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Assemble Borg Ghost Gunner


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It's stuff like this that

It's stuff like this that makes me feel like a kid; I'm totally gona ask mom for assemble borg for christmas!

Seriously though, I dunno what it is about these. They really feel like old fashioned mix 'n match fun. I wish they made more stuff like this, but it never seems to last, like Xevoz. I gotta get into these!

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Posted by Alexx on 21 October, 2011 - 21:26
Actually these have been

Actually these have been running a couple years now, and have more on the way with no end in sight any time soon, they just come out in small waves. It's kind of a pet project for Toy Tribe (of which Nightow is one of the three designers behind, though he pretty much spearheaded this project, describing it as his "revenge against Takara" for not making the cyborg toys he felt they had promised long ago). Interestingly, I hear lately they have the former Takara Hobby "Cyborg Lab" head of product development Abiko-san (Henshin Cyborg '99, Microman replica series, Microman 2003-2007) under their pay now (although all the product released so far is stuff they've shown on their drawing board since day one...but then they've gone through pretty much all of that now, so who knows what is next...).

I love the concept, and I own a couple, but am entirely disatisfied with how they handle. Almost no matter how I pose them, they come crashing down in the next few days. The joints are difficult to swap, don't hold poses well at their connection pivots (while the locking ratchets don't allow finer posing). They really should be more fun to "assemble". Plus they tend to be a bit pricey for what you get. Personally, I find Figma and even Busou Shinki figures much more satisfying both in value and posing.

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Posted by microbry on 10 November, 2011 - 18:46
Wow this seems to be a really

Wow this seems to be a really interesting toy! I had seen some toys of these line before, but didn't know they had "lego" habilities, nice touch. Also, the weapons are nicely sculpted. I like this figure.

I just wonder why they didn't show up in some stores... The only place where I have seen these figrues is ToyFreaks.

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Posted by LuizSSB on 22 October, 2011 - 16:16
They sell these at Amazon

Well, not this specific one. But Kaiyodo has several Assemble Borg figures at Amazon for about $30 each, which is pretty reasonable (certainly less than you'd pay for the figure at an import store.)

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Posted by RobotBastard on 26 October, 2011 - 14:47