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Red Fighter


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Great review! These toys have always been just off my radar. I'm interested in them, but have never picked them up. Seeing that picture of all 3 makes me want them more than ever now.

In the last pic, what is the head on the shortest bot? Do you (or anyone) know who it's originally from? Or is it really a unique design? I actually have a junior machinder (Rocky Robot) that uses that exact same head! Also, I noticed that, although they are not the same, the upper arms are very similar to the arms of the Kimpo Warrior I have. A couple of the segments are out of order/modified, but very, very similar.

I trust you'll reviewing the others? I look forward to it...

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
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NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 20 May, 2009 - 21:24
I thought that the

I thought that the Frankensteinian nature of these might appeal to you. As far as I know, the head on the small version (push and go! you squash his head and he rolls across the floor) is just a boot of the original RF head (I believe this, as well as the arms, were done in-house at Bandai, probably for this release), though simplified.

Matt's article has a terrific Italian variant that would look right at home next to Kimpo and Space Valour!

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 20 May, 2009 - 21:42

The first thing I notice (after the bitchin' head sculpt) is that it has Combattler's chest and feet. I don't recognize anything from Blue Fighter, though.

When did these come out? 1976?

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 20 May, 2009 - 21:36
Blue Fighter's torso is the

Blue Fighter's torso is the Gaiking torso without the skull. It still retains the eye missiles. BF's arms appear unique from either original MR. I'm still not sure about the legs of either model- they may be unique to the second generation too.

The originals came out in 76. I've seen a Sears catalogue scan from around 82-84 showing the Fighters.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 20 May, 2009 - 21:50
I owned one of these.........

I had one of these when I was a kid. I got it at a flea market for $4 in the early 1980's.
Right off the bat, I noticed that it had Combatra's(I knew him from the Marvel Shogun Warriors comic book, I didn't even know the Combattler V anime even existed at the time obviously)body and feet.
I always felt it "was" Combatra and that I had gotten the wrong head with mine somehow. lol

iron maniac's picture
Posted by iron maniac on 22 May, 2009 - 01:03