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Van Guard


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I always liked figures like

I always liked figures like this...sports cars and exotics are awesome, but for maintaining a low profile in the field a Dodge minivan makes a lot more sense than an F1 racer. Thanks for giving him the spotlight he deserves!

spencer1984's picture
Posted by spencer1984 on 13 August, 2014 - 21:20

I always liked this character and figure although I never owned the toy when I collected Gobots.
Oddly enough not long after reading this review I found out we now own a Mazda Bongo van. :D

Mark M's picture
Posted by Mark M on 15 August, 2014 - 04:37
The particular toy reviewed

The particular toy reviewed here is the exact one that was mine as a child. Andrew is now his caretaker.

If you think the toy looks pretty mint for a loose bot, you're correct. This one didn't see a whole lot of use. I would always try to pretend he was a jeep Cherokee or a toyoa hilux with a cap over the bed, but since I'm a big automobile fan, there was really no fooling myself (but the hilux thing was almost believeable).

I always used to pretend the kibble that is the rear van halves was actually wings for flight mode. I also really dig the detailed chest sticker, but not so much the one on the van's hood. I guess it did help prevent it somewhat from looking incredibly plain due to the large amount of plastic required to cover the dimensions of the vehicle mode.

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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 22 August, 2014 - 23:44