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Destroid Defender


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Ok Yamato now bring on the 1/60 scale MBR-07-Mk. II Spartan

So far the Destroids are looking great! What parts are exactly diecast? It doesn't seem like it has a lot. Probably the waist area? Hopefully they make the Spartan.

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Posted by Germanicus on 11 February, 2009 - 00:26

The Phalanx will be next, since it's the third and last one that uses the leg base. Not to mention the various recolors for these.

A Spartan would be nice, and so far Yamato is proving they are willing to go farther in this scale, but the Spartan is a complete new sculpt that has no variations and uses no parts with anything else. Tooling up a toy that could see maybe 2-3 color variants and is still fairly obscure will be the test of how far Yamato will go. I'd love to get one and it is the only Destroid piloted by a main character (however briefly) so it's possible.

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Posted by duke togo on 11 February, 2009 - 13:06
Diecast content on the

Diecast content on the Destroids is confined to the joints in order to preserve the finish... basically the hip bar and the ankle assembly.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 11 February, 2009 - 00:28
This Destroid Is Boring.

"Too expensive for you? Well, you'd better get another hobby, because that's not going to change anytime soon."

The price is not an issue for my cookie jar. I like the design, but as a toy? It's just that Destroid is BORING to play with. I rather watch it on display than own it. It's great that you can disassemble the toy and pose it but that's all you can do with it. It's still boring. Sorry but I'll have to pass on this one.

I'll save my money for the VB-6 Konig Monster. Now there's a Destroid toy that will keep me busy. It doesn't matter to me if it lacks 100% diecast, it's engineering intrigues me enough to get my money's worth.


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Posted by Rodimus78 on 11 February, 2009 - 02:19
Hmm, I don't see it, I mean,

Hmm, I don't see it, I mean, It's got tons of articulation, solid construction, modular parts, accessories, decals that you can customize.. how is that boring? It's a lot more than you get from most these days, unless you are comparing to transformers or something.

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Posted by JoshB on 11 February, 2009 - 10:00
Macross, Transformers in Disguise

Great review!

Macross tends to have a lot of the transforming mecha, so something that doesn't transform might be considered simple. When I first got my hands the Destroid Tomahawk it was a little disappointing, mostly because I like transformable things. While it might be a little unfair to compare it to a MG Gundam as it's made from high quality parts at the end of the day that's really the only difference. As both toys are all about articulation.

Don't get me wrong the Tomahawk & Defender are both lovely pieces; speaking from first-hand knowledge. But some people want articulation & transformation. Even in the real world these guys end up just being cannon folder.

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this to be true." - James Branch Cabell 1926.

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Posted by Wizartar on 11 February, 2009 - 17:19
Honestly, that's part of my

Honestly, that's part of my delay in picking up the Destroids... I'm a customizer, and look forward to painting and weathering them all up, but honestly the Tomahawk is the only one I have a good time taking down from the shelf and messing around with... most of the fun from me will come from the customizing process itself.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 11 February, 2009 - 09:42