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Dual Model Zwei Strikedog & Ypsilon


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Excellent review of a

Excellent review of a severely underrated toy! I was a huge Yamato VOTOMS apologist, but grabbed the DMZ RabidlyDog and Turbo Custom when they went on clearance and they really are sublime. I wish I had some room to display my VOTOMS stuff as the Rapidlydog, like the Strikedog here was really a perfect toy. I wish there'd been a Brutishdog.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 11 August, 2009 - 08:59
I've got all but two

I've got all but two releases of the DMZ line (the online exclusive Melkian and DMZ-06 rehash of the original weren't worth tracking down). They all are among the best toys Takara has made. While they were on the pricey side, they were quite hard to come by and only saw a single production run, making them worth tracking down if you were into Votoms and didn't care for the Yamato Tupperware versions.

Quality toys in 1/18 scale have a magic about them that brings you back to the days of GI Joe and Star Wars, and these do that very well.

As to there being no Brutishdog, I gave up long ago trying to figure out how Japanese companies decide what to make and what to ignore. Maybe they decided to focus on the latter part of Votoms for once since just about every other Votoms line focused on Uodoo.

The line died off due to oversaturation of the Votoms brand (no less than 5 companies with 7 different lines of toys at the same time) and a weak Japanese economy, making a line of $200+ high-end toys the first to go. I was hoping to see a DMZ Fatty or Standing Tortoise, or even a Berserga, but alas the smaller scale lines would have to suffice.

There was a rumor of the DMZ series being brought back for a Dougram line, but I've never seen anything regarding it beyond rumors.

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Posted by duke togo on 13 August, 2009 - 15:38
I just got this the other

I just got this the other day and all I can say is WOW. Its very hard to find a satisfying all plastic robot toy. I took this out of the box and I was very impressed with the details. The weathering is awesome, it doesnt look plasticky which is a plus. My only complaint was the Ypsilon flap..there is no way to get it out without cutting it. But aside form that this set is great. I followed your advice. I got 2

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Posted by chachipower on 11 October, 2009 - 21:28