CollectionDX Network
CollectionDX - Toy Reviews, Toy News, Japanese Toys and Action Figures

Mospeada Ride Armor VR-052F (Stick Type)


13 comments posted
Great Review

Hi Atom,
That was a great review. However, I have a question? Forgive me if I missed it when reading but, does it have any diecast content? Have you seen the CM version? If so, how does it compare?


"What? That was sarcasm?"

Shogundan's picture
Posted by Shogundan on 27 March, 2008 - 13:39
The base isn't all bad..

I got a decent pose out of mine in flight. Rand (sorry grew up with Robotech so its always gonna be Rand. ALWAYS.) is flying backwards which is a little hard to see in the picture. I just put the stand on BACKWARDS so it won't fall over.

Sure its no Revoltech, but it can do a little bit of niceness.

I love the toy overall too. I'd preorder a Lancer or Rook version this instant if HLJ had the option up. Last I looked both of these were already sold out! Glad I preordered, something I utterly despise doing.

Typhus's picture
Posted by Typhus on 27 March, 2008 - 16:06
I thought Toynami said their

I thought Toynami said their version of this was "weeks away". What did they mean, 52 weeks? I'm glad I didn't wait for them, I'd still be waiting.

I'd like the mail-in guns that MH is offering, but I doubt Toynami will be able to secure them. Maybe MH will be generous and include them in the other two later on. (laughs) The Inbit sofubi and Mint figure remain a mystery too, probably more mail-ins for importers to get pissed about never getting.

These look great on the shelf and are worth the money over the CM's. Neither is perfect (Beagle looks like it just may be) but both have strengths aimed at different types of collectors.

Although I like the CM's in a weird 90's microman sort of way. They remind me of the old Zillion toys that nobody bought or remembers; really cool yet too complex for their own good, and just as overpriced.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 27 March, 2008 - 18:17
Too Small?

Is it just me or do the proportions of the bike compared to the rider look wrong. The bike just looks too small to me. I think it is mainly due to the wheels being too small, especially in that first picture. It looks like he is riding a kids bike.

btlmstr's picture
Posted by btlmstr on 27 March, 2008 - 21:14
Too Small?

I have to agree with the above comment. The motorcycle with rider reminds of one of those 50cc pocket motorcycles. Megahouse really should have made the motorcycle a little larger.


"What? That was sarcasm?"

Shogundan's picture
Posted by Shogundan on 27 March, 2008 - 22:53
So it's official:

So it's official: Both the Aoshima *and* the CMs Ride Armors are major disapointments.

I'm going to skip both and go for a vintage Gakken set.

Toynami's will be bad too, as its exactly the same as the Aoshima sets.

There's no reason to buy this piece with all the problems.

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 28 March, 2008 - 19:33
"Skip both..."

"I'm going to skip both and go for a vintage Gakken set."

My thinking exactly.

Wait, so I'm a little confused: Toynami's going to be producing their own Cyclone...and they're marketing the Mega House and Beagle in the US??? Isn't that a little crazy? 3-way competition...with yourself?

Or am I misunderstanding the Beagle thing? Word on TBDX is that Toynami is, in fact, marketing the Beagle Ride Armor domestically in the US. Again, if that's true, that's a little crazy!

Anyway, we'll see how the whole thing plays out. Despite being rumored to be US$600, just like with the new Iron Man movie, I remain cautiously hopeful about the Beagle toy. ;)


Sanjeev's picture
Posted by Sanjeev on 29 March, 2008 - 15:24
Toynami is marketing the

Toynami is marketing the megahouse first, and then EITHER going to sell their version OR the Beagle version in the us as a masterpiece.

CollectionDX Admin

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 29 March, 2008 - 16:40
After seeing the beagle

After seeing the beagle version in physical form it makes theirs pale in comparison. The rumor is Yamato is sniffing around Beagle since Yamato wants to have the Aramaki trinity in it's lineup.

I wouldn't call the current toys major disappointments. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, yet neither is perfect, that's for sure.

It falls mainly on the collector's ideals of what they want out of it. Some had no idea they were that small until they got it, so naturally the disillusionment started there. Others want perfect transformation, while some just want it to look like it did in the show.

It just illustrates the varied tastes in the hobby, and the difficulty the companies have trying to please everybody, while still trying to be profitable.

One thing can be said for sure. It's stuff like this that makes this site so great. Not many places offer current reviews of a toy and compare it to a vast knowledge of gokin and henkei to see if it lives up to standards set years ago. These things ain't cheap and if it saves you from buying something you would end up regretting, we've done a service for each other.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 31 March, 2008 - 13:44
Thought I would say

Thought I would say something on the matter as well.
Because today I bought both the megahouse and the CM version, and I am pretty dissapointed in both of them...
They both look great on the shelf, but the transformation(s) are really annoying, especially with the megahouse version. At least the CM's parts aren't flying everywhere because they're mostly all secured with metal endings...
But I will still get those other ( bigger=better=more stable ) versions later !

zolarzyztem's picture
Posted by zolarzyztem on 28 April, 2008 - 14:18
Got mine 2 days ago

Got my Yellow and Dark 1/15 variants a few days ago, and started working on them yesterday. I totally agree with the tendency to come apart without the slightest provocation. Honestly, if this was representative of the *actual* durability used by the REF to take on the Invid, all the Invid would ever have to do would to point a strong desk fan at them to declare victory.

Agreed on the flying mode as well - no amount of fiddling kept them from flopping and falling off like they were the village drunks - Kids! Remember NOT to drink and transform your ride armor at the same time!

But man - they really do look good - I'm especially pleased with the coloring job they did on the Yellow/Lancer version. Save for a weathering effect, it's fairly realistic... for a thing that never actually existed, that is. :)

SushiSpook's picture
Posted by SushiSpook on 4 December, 2009 - 12:44
Getting mine tommorrow

Getting mine tommorrow. It is the aoshima mospeada model kit.
My concern is that the model kit booklet will be in japanase. any fan sites that does translations for these booklets?

btw... i am new to model kits. let's hope i can piece this together without snapping anything off...

jordi79's picture
Posted by jordi79 on 30 June, 2010 - 03:16