Non-TF: Medabots Medabee

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  1. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Been meaning to post this beauty for a while now. I was going through some of my old toys from when I was young and found this gem hiding out in a box with some of my old power rangers megazords.

    Here he is Medabee!

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    (I'll apologize now for blurry pics, New camera is taking some getting used to.)

    Medabee is from an old 90's to early 2000's anime titled Medabots. It was a show where children bought these robots and fought them against each other. I think the winner got to pick a part from the other robot, a gun or new legs, to swap with his robot. These robots were given personality and character by the chip that got inserted into their back. I will get more to that later.

    So Medabee as a toy is awesome! He has very good articulation for his age and it is as follows:

    Neck - Ball Joint
    Shoulders - Universal joint for forward and outward movement
    Bicep - 360 swivel
    Elbow - 90 swivel
    Waist - 360 swivel
    Hips - Ball jointed
    Thighs - 360 swivel
    Knees - 90 swivel
    Ankles - Ball Joint and swivel cut
    Foot has a nice cut in it for running poses.

    That articulation is awesome! However it is slightly hindered by most of the outer sculpting. One cool thing to point out is that most of his limbs are diecast. It make him nice and sturdy and pretty hefty too.

    "Outer?" some of you may ask. Well the cool thing about Medabee here is his action feature, you can completely dismantle him

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    to show off his skeleton!


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    This was something that if I remember correctly most other Medabots toys couldn't do. In this mode you can also experience his full range of motion, however for my figure I lost his original hands so those are still missing.

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    He can be pretty imposing with Defender.

    Now if we go back to armored up mode there was one other feature Medabee has. If you tak off the panel on his back you reveal his personality chip! It's removeable too.

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    And that's the review! I would definitely recommend him to older collectors as he can be a bit on the fragile side and there are several pieces kids would either eat or lose the second they got him in their hands. I think this is due mostly to the fact that half of him is a model kit and the innards are an action figure. Weird design but still cool.

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    So if you can still find this guy pick him up. And thanks for taking a trip into the way back machine with me.
     

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  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with that. They're quite rare nowadays, and when these kits do show up on eBay and the likes, they tend to go for fairly decent sums of money.
     
  3. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    And those are ones already built. Nearly imposeable to find them unbuilt. I was lucky and found Metabee and Rokusho unbuilt in Hong Kong for the cheap cheap price of 50HKD each.
     
  4. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Are they really going for that much? I had no idea these were so elusive.
     
  5. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    A search of ebay nets no results of the kits.

    Edit: Uhh Sumilidon anD Arc Beetle on ebay for $250... yeh...
     
  6. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Wow when did that happen?
     
  7. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Its still on there. I doubt anyone is willing to pay that price.
     
  8. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    All the more reason to look forward to D-Arts.
     
  9. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Yup. No tinpet but should have interchangeable parts.
     
  10. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Now i'm almost half-tempted to sell him. Except he's so freaking cool.
     
  11. jeditaz

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    Crud...I have all the parts to that Rokusho somewhere...found the stupid skeleton just the other day...had no clue they were so valuable!
     
  12. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    They're probably not worth $200. That guy is just being an ass. Maybe $30-$50 would be how much they are really worth.
     
  13. jeditaz

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    Still....that is a crazy price for something I barely even remember. I just bought it because it looked neat at the time. Got old very quick!
     
  14. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    This probably goes in Toyark rather than TF Feedback.
     

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