

This brings back one hell of a shot of nostalgia! =D <3

I had a copy-of-a-copy of "Gunhed" when I was young, and this was one of my favorite giant robot designs (still is to some degree) because it transformed in a more-realistic way and didn't walk about. Using the movie-exclusive Hobby Japan mook I got as a birthday present, I recreated this numerous times out of Legos (parts-swapping trans. notwithstanding), and I always wished I could have gotten even a build-able model of it if not an outright toy.
The larger Aerobot villain defender was pretty awesome too- an unbeatable brick-of-a-bot with asymmetrical mechanical serpents for arms and a triclops laser eye-head. Brilliant.
The music was sufficiently techno for my taste at the time as well.

Ironically, I still don't know the full story of "Gunhed", but I would still like to see the subtitled version someday.

But for $1,216, I'm sad to say that my dream must be put on hold for a bit longer. Q_Q

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 25 May, 2011 - 19:12
40cm long in vehicle mode,

40cm long in vehicle mode, 25cm tall in... whatever that other mode is. Made out of polyurethane. Just a bit insane.

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Posted by JoshB on 25 May, 2011 - 23:00
If I had to choose, though,

If I had to choose, though, between that giant 1/3000(?) DYRL Macross from a few years back and this, I'd have to go w/ the Macross.

I could be seeing things, but it looks like the headlights on the torso are actual lights...?

25cm in Standing Mode? Nice!
The flattened tank mode is just that- designed more for faster mobility, while the "Standing Mode" is for urban/close-range combat. Aside for the arms and hands, all weapons are available in both modes. The 75mm cannon and missile launchers can be swapped out for other types of weapons, though the 30mm Gatling turret is the primary weapon. Secondary weapons include multi-tube grenade launchers and some sort of plasma ball launcher. So the weapon load-out we see on GUNHED Unit #507 here is specifically for combat in the island 8JO complex offensive in order to end the Great Robot War.
However, in the movie, the character Brooklyn (a GUNHED technician-turned-outlaw scavenger) jury-rigged those fuel tanks to the outside on Unit#507's generators because fuel was scarce (the Unit was actually dumped in a scrap heap 13 years after the war ended). Later in the movie, before the showdown with the Aerobot, Brooklyn swapped the smaller tanks for larger wooden barrels of whiskey, which were used as an alternate fuel source because of their ethyl/alcohol content which the generators could still use.

The movie is based on a manga, though I've heard the plots are significantly different from each other. From what I understand, the GUNHED units were designed and built before the Khyron-5 A.I. uprising of 2025.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 May, 2011 - 02:38
Those numbers aren't right.

If it's 1/8 scale.

25cm is under 10 inches (and 40cm = 15.7 inches)...The Gunhed is nearly 18 feet tall in it's upright mode. At 1/8 scale, that will be near 65cm (25 inches!).

Maybe they meant inches.

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Posted by BraveMSW on 31 May, 2011 - 07:32
HobbySearch revised their

HobbySearch revised their listing to Non-Scale, but the measurements remain.

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Posted by JoshB on 31 May, 2011 - 10:13
18ft in Standing Mode???

18ft in Standing Mode??? Umm, I dis that! It's easily 40ft tall. Maybe 20ft in Tank Mode, but certainly not Standing Mode.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 31 May, 2011 - 14:02
It's okay, I the thought same that you did.

Look mine in Gallery. :)

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Posted by BraveMSW on 31 May, 2011 - 21:33
"Look mine in Gallery"? Say

"Look mine in Gallery"? Say that again please?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 31 May, 2011 - 23:21

English isn't my first language, especially when I am tired. Sorry, I meant to say. "Look in my Gallery."

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Posted by BraveMSW on 2 June, 2011 - 07:47
Real robot porn.

Real robot porn.

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Posted by jacksauce on 26 May, 2011 - 11:25
Oh Great!

99,750 yen? Great, another toy i've always longed for but as i've already run out of arms and legs (cough, Yamato), i will never own.

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Posted by Toysouldiers on 26 May, 2011 - 14:27