Aquarion

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  1. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Hey guys, I tried searching for the old Aquarion threads but no luck. I'm gonna buy one later this week but I need some advice. I know there are several versions out there. Some have extra accessories.

    There's lots of the military-themed ones on ebay and everywhere else. Decent prices and I like the cohesive colour scheme. I'm having trouble finding the other red/green/blue one. Does the military coloured one come with the swords and stand?
     
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    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was wondering this too. There's a newer version that stands or combines better than the first ones? Is that the military one?
     
  3. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    I'm not sure, but I have always seen the RGB ones on ebay a plenty. I have read reviews, and most people liked the RGB ones better. I have no idea if this has anything to do with what you wanted to know.

    *edit*

    I don't mean to go off topic, but is this anime any good?
     
  4. Night Flame

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    I don't own either, but keep researching them because they look absolutely fantastic. As far as I've been able to determine, the red, blue, green set comes with a bunch of swords, and the darker repaint, who I assume you're refering to as the military group, come with a bunch of guns. I've never seen the RGB set with the guns, nor the darker paint scheme with the swords. I believe there was a massive remold on the darker set as well, as they have some different modes as well as cohesive inclusion of the guns in their non-mecha modes.
     
  5. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    Kind of. It takes a very long time for the story to start developing after the first episode, its mostly just a bunch of random, pointless excuses for battles. it has some very good moments, but some very bad moments, like the orgasms.

    thats right.

    when merging the individual vehicles, the pilots make orgasmic sounds, talking about how good it feels (there's a spiritual connection involved). one girl with glasses has a habit of getting REALLY EXCITED during these situations, where we're treated to images of her heart beating extremely fast, gasping for breath, and then things explode. could they make it a bit more obvious what just happened? no, I dont think so. and then when she pilots the aquarion, it happens again, but escalates into something you have NEVER seen in a giant robot anime before, and will never see again outside of this series. The aquarion leans down, clenches it's legs together and more.. "special" sounds are heard from the pilot. in case I'm not being obvious enough: you essentially see a giant robot climax.

    I didnt watch the series for a while after this episode, and when I eventually went back to it, it was only to collect and assemble all these "special" clips together into a hilarious video.

    another retarded moment is the entire episode about how much more effective one pilot is when his shoes are off.

    I WILL say though, this series has some awesome battle scenes in full CG, that are very, very intense. it's also got one of the best soundtracks I've heard in an anime in about a decade.
     
  6. Night Flame

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    Damn. And now I need to track down another anime.
     
  7. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    I was just saying to my roommate...while that thingt is far more impressive than Masterpiece Starscream....Starscream is still a cooler toy becaus eof the character.

    Hm, giant robot just losing it...oh yeah, THAT'S personality.
     
  8. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    in case anyone doubts what I said, or just HAS to see it for themselves...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1HsA3oF7K5w

    aquarion combining, 2 female pilots make "special sounds", and we get a closeup of the glasses girl's heart, followed by more moaning.
     
  9. Orodruin

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    Oh my. That looks rather entertaining.
     
  10. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    I thought the anime was pretty good. I used to have the Assault Aquarion but sold it after a few weeks.

    BTW. That version only comes with a few guns yet the stand wasn't changed from the normal version.
     
  11. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    So which is the higher quality mech? Swords are nice, but if the Assault version was remolded to be more sturdy I'll definitely get that one.
     
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    0.o
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  13. freezowave

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    The Force Attack and the regular version both are about the same sturdiness. The force attack is the training version and was remolded and comes with the guns. The first version is the regular TV one, and comes with the arrows and swords.

    I have one and think it is a fantastic toy. It is about as intricate as any transforming robot I own.
     
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    Apparently you need clips to combine the figures? I think it's a big no-no at that price...
     
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    Why did I look at those galleries? I already know how hard I have to fight myself to keep from splurging on them. Those swords. The different combination modes. And the tennis shoe looking feet.

    I know I'll cave some day. But I need to hold out until I have a few more bills covered.
     
  18. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan thats tempting

    xD
     
  19. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    How are the joints/durability on the Aquarion? Is it uber delicate or reletively sturdy (for a mech of it's complexity) and are the joints ratcheting?
     
  20. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Yes. The joints are ratcheted.

    Mine were also fairly tight as well.
     

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