Super Combine Super Build Tiger
- Name: Build Tiger / J Decker
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- Char. Design: Kunio Ohkawara
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Review by JoshB
The Build Tiger is one of the cooler brave mechs in my opinion, the DX one of the best toys in the line. But before you get all excited, this isn't it.
Yes, this is a bootleg, but not of the DX. This is a bootleg of the smaller Super Combine Super Build Tiger. Unlike the massive DX version, this one is only about 7 inches tall.
The good news is it does everything the original does and it wont make you poor at a retail price of about $5. The bad news is, it is cheap as hell.
The plastic is cheap, the fit is poor, the stickers don't stick well.. but despite the shortcomings, I can't help but like it. It's an ambitious bootleg. The fact that it still can separate into the individual vehicles, and form Build Tiger as well as Super Build Tiger, is pretty remarkable.
I'm not going to go into the history of the toy, or even all the gimmicks, as Dan is going to be doing a proper review of the legitimate DX toy. But I will talk about a few things.
The names of the characters are fun -
Drill Boy Soccer Detective
This part comes improperly assembled out of the factory. The soccer ball crest is backwards. It's easily fixed.
McCrane Combat Detective
Power Joe Kung Fu Detective
Dumpson Wrestler Detective
I couldn't get the two halves to fit together properly.
all of these (Minus Drill Boy) combine to form Build Tiger.
Add in Drill Boy, and you get Super Build Tiger
But wait, there is more, combine all the robots in vehicle mode to form Super Build Gimlet
Whatever the hell a Gimlet is...
I guess the point of all this is that you get all of this, for only five bucks. Not a bad deal if you ask me. Look for one at your local dollar store.
|Posted 25 September, 2009 - 20:00 by JoshB|